Paul Daugerdas

Throughout his esteemed career, Paul Daugerdas has held numerous significant roles in esteemed organizations within the financial, legal, and accounting sectors. He embarked on his professional journey at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he initially served as a staff member before rising to the manager position. 1984, he achieved the esteemed partner status, holding various key positions from 1974 to 1994. His expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations was particularly notable as a member of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations Tax Specialty Team. As Head of the Central Region Financial Markets Team, he successfully supervised tax and audit personnel who dealt with various financial markets, including commodities, futures, stocks, bonds, swaps, and various over-the-counter financial instruments and products. He also demonstrated his leadership skills as the Head of the Chicago Office "On Call" Team. They contributed valuable contributions as a Financial Valuation Services Specialty Team member at Arthur Andersen & Co.

In 1994, Daugerdas joined the Law Offices of Altheimer & Gray as a partner, assuming the pivotal role of Head of the Tax Department and becoming an invaluable member of the Steering Committee. His extensive experience and exceptional insight led him to excel in this position. From 1999 to 2002, he further demonstrated his capabilities as a Shareholder/Partner at the Law Offices of Jenkens & Gilchrist, where he effectively managed the Chicago office and co-directed the Tax Practice. His expertise was acknowledged and sought after, as evidenced by his appointment to the Management Advisory Committee during his tenure at Jenkens & Gilchrist.

Beyond his exceptional professional achievements, Daugerdas has made remarkable contributions to charitable causes. Notably, he actively supported The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois, where he served as the Chairman and President from 2002 to 2003. In this capacity, he made a profound and lasting impact on the lives of children facing critical illnesses. His commitment to philanthropy extended beyond his leadership roles, as he also assumed various positions such as Board Member, Treasurer, Finance Committee Member, and Wish Granter from 1996 to 2008. His dedication to giving back to the community extended to various other charitable organizations, including museums and civic organizations, where he has been a consistent contributor since the mid-1970s.