Juleigh Ruby

Leadership & Staff

Abby Ristow

Vice President, People & Culture
312.243.7300, ext. 266

People-focused and passionate, Abby brings nearly 20 years of Human Resources experience to our People & Culture Department. Prior to joining the Carole Robertson Center team, Abby led the HR departments at the Field Museum of Natural History and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Her career journey brought her from Las Vegas to Chicago, from unionized to non-unionized organizations, and from for-profit to nonprofit. 

With her experiences in talent acquisition, learning & development and building systems and structures, Abby is in the perfect position to lead our People & Culture team during this incredible time of growth and change. With a management style that is open and collaborative, and a focus on fairness and integrity, Abby cultivates workplace culture where people thrive. Her management philosophy is “listen, advise and stay curious.” 

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