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Woodridge’s Wiseman elected as First VP of Union Club board

WOODRIDGE – Brooke M. Wiseman of Woodridge has been elected First Vice President of the Union League Club of Chicago, a  135-year-old non-partisan civic, cultural and philanthropic organization. 

Wiseman is the national CEO of Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit organization recognized by People as its Charity of the Year in 2012 for its work of feeding 66,000 hungry children in 44 states on weekends by sending home a backpack full of food. 

The Union League Club’s members are men and women who take an active role in a broad range of public, civic, cultural and philanthropic affairs that impact the Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois and surrounding states and the nation.

Earlier in her career, Wiseman was the Chief Development and Marketing Officer of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and CEO of the Girl Scouts of Chicago for 16 years. Wiseman served six years as the national president of the Association of Girl Scout Executive staff and chaired the Girl Scouts’ National Certified CEO Commission.  

She was named one of the “100 Women Making a Difference” by Today’s Chicago Woman in 2000 and the following year received the Human Relations award from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. 

Wiseman has served on the board of directors for Leadership of Greater Chicago Fellows Association, Chicago State University Foundation and the Junior League of Chicago Community Advisory Board. She is a member of The Chicago Network and the Economic Club of Chicago. 

A member of the Union League Club of Chicago since 2000, Wiseman has served on the Club’s communications, house, admissions, and library and membership committees.

Wiseman earned a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from Ball State University and a master’s degree in communications from Michigan State University.

For more information on the Union League Club of Chicago, visit

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