Joanne So Young Dill

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Friends of the Chicago River

Joanne So Young Dill serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Friends of the Chicago River. Ms. Dill has an exciting mandate to connect people to the river and lead all strategic activities that position Friends for growth. She also heads the advancement of Friends’ mission through key public engagement campaigns, award-winning outreach programs, and successful relationships with civic, corporate, and government leaders to ensure long-term conservation practices.

Ms. Dill also serves on the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee Board.  Ms. Dill has a bachelor’s degree in economics, with an emphasis on policy, from Boston University.

Ms. Dill was appointed to the board of the Great Lakes Protection Fund in January of 2020.