Janeen McGreal
Life-Long Volunteer

Consultant | Board Member | Volunteer Management

Janeen McGreal

Janeen McGreal is the Vice President of Finance for the Lock Up Self Storage, a storage facility developer located in Northfield, IL with over 42 locations in eight states.

Janeen is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Roosevelt University.

Her expertise spans over 30-years in the industries of real estate, banking, manufacturing and private equity.

She is a passionate life-long volunteer with current board service and roles with Financial Executives International (FEI), Junior Achievement of Chicago (JA) and the YWCA of Lake County.

Janeen also loves mentoring young finance professionals In the FEI Chicago Analyst and Associate Board and is a LinkedIn expert who enjoys helping people brand themselves online.

Janeen lives in Northbrook, IL with her husband. They have three grown children.

Contact Janeen to discuss how you or your organization can embark on volunteering. Click HERE to learn more about joining Janeen's network of life-long and aspiring volunteers.

Current board service and roles:

Financial Executives International Chicago (FEI)Financial Executives International (FEI) mission is to advance the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations and the profession. FEI strives to be recognized globally as the leading organization for senior-level financial executives.

Since 1931, FEI has been connecting members through: Interaction | Information | Influence | Integrity

Janeen McGreal helped FEI Chicago grow into the organization it is today. The Chicago Chapter has over 500 members and we have numerous programs that connect.

Janeen led an marketing campaign to educate the members and prospective members about the 4 C’s which they still use.

Janeen McGreal | 4 Cs Circles

Junior Achievement of ChicagoMakergirl educates girls from the ages of 7-10 about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through 3D printing and other cutting edge technologies. Since MakerGirl's inception in 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, over 3000 young girls have been impacted by the initiative. Learn more at the Makergirl website.

Janeen is currently serving a 2-year term on the Board of Advisors for MakerGirl, an organization which helps girls live and dream as unstoppable forces that say yes to the challenges of the future, leading to gender equality in all workplaces.  .

fei junior achievement | janeen mcgreal

Junior Achievement of ChicagoJunior Achievement of Chicago (JA) inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy—through sequential and integrated kindergarten through grade 12 programs focusing on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Janeen started volunteering as a Junior Achievement teacher. Having taught classrooms for grade K-8 she joined the board after her first classroom experience. Most board members work for very large corporations that support JA financially but Janeen volunteered to be a board member and promised to be passionately involved as an individual. The board has hosted 13 annual trivia nights at Baxter HQ and raised over $280,000.

fei junior achievement | janeen mcgreal

YWCA of Lake CountyYWCA of Lake County stands up for social justice and provides health services, child care services and economic empowerment training to the women and families of Lake County. Janeen was recruited to join the YWCA of Lake County Board and bagen serving as Treasurer in July 2017. Janeen was named Audit Chair in September 2018. Empowering women has been Janeen's passion for a very long time and YWCA of Lake County proved to be another great fit for Janeen's volunteer work.

Past board service and roles:

Archi-TreasuresArchi-treasures is an arts-based community development organization reducing social isolation by creating grassroots partnerships to build public spaces, empowering individuals to shape their future and thefuture of their community.

Janeen was recruited to join this board by the Executive Director, and has served on the finance committee for Archi-Treasures for four years.This not-for-profit organization struggled through the 2008 downturn. Janeen worked with Archi-Treasures to recruit new board members and an accountant.

Elmspring Accelerator at 1871Elmspring Accelerator at 1871 is a venture accelerator that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry. Our 4-month program provides startups with access to an exclusive network of high-level real estate connections, premiere office space at 1871 Chicago, and unrestricted seed funding.

Through this real estate accelerator, Janeen has mentored many startup founders. Working with cohorts of inspired entrepreneurs has been very rewarding to Janeen.

janeen mcgreal | life-long volunteer | FEI

Mentoring Young Professionals

FEI Chicago Analyst and Associate Board mission is to provide transformative mentorship and career development opportunities for young, up-and-coming professionals to network and collaborate with industry leaders and senior-level financial executives.

Janeen created this group of young professionals from the scholarship winners that FEI awards annually. The group has grown into a high energy organization that connects college students and young career professionals through C-Suite breakfasts which bring together senior FEI members and the youths. A recent presentation by Jeremy Netzel CFO of @properties trained over 60 attendees about Steps for Rapid Career Progression.

Financial Executives International Chicago (FEI)makergirl YWCA of Lake CountyJunior Achievement of Chicago
Elmspring Accelerator at 1871



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