Zach Fertig is entering his fourth year on the YLD Board. He grew up in Deerfield, IL and currently lives in the West Loop. Zach graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 2012 with degrees in Finance & Accounting and was a member of the Hoeft Technology and Management Program. He works for a real estate private equity firm where he is the Director of Marketing. While in Champaign, Zach co-founded the Illini chapter of TAMID Israel Investment Group and served as president of the American-Israeli Student Coalition. When Zach returned to Chicago, he joined AIPAC's Young Leadership Council and the Illini Hillel Board of Governors. He has participated in both Gesher and LEADS and has served on the JUF Breakthrough Fund Committee. Zach is excited to further his involvement with YLD and strengthen the Chicago young Jewish community.