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Jane DiRenzo Pigott

R3 Group LLC
Managing Director
Chicago, IL, USA


Jane DiRenzo Pigott is Managing Director of R3 Group LLC and specializes in providing leadership, change and diversity/inclusion consulting to organizations.  R3 Group’s services enhance financial performance and an organization’s competitive edge by allowing the organization to retain, develop and promote its key talent.  R3 Group approaches leadership, change and inclusion strategically and produces measurable results towards its clients’ goals and objectives.  R3 Group’s clients include professional service firms and corporations.

Before starting R3 Group, Ms. Pigott practiced law for over twenty years, most recently at Winston & Strawn where she served as the Chair of the global Environmental Law practice.  At Winston, Ms. Pigott served on the firm’s Executive Management Committee, the first woman to do so, and its Compensation Committee.  While there, she created and chaired the firm’s Diversity Initiative, rendering the firm a leader among its peers and dramatically improving recruitment, retention and promotion of attorneys. 

Ms. Pigott is a value-added member of various boards of directors, and currently serves as an independent director of Van Eck Funds, Van Eck Worldwide Insurance Trust, Van Eck Funds, Inc. and chairs the Governance Committee of this Board.  In addition, Ms. Pigott is an active leader in civic organizations.  She currently serves as a Life Trustee and Vice Chair of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  She is a Trustee of Northwestern University and sits on its Executive, Alumni Relations and Development, Compliance and Audit, Compensation, Medicine and Governance, and Nominations Committees.  She serves on the Northwestern Medical Group Board of Directors and the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Physician Compensation Subcommittee.  She serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for the University of North Carolina Law School’s Civil Rights Center.  She sits on the Board of Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, as well as the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center.

Ms. Pigott received a BA from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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