Crain's Chicago has selected Kartemquin executive director Justine Nagan
for their prestigious annual "40 under 40" list
of Chicago's "next generation of leaders."
Justine, who has led Kartemquin for five years as ED, originally joined the organization as a volunteer/intern in 2003, after being inspired by seeing our films Stevie
and Refrigerator Mothers
. Under her guidance we have greatly strengthened our programs for filmmakers, fundraising and marketing, without compromising our production of quality documentaries (in fact, we've greatly increased that, too). Yet, Justine states that "the one characteristic every leader should possess is a sense of humility."