Carole Segal is the co-founder of Crate and Barrel, the founder and former CEO of Foodstuffs, and the president of the Segal Family Foundation. Mrs. Segal is a trustee of Rush University Medical Center and chairman of the board of overseers at Rush University. She is a trustee emeritus of Bates College and is a life trustee of Illinois Institute of Technology. Mrs. Segal, a graduate of Northwestern University, is a member of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors, co-chairperson of the Wilson Society for WCAS and a previous chairperson of the Northwestern University Leadership Council. Mrs. Segal is a trustee of Chicago Theological Seminary and chairperson of the Visiting Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of WBEZ-Chicago Public Media, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Lincoln Park Zoo and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.