Learning & Development

Meet the Second City Works Facilitators

Butch Jerinic

Butch Jerinic has traveled the world performing corporate comedy and facilitating corporate workshops since 1996.  She has worked with hundreds of corporations including; Intel, Motorola, Roche, Abbot, Deloitte, Walmart, Nintendo, Pepsi, Coke and Coors, just to name a few.  Outside of corporate comedy, Butch was a resident ensemble member at the fabulous Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with The Second City, ComedySportz in Chicago and ran her critically acclaimed solo show in Los Angeles and Chicago.  Off stage she has appeared in commercials, independent films and feature films. Butch is a lady.   

Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller works as a facilitator and designer of corporate workshops and performs live and on camera for Second City Works. With nearly 20 years of facilitation experience, she is also on the faculty of The Second City Training Center and does freelance work for BI Worldwide and August Jackson. Rachel received a Masters of Arts Administration from Indiana University and has worked for Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, Columbia Artists Management and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra‬. She worked in Amsterdam for 5.5 years at comedy theater Boom Chicago where in addition to performing she developed the improvisation and corporate workshop curriculum before returning to Chicago. A few of her favorite performing credits: Second City's Improv All-Stars, guitar/vocal improv duo Vlad & Rachel, Second City's National Touring Company, Breathing on Cougarness, BFF:DOA, freestyle-rapping at U2's “Vertigo” European Tour Party and the nine words she said on an episode of Chicago Fire. She also holds a Bachelor of Music Performance in Oboe from Indiana University.

Julie A. Proscia

Julie A. Proscia is a Partner at SmithAmundsen, the sponsor of the program to provide legal perspectives and debrief on scenarios. Julie represents many public sector/municipal employers in traditional labor and employment issues. Most commonly, Julie represents municipalities in labor disputes, including negotiations, grievances, ULP defense, and arbitration. Her impressive legal practice includes representing both public and private sector employers in federal, state and administrative venues. These venues include a trial practice in federal and state court, as well as at the Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor.