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Desiree Rogers
Desiree Rogers

Chair 
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Jillian Darlow
Gillian Darlow

Vice Chair
CEO
Polk Bros. Foundation

Lou Raizin
Lou Raizin

Treasurer
President
Broadway In Chicago

Patrick Donelly
Patrick Donelly

Secretary
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Ralph Affrunti
Ralph Affrunti, President

Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council

Holly Agra
Holly Agra

Owner & CEO
Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Walter Burnett
Walter Burnett Jr.*

Alderman, 27th Ward 
City of Chicago

John Colletti
John Colletti

Managing Partner
Gibsons Restaurant Group

Rosa Escareno
Rosa Escareno

Commissioner
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Ginger Evans
Ginger Evans

Commissioner
Chicago Department of Aviation

Don Finn
Don Finn*

Business Manager, Financial Secretary
I.B.E.W. Local #134 

Laurence S. Geller
Laurence S. Geller

Chairman
Geller Investment Co. 

Billy Glunz
Billy Glunz*

Regional Director of Government Affairs
American Airlines

Brett Hart
Brett Hart

Vice President and General Counsel
United Airlines

Lori Healey
Lori Healey*

CEO
Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

Jake Henry
Jake Henry

Senior Partner, Managing Partner
McKinsey & Company

Amy Hughes
Amy Hughes*

Managing Director, Market Executive
Bank of America

Matt Hynes
Matt Hynes

Managing Director
GCM Grosvenor

Marko Iglendza
Marko Iglendza

Founder & CEO
Terminal Getaway Spa

Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly*

Commissioner
Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Kwang-Wu Kim
Kwang-Wu Kim

President and CEO
Columbia College Chicago

Barbara Laken
Barbara Laken*

Regional Sales Director
United Airlines

Mark Lauer
Mark Lauer

General Manager
Sheraton Grand Chicago

Chair
Choose Chicago General Managers Advisory Committee

Tom Loughlin
Tom Loughlin

Area Vice President, Operations
Hilton Worldwide

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Sean McCarthy
Sean McCarthy*

Director
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Jerry Mickelson
Jerry Mickelson

Chairman and Co-Founder
Jam Productions

Kevin McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlin

Business Representative
United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 10

Lynn Osmond
Lynn Osmond

President & CEO
Chicago Architecture Foundatio

Jorge Ramirez
Jorge Ramirez

Managing Director, Labor Strategies
GCM Grosvenor

Chair
Chicago Sports Commission Board of Directors

Maria Razumich-Zec
Maria Razumich-Zec

General Manager, Regional VP Peninsula Hotels
The Peninsula Chicago

Sandra Reynolds
Sandra Reynolds

Partner
IntraLink Global LLC

Tom Ricketts
Tom Ricketts

Chairman
Incapital LLC and The Chicago Cubs

Manny Sanchez
Manny Sanchez

Founding Partner
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP   

Harriet Seitler
Harriet Seitler

Chief Marketing Officer/ Executive Vice President
OWN | Harpo Studios   

Alpana Singh
Alpana Singh

Restaurateur & Master Sommelier
The Boarding House and Seven Lions  

Melody Spann-Cooper
Melody Spann-Cooper

Chairman | President
Midway Broadcasting Company | WVON

Christie Tarantino-Dean
Christie Tarantino

CEO
Institute of Food Technologists

Sam Toia
Sam Toia

President & CEO
Illinois Restaurant Association

John Tomasiewicz
John Tomasiewicz*

Director, Client Management
American Express - Global Merchant Services

Carlos Tortolero
Carlos Tortolero

Founder and President
National Museum of Mexican Art

Ron Vlasic
Ron Vlasic

Regional Vice President of Hotels
Kimpton Hotels & Resorts

Mark Watson
Mark Watson

Executive Director
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Kevin Willer
Kevin Willer

Partner
Chicago Ventures

Andrea Zopp
Andrea Zopp

President & CEO
World Business Chicago


*Ex-officio

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