Menu

CHOOSE CHICAGO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
Desiree Rogers
, Chair 
Choose Chicago

Gillian Darlow, Vice Chair
CEO
Polk Bros. Foundation

Lou Raizin, Treasurer
President
Broadway In Chicago

Patrick Donelly, Secretary
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Chicago

BOARD

Ralph Affrunti
President
Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council

Sean McCarthy*
Director
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Holly Agra
Owner & CEO
Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Kevin McLaughlin
Business Representative
United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 10

Walter Burnett Jr.*
Alderman, 27th Ward 
City of Chicago

Jerry Mickelson
Chairman and Co-Founder
Jam Productions

John Colletti
Managing Partner
Gibsons Restaurant Group

Lynn Osmond
President & CEO
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Rosa Escareno
Commissioner
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Jorge Ramirez
President
Chicago Federation of Labor

Ginger Evans
Commissioner
Chicago Department of Aviation

Maria Razumich-Zec
General Manager, Regional VP Peninsula Hotels
The Peninsula Chicago

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

Sandra Reynolds
Partner
IntraLink Global LLC

Laurence S. Geller
Chairman
Geller Investment Co. 

Tom Ricketts
Chairman
Incapital LLC and The Chicago Cubs

Billy Glunz*
Regional Director of Government Affairs
American Airlines

Manny Sanchez
Founding Partner
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP   

Brett Hart
Vice President and General Counsel
United Airlines

Harriet Seitler
Chief Marketing Officer/ Executive Vice President
OWN | Harpo Studios   

Lori Healey*
CEO
Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

Alpana Singh
Restaurateur & Master Sommelier
The Boarding House and Seven Lions  

Jake Henry
Senior Partner, Managing Partner
McKinsey & Company

Melody Spann-Cooper
Chairman | President
Midway Broadcasting Company | WVON

Amy Hughes*
Managing Director, Market Executive
Bank of America

Christie Tarantino
CEO
Institute of Food Technologists

Matt Hynes
Managing Director
GCM Grosvenor

Sam Toia
President & CEO
Illinois Restaurant Association

Marko Iglendza
Founder & CEO
Terminal Getaway Spa

John Tomasiewicz*
Director, Client Management
American Express - Global Merchant Services

Mark Kelly*
Commissioner
Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Carlos Tortolero
Founder and President
National Museum of Mexican Art

Kwang-Wu Kim
President and CEO
Columbia College Chicago

Ron Vlasic*
Regional Vice President of Hotels
Kimpton Hotels & Resorts

Barbara Laken*
Regional Sales Director
United Airlines

Mark Watson
Executive Director
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Mark Lauer
General Manager
Sheraton Grand Chicago

Kevin Willer
Partner
Chicago Ventures

Tom Loughlin
Area Vice President, Operations
Hilton Worldwide

Andrea Zopp
President & CEO
World Business Chicago

*Ex-officio

Featured Partners