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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

Mark Lauer
General Manager
Sheraton Grand Chicago

Holly Agra
Owner & CEO
Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Tom Loughlin
Area Vice President
Hilton Worldwide

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

Kevin McLaughlin
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

John Coli Sr.
Secretary-Treasurer
Teamsters Local 727 

Jerry Mickelson
Chairman and Co-Founder
Jam Productions

John Colletti
Managing Partner
Gibsons Restaurant Group

Theresa Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Ginger Evans
Commissioner
Chicago Department of Aviation

Lynn Osmond
President & CEO
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Samantha Fields
Commissioner
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Jorge Ramirez
President
Chicago Federation of Labor

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

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

Laurence S. Geller
Chairman
Geller Investment Co. 

Sandra Reynolds
Partner
IntraLink Global LLC

Billy Glunz*
Regional Director of Government Affairs
American Airlines

Tom Ricketts
Chairman
Incapital LLC and The Chicago Cubs

Brett Hart
Vice President and General Counsel
United Airlines

Manny Sanchez
Founding Partner
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP   

Lori Healey*
CEO
Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

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

Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances
National Restaurant Association

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

Jake Henry
Director
McKinsey & Company

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

Amy Hughes*
Managing Director, Market Executive
Illinois & Michigan
U.S. Trust

Sam Toia
President & CEO
Illinois Restaurant Association

Matt Hynes
Managing Director
GCM Grosvenor

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

Marko Iglendza
Founder & CEO
Terminal Getaway Spa

Carlos Tortolero
Founder and President
National Museum of Mexican Art

Mark Kelly*
Commissioner
Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Ron Vlasic
Regional Vice President of Hotels
Kimpton Hotels & Resorts

Kwang-Wu Kim
President and CEO
Columbia College Chicago

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

Barbara Laken*
Director, Specialty Sales
United Airlines

Kevin Willer
Partner
Chicago Ventures

*Ex-officio

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