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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

Tom Loughlin
Area Vice President
Hilton Worldwide

Holly Agra
Owner & CEO
Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Kevin McLaughlin
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

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

Jerry Mickelson
Chairman and Co-Founder
Jam Productions

John Coli Sr.
Secretary-Treasurer
Teamsters Local 727 

Theresa Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

John Colletti
Managing Partner
Gibsons Restaurant Group

Lynn Osmond
President & CEO
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Ginger Evans
Commissioner
Chicago Department of Aviation

Jorge Ramirez
President
Chicago Federation of Labor

Samantha Fields
Commissioner
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

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
Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer
OWN | Harpo Studios   

Lori Healey*
CEO
Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

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

Mark Lauer
General Manager
Sheraton Grand Chicago

 

*Ex-officio

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