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Board of Directors

Choose Chicago counts some of the city’s most accomplished professionals among our board members, each committed to promoting Chicago as a premier leisure, meetings, and events destination. In conjunction with the Choose Chicago Executive Office, the Board of Directors serves as a primary source of communication, decision-making, initiative leadership, management, and execution to better serve the Chicago tourism industry.

Board of Directors
Officers

Glenn Eden

Glenn Eden
Board Chair

Executive Vice President, Corporate and Technology Lead, Weber Shandwick (Chicago Office)

Alpana Singh

Alpana Singh
Treasurer

Master Sommelier, Owner of Terra and Vine Restaurant

Board of Directors
Board

Jay Blunk

Jay Blunk
Executive Vice President

Chicago Blackhawks

Rosa Escareno

Rosa Escareno
Commissioner

Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Richard Gamble

Richard Gamble
Chief Operating Officer

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

Marilynn Gardner

Marilynn Gardner
President & CEO

Navy Pier

Brett Hart

Brett Hart
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

United Airlines

Jake Henry

Jake Henry
Senior Partner and Managing Partner, Chicago Office

McKinsey & Company

Matthew Hynes

Matthew Hynes
Managing Director

GCM Grosvenor

Marko Iglendza

Marko Iglendza
Founder & CEO

Terminal Getaway Spa

Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson
President and CEO

Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association

Art Johnston

Arthur "Art" Johnston
Co-Founder | Co-Owner

Equality Illinois | Sidetrack Bar

Mark Lauer

Mark Lauer
General Manager

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason
President and CEO

Association Forum

Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin
Business Representative

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 10

Jerry Mickelson

Jerry Mickelson
Chairman and Co-Founder

Jam Productions

Lynn J. Osmond

Lynn J. Osmond , Hon. AIA, CAE
President & CEO

Chicago Architecture Center

Maria Razumich-Zec

Maria Razumich-Zec
Regional Vice President and General Manager

The Peninsula Chicago

Robert Reiter

Robert Reiter
President

Chicago Federation of Labor

Jamie Rhee

Jamie Rhee
Commissioner

Chicago Department of Aviation

Meg Sahs

Meg Sahs
Owner

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio

Myrna Salazar

Myrna Salazar
Executive Director

Chicago Latino Theater Alliance

Manuel “Manny” Sanchez

Manuel “Manny” Sanchez
Founding Partner and Managing Partner

Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP

Harriet Seitler

Harriet Seitler
Chief Marketing Officer/Executive Vice President

OWN

Melody Spann-Cooper

Melody Spann-Cooper
Chairman | President

Midway Broadcasting Corporation | WVON, WRLL

Christie Tarantino-Dean

Christie Tarantino-Dean
CEO

Institute of Food Technologists

Sam Toia

Sam Toia
President & CEO

Illinois Restaurant Association

John Wells

John Wells
General Manager

Chicago Hilton

Kevin Willer

Kevin Willer
Partner

Chicago Ventures

Andrea Zopp

Andrea Zopp
President and CEO

World Business Chicago

Board
Ex-Officio

Walter Burnett Jr.

Walter Burnett Jr.
Alderman, 27th Ward

City of Chicago

Don Finn

Don Finn
Business Manager, Financial Secretary

I.B.E.W. Local 134

Billy Glunz

Billy Glunz
Regional Director, Government Affairs

American Airlines

Erin Guthrie

Erin Guthrie
Acting Director

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes
Illinois – Michigan Market Executive | Managing Director

U.S. Trust | Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly
Commissioner

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Barbara Laken

Barbara Laken
Regional Sales Director

United Airlines

 

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