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Chicago Sports Commission team

With a vision of establishing Chicago as the #1 U.S. destination for sports tourism, the Chicago Sports Commission recruits and supports high-profile, major sporting events that drive significant economic impact and positive exposure for the city of Chicago.

The Chicago Sports Commission launched in 2011 as a part of Choose Chicago. A registered 501(c)6, we’re comprised of a dedicated full-time staff and supported by a Corporate Partner program, which makes up Chicago Sports Commission’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Chicago Sports Commission

Kara Bachman

Kara Bachman
Executive Director

Anne Black

Anne Black
Sr. Director of Events & Operations

Chicago Sports Commission
Executive Committee

Levoi Brown
Patrick Donelly
Colin Faulkner
Marilynn Gardner
Lori Healey
David Kennedy
Rich Levin
Eryn McVerry
John Murray
Ram Padmanabhan
John Rowady

Chicago Sports Commission
Board of Directors

Juliet Azimi
Jordan Bressler
Doug Carnahan
Ishwara Glassman Chrein
Adam Fox
Juan Gaytan Jr.
Thomas Kerwin
Gale Landers
Tim LeFevour
Pete Marino
Mike Meagher
Drew Russell
Kevin Scheibler
Joseph Seliga
Tom Sitkowski

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