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Posts from July 2016

CHICAGO, IL (July 25, 2016) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago President and CEO David Whitaker today announced the return of the American Society of Association Executives' (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition to Chicago from August 18-21, 2018. Approximately 7,000 association professionals from across the U.S. and world are expected to attend the convention that will bring in more than $16 million in estimated direct expenditures. Chicago last hosted the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in 2007.

Choose Chicago President and CEO David Whitaker today announced the appointment of Ken Bennett as Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Community Affairs for Choose Chicago effective Monday, July 11. In this new position, Bennett will be responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with local community leaders and state officials to enhance Choose Chicago's role in local and state tourism and economic development. Bennett most recently served as First Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Public Engagement for the City of Chicago's Mayor's Office.