A legacy of leadership
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of more than 125 of the most influential business and civic leaders in the region.
Board members meet quarterly to address the most pressing issues facing the Chicagoland business community. The Board of Directors works at a high level to ensure the Chamber effectively serves as the voice for Chicagoland business.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee determines long-term goals and makes recommendations to the Board on strategic initiatives. Its members come from a wide range of industries and are some of the most influential business and civic leaders in Chicagoland. Members of the Executive Committee are selected and approved by the Board.
View the list of Executive Committee members.
View the 2016 Senior Council.
Chairman: Stephen Ferrara, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, BDO USA LLP
As the COO of BDO USA, LLP, Steve is responsible for the development and performance of each office, including recommendations for the establishment of new offices and practice expansion, and applying his extensive experience and knowledge to form new ideas, concepts and methods to optimize client service and client expansion opportunities within the context of Firm goals, business objectives and core values. He provides leadership by directing and coordinating the activities of firm’s Assurance and Tax Business Lines and Practice Leaders through the centralized coordination of operations management and all aspects of operational performance.
Prior to being elected Chairman, Ferrara served on the Chicagoland Chamber’s Executive Committee for six years, most recently as Treasurer and the Chairman of the Finance Committee. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Chamber’s Strategic Planning Committee in 2015. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Steve has been involved with various community organizations throughout his career. A member of both the Commercial and Economic Clubs of Chicago, he currently serves on the Board of the Illinois CPA Society and the World Presidents Organization. Steve is also the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Notebaert Nature Museum.
Read his full bio.
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors