Board of Directors

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 the region’s employers.

Members

AAA Chicago

Alicia Lyles
Regional President

ABC 7 Chicago

John Idler
President and General Manager

Adtalem Global Education

Eric Mitchell
Director, Government Relations

Advanced Resources

Rich Diaz
President

Allstate Insurance Company

Roger Odle
Field Senior Vice President

Amazon

Anya Malkov
Public Policy Manager

American Airlines, Incorporated

Franco Tedeschi
Vice President

AMITA Health

Scott Teffeteller
President and CEO Resurrection Medical Center

Aon

John Griffin
Co-Leader, U.S. Account Executive Practice, AON

Ariel Investments, LLC

Malik Murray
Senior Vice President

AT&T Illinois

Eileen Mitchell
President, AT&T Illinois

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Thomas Walker, Jr.
Managing Partner – Illinois

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sara DeCoste
Managing Director, Senior Treasury Sales Manager

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

David Ritter
Partner

BDO USA, LLP

Stephen Ferrara
Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Beam Suntory

Greg Hughes
President- North America

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Kevin Cassidy
President, Employer Solutions, Health Care Service

BMO Harris Bank

Steve Fansler
Market Executive, Illinois Regional Leader

BP America

Phil Cochrane
Senior Director State & Local Affairs

Brook Furniture Rental

Bob Crawford
President & Chief Executive Officer

Camelot Illinois

Keith Horton
General Manager, Vice President & General Counsel

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Peter Govorchin
President & CEO

CapTech

Brett Williams
Director

CBRE, Inc.

Jamie Georgas
Managing Director

Chicago Bears Football Club

Ted Phillips
President/Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Magazine

Diana Vdovets
Operations Director

CIBC

Bruce Lubin
Vice Chair CIBC USA

CIGNA Health Care

Matthew Alberico
Vice President, Sales and Account Management

Citizens Commercial Banking

Brittany O’Connor
Vice President, Senior Regional Public Affairs Manager

Clayco, Incorporated

Ryan McGuire
Vice President – Corporate Business Unit

CME Group

Richard Bodnum
Managing Director of Corporate Tax

CNA Financial

Heather Davis
Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Colliers International

Jim Carris
Executive Managing Director

Comcast Business

Matthew Summy
Vice President, External & Government Affairs, Comcast

Crain’s Chicago Business

Jim Kirk
Publisher and Executive Editor

Creospan

Praj Shah
Chief Executive Officer

Deloitte

Deborah DeHaas
Chief Inclusion Officer

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Stephen Schwab
Partner

Dykema

Ed Weil
Director of Financial Industry Group

Edelman

Patrick Hillmann
Executive Vice President, Crisis & Risk

Exelon Corporation

Terence Donnelly
President & Chief Operating Officer

Exelon Generation

Scott Humbard
Director State & Government Affairs

EY

Brian Nauman
Partner

Fifth Third Bank

First Midwest Bank

Michael Jamieson
Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking

First Women’s Bank of Chicago

Kristie Paskvan
Director

Ford Motor Company

Anthony Reinhart
Regional Director, Government Affairs

Fox Rothschild LLP

Donna More
Managing Partner, Chgo. Office

Gallagher

Andrew Varland
Area Executive Vice President-Health & Welfare Consulting

Gateway Foundation

Teresa Garate, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Engagement

Globetrotters Engineering Corporation

Ajay Shah
Chief Operations Officer & General Counsel

GMA Construction Group

Cornelius Griggs
President

Google

Ted Souder
Head of Industry – Retail

Goose Island Beer Company

Todd Ahsmann
President

Grant Thornton LLP

Vincent Tomkinson
Midwest Managing Partner

Gulo Solutions

Zach Wilson
Partner & CTO

HERE Technologies

Jeffrey Rowen
Vice President, Corporate Development

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Dan Boho
Senior Partner

Holland & Knight (Honorary)

Lisa Kpor
Attorney

Horizon Therapeutics

Marilyn Vetter
Group Vice President, Government & Public Affairs

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Patrick Donelly
General Manager

Illinois Finance Authority

Chris Meister
Executive Director

Ingredion Incorporated

Robin L. Brown
Vice President, Government Affairs and External Relations

Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications

James Terman
President

JP Morgan Chase & Company

Tom Finnegan
President, Chicago Middle Market

Killerspin

Robert Blackwell
President

Kirkland & Ellis

Richard Godfrey
Senior Partner

KPMG LLP

Chet Riske
Partner

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Jay Stieber
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Lockton Companies, Inc.

Chairman, Midwest Series
Thomas Pluss

Lyft

Brent Kent
Midwest Public Policy Manager

Macy’s

Andrea Schwartz
Vice President of Media Relations, Macy’s – North Central and South Regions

Manpower International

Mike DeLuca
Metro Market Manager

MARC USA

Jean McLaren
Chief Marketing Officer

Mayer Brown LLP

Joseph Seliga
Partner

Mesirow Financial

Dominick Mondi
President and Chief Executive Officer

Miami Corporation

John Rau
Chairman

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Adam Collins
Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer

Motorola Solutions

Monica Mueller
E​xecutive Director, Motorola Solutions Foundation

NBC 5 Chicago, WMAQ -TV

Brandin Stewart
Vice President, Sales

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Robert Christie
Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Communications

Novartis

Kurt Anderson
Associate Director, State Government Affairs

OMRON

Matt Trowbridge
Vice President of Marketing

Parkside Realty, Inc

Robert Wislow
Co-Chairman

Peoples Gas

Andy Hesselbach
Vice President – Construction

Plante Moran, PLLC

Kathy Downey
Partner

PNC Bank – Illinois

Scott Swanson
President

Protiviti, Incorporated

Tom Andreesen
Managing Director

Qatar Airways

Craig Thomas
Head of Sales, North America

Quam-Nichols Company

William Little
President/Chief Executive Officer

Quantum

Michele Brennan
VP, National Accounts & Business Development

RSM US LLP

William Spizman
Partner and Enterprise Account Leader

SenecaGlobal, Inc.

Edward Szofer
CEO, President & Co-Founder

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Lawrence Eppley
Corporate Practice Group and Office Managing Partner

Signature Bank

Michael O’Rourke
President & CEO

Southwest Airlines

Patty Greene
Manager, Community Affairs and Grassroots

Target Corporation

Amanda Vela
Sr. Group Vice President

The Boeing Company

Michael Cassel
Director Global Corporate Citizenship

The Chicago Cubs

Tom Ricketts
Chairman

The John Buck Company

Turner Construction Company

Rick Blair
Vice President, General Manager

U.S. Bank

Joan Heggen-McMahon
Senior Vice President and Team Lead of Commercial Banking

Union Pacific Railroad Company

Erik Varela
Sr. Director Public Affairs – Corporate Relations

United Airlines

Daniel Lynch
Vice President, State and Local Government Affairs

United Healthcare of Illinois

Tom Kunst
CEO

University of Chicago and University of Chicago Medical Center

Benjamin Gibson
Vice President, Government Affairs

University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Amiridis
Chancellor

University of Phoenix

Robert Gabriel
Campus Director

UPS

Raymond Drake
Vice President State and Government Affairs

VedderPrice

Michael Nemeroff
President & CEO

Walgreen Co.

Jason Donica
Vice President, Chicagoland Operations

Wavicle Data Solutions

Naveen Venkatapathi
Founder and President

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Patrice DeCorrevont
Executive Vice President – Market Executive – Illinois Commercial Banking

WestPoint Financial Group

Jeffrey Burgess
Registered Representative

Wight & Company

Patrick Cermak
President & Chief Operating Officer

Wintrust

Susana Meza
Vice President

Zurich North America

Deirdre Manna
SVP and Head of Government and Industry Affairs

Deirdre Manna
SVP and Head of Government and Industry Affairs

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