November14, 2023

32nd Annual Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner

Hilton Chicago

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
720 S Michigan AveChicagoIL60605

Advancing Chicagoland’s Business Climate

Presenting Sponsor

On Tuesday, November 14, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce will host the 32nd Annual Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner presented by CIBC to honor Clayco Executive Chairman and Founder, Bob Clark with the Award for Distinguished Leadership.

2023 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Burnham award, honoring Chicago’s leaders for their tremendous civic contributions to help make Chicago a better place to both work and live. The Burnham Award shines a light on the importance of civic involvement and is a reminder of how Chicago thrives with a fully engaged business community.

32nd Burnham Award Honoree

Bob Clark

Executive Chairman and Founder, Clayco

Robert (Bob) Clark, founded Clayco, a fully integrated turnkey real estate development and design-build construction company in 1984. Clayco had revenue of over $5 billion in 2022 with approximately $1billion in real estate development. The company is among the largest builders of Industrial, Advanced MFG, F&B and Hyper-scale Data facilities.

Clark was appointed by President Biden as the US Commissioner General for the USA’s participation in the World Expo 2020 Dubai, a State Department position, in 2021/22. Clark dedicates his time and resources to addressing critical issues, including children’s needs, education, and rare disease research projects, and supports strong civic leadership. Clark is currently launching the Clark Family Foundation and has been engaged as a longtime trustee of several institutions, including the University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Chicago, SLU, Washington University and Central Institute for the Deaf.

When he’s not pioneering the next big idea, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jane Clark, his children, and grandchildren at his Colorado ranch, hiking mountains worldwide, and discovering the works of talented Black and Native American artists to add to the impressive Clark Collection.