Theresa E. Mintle has submitted her letter of resignation to the Chicagoland Chamber of

Commerce. Theresa advised the Chamber’s Executive Committee that as she was coming up on her four-year anniversary, she felt she accomplished her major goals and wanted to leave the Chamber to fresh leadership in a position of strength, and pursue new opportunities and challenges.

Mintle joined the Chamber in 2013 as the organization’s fifth leader. Under her leadership, the
Chamber has initiated a number of successful programs – including Small Business Chicago,
Middle Market Chicago, and Emerging Leaders Chicago – fostered international connections
and hosted ambassadors from around the globe; grown as a go-to voice on statewide and local
business advocacy issues; secured grants to grow programs; achieved fundraising milestones;
and has greatly expanded its digital media reach, among other accomplishments.

This afternoon, Mintle and the Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors, Stephen Ferrara,
met with Chamber staff. During that meeting, Mintle shared that she is proud to have worked
with such a terrific team committed to creating meaningful connections for members that allow them to advance their business goals and grow their operations.

The Chamber’s Executive Committee has asked Michael Reever, Vice President, Government
Relations, to oversee operations until a new leader is named. The Chamber serves as a critical voice and resource for the business community, facilitating key connections between businesses, providing thought leadership and other learning opportunities, and through its Chicago and Springfield advocacy work. This work will continue uninterrupted during this time of transition and beyond.