Senior Council

The Senior Council of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is a select group of those who have served the Chicagoland Chamber with great distinction.

About Senior Council

As a member of the Senior Council, individuals are accorded the privileges of personal membership in the Chicagoland Chamber for life. In addition, the Senior Council serves as the selection committee for the annual recipient of the business community’s most prestigious honor – the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Leadership.


Vice Chairman, CIBC U.S. Region

Norman R. Bobins

1999-2001 Chamber Chairman
2007 Daniel Burnham Award Honoree

Senior Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Dan L. Boho

2014 Gerald J. Roper Award for Excellence Recipient

Founder, Brook Furniture Rental

Robert W. Crawford, Jr.

2003-2005 Chamber Chairman

Retired Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte

Deborah L. DeHaas

2010-2012 Chamber Chairman
2004 Daniel Burnham Award Honoree

Partner, GCG Partners

Ronald J. Gidwitz

1996-1999 Chamber Chairman
2001 Daniel Burnham Award Honoree

Retired President, AT&T Illinois

Paul La Schiazza

2014-2016 Chamber Chairman

President & CEO, Miami Corporation

John Rau

2001-2003 Chamber Chairman

President, PNC Bank – Illinois

Scott C. Swanson

2012-2014 Chamber Chairman

Retired Chairman & CEO, United

Glenn F. Tilton

2010 Daniel Burnham Award Honoree

Chairman, Parkside Realty

Robert Wislow

2005-2007 Chamber Chairman

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