This prestigious event, scheduled for June 4 at Hilton Chicago, will bring together business and civic leaders from across Chicago to celebrate the vital role of commerce and industry in driving the city’s economy forward. The Annual Meeting promises to be an inspiring luncheon gathering, honoring the achievements and contributions of Chicago’s business community.
“We’re very excited to have Kevin at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting of Membership. As a member of the business community, I’m eager to hear from him about his plans for Chicago. But as a Bears fan, I can’t wait to hear his thoughts on the team and its future,” said Jack Lavin, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
About Kevin Warren
Warren’s journey to becoming President and CEO of the Chicago Bears showcases his extensive experience and leadership in the sports industry. With a background of over 22 years in the NFL, Warren has held various executive roles in sports, including COO of the Minnesota Vikings and Commissioner of the NCAA’s Big Ten Conference.
As the first Black President and CEO in the Chicago Bears’ history, Warren brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role. He was named to his current role on January 12, 2023, and assumed responsibility for overseeing both football and business operations, including spearheading the team’s stadium development efforts.
Warren’s career highlights include significant contributions to the Big Ten Conference, where he orchestrated expansions, negotiated lucrative media rights deals, and championed initiatives promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. His visionary leadership and dedication to driving positive change have earned him accolades and recognition across the sports community.
Prior to his tenure with the Bears, Warren held key positions with the Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, and Detroit Lions. With a solid educational background in Business Administration and Law, Warren’s academic achievements complement his practical experience, making him a respected figure in sports and business circles.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s 120th Annual Meeting of Membership promises to be an unforgettable event, highlighted by Warren’s keynote address. As Chicago’s business community gathers to celebrate its accomplishments, Warren’s insights and leadership journey will undoubtedly inspire and motivate attendees, reinforcing the vital role of collaboration and innovation in driving economic growth and prosperity.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a momentous occasion in Chicago’s business landscape — register today!