WE BRING POWERFUL
MINDS TOGETHER

There is transformative power in a shared vision. The founders of The Economic Club of Chicago recognized that in 1927 when they established the nonpartisan organization to encourage dialogue among leaders dedicated to advancing society and the institutions that shape it. For over 90 years the Club has maintained that legacy and today we remain committed to connecting Chicago’s top business and civic leaders to the people and ideas impacting our city, the nation and the world.

  • Dr. Lisa Su
    Dr. Lisa Su
    Chair & CEO / Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

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  • Jane Fraser
    Jane Fraser
    Chief Executive Officer / Citi

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  • Tracee Ellis Ross
    Tracee Ellis Ross
    Actor, CEO, Producer, & Founder / PATTERN Beauty

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  • Kenneth C. Griffin
    Kenneth C. Griffin
    Founder & CEO / Citadel

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  • Martin Scorsese
    Martin Scorsese
    American Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter /

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  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    Co-Chair / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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  • Bono
    Bono
    Singer / U2

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  • President Barack Obama
    President Barack Obama
    44th President / The United States of America

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  • Satya Nadella
    Satya Nadella
    Chief Executive Officer / Microsoft Corporation

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Our History

1927

Is the year The Economic Club
of Chicago was founded

500+

Event speakers over the years

8

Of which were U.S.
presidents

Cultivating the next generation of civic leaders by connecting them to the luminaries of today.

Our Members

The Economic Club of Chicago’s membership is a curated composition of business and civic leaders that reflects the diversity in the city and state. With 2,400 members representing every industry in Chicago, 70 percent of our members are C-suite executives. A key pillar of our membership is this demonstrated commitment to civic engagement, a trait that sets the Chicago business community apart.


2400 Members

70% Are C-Suite Executives

92% Membership Renewal Rate

> 90% WOuld Recommend ECC to colleagues

2400
Members

70%
Are C-Suite Executives

92%
Membership Renewal Rate

> 90%
WOuld Recommend ECC to colleagues

EVENTS