2016-2017 Committee Chairs

Program Chair

Robert A. Livingston
President & CEO
Dover Corporation


The Program Committee secures the speakers for ECC's four black-tie dinner meetings. Occasionally, the Program Committee will convene special meetings for members when notable or timely opportunities arise.

Forums Chair

Keith Cardoza
Principal & Chief Investment Officer
Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Inc.


The Forums Committee plans three forum meetings, which are subject-driven programs often featuring a panel of speakers, and ECC's annual Fifth Night, which celebrates a cultural or educational institution in Chicago.

Finance Chair

Kym Hubbard
Retired Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Investments
Ernst & Young LLP


The Finance Committee provides oversight of ECC’s financial management to determine operational viability and financial sustainability.

Membership Chair

Sheridan Turner
President & CEO
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago


The Membership Committee is comprised of approximately 85 members serving on ten subcommittees and is responsible for screening all candidates that members submit for consideration.

Membership Engagement Chair

Michael C. Krauss
Co-Founder & President
Market Strategy Group


The Member Engagement Committee is an ad-hoc, advisory committee, whose role is to provide oversight on the organization’s engagement strategy which includes reviewing analytical data gathered by the Club, identifying new initiatives to enhance programming and member experience, and exploring new strategies to attract and retain top leaders.

Questions Chair

Alison Scholly
Executive Director, Channel X
Public Media Company


The Questions Committee is comprised of both standing and ad hoc members who meet before Club meetings to formulate thoughtful and provocative questions to be asked of speakers.

Reception Chair

Kris Swanson
Vice President and Practice Leader, Forensic Services
Charles River Associates


The Reception Committee meets, greets and assists ECC members and guests at Club meetings. Approximately 80 committee members serve as hosts or hostesses and are responsible for the smooth functioning of meetings by promoting hospitality and punctuality.

Young Leaders Chair

Toni Irving
Executive Director
Get IN Chicago


The Young Leaders Committee plans quarterly Young Leadership Forums, which provide an opportunity for ECC members 45 years and younger to meet with senior leaders of the community to learn about their business and civic leadership experiences.