LEADING THE CLUB
The Economic Club of Chicago membership is a curated group of business and civic leaders, that includes accomplished global CEOs and reflects the diverse leadership of the city and state. With 2,400 members representing virtually every industry in Chicago, the Club spotlights thought leaders, with varying perspectives, that challenge the members professionally, personally and socially. This underscores the ECC mission to “foster meaningful connections, encourage dialogue and cultivate the next generation of civic leaders.” Against that backdrop, the Club itself could not function without the contribution of its members, who serve in leadership positions and contribute their vision and expertise to various committees. They guide us to deliver the most timely, relevant programming and member engagement options – targeted squarely at our c-suite membership. A few of those Club leaders are listed below.
Meet Our Team
Sean M. Connolly
President & CEO / Conagra Brands, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer / Feeding America
First Vice Chair, Programs
Partner / Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
President & CEO / Foot Locker, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer / Morningstar, Inc.
Christine A. Leahy
Chair & CEO / CDW
National Managing Partner - Audit Services / Grant Thornton
Chairman & CEO / Northern Trust
Partner, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer / The Vistria Group
Eric S. Smith
Vice Chair / BMO Harris Bank
President & CEO / The Economic Club of Chicago
Founder & Managing Partner / Kinzie Capital Partners, LP
SECOND VICE CHAIR, FORUMS