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
President & CEO / Foot Locker, Inc.
Debra A. Cafaro
Chairman & CEO / Ventas, Inc.
Michelle L. Collins
President / Cambium, LLC
John M. Holmes
Chairman, President & CEO / AAR Corp.
President & CEO / The Economic Club of Chicago
Chief Executive Officer / Morningstar, Inc.
Christine A. Leahy
Chair & CEO / CDW
Lisa M. Madigan
Partner / Kirkland & Ellis LLP
FIRST VICE CHAIR, PROGRAMS
Chairman & CEO / Northern Trust
Eric S. Smith
Vice Chair / BMO Harris Bank
SVP, Philanthropic Strategist / Bank of America
Founder & Managing Partner / Kinzie Capital Partners, LP
SECOND VICE CHAIR, FORUMS