The Economic Club Membership is at the Heart of Chicago’s C-suite.
Comprised of Chicago’s top leaders, members are recognized for their contributions across the city, the country and the world. The membership process emphasizes maintaining a balance between experienced and upcoming executives so that one generation of Chicago business and civic leaders can meet with and learn from their successors.
For an individual to be considered for membership, two current members must serve as sponsors for that candidate. It is Club tradition that all correspondence regarding membership go through the candidate’s sponsors.
Sponsors must provide the Club a biography along with a completed application for membership.
Both sponsors must provide a letter of support, detailing the reasons the candidate should be considered for membership. Additional letters of support are welcome.
A candidate is required to attend a Club Meeting, preferably with their sponsor.
A representative of the corresponding membership subcommittee will review the application and determine if an interview will take place.
At the quarterly meetings of the Membership Committee, selected candidates are elected to membership.
To nominate an individual for membership, a current member of The Economic Club of Chicago may begin the application process via the Club’s member portal. For more information, download our brochure below.