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Board of Governors

Executive Committee officers

Chair

Todd C. Brown

Vice Chair

Ann M. Drake

CEO, DSC Logistics, Inc.

Vice Chairs Development

Ellen Carnahan

Principal, Machrie Enterprises LLC

James P. Stirling

Senior Advisor, UBS

Vice Chair Government Relations

Robert V. Fitzsimmons, II

Managing Director and Principal, Next Generation Public Affairs, Inc.

Treasurer

Bruce W. Taylor

Vice ChairmanMB Financial Bank, N.A.

Secretary

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan

Partner, Board Leadership Center|Market DevelopmentKPMG LLP

General Counsel
Jesse H. Ruiz

Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Immediate Past Chair

Jacques N. Gordon

Global Investment StrategistLaSalle Investment Management

President

MarySue Barrett

Metropolitan Planning Council


Board of Governors members

* denotes Executive Committee members

Kyle Barnett

Regional President, Chicago Metro North, BMO Harris Bank

Carol Ross Barney

Founder & President, Ross Barney Architects Inc.

*Matthew Brewer

PartnerBartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Monique Brinkman-Hill

Senior Vice President & Managing Director|Wealth Management, Northern Trust

Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D.

President, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

Olga Camargo

Managing Partner, Toroso Investments, LLC

*Paul C. Carlisle

Executive Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation

Jack Catlin

Partner, LCM Architects

Pedro J. Cevallos-Candau, Ph.D.

Retired President & CEO, Transportation Infrastructure, Primera Engineers, Ltd.

Chris Conley

Founder, Two Bit Ventures, LLC

Lester Crown

Chairman, Henry Crown & Company

Francesca DeBiase

Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability OfficerMcDonald's

*James C. Franczek, Jr.

President, Franczek Radelet P.C.

John S. Gates, Jr.

Chairman & CEO, PortaeCo LLC

Linda Goodman

Principal, Goodman Williams Group

*M. Hill Hammock

Chairman, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company

*King Harris

Chairman, Harris Holdings Inc.

Andy Hesselbach

Vice President - Construction, Peoples Gas

Charles R. Kaiser

General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Edelman

Christopher J. King

President, Robinson Engineering Ltd.

Laritza Lopez

Founder & CEOPurple Group

Bernard Loyd

President, Urban Juncture, Inc.

Mary K. Ludgin

Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman LLC

Peter C. Malecek

Commercial Real Estate Regional Executive, Bank of America

*James E. Mann

*Lee M. Mitchell

Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo, Inc. 

Matthew Moog

CEO, PowerReviews

Juan G. Moreno

President, JGMA, Ltd.

Savi Pai

Executive Director, Private BankJPMorgan Chase

*J. Scot Pepper

Executive Vice President, Pepper Construction Company

Julian G. Posada

Chief Operating and Enterprise Officer, The Resurrection Project

John S. Poth

Partner, Nat’l PCS Quality and Risk Management Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Jorge Ramirez

President, Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

*George A. Ranney, Jr.

Former President & CEO, Metropolis Strategies

Matthew R. Reilein

Portfolio Manager, Impact Investing, O'Brien-Staley Partners

Shawn Riegsecker

Founder & CEO, Centro

Smita Shah

President & CEO, SPAAN Tech, Inc.

Lisa Snow

Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC

Martin Stern

Senior Managing Director, CBRE, Inc.

Tyronne Stoudemire

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Global Hyatt Corporation

Michael A. Thomas

Vice President, Administration & Real Estate, The Allstate Corporation

Mary White Vasys

President, Vasys Consulting Ltd.

Melissa Y. Washington

Vice President External & Large Customer Solutions, ComEd

*Paula Wolff

Director, Illinois Justice Project

Jessica Droste Yagan

CEO, Impact Engine


Honorary Board members

Edward K. Banker 
Senior Vice President (Retired), Harris Trust and Savings Bank

Laurence O. Booth 
Design Principal, Booth Hansen Associates

Joseph A. Gregoire

Executive Director, Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business Development 

Donald Haider 
Professor of Public Management, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

James J. McClure 
(Retired), Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

John M. McDonough

Former Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Daniel R. Toll 
Chairman (Retired), Corona Corporation

Priscilla A. (Pam) Walter
Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP


Board Members in the News

MPC's Board members have been making waves recently. Check out their most recent accomplishments and udpates.


MPC President MarySue Barrett at MPC's 2016 Annual Luncheon

MPC Board Co-Vice Chair of Development Jim Stirling (UBS) and MPC Board Chair Todd Brown enjoying the views during MPC's Chicago River Boat Tour in August 2017.

MPC Board Co-Vice Chair of Development Ellen Carnahan and her husband, William Daniels, celebrating Chicago's River Edge Ideas Lab at Studio Xfinity in September 2017.

MPC Board member Bruce Taylor (MB Financial Bank, N.A.) at an MPC Urban Think & Drink in 2016.

MPC Board Member Pete Malecek (Bank of America) and MPC Vice President Marisa Novara enjoying the views along the Chicago River in August 2017.

MPC Board Member King Harris (Harris Holdings Inc.) accepting the Champion Fighter Award at MPC's 2016 Annual Luncheon.

MPC Immediate Past Board Chair Jacques N. Gordon (LaSalle Investment Management) looking out over the boat during MPC's 2017 Chicago River Boat Tour.

Riverside Investment & Development Company Founder John O'Donnell and MPC Board member Marty Stern (CBRE, Inc.) discussing the breathtaking design of 150 North Riverside during an exclusive MPC Leadership Circle tour of the property.

MPC Vice President Josh Ellis and MPC Board member Carol Ross Barney (Ross Barney Architects Inc.) at a special party in honor of Chicago River Edge Ideas Lab in September 2017.

MPC Board member Derek Douglas (University of Chicago) talks with MPC Housing & Community Development Committee member Maria Saldaña at MPC's 80th Anniversary celebration.

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