Executive Committee officers
Todd C. Brown
Ann M. Drake
CEO, DSC Logistics, Inc.
Jesse H. Ruiz
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Vice Chairs Development
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.
Bruce W. Taylor
Vice Chairman, MB Financial Bank, N.A.
Paul C. Carlisle
Executive Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Immediate Past Chair
Jacques N. Gordon
Global Investment Strategist, LaSalle Investment Management
Metropolitan Planning Council
Board of Governors members
* denotes Executive Committee members
Head, North American Physical Channels & U.S. Channels, BMO Financial Group
Carol Ross Barney
Founder & President, Ross Barney Architects Inc.
Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D.
President, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Managing Partner, Toroso Investments, LLC
Partner, LCM Architects
Pedro J. Cevallos-Candau, Ph.D.
Retired President & CEO, Transportation Infrastructure, Primera Engineers, Ltd.
Founder, Two Bit Ventures, LLC
Chairman, Henry Crown & Company
Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer, McDonald's
*James C. Franczek, Jr.
President, Franczek Radelet P.C.
John S. Gates, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, PortaeCo LLC
Principal, Goodman Williams Group
M. Hill Hammock
Chairman, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company
Vice President - Construction, Peoples Gas
Charles R. Kaiser
General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Edelman
Christopher J. King
President, Robinson Engineering Ltd.
Founder & CEO, Purple Group
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.
*Juan G. Moreno
President, JGMA, Ltd.
Executive Director, Private Bank, JPMorgan 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
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
Founder & CEO, Centro
President & CEO, SPAAN Tech, Inc.
Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC
Senior Managing Director, CBRE, Inc.
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
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
Senior Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Professor of Public Management, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
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