Leadership

MPC bridges gaps between government, community and business leaders, enabling them to more powerfully join forces and collectively improve our region. We believe that strong partnerships rooted in respect, listening and trust are critical to creative, effective problem-solving.


2015 Board of Governors
Executive Committee Officers

  • Chair
    Jacques N. Gordon
    Global Investment Strategist
    LaSalle Investment Management
  • Vice Chairs
    Ann M. Drake
    CEO
    DSC Logistics, Inc.
  • Jesse H. Ruiz
    Partner
    Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
  • 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 & Principal
    Next Generation Public Affairs, Inc.
  • Secretary
    Kathy Hopinkah Hannan
    Nat'l Managing Partner, Corporate Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion
    KPMG LLP
  • Treasurer
    Lisa Snow
    Managing Director, Dispute Consulting
    Duff & Phelps
  • General Counsel
    John M. McDonough
    Former Partner
    Sidley Austin LLC
  • Past Chair
    Joseph A. Gregoire
    Executive Director of Development
    Loyola University Chicago
  • President
    MarySue Barrett
    President
    Metropolitan Planning Council

2015 Board of Governors Members
*denotes Executive Committee Members

  • J. Tyler Anthony
    Senior Vice President, Distribution Operations
    ComEd
  • Karen M. Atwood
    Executive Vice President, Service and Technology
    Health Care Service Corporation
  • Zandra Zuno Baermann
    Executive Director, Multicultural Marketing Practice Lead
    Golin/Harris International
  • Kyle Barnett
    Regional President, Chicago Metro North
    BMO Harris Bank
  • Carol Ross Barney
    Founder & President
    Ross Barney Architects, Inc.
  • George W. Bilicic
    Vice Chairman of US Investment Banking
    Lazard
  • Byron Brazier
    Pastor
    Apostolic Church of God
  • Matthew Brewer
    Partner
    Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
  • Monique Brinkman-Hill
    Senior VP & Managing Director, Wealth Management
    Northern Trust
  • Carole L. Brown
    Former Managing Director
    Barclays Capital
  • *Todd C. Brown
  • John A. Buck
    Chairman & CEO
    The John Buck Company
  • Christopher B. Burke
    President
    Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
  • Olga Camargo
    Managing Partner
    TOROSO Investments, LLC
  • *Paul C. Carlisle
    Executive Vice President
    Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Pedro J. Cevallos-Candau
    President & CEO, Transportation & Infrastructure
    Primera Engineers, Ltd.
  • Chris Conley
    Founding Partner
    Gravitytank
  • Lester Crown
    Chairman
    Henry Crown & Company
  • Derek Douglas
    Vice President for Civic Engagement
    University of Chicago
  • *James C. Franczek, Jr.
    President
    Franczek Radelet P.C.
  • John S. Gates, Jr.
    Chairman & CEO
    PortaeCo LLC
  • Linda Goodman
    Principal
    Goodman Williams Group
  • Alan Gordon
    Chairman & CEO
    Richland, Gordon & Company
  • *M. Hill Hammock
    Chairman
    Chicago Deferred Exchange Company
  • *King Harris
    Chairman
    Harris Holdings Inc.
  • Christopher J. King
    President
    Robinson Engineering Ltd.
  • Lerry J. Knox, Jr.
    CEO
    Unplugged Capital, LLC
  • Bernard Loyd
    President
    Urban Juncture, Inc.
  • Mary Katherine Ludgin
    Director of Global Investment Research
    Heitman
  • Peter C Malecek
    Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking
    Bank of America
  • *James E. Mann
  • *Lee M. Mitchell
    Managing Partner
    Thoma Bravo, Inc.
  • Juan Gabriel Moreno
    President
    JGMA, Ltd.
  • Paul E. Nowicki
    Assistant Vice President - Government and Public Policy
    BNSF Railway Company
  • *J. Scot Pepper
    Executive Vice President
    Pepper Construction Company
  • Stephen M. Porras
    President
    Axia Development, Inc.
  • John S. Poth
    Partner
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Quintin E. Primo, III
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    Capri Investment Group
  • Howard M. Radzely
    Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
    The Boeing Company
  • Jorge Ramirez
    President
    Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • *George A. Ranney, Jr.
    Former President & CEO
    Metropolis Strategies
  • Matthew R. Reilein
    Managing Partner
    O'Brien-Staley Partners
  • Smita Shah
    President
    SPAAN Tech, Inc.
  • Martin Stern
    Senior Managing Director
    CBRE, Inc.
  • Bruce W. Taylor
    Vice Chairman
    MB Financial Bank, N.A.
  • Michael A. Thomas
    Vice President, Administration & Real Estate
    The Allstate Corporation
  • Mary White Vasys
    President
    Vasys Consulting Ltd.
  • *Paula Wolff
    Director
    Illinois Justice Project

2015 Honorary Board

  • Edward K. Banker 
    Senior Vice President (Retired) 
    Harris Trust and Savings Bank
  • Laurence O. Booth 
    Design Principal 
    Booth Hansen Associates 
  • Clark Burrus 
    Vice Chairman (Retired) 
    First Chicago Capital Markets
  • Donald Haider 
    Professor of Public Management 
    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
  • Lawrence Howe
    (Retired)
    The Chicago Community Trust
  • James J. McClure 
    Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
  • Walter W. Reed 
    President (Retired) 
    Creative Relations International, Ltd.
  • Daniel R. Toll 
    Chairman (Retired) 
    Corona Corporation
  • Priscilla A. Walter
    Of Counsel
    Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

2015 Resource Board

  • Mark A. Angelini
    President
    Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • David E. Baker
    Vice President of External Affairs
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Erin Lavin Cabonargi
    Director of Construction
    Sterling Bay Companies
  • Gloria Castillo
    President
    Chicago United Inc.
  • Alison L. Chung
    President
    TeamWerks
  • Madeleine K.B. Condit
    Founder and CEO
    Madeleine Condit & Associates LLC
  • Ellen C. Craig
  • Bernard J. Ford
  • John F. Hartray
    Principal
    Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects Ltd.
  • Maria P. Hibbs
    Executive Director
    Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning
  • Sokoni Karanja
    Founder, Senior Advisor
    Centers for New Horizons, Inc.
  • Thomas C. Kirschbraun
    Managing Director
    Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Avis LaVelle
    President
    A. LaVelle Consulting Services
  • John G. Markowski
    President & CEO
    Community Investment Corporation
  • Sylvia Puente
    Executive Director
    Latino Policy Forum
  • James M. Ratcliffe
  • Robert G. Reiter
    Secretary-Treasurer
    Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • Christopher FitzHenry Robling
    Principal
    Clearspan Strategic, LLC
  • Unmi Song
    Executive Director
    Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • A. Gail Sturm
    Executive Vice President
    ProTen Realty Group
  • Joseph A. Williams
    Co-Chairman
    Granite Development Corporation

2015 Executive Advisors

  • Nicholas W. Alexos
    Managing Director
    Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
  • Carol L. Bernick
    CEO
    Polished Nickel Capital Management LLC
  • George W. Bilicic
    Vice Chairman of US Investment Banking
    Lazard
  • John L. Bucksbaum
    Chief Executive Officer
    Bucksbaum Retail Porperties, LLC
  • Robert M. Chapman
    Chief Executive Officer
    CenterPoint Properties Trust
  • Marsha Cruzan
    Regional President
    U.S. Bank
  • James Denny
    President
    JMD Investments
  • Craig J. Duchossois
    CEO
    The Duchossois Group, Inc.
  • John S. Gates
    Chairman & CEO
    PortaeCo LLC
  • Stephen J. Hagge
    President & CEO
    AptarGroup, Inc.
  • John Hatherly
    Managing Director
    Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd.
  • Edward R. Hamberger
    President & CEO
    Association of American Railroads
  • Kathy Hopinkah Hannan
    Nat'l Managing Partner, Corporate Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion
    KPMG LLP
  • Christie B. Kelly
    Global Chief Financial Officer
    Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Liam Krebiel
    Founder, CEO
    A Better Chicago
  • Raymond J. Lewis
    Chief Executive Officer
    Care Capital Properties, Inc.
  • Jeffrey A. Malehorn
    President & CEO
    World Business Chicago
  • Charles Moore
    President
    The Banc Funds Company
  • David J. Neithercut
    President & CEO
    Equity Residential
  • Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.
    Chairman Emeritus
    Baxter International Inc.
  • J. Marshall Peck
    President
    InterPark Holdings LLC
  • Larry D. Richman
    President & CEO
    The PrivateBank
  • Michael Scudder
    President & CEO
    First Midwest Bancorp
  • Robert A. Sullivan
    President & CEO
    Fifth Third Bank
  • Scott Swanson
    President
    PNC
  • Frederick H. Waddell
    Chairman & CEO
    Northern Trust
  • Edward J. Wehmer
    President & CEO
    Wintrust Financial Corporation

2015 Housing & Community Development Committee

  • Mark A. Angelini
    Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Bennett Applegate
    Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
  • Forrest D. Bailey
    Draper and Kramer, Inc.
  • David E. Baker
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Byron Brazier
    Apostolic Church of God
  • Matthew Brewer
    Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
  • Lee Brown
    Teska Associates, Inc.
  • Paul C. Carlisle, Co-chair
    Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Savannah Clement
    Latino Policy Forum
  • Chris Conley
    gravitytank
  • Deborah Dixon
    Gorman & Company, Inc.
  • Derek Douglas
    University of Chicago
  • Peter Friedman
    Holland & Knight LLP
  • Andrew E. Geer, Co-Chair
    Enterprise Community Partners
  • Joseph A. Gregoire
    Loyola University Chicago
  • Pamela Daniels-Halisi
    BMO Harris Bank
  • Kathy H. Hannan
    KPMG LLP
  • King Harris
    Harris Holdings Inc.
  • Maria P. Hibbs
    Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning
  • Juanita Irizarry
  • Peter Levavi
    Brinshore Development LLC
  • Juan C. Linares
    Latin United Community Housing Assn
  • Bernard Loyd
    Urban Juncture, Inc.
  • Mary Ludgin
    Heitman
  • Patricia R. Mahon
    Village of South Holland
  • Wyllys Mann
    B&W
  • John G. Markowski
    Community Investment Corporation
  • Robert E. Miller
    Applied Real Estate Analysis, Inc.
  • Juan G. Moreno
    JGMA, Ltd.
  • Mary E. Poole
    City of Evanston
  • Stephen M. Porras
    Axia Development, Inc.
  • David L. Reifman
    City of Chicago, Department of Planning & Development
  • Matthew R. Reilein
    O'Brien-Staley Partners
  • Jesse H. Ruiz
    Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
  • Maria Saldana
    Oak Park Residence Corporation
  • Lisa Snow
    Duff & Phelps
  • A. G. Sturm
    ProTen Realty Group
  • Bruce W. Taylor
    MB Financial Bank, N.A.
  • Mary W. Vasys
    Vasys Consulting Ltd.
  • Mark A. Wegener
    SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
  • William Woodley
    The Community Builders, Inc.

2015 Sensible Growth Committee

  • Karen Atwood
    Health Care Service Corporation
  • Calvert Audrain
  • Monique Brinkman-Smith
    Northern Trust 
  • Todd Brown 
  • Christopher Burke
    Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
  • Todd Cabanban
    Cabanban, Rubin & Mayberry Commercial Realty
  • Monica Chadha
    IIT College of Architecture
  • Robert Clough
    Gensler
  • Ellen Craig
  • Mark De La Vergne
    Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • Linda Goodman
    Goodman Williams Group
  • John Hartray
    Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects Ltd.
  • Adolfo Hernandez
    City of Chicago
  • Christopher King
    Robinson Engineering Ltd.
  • Thomas Kirschbraun
    Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Suzanne Malec-McKenna
    Chicago Wilderness
  • James Mann
  • John McDonough
  • Pete Mulvaney
    West Monore Partners
  • Heather Parish
    Pierce Family Foundation
  • Arthur Pearson
    Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
  • Donovan Pepper
    Walgreen Co.
  • John Poth
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Thomas Price
    Conservation Design Forum
  • Howard Radzely, Co-chair
    The Boeing Company
  • Carol Ross Barney
    Ross Barney Architects, Inc.
  • Sabina Shaikh
    University of Chicago
  • David Siegel
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Michael Thomas
    The Allstate Corporation
  • Michael Toolis
    VOA Associates, Inc.
  • Lois Vitt Sale, Co-Chair
    Wight & Company

2015 Regional Planning & Investments Committee

  • Bill Abolt
    AECOM
  • J. Tyler Anthony
    ComEd
  • Kyle Barnett
    BMO Harris Bank
  • George Bilicic, Co-Chair
    Lazard
  • Mark Bookman
    Ernst & Young LLP
    (2nd half of 2015)
  • Tony Bouchard
    AECOM
  • Carole Brown
    Barclays Capital
  • Olga Camargo
    Toroso Investments, LLC
  • Ellen Carnahan
    Machrie Enterprises LLC
  • Pedro Cevallos-Candau
    Primera Engineers, Ltd.
  • Nancy Fishman
    Grand Victoria Foundation
  • Robert Fitzsimmons
    Next Generation Public Affairs, Inc.
  • Bernard Ford
  • Cassandra Francis
  • James Franczek
    Franczek Radelet P.C.
  • John Gates
    PortaeCo LLC
  • Al Gordon
    Richland, Gordon & Company
  • Jacques Gordon
    LaSalle Investment Management
  • Adrian Guerrero
    Union Pacific Corporation
  • Lerry Knox
    Unplugged Capital, LLC
  • Sue Lee
    Ernst & Young LLP
    (2nd half of 2015)
  • Peter Malecek
    Bank of America
  • William Morrow
    Formerly at WEC Engery Group
  • Thomas Morsch
    Public Financial Management Group
  • Stephen Newell
    IBM Corporation
  • Paul Nowicki
    BNSF Railway Company
  • Michael Pagano
    University of Illinois at Chicago, CUPPA
  • J. Scot Pepper
    Pepper Construction Company
  • Paula Pienton
    T.Y. Lin International, Inc.
  • George Ranney
  • Robert Reiter
    Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • Stephen Schlickman
    University of Illinois at Chicago, CUPPA
  • Paul Shadle
    DLA Piper
  • Smita Shah, Co-Chair
    SPAAN Tech, Inc.
  • Michael Smyth
    Illinois American Water
  • Martin Stern
    CBRE | U.S. Equities Realty, LLC
  • James Stirling
    UBS Investment Bank
  • John Tuhey
    Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  • Paula Wolff
    Illinois Justice Project
  • Paula Worthington
    University of Chicago

For a current listing of MPC's leadership, please visit the Our people page on the website.

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