MPC is thrilled to see so many friends on Crain's Who's Who list! - Metropolitan Planning Council

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MPC is thrilled to see so many friends on Crain's Who's Who list!


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Chicago is full of movers and shakers who are willing to work to make our region stronger. That was our takeaway from Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2016 Who’s Who in Chicago Business. So many of the names were people we at Metropolitan Planning Council have been honored to work with over the years. We know them because they’re deeply passionate about Chicagoland's trajectory and its people.

The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is fortunate to have a dedicated, talented and diverse core of volunteers whose expertise and advice inform our work every day. Whether they serve as members of our Board of Governors or Resource Board, and/or are an Executive Advisor, these individuals play a major role in achieving our mission.

Since 1989, Crain's has published this annual list, which in 2016 identified the 561 most influential players in 22 industries, from architecture to transportation. Congratulations are in order for the many, many MPC volunteers on this year’s list!

Board members

From top to bottom, MarySue Barrett, Gloria Castillo, Ann Drake and Matt Moog

Carol Ross Barney, Ross Barney Architects Inc.
MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council
John A. Buck II, The John Buck Company
Lester Crown, Henry Crown & Company
Ann M. Drake, DSC Logistics, Inc.
Matthew Moog, PowerReviews Inc.
Jorge Ramirez, Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Resource Board members

Gloria Castillo, Chicago United Inc.

Executive Advisors

José E. Almeida, Baxter International Inc.
Carol Bernick, Polished Nickel Capital Management
John L. Bucksbaum, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
Marsha Cruzan, U.S. Bank
Craig J. Duchossois, Duchossois Group, Inc.
Liam Krehbiel, A Better Chicago
Jeffrey A. Malehorn, World Business Chicago
David J. Neithercut, Equity Residential
Larry D. Richman, PrivateBancorp Inc.
Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest Bancorp Inc.
Robert A. Sullivan, Fifth Third Bank Chicago
Scott C. Swanson, PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
Frederick H. Waddell, Northern Trust Corp.
Edward J. Wehmer, Wintrust Financial Corp.


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