Executive Committee officers
Principal, Machrie Enterprises LLC
Ann M. Drake
Chairman, DSC Logistics
Vice Chair, Development
James P. Stirling
Senior Advisor, UBS
Vice Chair, Development
Paul C. Carlisle
Executive Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation
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.
Immediate Past Chair
Todd C. Brown
Metropolitan Planning Council
Board of Governors members
* denotes Executive Committee members
Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión
Managing Director, Atristain Financial Advisors, LLC
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.
Partner, LCM Architects
Pedro J. Cevallos-Candau, Ph.D.
President, Pececa, 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.
Principal, Goodman Williams Group
*Jacques N. Gordon
Global Investment Strategist, LaSalle Investment Management
M. Hill Hammock
Chairman, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company
Vice President - Construction, Peoples Gas
**Laurie A. Holmes
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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
Managing Director, Head of Global 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.
Chief Private Banking Officer, U.S. Bank
*Juan G. Moreno
President, JGMA, Ltd.
*J. Scot Pepper
Executive Vice President, Pepper Construction Company
Julian G. Posada
Chief Operating and Enterprise Officer, The Resurrection Project
George A. Ranney, Jr.
Former President & CEO, Metropolis Strategies
Matthew R. Reilein
President & CEO, National Equity Fund
President, Chicago Federation of Labor
Founder & CEO, Centro
Alana Ward Robinson
President & CEO, Robinson Group Consulting, Inc.
President & CEO, SPAAN Tech, Inc.
Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Hyatt Hotels 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
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
Priscilla A. (Pam) Walter
Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP