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Executive Advisors

Executive Advisors are regional CEOs (or highest-ranking regional corporate officers) who lend their names in support of MPC's work and make an annual commitment of at least $15,000. There are no required meetings, but individuals are welcome to become involved in issues of interest to them or their companies. Starting with Bill Osborn of the Northern Trust as our first Executive Advisor in 2002, this group continues to add new members.

A primary motivation for joining MPC's Executive Advisors is civic engagement and the desire to contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Chicago and the surrounding region. Executive Advisors are listed on the MPC letterhead, in our online Biennial Report and in materials distributed to other corporate partners and donors.

Benefits, such as visibility derived from partnering with a results-oriented organization, also include:

  • invitations to exclusive networking events;
  • workshops, panels and seminars featuring peers; 
  • volunteer opportunities for an organization’s senior executives; and
  • personal MPC issue briefings or workplace Lunch & Learns, upon request. 

Current Executive Advisors

Nicholas Alexos

Chief Financial Officer, Dentsply Sirona, Inc.

Carol Bernick

CEO, Polished Nickel Capital Management LLC

John A. Buck II

Chairman, The John Buck Company

John L. Bucksbaum

Chief Executive OfficerBucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC

Marion A. Cameron

Chief Executive OfficerSipi Metals Corp.

David R. Casper

President & CEOBMO Harris Bank

Robert M. Chapman

Chief Executive OfficerCenterPoint Properties Trust

Marsha Cruzan

Regional President, U.S. Bank

Craig J. Duchossois

Chairman & CEO, The Duchossois Group, Inc.

Bob Flannery

President, CA Residential
Chief Operating Officer, CA Ventures

John S. Gates, Jr.

Chairman & CEO, PortaeCo LLC

Nancy S. Gerrie

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Co-Chair, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

Ari F. Glass

PresidentZeller Realty Corporation

Edward R. Hamberger

President & CEO, Association of American Railroads

Michael L. Keiser

OwnerBandon Dunes Golf Resort

Christie B. Kelly

Global Chief Financial OfficerJones Lang LaSalle

Mark Kowlzan

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PCA

Karen Layng

Founder and President, M.A.I.T. Co.

Steven N. Miller

Partner & Co-FounderOrigin Ventures

Charles J. Moore

President, The Banc Funds Company, LLC

David J. Neithercut

President & CEO, Equity Residential

J. Marshall Peck

President, InterPark Holdings LLC

Larry D. Richman

President & CEO, CIBC Bank USA

Shawn Riegsecker

Founder & CEO, Centro

Joan Rockey

Principal, Chief Financial OfficerCastleArk Management LLC

Michael Scudder

Chairman, President and Chief Executive OfficerFirst Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

Robert A. Sullivan

Regional Chairman, Fifth Third Bank

Scott Swanson

President, PNC Bank, Illinois 

Stephan B. Tanda

President & CEO, AptarGroup, Inc.

Thomas Weeks

Executive General Manager – Development, Lendlease

Edward J. Wehmer

Founder, President & CEO, Wintrust Financial Corp.

Serena Wolfe

Partner EY and Real Estate Market Segment Leader - Central Region, Ernst & Young LLP

Andrea L. Zopp

President & CEO, World Business Chicago

For more information on joining this exclusive group, contact: 

Janet Myers
Vice President of Philanthropy
312 863 6010

Executive Advisors Overview (printable PDF)

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/people/executive-advisors/index.html

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