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
Senior Partner, Member of Supervisory Board, Roland Berger
Chief Executive Officer, Polished Nickel Capital Management LLC
John L. Bucksbaum
Chief Executive Officer, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
David R. Casper
U.S. CEO, BMO Financial Group
Robert M. Chapman
Chief Executive Officer, CenterPoint Properties Trust
Managing Principal, Sterling Bay
Regional President, U.S. Bank
J. Michael Drew
Founding Principal, Structured Development, LLC
Craig J. Duchossois
Chairman & CEO, The Duchossois Group, Inc.
President & CEO, William Blair & Company
Managing Director & Co-Head of Commercial Banking, CIBC U.S.
John S. Gates, Jr.
Executive Chairman, TradeLane Properties, LLC
Nancy S. Gerrie
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Co-Chair, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice
Head of Real Estate, Mansueto Office Inc.
Michael L. Keiser
Owner, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Steven N. Miller
Partner & Co-Founder, Origin Ventures
Charles J. Moore
Founder & President, The Banc Funds
J. Marshall Peck
President, InterPark Holdings LLC
Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Cerity Partners LLC
Katherine M. Scherer
Managing Director, Deloitte LLP
Chairman, President & CEO, First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
Vice President and Practice Leader, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates
President, PNC Bank, Illinois
Stephan B. Tanda
President & CEO, AptarGroup, Inc.
Managing Partner, Growth Catalyst Partners
Edward J. Wehmer
Founder, President & CEO, Wintrust Financial Corp.
Theodore Weldon, III
Executive General Manager-Development, Lendlease
Executive Advisors in action at MPC!
Executive Advisor Marsha Cruzan (U.S. Bank) and Kevin Jackson of the Chicago Rehab Network at the 2018 Annual Luncheon.
MPC Senior Fellow King Harris and Executive Advisor Scott Swanson (PNC Bank, Illinois) at the 2018 Annual Luncheon.
MPC Board Member Jim Stirling and Executive Advisor Charles Moore (The Banc Funds Company, LLC) at the 2018 Annual Luncheon.
For more information on joining this exclusive group, contact:
Vice President of Philanthropy
312 863 6010
Executive Advisors Overview (printable PDF)