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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. Rcently Executive Advisors gathered remotely for a deep dive on the global economic climate and a briefing on revitalization in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood.

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

Wilfried Aulbur

Senior Partner, Member of Supervisory Board, Roland Berger 

Carol Bernick

Chief Executive Officer, Polished Nickel Capital Management LLC

John L. Bucksbaum

Chief Executive OfficerBucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC

Jonathan C. Bunge

Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

David R. Casper

U.S. CEOBMO Financial Group

Robert M. Chapman

Chief Executive OfficerCenterPoint Properties Trust

Keating Crown

Managing PrincipalSterling Bay

Marsha Cruzan

Regional President, U.S. Bank

J. Michael Drew

Founding Principal, Structured Development, LLC

Craig J. Duchossois

Chairman & CEO, The Duchossois Group, Inc.

John Ettelson

President & CEO, William Blair & Company

Robert Frentzel

Managing Director & Co-Head of Commercial BankingCIBC 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

Ari Glass

Head of Real Estate, Mansueto Office Inc.

Michael L. Keiser

OwnerBandon Dunes Golf Resort

Steven N. Miller

Partner & Co-FounderOrigin Ventures

Charles J. Moore

Founder & PresidentThe Banc Funds

J. Marshall Peck

President, InterPark Holdings LLC

Joan Rockey

Chief Financial OfficerThe Mather Group

Katherine M. Scherer

Managing DirectorDeloitte LLP

Michael Scudder

Chairman, President & CEOFirst Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

Kristofer Swanson

Vice President and Practice Leader, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates

Scott Swanson

President, PNC Bank, Illinois 

Stephan B. Tanda

President & CEO, AptarGroup, Inc.

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: 

Rachel Roberts
Manager of Corporate Partnerships
312 863 6032

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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