Leadership: Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs

A coordinated effort to assess and expand Chicago’s economy, the Plan provides a set of goals, a framework for research and analysis, and strategies being implemented by a robust network of public, private, foundation, and community leaders to foster regional growth


Michael Sacks
WBC Vice Chairman, CEO of GCM Grosvenor

Glenn Tilton
WBC Executive Committee Member; Chairman, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ex Officio

Steve Koch
Deputy Mayor, The City of Chicago

Steering Committee

MarySue Barrett
Metropolitan Planning Council

Frank Beal
Metropolis Strategies

Melissa Bean 
The Executives’ Club of Chicago

Steve DeBretto
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

Ivo Daalder
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ty Fahner
The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago

Terry Mazany
The Chicago Community Trust

Theresa Mintle
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Michael H. Moskow
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Jorge Ramirez
Chicago Federation of Labor

Desiree Rogers
Choose Chicago

Julia Stasch
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Howard Tullman
1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center