A Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs

World Business Chicago has coordinated the creation of a plan for economic growth and jobs for Chicago. The plan was led by the WBC Board and a Steering Committee representing a broad spectrum of the Chicago community. In addition to the leadership of WBC and the Steering Committee, the plan was supported by a leading public policy institute and a prominent business services firm. This leadership team worked closely with representatives from the Mayor’s office and engaged members of the City Council and other public officials and institutions.

Throughout the creation of the plan, the team worked to create a process that included numerous interviews with local stakeholders, roundtable discussions and is now open for public input.

The Economic Growth Plan leadership team is:


Tony Anderson
WBC Executive Committee Member, Ernst & Young

Michael Sacks
WBC Vice Chairman, Grosvenor Capital Management , LP

Glenn Tilton
WBC Executive Committee Member, JPMorgan Chase, United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Ex Officio

Mark Angelson
Deputy Mayor, The City of Chicago

Steering Committee

MarySue Barrett
Metropolitan Planning Council

Frank Beal
Metropolis Strategies

Melissa Bean 
The Executives' Club of Chicago

Ty Fahner
Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago

Terry Mazany 
Chicago Community Trust

Michael H. Moskow
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Jorge Ramirez
Chicago Federation of Labor

Juan Rangel
United Neighborhood Organization

Bruce V. Rauner
Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau

Jerry Roper
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Julia Stasch
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Joyce Shanahan
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

Kevin Willer
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

Andrea Zopp
Chicago Urban League

World Business Chicago Board Members

Rahm Emanuel
WBC Chairman, Mayor, City of Chicago

Michael Sacks
WBC Vice-Chairman, CEO, Grosvenor Capital Management L.P.

Anthony K. Anderson
Vice Chair and Midwest Managing Partner 
Ernst & Young LLP

Jeff Aronin
Chairman and CEO
Paragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

James Bell
Executive Vice President, Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer
The Boeing Company

Norman Bobins
The Private Bank

Marshall Bouton
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Bill Brodsky
Chairman and CEO
Chicago Board of Options Exchange

Greg Brown
Chairman and CEO
Motorola Solutions

Debra Cafaro
Chairman and CEO
Ventas, Inc.

James S. Crown
Henry Crown and Company

Deborah DeHaas
Vice Chairman, Midwest Regional Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

Craig J. Duchossois
The Duchossois Group

Terrence Duffy
CME Group

Donald Edwards
Managing Principal
Flexpoint Ford LLC

George Farr
Sr. Executive Vice President
Veolia Environnement & Veolia Environmental Services, North America

James T. Glerum
Civic Consulting Alliance

Antonio Gracias
Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Valor Equity Partners

Daniel M. Hamburger
President and CEO
DeVry Inc.

Mellody Hobson
Ariel Investments

Mark S. Hoplamazian
President and CEO
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Steve Koch
Vice Chairman
Credit Suisse

Paul A. Laudicina
Managing Officer and Chairman of the Board
A.T. Kearney

Eric Lefkofsky
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Groupon
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Sam Mencoff
Madison Dearborn Partners

Michael H. Moskow
Former President
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Vice Chairman, Senior Fellow for the Global Economy
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Thomas F. Motamed
Chairman and CEO

Michael D. O'Halleran
Executive Chairman
Aon Benfield Corporation

William A. Osborn
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Northwestern University

Hank Paulson
Former Secretary
United States Department of the Treasury

J.B. Pritzker
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
The Pritzker Group 

Bruce V. Rauner

Jim Reynolds
Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Loop Capital

Desiree Rogers
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc

John W. Rowe
Chairman and CEO
Exelon Corp.

Pat Ryan, Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Incisent Technologies

Muneer A. Satter
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

James Skogsbergh
President and CEO
Advocate Health Care

Jeffery Smisek
President and CEO
United Continental Holdings, Inc.

David B. Speer
Chairman and CEO
Illinois Tool Works

David P. Storch
Chairman and CEO
AAR Corporation

Glenn Tilton
Chairman of the Midwest
JPMorgan Chase

Charles A. Tribbett III
Managing Director
Russell Reynolds Associates

Byron Trott
Founder and Managing Partner
BDT Capital Partners LLC

Glen E. Tullman

Gregory D. Wasson
President and CEO
Walgreen Co.

Thomas J. Wilson
Chairman, President and CEO
Allstate Corporation

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