CHICAGO, June 27, 2002 – Mayor Richard M. Daley today announced the appointment of J. Christopher Reyes (48) to the World Business Chicago Board of Directors. World Business Chicago is a public-private economic development organization chaired by Mayor Daley and Aon President and COO, Michael D. O’Halleran.
Reyes is Chairman of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C., a Rosemont-based food and beverage distribution company that tied for the rank as the 35th largest privately-held company in the U.S. by Forbes magazine in 2001. He joins a 23-member Board focused on leading and educating the Chicago business community in promoting the Chicago region as a global business destination.
“The addition of Chris to this distinguished group of business leaders signifies World Business Chicago’s commitment to showcasing Chicago as the ideal place to run a successful, world-class business,” said Mayor Daley. “I am confident this Board will continue to be successful in planning for the future and ensuring Chicago remains a global business destination.”
“I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to such a vital business endeavor on behalf of the Chicago region,” said Christopher Reyes. “Chicago’s central location, diverse workforce and business leadership are just a few of the reasons Reyes Holdings is located here. I am anxious to share my positive business experiences with business leaders outside of the region with the hope that one day, they too, can experience such a dynamic business community.”
The 23-member Board includes the following Chicago area business leaders:
Melvyn E. Bergstein, chairman and CEO, Diamond Cluster International, Inc.
Robert N. Burt, chairman, FMC Corporation
James Cantalupo, president and vice chairman emeritus, McDonald’s Corporation
James Crown, general partner, Henry Crown Company
Deborah L. DeHaas, managing partner, global strategic clients – midwest, Deloitte & Touche
James Dimon, chairman and CEO, Bank One Corporation
Craig J. Duchossois, CEO, Duchossois Industries
Brenda J. Gaines, president, Diner’s Club International
James E. Goodwin, retired chairman and CEO, United Airlines
Mellody Hobson, president, Ariel Capital Management
Steven C. McMillan, president and CEO, Sara Lee Corporation
James J. McNulty, president and CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
Jeff Neal, chief operating officer investment banking, Merrill Lynch
Michael H. Moskow, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Michael D. O’Halleran, president and COO, Aon Corporation
Penny S. Pritzker, chairman, Pritzker Realty Group
John Rau, chairman, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Michael W. Reschke, president and chairman, Prime Group
J. Christopher Reyes, chairman, Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.
John W. Rowe, chairman, Exelon Corporation
Patrick G. Ryan, Jr., CEO, First Look Dealer Network
Michael M. Sears, senior vice president and chief financial officer, The Boeing Company
William Wrigley, Jr., president and CEO, Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company
About World Business Chicago
World Business Chicago (WBC) is a not-for-profit economic development corporation co-chaired by Mayor Richard M. Daley and Michael D. O’Halleran, and directed by Paul O’Connor. WBC leads in marketing Chicago’s competitive advantages, coordinates business retention and attraction efforts, and seeks to enhance Chicago’s business climate by being a thought leader in economic development policy. For more information, visit www.worldbusinesschicago.com or call (312) 553-0500.