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This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Association space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Manager of the Office of the CEO of Obama Foundation
Aditi oversees the Office of the CEO at the Obama Foundation, where she directly supports the CEO’s vision, manages strategy and operations, and motivates cross-functional teams to achieve the mission of the Obama Foundation to inspire, empower, and connect people to change their world. Previously, Aditi served as Coalitions Finance Director for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in 2016, and President Obama’s White House LGBT and AAPI Liaison. She brings a background of fundraising, political strategy, and constituency outreach and communications. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and resides in Chicago.
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About Obama Foundation: The Obama Foundation is a start-up for citizenship and an ongoing project for people to shape, together, what it means to be a good citizen.
Founder & CEO of CampfireSocial
Erica is a 20yr veteran in the market intelligence and strategy space, specifically working for Kraft, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, and MillerCoors. In 2015, she started her own consultancy, where she gained consumer packaged goods (CPG) clients such as Dude Wipes, Weber Grill, Pharmavite, among others and she consulted for Freeman and GES. While consulting, she worked directly with trade & professional association c-suite executives and board members on strategic planning efforts, event innovation, restructuring trade events, and figuring out ways to diversify revenue streams. During this time, Erica embarked on her first technology startup, Pet Gotcha Day!, which continues to service over 3,000 shelters throughout the US and Canada. In January 2020, she worked directly for Freeman as the Strategy Director until her departure in August 2020 to launch CampfireSocial.
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About CampfireSocial, Greenlight Insights: CampfireSocial is a social network and e-commerce SaaS platform designs for industry verticals and organizations.
CEO of CPUrx
CEO & Founder of CPURX, a high tech firm that solves meaningful business problems related to computers, networks, and the internet.
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About CPUrx, Forum Coworking: We believe trust is the foundation for building long-term partnerships.
Michael P. Murray
CEO of Covenant Security Services
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About Covenant Security Services: Covenant Security Services operates as a security firm.
President & CEO of HIMSS
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About HIMSS: HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).
President & CEO of The Chicago Community Trust
Terry Mazany is president and chief executive officer for The Chicago Community Trust. In 2004, Mazany was appointed as the fifth chief executive officer in the Trust’s history. Mazany has risen through the ranks, serving as chief operating officer and as director and senior program officer for the Education Initiative where he led the design and implementation of the Trust’s initial $50 million, five-year commitment to improvement in Chicago schools. In addition, Mazany recently concluded his tenure as the interim chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, a district of more than 400,000 students and over 650 schools with a budget of $6 billion. He was appointed to this position in November of 2010 by Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley to provide leadership for the nation’s third largest school district until a new mayor was elected. In response to the economic recession and an invitation from Mayor Daley of Chicago, Mazany helped organize and lead the Recovery Partnership involving over 50 foundations to support the distribution of over $1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in Chicago. Mazany is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Council on Foundations. A member of the National Assessment Governing Board since 2012, he was named as its chair by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in 2014. He served as past chair of its Community Foundation Leadership Team representing the nation’s 700 community foundations, and a member of the Diversity in Philanthropy Project. Mazany came to the Trust from a distinguished career in public school administration, working in districts across the country including Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Oakland, and San Francisco. Mazany received a Masters in Anthropology and a Masters in Business Administration, with an emphasis on organizational change, from the University of Arizona. Preceding his work in the public sector, Mazany enjoyed his first career as an archaeologist and dendrochronologist — using tree-ring chronologies to date human settlements and develop past climate records.
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About The Chicago Community Trust: The Chicago Community Trust helps nonprofit organizations.
CEO of American Marketing Association
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About American Marketing Association: American Marketing Association is a professional association for marketing professionals.
CEO of Jacobson Group
Gregory Jacobson serves as the Chief Executive Officer at The Jacobson Group.
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About Jacobson Group: Jacobson Group has been connecting organizations with insurance professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent
CEO, Founder of CLATech, LLC
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About CLATech, LLC: Milti-platform development company. Main focus of CLATech, LLC is web application development.
Founder & CEO of Great Black Speakers
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About Great Black Speakers: Great Black Speakers Bureau is a speakers’ bureau.