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November 19, 2019
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IBIC Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee members leverage their position as business and civic leaders to promote the message that comprehensive federal immigration reform is the right path forward for the Illinois economy and Illinois communities.

Co-Chairs
  • John W. Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation
  • Samuel C. Scott III, Former CEO, Corn Products International Inc.; Chairman, Chicago Sister Cities International Program
  • Carole Browe Segal, Co-founder, Crate and Barrel
  • Dave Bender, Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois
  • Raul Raymundo, CEO, The Resurrection Project
  • Joshua Hoyt, Executive Director, Partnership for New Americans
  • Todd Maisch, CEO & President, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • William C. Kunkler, III, Executive Vice President-Operations of CC Industries, Inc.
  • Dr. Mohammed Zaher Sahloul, President and Partner, Pulmonary Consultants, SC
  • Martin P. Slark, Vice Chairman and CEO, Molex
Steering Committee
  • John Atkinson, Managing Partner, Willis Group Holdings
  • Greg Baise, President & CEO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
  • Melisa Bell, General Manager, Montale Gardens
  • Norman R. Bobins, President, Norman Bobins Consulting LLC
  • John Bucksbaum, CEO, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
  • Linda Walker Bynoe, President and CEO, Telemat LTD
  • Donna M. Carroll, President, Dominican University
  • Martin R. Castro, President, Castro Synergies, LLC & Interim President, La Casa
  • Alan H. Channing, Former President and CEO, Sinai Health System; Principal, Channing Consulting Group
  • Steven Collens, CEO, MATTER
  • Dan Costello, Home Run Inn Restaurant Group
  • Alan W. Cramb, President, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Tom Cross, Senior Consultant, Culloton Strategies; Former Illinois House Republican Leader; Volunteer Chairman, Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Susan M. Crown, Chairman, Owl Creek Partners, LLP; Chairman & Founder of Susan Crown Exchange Inc.; Vice President, Henry Crown and Company
  • Fr. Brendan Curran, Catholic Businesses for Immigration Reform
  • Jaime di Paulo, Executive Director, Little Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Craig J. Duchossois, CEO, The Duchossois Group
  • Omar Duque, President & CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois
  • Hon. Jim Edgar, Former Governor, State of Illinois
  • Ezequiel Flores, Founder/CEO, Flying Concessions
  • Craig Freedman, President and CEO, Freedman Seating Company
  • Sarah Frey-Talley, President and CEO, Frey Farms
  • Juan Gaytan, President, Monterrey Security
  • Ronald J. Gidwitz, Co-Founder, GCG Partners
  • Chris Gladwin, CEO and Co-Founder, Ocient; Founder, Cleversafe
  • Larry J. Goodman, MD, CEO, Rush University Medical Center
  • Marc J. Gordon, President & CEO, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Scott Grams, Executive Director, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
  • Richard Guebert Jr., President, Illinois Farm Bureau
  • Dr. Troy D. Hammond, President, North Central College
  • Mark Harris, President & CEO, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
  • Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments, LLC
  • Fred Hoch, Executive Chairman, Illinois Technology Association; Founder and General Partner, TechNexus Venture Collaborative
  • Terry Howerton, Founder of TechNexus
  • Pepe Jimenez, Owner, Carnicerias Jimenez
  • Glenn Keefer, Former Owner, Keefer's Restaurant; Risk Management Consultant, Heil & Kay Insurance
  • Christopher G. Kennedy, Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, University of Illinois; Founder and Chairman, Top Box Foods
  • Juliana Kerr, Director, Global Cities and Immigration, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois
  • Linnea Kooistra, Owner and Partner, Kooistra Farms
  • Senator Billy Lawless, Owner, The Gage, Acanto, The Dawson, and Beacon Tavern; Senator of the Irish Senate
  • Kenneth Lehman, Managing Partner, KKP Group, LLC
  • Barry MacLean, CEO and Chairman of MacLean-Fogg
  • David MacNeil, President & CEO, Weathertech
  • Patrick M. Magoon, President and CEO, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Jim McNulty, former CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Director, Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Arthur Zayas Miller, President and CEO, MZI Group, Inc.
  • Anna Morzy, Former President, Polish American Chamber of Commerce; Attorney, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bersen & Loewy, LLP
  • Clare Muñana, President, Ancora Associates, Inc.
  • Harsh Muthal, Chairman & CEO, AmLED Technologies Inc.
  • Sarah Pang, Executive Vice President, CNA
  • Maureen C. Pikarski, Partner, Gordon & Pikarski
  • Jose Luis Prado Becerra, Evans Food Group CEO; Former President of Quaker Foods - North America at Pepsico; President, Prado Strategic Consultants
  • Anne Pramaggiore, President, Exelon Corporation
  • Governor JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois
  • Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman of PSP Capital and 38th Secretary of Commerce
  • Deborah Quazzo, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, GSV Acceleration
  • Ken Raskin, Former Chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association and owner of Manny's deli
  • Hedy Ratner, Co-Founder, President Emeritus, and Consultant, Women's Business Development Center
  • John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments
  • Mark Segal, Former President & CEO, The Habitat Company; Former Chair, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee; Senior Vice President, Optima
  • Ellen Rudnick, Sr. Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Jesse Ruiz, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Michael Sacks, Chairman and CEO of Grosvenor Capital Management and Vice-Chairman of World Business Chicago
  • Jos Saldana, Former President and CEO of Bibas Global; General Director, Gino's East Mexico
  • Sam Sanchez, Co-Owner, SamCo; Executive Committee, Illinois Restaurant Association
  • Marc S. Schulman, President, Eli's Cheesecake Company
  • Todd Siwak, CEO, Ferrara Candy Company
  • Byron Spruell, President of League Operations, NBA; Former Vice Chairman and Chicago Managing Principal, Deloitte LLP
  • Sergio Suarez, President, North American Institute for Mexican Advancement
  • Scott C. Swanson, Regional President, PNC Bank, Illinois
  • Glenn Tilton, Retired CEO, United Airlines
  • Sam Toia, President, Illinois Restaurant Association
  • William A. Von Hoene, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon Corporation
  • Frederick H. Waddell, Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Trust Corporation
  • Edward J. Wehmer, retired President and CEO, Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Doug L. Whitley, Immediate Past President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • AJ Wilhelmi, CEO, Illinois Health and Hospital System
  • Maryjane A. Wurth, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, American Hospital Association; CEO and President, Health Forum
  • Sam Yagan, CEO, ShopRunner, Inc.

IBIC Steering Committee Co-Chairs

John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation

Samuel C. Scott III, Former Chief Executive Officer, Corn Products International, Inc. (now Ingredion)

Carole Browe Segal, Co-founder of Crate and Barrel

Dave Bender, Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois

Raul Raymundo, CEO, The Resurrection Project

Joshua Hoyt, Executive Director, National Partnership for New Americans

Todd Maisch, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

William C Kunkler, III, Executive Vice President-Operations of CC Industries, Inc. 

Mohammed Zaher Sahloul, President and Partner, Pulmonary Consultants, SC

Martin P. Slark, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Molex

Steering Committee

Nicki Anderson, President and CEO, Naperville Chamber of Commerce

John Atkinson, Managing Partner, Willis Group Holdings

Greg Baise, retired President & CEO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Melisa Bell, General Manager, Montale Gardens

Lawrence Benito, CEO/Executive Director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Norman R. Bobins, Norman Bobins Consulting LLC

John Bucksbaum, CEO, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC

Linda Walker Bynoe, President and CEO, Telemat LTD

Donna M. Carroll, President, Dominican University

Martin R. Castro, President, Castro Synergies, LLC & Interim President, La Casa

Alan Channing, Former President and CEO, Sinai Health System; Principal, Channing Consulting Group

Steven Collens, CEO, MATTER

Dan Costello, President, Home Run Inn Restaurant Group

Alan W. Cramb, President, Illinois Institute of Technology

Tom Cross, Senior Consultant, Culloton Strategies; Former Illinois House Republican Leader; Volunteer Chairman, Illinois Board of Higher Education

Susan M. Crown, Chairman, Owl Creek Partners, LLP; Chairman & Founder, Susan Crown Exchange Inc.; Vice President & Partner, Henry Crown & Co.

Father Brendan Curran, Catholic Businesses for Immigration Reform

Jaime di Paulo, Executive Director, Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Craig J. Duchossois, CEO, The Duchossois Group

Omar Duque, President & CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois

Hon. Jim Edgar, Former Governor, State of Illinois

Ezequiel (Zeke) Flores, Founder/CEO, Flying Concessions

Craig Freedman, President and CEO, Freedman Seating Company

Mark Frey, Amita CEO

Sarah Frey-Talley, President and CEO, Frey Farms

Juan Gaytan, President, Monterrey Security

Ronald J. Gidwitz, Co-Founder, GCG Partners

Chris Gladwin, CEO & CO-Founder, Ocient; Founder, Cleversafe

José L. González, Owner, J.L. González Produce, Inc.

Larry J. Goodman, MD, CEO, Rush University Medical Center

Marc J. Gordon, President & CEO, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association

Scott Grams, Executive Director, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

Richard Guebert Jr., President, Illinois Farm Bureau

Bertha Garcia, Owner, Supermercados El Guero

Dr. Troy D. Hammond, President, North Central College

Mark Harris, President & CEO, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments, LLC

Fred Hoch, Executive Chairman, Illinois Technology Association; Founder and General Partner, TechNexus Venture Collaborative

Terry Howerton, Founder of TechNexus

Lupe & Pepe Jimenez, Owners, Carnicerias Jimenez

Glenn Keefer, Former Owner, Keefer's Restaurant; Risk Management Consultant, Heil & Kay Insurance

Christopher G. Kennedy, Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, University of Illinois; Founder and Chairman, Top Box Foods

Juliana Kerr, Director, Global Cities and Immigration, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois

Linnea Kooistra, Owner and Partner, Kooistra Farms

Senator Billy Lawless, Owner, The Dearborn Tavern, The Gage, Acanto, Beacon Tavern; Senator, Irish Senate

Ken Lehman, Managing Partner, KKP Group, LLC

Barry MacLean, CEO and Chairman, MacLean-Fogg

David MacNeil, President and CEO, Weathertech

Patrick M. Magoon, President and CEO, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Jim McNulty, former CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Director, Children’s Memorial Hospital

Arthur Zayas Miller, President and CEO, MZI Group, Inc.

Anna Morzy, Former President, Polish American Chamber of Commerce; Attorney, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bersen & Loewy, LLP

Clare Muñana, President , Ancora Associates, Inc.

Harsh Muthal, Chairman and CEO, AmLED Technologies Inc.

Michael O’Grady, Chairman and CEO, Northern Trust Coporation

Sarah Pang, Executive Vice President, CNA

Maureen C. Pikarski, Esq., Partner, Gordon and Pikarski

Jose Luis Prado Becerra, Former President of Quaker Foods - North America at Pepsico, President, Prado Strategic Consultants

Anne Pramaggiore, Chairman and CEO, Exelon Corporation

Governor JB Pritzker,  Governor, State of Illinois

Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman of PSP Capital and 38th Secretary of Commerce

Deborah Quazzo, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, GSV Acceleration

Ken Raskin, Former Chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association and owner of Manny's Deli

Hedy Ratner, Co-founder & President Emeritus, Women's Business Development Center

John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments

Ellen Rudnick, Sr. Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jesse Ruiz, Deputy Governor of Illinois; Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Michael Sacks, Chairman and CEO of Grosvenor Capital Management and Vice-Chairman of World Business Chicago

Jos Saldana, Former President and CEO of Bibas Global; General Director, Gin's East Mexico

Sam Sanchez, Co-Owner, SamCo, Executive Committee, Illinois Restaurant Association

Marc S. Schulman, President, Eli's Cheesecake Company

Mark Segal, Former President & CEO, The Habitat Company; Former Chair, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee; Senior Vice President, Optima

Todd Siwak, CEO, Ferrara Candy Company

Byron Spruell, President of League Operations, NBA; Former Vice Chairman and Chicago Managing Principal, Deloitte LLP

Sergio Suarez, President, North American Institute for Mexican Advancement

Scott C. Swanson, Regional President, PNC Bank, Illinois

Glenn Tilton, Retired CEO, United Airlines

Sam Toia, President, Illinois Restaurant Association

William Von Hoene, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon Corporation

Frederick H. Waddell, Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Trust Corporation

Edward J. Wehmer, President and CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation

Doug L. Whitley, Immediate Past President & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

AJ Wilhelmi, CEO, Illinois Health and Hospital System

Maryjane A. Wurth, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, American Hospital Association; CEO and President, Health Forum

Sam Yagan, CEO, Shoprunner, Inc.


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