A legacy of leadership

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of more than 125 of the most influential business and civic leaders in the region. 

Board members meet quarterly to address the most pressing issues facing the Chicagoland business community. The Board of Directors works at a high level to ensure the Chamber effectively serves as the voice for Chicagoland business.

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee determines long-term goals and makes recommendations to the Board on strategic initiatives. Its members come from a wide range of industries and are some of the most influential business and civic leaders in Chicagoland. Members of the Executive Committee are selected and approved by the Board. 

View the list of Executive Committee members.

View the 2016 Senior Council.

Chairman: Bruce Lubin, Executive Managing Director and President of Illinois Commercial and Specialty Banking

Bruce Lubin is Executive Managing Director and President of CIBC’s Illinois Commercial & Specialty Banking group and a member of CIBC’s U.S. Region Executive Committee. In his role, he oversees the teams delivering commercial banking services to Illinois-based companies, as well as national companies within the Company’s Specialized Industry Groups.

Lubin held the same role with The PrivateBank, which was acquired by CIBC in June 2017. He joined The PrivateBank in 2007 and prior to that, he held the role of Executive Vice President and Head of Illinois Commercial Banking Group for LaSalle Bank, N.A., which consisted of 37 divisions. He previously was with The Exchange National Bank of Chicago. Lubin, who has over 30 years of experience in financial services, began his career in commercial lending at American National Bank of Chicago.

Lubin received both his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Connecticut. He serves as President of the American Jewish Committee in Chicago, participates on the board of Gateway for Cancer Research, Gilda’s Club of Chicago, and The Civic Consulting Alliance. He also served for many years as a board member for Stevenson High School, District 125.

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

AAA Chicago
Alicia Lyles
Regional President
ABC 7 Chicago
John Idler
President and General Manager
Adtalem Global Education

Advanced Resources
Rich Diaz
Allstate Insurance Company
Roger Odle
Field Senior Vice President
Lee Foley
Manager, U.S. Public Policy
American Airlines, Incorporated
Franco Tedeschi
Vice President
AMITA Health
Trisha Cassidy
Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Alignment and Ambulatory Services Officer
John Griffin
Co-Leader, U.S. Account Executive Practice - AON Risk Solutions, Retail
Ariel Investments, LLC
Malik Murray
Senior Vice President
AT&T Illinois
Eileen Mitchell
President, AT&T Illinois
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Thomas Walker, Jr.
Managing Partner - Illinois
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dillon Dalton
Senior Vice President - Market Executive, Metropolitan Chicago & Indiana
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
David Ritter
Stephen Ferrara
Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Beam Suntory
Dan Jensen
Sr. Director, Americas Strategy & Revenue Management
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Kevin Cassidy
President, Employer Solutions | Health Care Service Corporation
BMO Harris Bank
Laura Garcia
Managing Director, US Commercial Banking Credit, Risk & Compliance
BP America
Phil Cochrane
Senior Director State & Local Affairs – Fuels North America
Brook Furniture Rental, Incorporated
Bob Crawford
President & Chief Executive Officer
Camelot Illinois
Colin Hadden
General Manager
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Peter Govorchin
President & CEO
CBRE, Inc.
Jamie Georgas
Managing Director
CBRE/U.S. Equities Realty
Robert Wislow
Chairman - Chicago
Chicago Bears Football Club
Ted Phillips
President/Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Magazine
Diana Vdovets
Operations Director
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Rich Gamble
Senior Vice President of Operations
Bruce Lubin
Executive Managing Director and President of Illinois Commercial Banking
CIGNA Health Care
Matthew Alberico
Vice President, Sales and Account Management
Citizens Commercial Banking