Choose Chicago Board of Directors

Board and Commission Details

Term

3 year terms

Senate Confirmation

No

Composition

The Authority shall enter into a marketing agreement with a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Chicago and recognized by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as a certified local tourism and convention bureau entitled to receive State tourism grant funds, provided the bylaws of the organization establish a board of the organization that is comprised of 35 members serving 3-year staggered terms, including the following: (1) no less than 8 members appointed by the Mayor of Chicago, to include: (A) a Chair of the board of the organization appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago from among the business and civic leaders of Chicago who are not engaged in the hospitality business or who have not served as a member of the Board or as chief executive officer of the Authority; and (B) 7 members from among the cultural, economic development, or civic leaders of Chicago; (2) the chairperson of the interim board or Board of the Authority, or his or her designee; (3) a representative from the department in the City of Chicago that is responsible for the operation of Chicago-area airports; (4) a representative from the department in the City of Chicago that is responsible for the regulation of Chicago-area livery vehicles; (5) at least 1, but no more than: (A) 2 members from the hotel industry; (B) 2 members representing Chicago arts and cultural institutions or projects; (C) 2 members from the restaurant industry; (D) 2 members employed by or representing an entity responsible for a trade show; (E) 2 members representing unions; (F) 2 members from the attractions industry; and (6) 7 members appointed by the Governor, including the Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, ex officio, as well as 3 members from the hotel industry and 3 members representing Chicago arts and cultural institutions or projects.

Chair

Glenn Eden

Authority

70 ILCS 210/5.6


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Eden, Glenn Mayor of Chicago Business and Civic Leader of Chicago Chair
Gardner, Marilynn Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Vice Chair
Mason, Michelle Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Treasurer
Blunk, Jay Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Secretary
Bethke, Jeff Statute Member Chair of the MPEA
Duarte, Lisa Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
De Orio, Catherine Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Escareno, Rosa Mayor of Chicago Representative from Chicago Deptartment responsible for the regulation of livery vehicles Member
Fassnacht, Michael Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Gamble, Richard Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Jaco, Ayesha Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Jacobson, Michael MPEA Hotel Industry Member
Johnston, Arthur Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Stark, Liz MPEA Restaurant Industry Member
Mickelson, Jerry Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Perinar, Gary MPEA Unions Member
Razumich-Zec, Maria MPEA Hotel Industry Member
Reiter Jr., Robert MPEA Unions Member
Rhee, Jamie Statute Representative from Department in Chicago responsible for airports Member
Rondeau, James MPEA Attractions Industry Member
Sahs, Meg MPEA Restaurant Industry Member
Salazar, Myrna MPEA Attractions Industry Member
Salgado, Juan Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Sanchez, Manny Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Shi, Rebecca Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Sims, Alexandra MPEA Chicago Arts and Cultural Projects Member
Strautmanis, Michael Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Trrantino-Dean, Christie MPEA Chicago Arts and Cultural Projects Member
Toia, Sam MPEA Restaurant Industry Member
Wells, John MPEA Restaurant Industry Member
Wright, Nykia Mayor of Chicago Cultural, Economic, or Civic leader of Chicago Member
Ziegler, Elizabeth MPEA Chicago Arts and Cultural Projects Member
Vacant 09/10/2024 Governor Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; his or her designee Member
Grondin, Nina 09/14/2024 09/14/2021 Governor Hotel Industry Member
Montoya, Evelia Rodriguez 09/08/2024 09/08/2021 Governor Chicago Arts and Cultural Projects Member
Hatton, Patrick 09/08/2024 09/08/2021 Governor Hotel Industry Member
Humphrey, Chevy 11/01/2024 11/01/2021 Governor Chicago Arts and Cultural Projects Member Cook
Griffith, Devin D. 03/28/2025 05/24/2024 Governor Hotel Industry Member
Thomas, Cherryl 09/08/2024 09/08/2021 Governor Chicago Arts and Cultural Projects Member