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September 23, 2017
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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
Steering Committee
  • John L. Anderson, President, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • John Atkinson, Managing Partner, Willis Group Holdings
  • Doug Baker, President, Northern Illinois University
  • Greg Baise, President & CEO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
  • Norm Bobins, Norman Bobins Consulting LLC
  • John Bucksbaum, CEO, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
  • Donna M. Carroll, President, Dominican University
  • Martin R. Castro, President, Castro Synergies, LLC
  • Alan H. Channing, Former President and CEO, Sinai Health System
  • 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; Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Collaboration, Aurora University; Illinois House Republican Leader (2002-2013)
  • Susan M. Crown, Chairman, Owl Creek Partners, LLP; Chairman & Founder of Susan Crown Exchange Inc.; Vice President, Henry Crown and Company
  • Fr. Brendan Curran, Priests for Justice for Immigrants, Catholic Businessmen 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
  • 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
  • Ron 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
  • Fred Hoch, Executive Chairman, Illinois Technology Association; Founder and General Partner, TechNexus Venture Collaborative
  • Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, President, DePaul University
  • Terry Howerton, Founder of TechNexus
  • Pepe Jimenez, Owner, Carnicerias Jimenez
  • Glenn Keefer, Former Owner, Keefer's Restaurant
  • 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
  • Senator Billy Lawless, Owner, The Gage, Acanto, The Dawson, and Beacon Tavern; Senator of the Irish Senate
  • Kenneth Lehman, Managing Partner, KKP Group, LLC
  • Elizabeth Lively, Former Vice President, Government and External Affairs, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)
  • Barry MacLean, CEO and Chairman of MacLean-Fogg
  • Jim McNulty, former CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Patrick M. Magoon, President and CEO, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Anna Morzy, Former President, Polish American Chamber of Commerce; Attorney, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Clare Muñana, President, Ancora Associates, Inc.
  • Sarah Pang, Executive Vice President, CNA
  • Maureen C. Pikarski, Partner, Gordon & Pikarski
  • Jose Luis Prado Becerra, President of Prado Strategic Consultants, LLC; Quaker Oats former President
  • JB Pritzker, Founder and Managing Partner, Pritzker Group
  • 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
  • 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, CEO, SamCo Enterprises, Inc.; Second Vice Chairman, Illinois Restaurant Association
  • Marc S. Schulman, President, Eli's Cheesecake Company
  • Mark Segal, Former President and CEO, The Habitat Company; Former Public Policy Committee ChairChair, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee
  • 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
  • Glenn Tilton, Retired CEO, United Airlines
  • Sam Toia, President, Illinois Restaurant Association
  • Grace Tsao-Wu, Co-Founder, Laudi Vidni
  • William A. Von Hoene, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon Corporation
  • Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Trust Corporation
  • Edward J. Wehmer, President and CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Doug 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.; Chairman, Chicago Sister Cities International Program

Carole Browe Segal, Co-founder of Crate and Barrel. President, Segal Family Foundation

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

Steering Committee

John L. Anderson, President, Illinois Institute of Technology

John Atkinson, Managing Partner, Willis Group Holdings

Doug Baker, President, Northern Illinois University

Greg Baise, President & CEO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Norman R. Bobins, Norman Bobins Consulting LLC

John Bucksbaum, CEO, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC

Donna M. Carroll, President, Dominican University

Martin R. Castro, President, Castro Synergies, LLC

Alan Channing, Former President and CEO, Sinai Health System

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; Illinois House Republican Leader (2002-2013)

Susan M. Crown, Chairman, Owl Creek Partners, LLP; Chairman and Founder of Susan Crown Exchange Inc.; Vice President and Partner of Henry Crown and Company

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

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

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

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

Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, President, DePaul University

Terry Howerton, Founder of TechNexus

Pepe Jimenez, Owner, Carnicerias Jimenez

Glenn Keefer, Former Owner, Keefer's Restaurant

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

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

Ken Lehman, Managing Partner, KKP Group, LLC

Elizabeth Lively, Former Vice President, Government and External Affairs, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)

Barry MacLean, CEO and Chairman, MacLean-Fogg

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

Jim McNulty, former CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange

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

Clare Muñana, President, Ancora Associates, Inc.

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

JB Pritzker, Founder and Managing Partner, Pritzker Group

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

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, 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 and CEO, The Habitat Company; Former Chair, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee

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

Grace Tsao-Wu, Co-Founder, Laudi Vidni

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

Frederick H. Waddell, 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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