2006 Chicago United Year in Review

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Chicago United 2006 Year in Review

The work of Chicago United is made possible by the support of our members: Abbott Laboratories, Inc

Ernst & Young

Odell Hicks & Company

Advocate Health Care

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Peoples Energy

Aon Corporation


Prado & Renteria

Arias Information Services, LLC

Hewitt Associates


Ariel Capital Management, LLC

Hill, Taylor LLC

Primera Engineers, Ltd.

Azteca Foods, Inc.

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

Pugh, Jones, Johnson & Quandt, P.C.

Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

Rush University Medical Center

Baxter International, Inc. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Bonaparte Corporation BP Burris, Wright, Slaughter & Tom, LLC Cabrera Capital Markets, Inc. Capital Management Group Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. Chicago State University Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Tribune Company Chicago Urban League Citibank F.S.B. City Colleges of Chicago ComEd, An Exelon Company Crain’s Chicago Business Creative Printing Services Cub Foods Endow, Inc.

Hollins Group Jewel-Osco LaSalle Bank LifeSource Loop Capital Markets, LLC Macy’s Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw McDonald’s Corporation USA LLC Mesirow Financial National City Bank Illinois Neal & Leroy, LLC NJW & Associates Northern Trust Northwestern Memorial Hospital Northwestern Mutual FinancialNetwork – The Effner Financial Group

Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA) Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Sara Lee Corporation Seaway National Bank ShoreBank Corporation Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, LLP Smith Whiley & Company Synch-Solutions TeamWerks United Airlines United Building Maintenance, Inc. University of Chicago Hospitals Urban Retail Properties Company USG Corporation Washington, Pittman & McKeever, LLC Weber Shandwick WorldWide Winston & Strawn

Nuveen Investments

Board of Directors 2006 Executive Committee Raymond F. McCaskey, Chairman President & CEO Health Care Service Corporation Michael W. Lewis, Vice Chair EVP, Central District Executive Harris Albert Grace, Secretary President Loop Capital Markets Martin Cabrera, Treasurer President Cabrera Capital Markets, Inc.


Timothy R. Schwertfeger, Immediate Past Chair Chairman & CEO Nuveen Investments

Kevin B. Brookins Vice President, Customer Field Operations Exelon Corporation

John W. Rogers, Jr. Chairman & CEO Ariel Capital Management, LLC

Robert Der Partner Ernst & Young

James H. Skogsbergh President & CEO Advocate Health Care

Sandra Rand Manager, Supplier Diversity United Airlines

Larry Wahlstrom President Jewel-Osco

“…to achieve economic growth through racial diversity.” Vision from the Chairman – Raymond McCaskey The vision of Chicago United is to be the preeminent organization for energizing and focusing the expertise, commitment and influence of principal corporate and civic executives to achieve economic growth through racial diversity in business leadership and governance.

Raymond F. McCaskey Chairman, Chicago United President & CEO, Health Care Service Corporation

“...a steadfast focus on integrating diversity in today’s organizations...” Message from the President – Gloria Castillo What makes Chicago United unique from other diversity organizations? I am so often asked this question that I felt this should be both the theme of my ‘Message from the President’ this year, as well as the theme of this Year in Review. Chicago United has maintained a steadfast focus on integrating diversity in today’s organizations in the three key interrelated areas of corporate governance, executive level management or ‘the leadership pipeline,’ and multi-racial business partnerships. While you will find highlights of Chicago United’s many accomplishments on the following pages, you will also see how these programs and products are aligned with four ‘differentiators’ of approach: • Leveraging more than three decades of multi-racial senior leadership involvement • Focusing on the development of economic impact for all races • Enabling a fierce brand of constructive conversation in order to foster thought leadership • Engaging MBE executive level management and corporate executive level management to create peer-to-peer and company-tocompany relationships We believe that no other organization anywhere in the country – and certainly not anywhere within our state – can realistically claim ownership of the differentiators listed above. We also believe that all four of these are critical to our mission: sustaining diversity in the business community as a way to improve the economic fabric of the Chicago region and our nation. As you will see as you read this 2006 Year in Review, the organization owes a debt of gratitude to our chairman, Ray McCaskey. Under his leadership, we were aggressive in providing value to our members and using their support to further widen the inroads for multi-racial leaders. By doing so, we strongly believe we are providing tangible economic impact for all of Chicago’s businesses and neighborhoods. This is what makes us unique. This is also why any company that is a leader or an innovator in their market should become a member of Chicago United. Gloria Castillo President, Chicago United


2006 In Review Our many programs and products are designed to fall directly within our overall mission and provide as much value to our constituents as possible. And they all meet the objective of supporting multi-racial leadership in government, management, and partnerships. Within this greater mission are four differentiators – the four objectives that we believe set Chicago United apart and make our organization a valuable and unique part of the Chicago landscape. For this report, we have organized our 2006 programs and products to fall underneath one of the differentiators, but, as you will read, each one could be representative of any or all of what sets Chicago United apart.

Leveraging more than three decades of multi-racial senior leadership. > The Civic Model Now and for the Future.

One of the attributes that sets Chicago United apart… assuredly our greatest asset… is our membership. As you read through the list of member companies (see the inside cover of this Year in Review) and those organizations that support our efforts, you will see that Chicago United is embraced by the full fabric of our diverse city. From financial services to food & beverages. From oil & gas to orchestras. From multi-nationals to local innovators. From not-forprofits to Fortune 500s. From construction companies to educational institutions. We could go on, but the real value here is not in their differences, but in their similarities. They all understand that Chicago United is an organization that has, for many decades, brought together like-minded leaders to address the challenges of integrating diversity into corporate governance structure, the leadership pipeline and business partnerships. This takes a combination of corporate support, local insight, city planning, and academic research. It takes senior leaders and many hands. This is the value of Chicago United. That our membership is multi-dimensional, operates at the highest levels of their organizations, and has a place where their voices and ideas are heard… and strategies are implemented. And we have been doing so for more than 30 years. Today, every major cultural organization is closely looking at how they can diversify their board. It is now part of the national civic model. We believe Chicago United defined this model. While this is not solely a 2006 accomplishment, we really cannot create a Year In Review without acknowledging our members and the importance that having a combination of civic, MBE and corporate support makes.


> The Accomplishments of Our Members. We also should point out that our member companies don’t simply preach diversity; they practice it. We could go member-by-member and list out the many accomplishments of each and every one of them, but there is simply not enough room here to do so. With that in mind, however, we will point out that six Chicago United members were honored by DiversityInc in their ‘Top 50 Companies for Diversity.’ Health Care Service Corporation (4) Citigroup (27) Harris (41)

PricewaterhouseCoopers (6)

Abbott Laboratories (8)

Ernst & Young (24)

There are 50 states in the country and only 50 names on this list. The fact that six of them came from our state, let alone from Chicago United’s membership is impressive. With that in mind…

Legacy of Leadership” – Business Leaders of Color: Lesson Plan, > “A Corporate Internships and Scholarships In 2005, we produced our second Business Leaders of Color publication, which featured over forty people who have helped to make our city a rich, diverse business community. In 2006, we leveraged a selection of these leaders to help us create a lesson plan and internship program entitled ‘A Legacy of Leadership… Lessons in Leadership, Life Choices and Learning.’ The basis for this effort is the recognition that our Business Leaders of Color honorees provide inspiration to the next generation of leaders. Chicago United worked with the Chicago Public Schools and Scholarship Chicago to build on this foundation to provide unique internship and scholarship opportunities for Chicago’s high school students. Chicago United worked in conjunction with CPS to develop and administer lesson plans that culminated in an essay contest where students competed for summer internships at Chicago United member companies and for $10,000 scholarships. Two participating students won scholarships and inclusion in Scholarship Chicago’s College Bound Scholars program. Six students were placed in summer internship positions. Our ‘Legacy of Leadership’ program uses the strong combination of leaders of color and forward-thinking companies to provide tangible opportunities and business connections for minority students. Minority students that now have a greater likelihood to become tomorrow’s leaders of color. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are comments received from D’Angelo Smith regarding his time at ShoreBank: “I am having a wonderful time at ShoreBank and have done many things. I met the President and CEO of ShoreBank (former) Anne Arvia, went to the one of the Founders and Chairman, Ron Grzywinski’s, house for a garden party, met Bob Nash (a 2005 Chicago United Leader of Color) who worked with President Bill Clinton before joining the ShoreBank family and had meetings with Daryl Newell, senior vice president for Retail Banking at ShoreBank, Jan Piercy, executive vice president of ShoreBank Corporation, and Laurie Spengler, president of ShoreBank International. They have all helped me a lot in learning about being a banker. The people I worked with in HR were wonderful. I have made up my mind that I will study HR in College. Mrs. Stephanie Alley-Sharp and Mrs. Carlissa Brown gave me insight on a lot of things. I could go on and on.” – D’Angelo Smith, ‘Legacy of Leadership’ Intern

It is fair to say that the companies who participated in the program, Chicago United members, and the Business Leaders of Color had a positive impact on D’Angelo and others.


> BoardLink: A New Chicago United Initiative to Pilot in ‘07 BoardLink is an electronic referral source hosted on Chicago United’s website where… • leaders of color looking for board positions can post their availability • not-for-profit organizations in search of racially/ethically diverse board members can post their openings. Both groups will have access to search through listings, share information with each other and, most importantly, connect. The initiative will begin as a pilot program including only Chicago United members and their grantee organizations. The pilot program will be online early this year. While not technically a 2006 product, much of the work done on BoardLink occurred during 2006 and therefore should be listed among our successes. More importantly, since there is currently no similar referral source available to the city’s not-for-profit sector, BoardLink will fulfill an unmet need.

> The Chicago United James W. Compton Research Competition Designed to support the organization’s research and advocacy work, the Chicago United James W. Compton Research Competition is a national program that also honors the work of the retired chief executive officer of the Chicago Urban League, and founding member of Chicago United who dedicated 35 years of service and commitment to issues facing people of color, most notably, achieving economic parity. His achievements span more than three decades and include contributions to many groundbreaking policies and legislation. This research competition has been created for business school graduate students to contribute to the body of research bringing national attention to the impact of diversity in corporate governance, executive management and business partnerships in major corporations. The award-winning student team will be presented with a monetary award and the research study will be published and distributed at Chicago United’s annual Changing Color of Leadership Conference and Bridge Awards Dinner.


Focused on the development of economic impact for all races. Diversity Profile: A Survey of Corporate Diversity in the > Corporate Chicago Metropolitan Area The 2006 Chicago United Corporate Diversity Profile is the fourth installation of a unique tool that focuses on corporate diversity on the very highest level. This year’s profile was entitled ‘Is Chicago Ready for the Talent War?’ and revealed a need for the city’s business leaders to re-commit to a diverse leadership pipeline in order to rekindle the momentum from earlier in the millennium. Not only does the survey provide statistical data for the make up of the Board Members of Chicago Metro corporations, but we also compare this to the national levels and, based on the data Chicago United has collected in all three previous surveys, we project the future impact. In this year’s study, we used our empirical data – as well as the rate at which the city’s minority population is increasing – to pose a key question: At present rates of diversity and population percentage, when will our city’s business leadership match the make-up of our city’s workforce? In looking at the progress of the last five years, we have a reason for applause and for pause. The analysis shows the progress we have made by increasing ethnic minority representation on our boards of directors to 16% up 4.3% from five years ago. At the board and senior management level, the data within the survey and our projections uncovered a looming pipeline gap as these leaders move up the ranks.

> Chicago United’s Professional Services Model Chicago United’s Professional Services Model (PSM): A Business Management Tool for Large Corporations to Address the Problem of Limited Utilization of Minority Professional Service Firms was released at the 2004 Changing Color of Leadership Conference. Since then we have worked directly with a very forward-thinking group of corporate members to implement this model. The goal is to foster mutually beneficial relationships with local minority firms – and then measure the impact of this relationship to all involved parties. We will also be able to provide reference points for other companies looking to expand their minority supplier development programs to include professional service firms. Our PSM provides a step-by-step process to create mutually beneficial relationships. “In relation to supplier diversity, the corporate spend on professional services is critical to understand because it represents a large portion of discretionary spending outside of the supply chain.” -from the PSM position paper

When we created the PSM model, we were not content to simply provide a document and walk away. We needed to develop strategies and specific actions based on our research. We worked with companies to implement the strategies. And, to show the actual impact, we monitored its success. This leads nicely into the next product we developed…



The Chicago United Economic Development Model The Regional Economic Impact of Corporate Spending with the Minority Business Sector in the Chicago Market

There has always been plenty of evidence supporting the fact that that minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) tend to locate within and hire from minority communities far more commonly than their majorityowned counterparts. With corporate support, minority businesses can also increase the capacity of their company, enabling them to better compete for regional and national contracts, which brings in even more income to their business and, therefore, the local community. However, there is even more value here. Supporting minority businesses will, in turn: • enhance the flow of money to disadvantaged areas • increase employment and earning levels in that community • improve the property local tax base • further ignite business activity … which enhances the flow of money to disadvantaged areas But just how much? And how can you prove the value that MBE spending has on the local community… and the local economy? This is the goal of our economic development model report. To show, in hard numbers, the multiplier effect this ‘economic circle’ has on a community. In collaboration with the UIC Center of Urban Economic Development, we… a) surveyed major publicly held corporations regarding their spending in the Chicago metropolitan area, broken down by industry group b) developed an economic analysis estimating the regional impact of this spending We looked at the impact not only in terms of dollar value (direct impact + indirect impact + induced impact), but also employment impact (directly hired as a result + additional jobs through successive rounds of economic activity.) The results showed that corporate spending within the minority business sector nearly doubled in value within the Chicago metropolitan area. The employment impact was also near the 2x multiplier. We then extrapolated these figures to show how much impact – in actual dollars and employment figures – additional levels of spending would generate. Since we broke down the surveys by industry group, we were also able to create a chart showing the multiplier effect of $1 million dollars spend – in terms of dollar value and jobs generated – per industry. For example: $1 million of MBE spend for Administrative Support Services (industry code: 541) within the Chicago metropolitan area would result in… $1.92 million indirect and induced impact, as well as twenty new jobs. The full study will be released at the 2007 Changing Color of Leadership Conference. As you can imagine, this provides inspiration to senior leadership to positively impact the local economy by directing their corporate MBE spending. Here again, Chicago United was not content to create a research paper and assume others will take the reins. To spur investment in local MBEs, Chicago United is leveraging our Economic Development Model with Chicago-based corporations. By working with our corporate citizens, we can show them the greater impact their MBE spending will have on Chicago’s overall economy when they work harder to spend more of the funds locally. In order to facilitate the effort, we are creating partnerships with resource organizations where our strategic initiatives and missions are in alignment.


Enabling a fierce brand of constructive conversation in order to foster thought leadership. > Chicago United Race and Business Forums The Race and Business Forums are Chicago United’s signature event. The purpose of our Race and Business Forums is to provide a structured discussion on topics of both interest and contention to our community. We believe they could not take place anywhere other than Chicago United. The 2006 Race & Business Forums three-part series focused on Chicago’s role as a global city. Entitled Chicago: A Global City, A Global Perspective on Diversity, the series was hosted by Northern Trust on March 10, April 7, and May 4 and moderated by Joycelyn Winnecke – associate managing editor, national news, Chicago Tribune. They were aired on CAN-TV, Channel 21 throughout the fall. Plus, the members of Chicago United’s CEO and Leaders Councils were provided with complimentary DVDs to share with their companies and boards. We believe that by having a forthright exploration of the greater issues of diversity, as well as providing a forum where those creating the policies and those affected by them can meet to discuss impact, we can gain deep insights into what might be necessary to move forward. The impressive list of panelists recounted their own experiences, discussed the presented topics, and answered specific questions from Chicago United’s constituent members and guests. This year’s topics included: • What corporations are looking for when considering moving to Chicago and the positive effects of diversity and inclusion on a city’s status as a global player. • The importance of diversity when pursuing a city’s global status and trans-border economic relationships. • How we can leverage our city’s diversity successes to increase overall vitality and ensure the continued growth of our minority businesses. We look forward to an even greater number of Chicago United members coming to our Race and Business Forums in 2007 and encourage them to bring guests from their business network and community.

“A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue.” – Truman Capote


> Chicago United Employee Network Group Summits The annual Chicago United Employee Network Group (ENG) Summits are also designed to create an open forum, but focus more specifically on enabling ethnic/racial employee network groups of Chicago area companies to share best practices. Here again, we believe these sessions promote a positive interaction between those who help improve Chicago’s standing as a leader in diversity – as well as underline Chicago United’s unique mission and value. The 2006 ENG Summits were a three-part series developed by Judy Mathews, president, Community Interface, and facilitated by Guy Summers, president of The Farrell Group, LLC. Summit I, “How to Sustain Employee Network Group Membership” was hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Summit II, “Diversity’s Competitive Advantage: Perspectives from the Trenches” and Summit III, “Empowering ENG Officers” were hosted by Aon. The year’s final summit explored the overall theme of “relationship building” which shows our understanding that events such as these need to be used to promote more than an open discussion, but lead to connections that can put the theories into action. By connecting like-minded people and organizations, we can help start business relationships that might not have otherwise begun. The ENG Summits are open to both Chicago United members and non-members and are free of charge.

> CEO Breakfasts and Leaders Luncheons Not all of Chicago United’s sessions are open to the public or even to the greater Chicago United membership. There is a reason for this. Sometimes, when doors are closed and cameras are off, people feel more free to openly discuss the real issues they are facing, ask questions that aren’t so politically correct, and offer suggestions in a trust-filled environment that they might never offer in an open forum. Suggestions that might just be the beginning of the solution. “Agitation is necessary for progress.” - Frederick Douglass

This is why Chicago United hosts closed-door sessions, including: Leadership Luncheons – three times annually, open only to Chicago United members CEO Strategy Breakfasts – also three times annually, open only to members of the Chicago United CEO Council Our goal for all these sessions is to foster constructive conversation around our mission of closing the gap between race and business. We also have seen proof that putting our city’s leaders into a room together does more than create workable solutions for moving forward, it helps forge relationships that are far greater than the sum of the parts. And builds bridges to even greater solutions.

Which brings us to our next differentiator…


Building peer-to-peer and company-to-company relationships. 3rd Annual Changing Color of Leadership Conference and > The Bridge Awards Dinner.

Aligning Strategic Priorities: A Framework for Multiracial Leadership Development The conference title provides insight into the purpose of the event and how well it matches Chicago United’s mission. Yet it it only provides a glimpse into the excitement experienced and value received by those who attended. The Changing Color of Leadership Conference and Bridge Awards Dinner are more than a celebration of those who championed diversity within the Chicago business community… they are excellent opportunities to meet many of Chicago’s influentials, make critical connections, exchange information, and build new relationships.

In short: This conference is quickly becoming one of the preeminent places to be and to be seen, especially when your company or organization is developing multi-racial leadership. The 2006 Conference, which took place on November 16, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, attracted more than 650 people, which was a significant increase from 2005 and shows a steady trend upwards since inception. We expect even greater growth in 2007 when we introduce the next class of Business Leaders of Color honorees. Member commitment to providing a great conference elicits comments such as: “I go to many of these events each year, all around the world, and this was one of the best.” “The workshops were great. There was so much energy.” “I brought others from my office to the conference and dinner and they were very impressed. The workshops were very insightful. This was one of the best dinners I have been to ever.” “After attending the workshops, I am ever more inspired to expand my business.”


Here is a brief schedule of events: • Welcome Breakfast and Plenary Session with opening remarks by Henry Cisneros, chairman, CityView, LLC. The Guest Speaker was Patricia S. Bellinger, director BP Leadership Academy

• Engaging panel-discussion format workshops throughout the day – facilitated by recognized leaders and experts in the field of diversity.

Track I: Strategies for Minority Business Enterprises Track II: Multiracial Leadership Development in Major Corporations Track III: Leading Innovation: Trends in Supplier Diversity Management • Corporate Diversity Profile Luncheon with the theme of ‘Global Models of Leadership Development.‘ The Guest Speaker was Russel P. Fradin, chairman and chief executive officer, Hewitt Associates.

• Closing Session – The Guest Speaker was Virginia A. Clarke, partner, Global Diversity and Real Estate Practice, SpencerStuart

• Pre Dinner Networking Reception • Bridge Awards Dinner with a Keynote Address by Bernard Shaw, principal anchor, CNN (1980-2001). The welcome was provided by Cheryl Burton, ABC7 News and we were thrilled to have Opening

Remarks from Mayor Richard Daley. Followed by Bridge Advocate

Award: John W. Rogers, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Ariel Capital Management and Chicago Bridge Award: James Skinner, vice chairman and chief executive officer, McDonald’s Corporation.

We created a compelling conference that attracted and engaged an

unparalleled level of leaders from our community and beyond. We earned

sponsorship support from a wide array of Chicago’s most respected

corporations. A special thanks here to BP for being our Presenting Sponsor.

But most importantly, we connected a wide group of leaders and experts in a place where they shared best practices and formed relationships.

We look forward to an even more successful event next year, and to

seeing you, your associates and your guests, at the Sheraton Chicago

Hotel & Towers on November 15, 2007, for the 4th Annual Changing Color of Leadership Conference and Bridge Awards Dinner.


> The Unique Civic Model of Chicago United. Prior in this Year In Review, we outlined the range of companies and

organizations that supported Chicago United – and the value of this to our efforts.

We’d like to further this point under the auspices of our ‘relationship building’ differentiator.

Had you attended our Bridge Awards Conference and Dinner (or any of our events for that matter) you would have seen an interesting and unique occurrence: leaders of majority companies and MBEs working together within our organization as peers.

This is not by chance, but by design. Chicago United’s By Laws provide full membership benefits to both MBEs and majority corporations. We have been doing this for so long that it almost seems obvious why this is important and, yet, it also sets us apart from many other diversity organizations.

This allows leaders from both types of companies to work together to develop programs and solve issues, but most importantly it enables relationship building in every dimension: racially, corporation size, industry, supply chain, seniority, etc.

We see these connections made at every event and we appreciate that these connections provide the greatest proof of Chicago United’s value… both to the city’s ability to be a leader in diversity as well as Chicago United’s ability to provide direct value to our member companies.


> Growth in membership and overall attendance. 2006 saw a dramatic net increase in our membership (more than 15% above 2005 levels*) and an even more dramatic increase in overall attendance at our CEO Council and Leaders Council meetings, our Race and Business forums, the Employee Network Group Summits, the Bridge Awards Conference and Dinner. Why do we think we have been so successful in attracting members and attendees? The key reason is the active and dedicated participation of our member companies and their most senior level officers. The rest of the reasons can be found throughout this Year In Review. We look forward to continuing these upward trends – and enhancing the value we bring to Chicago and our members – throughout 2007. But we cannot do it without your support.

Current member companies… We ask for increased commitment in terms of individuals involved and attendance at a greater number of events. Other eminent companies… Please join us. You will become part of a greater solution and will reap the benefits of belonging to an organization that provides direct value to its members. Business and community leaders… Attend one of our open events or consider helping us with one of our many initiatives. We look forward to your active involvement.

* Net membership has increased by more than 35% since 2003.


> Chicago United 2006 Leaders Awards 2006 MVP Most Valuable Partner:

Margaret D. Laney, General Manager, Public & Government Affairs Midwest United States, BP America Inc. 2006 Organizational Visionary:

Sandra Rand, Manager, Supplier Diversity, United Airlines 2006 Business Leaders Program Champion:

Eric Strickland, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust 2006 Chicago United Ambassador:

Doris Salomón Chagin, Community Affairs Director - Midwest US, BP America Inc. 2006 Chicago United Benefactor:

David Rudd, Vice President, Weber Shandwick Worldwide 2006 Chicago United Benefactor:

Glenn Eden, Vice President, Weber Shandwick Worldwide 2006 Organizational Visionary Honorable Recognition: Darryl Tom, Partner, Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP

2006 Business Leaders Program Champion Honorable Recognition:

• Angie Robinson, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago • Lisa A. Rowe, Senior Vice President, Aon Corporation

• Phillip W. Styles, Manager Supplier Diversity, Aon Corporation

• Andrés T. Tapia, Chief Diversity Officer/Emerging Workforce Solutions Leader, Hewitt Associates LLC • Roxanne Ward, Vice President & Corporate Liaison, Ariel Capital Management • Joset Wright, Vice President, The Hollins Group

• Manuel Blanco, Financial Representative, The Effner Financial Group, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 2006 Chicago United Ambassador Honorable Recognition:

• Beverly Huckman, Associate Vice President for Equal Opportunity, Rush University Medical Center • Jim Robinson, Manager of Revenue Assurance, Peoples Energy

• Chris Rosenthal, Director, Corporate Human Resources & Organizational Diversity, USG Corporation • Andrea Schwartz, Senior Publicity Manager / Chicago Region, Macy’s • Fred H. Seigman, President, Siegman Consulting Services, Ltd.

• Mark Urquhart, Vice President of Support Services, The University of Chicago Hospitals 2006 Chicago United Benefactor Honorable Recognition:

• Jeff Dorsey, Director, Planning & Operations, Chicago Tribune • Gail C. Saracco, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

• Bill Sharp, Corporate Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

• Tyronne Stoudemire, Senior Operations Manager for Global Diversity & Inclusion, Hewitt Associates LLC • John P. Pascente, Managing Director, Cabrera Capital Markets, Inc.


Address: 300 East Randolph Street Mail: 11 East Pedway Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-5083

Phone: 312-977-3060 Fax: 312-977-3089 www.chicago-united.org

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