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Chicago United Anniversary Gala NOVEMBER 2, 2018

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HILTON CHICAGO

PRESENTED BY


Steering Committee

Steve Austin Regional Director-Great Lakes Region Morgan Stanley

Darrel Hackett President BMO Wealth Management - U.S.

Anne R. Pramaggiore Senior Executive Vice President & CEO Exelon Utilities

Percival Barretto-Ko President Astellas Americas

Dean M. Harrison President and CEO Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

John C. Robak President Greeley and Hansen

Kevin Brookins SVP, Strategy & Administration– retired ComEd, An Exelon Company George Burciaga Chief Executive Officer IGNITE CITIES Greg Case President and Chief Executive Officer Aon David R. Casper President and CEO BMO Harris Bank Nim Chinniah Executive Vice President Northwestern University David P. Conrad Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Market Executive John W. Daniels, Jr. Chairman Emeritus Quarles & Brady LLP Dr. Robert Gabriel Campus Director University of Phoenix Maurice Grant Principal Grant Law, LLC

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Linda Imonti Partner in Charge, Advisory Office Leaders and Chicago Advisory Office Leader KPMG LLP

John W. Rogers Jr. Chairman & CEO Ariel Investments, LLC William Santulli Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Advocate Aurora Health

Vildan Kehr Divisional Vice President Global Talent Acquisition Abbott

Karriem Shakoor Chief Information Officer UL

Kip Kelley Aon plc Chief Executive Officer Aon Affinity US

Maurice Smith President Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

James P. Kolar Central Market Managing Partner PwC LLP

Stuart Strahl, Ph.D. President and CEO Chicago Zoological Society

Richard Mark Chairman, President and CEO Ameren Illinois Charles Matthews President & CEO Peoples Gas/North Shore Gas Nichole Owens Director of Customer Care ComEd, An Exelon Company José Luis Prado Chairman and CEO Evans Food Group, Ltd.

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Scott Swanson President PNC Bank, Illinois Frederick Waddell Chairman of the Board Northern Trust Melvin D. Williams President Nicor Gas


Program

Welcome Remarks – Stacey Baca, ABC 7 News First Course – Concurrent with Program Video – In Their Own Words Presentation of Bridge Compass Award to Financial Services Pipeline Video – Spark Presentation of Bridge Compass Award to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Chairman’s Remarks – Anne R. Pramaggiore, Senior Executive Vice President & CEO of Exelon Utilities Incoming Chairman’s Remarks – Kip Kelley, Aon plc, Chief Executive Officer Aon Affinity US Presentation of Bridge Compass Award to Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council Video – Take it From Me Entree Service Closing Remarks – Gloria Castillo

The Celebration Continues! Join us in the Grand Ballroom for the After-Dinner Reception. Toast Chicago United’s 50th Anniversary with sweets, cocktails and dancing to a live DJ.

Congratulations to the honorees of the inaugural Bridge Compass Award: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Financial Services Pipeline Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council CHICAGO UNITED 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

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About Chicago United

Chicago United’s mission is to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color by advancing multiracial leadership on corporate boards, in executive management, and in business diversity. Our initiatives and research provide Chicago’s business community with the data, tools and insights they need to help transform Chicago into one of the most inclusive business ecosystems in the nation. Supported by some of Chicago’s brightest leaders, Chicago United is well-positioned to create a stronger business and socio-economic climate through racial equity. Chicago United serves as your thought partner in promoting best-in-class inclusion practices that inform the strategic development of your business. More than 90 corporations, mid- and small-sized businesses, minority-owned businesses, and civic and nonprofit institutions work together with Chicago United for the common goal of creating a stronger more inclusive business climate. Our research and programs support the business community’s ability to engage in leading inclusion practices so individuals may realize their potential while supporting the success of their employer organizations. Chicago United’s 2018 Inside Inclusion Featuring the Corporate Diversity Profile evaluates the top-level findings on gains and losses in diverse representation in leadership in the top 50 publicly held corporations in Chicago. The Inside Inclusion Toolkit serves as a powerful diversity roadmap for our members by providing a scalable framework that can be applied at the corporate or business unit level. The Business Leaders of Color publications present diverse executives ready to serve corporate boards. Nearly 370 professionals have been identified and have served in over 230 corporate directorships. Chicago United’s Five Forward Initiative™ partners Chicago corporations with local minority business enterprises (MBEs), to strengthen the local economy and increase job opportunities in the Chicagoland area. And in 2019, Chicago United will launch the Corporate Inclusion Institute, the first ever city-wide business talent development program. Intentional change must be part of the business landscape. Be a part of leading sustainable change by joining Chicago United and enhancing diversity and inclusion practices across our city. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support for program development provided by:

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Member Companies

Abbott

Grant Law, LLC

Primera Engineers, Ltd.

AbbVie

Greeley and Hansen

Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C.

Access Community Health Network

Guerrero Howe Custom Media

PwC LLP

Heidrick & Struggles

Quarles & Brady LLP

Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

RGMA

Advocate Aurora Health Care AGB Innovative Security Solutions Allstate Corporation Aon plc

Hyatt Hotels Corporation IGNITE CITIES

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Ariel Investments

Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC

Astellas US, LLC

Kairos Consulting Worldwide

Bank of America

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Baxter International Inc.

KDM Engineering

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois/ Health Care Service Corporation

KPMG LLP

BMO Harris Bank N.A. BP America Inc. Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. Chicago Botanic Garden The Chicago Community Trust The Chicago Urban League Chicago Zoological Society Chubb CIVIQ Smartscapes Clarity Partners, LLC ComEd, An Exelon Company CSMI Cushman & Wakefield “D” Construction, Inc. Deloitte DivIHN Evans Food Group Ltd. EY Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Fifth Third Bank Franczek Radelet P.C. Golin

RME (Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc.)

Roosevelt University Rush University Medical Center Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Scharf Banks Marmor

Laner, Muchin, Ltd.

SDI Presence LLC

Loop Capital

SEEL LLC

LSL Healthcare, Inc.

Sidley Austin LLP

Macy’s

Sodexo

ManpowerGroup McDonald’s Corporation Mesirow Financial

Tampico Beverages, Inc. The Boldt Company Trice Construction Company

MillerCoors

UL

Mitchell & Titus, LLP

United Airlines

Montenegro

The University of Chicago /University of Chicago Medicine

Morgan Stanley MZI Group Inc. Nash Brothers Construction Co., Inc.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Nicor Gas

University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

NJW Consulting

UPS

Northern Trust

USG Corporation

Northwestern Medicine

Walgreens

Northwestern University

Washington, Pittman & McKeever, LLC

Odell Hicks & Company, LLC Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas PMI Energy Solutions, LLC PNC Bank

Weber Shandwick Wedgeworth Business Communications Wynndalco Enterprises, LLC

Prado & Renteria CPAs Prof. Corp.

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2018-2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Board Members

Chairwoman Anne R. Pramaggiore Senior Executive Vice President & CEO Exelon Utilities

Maurice Grant Principal Grant Law, LLC

Nichole Owens Director of Customer Care ComEd, An Exelon Company

Darrel Hackett President BMO Wealth Management, U.S.

John C. Robak President Greeley and Hansen

Vice Chairman Kip Kelley Aon plc Chief Executive Officer Aon Affinity US Treasurer George Burciaga Chief Executive Officer IGNITE CITIES Secretary John W. Daniels, Jr. Chairman Emeritus Quarles & Brady LLP Investment Officer Santino Bibbo Managing Director Cabrera Capital Markets

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Linda Imonti Partner in Charge, Advisory Office Leaders and Chicago Advisory Office Leader KPMG LLP Parrish Ivy Principal Deloitte Tax LLP James P. Kolar Central Market Managing Partner PwC LLP Tameka Morton Partner EY

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Cristy Garcia-Thomas Chief External Affairs Officer Advocate Aurora Health Karriem Shakoor Senior Vice President – Chief Information Officer UL Maurice Smith President Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Eric Smith Regional President Fifth Third Bank


Dear Dinner Guests, It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to Chicago United’s 50th Anniversary Gala. We appreciate your support and are so pleased to have you with us on this very special occasion. Chicago United got its name during a time in which the city was anything but. Instead, the name was chosen as a statement of aspiration and hope, and we share those same hopes and aspirations today, 50 years on. With gratitude we acknowledge the leadership of our 50th Anniversary Dinner Gala Co-Chairs, Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments, John W. Rogers, Jr., President, Greeley and Hansen, John Robak, and Senior Executive Vice President & CEO, Exelon Utilities, Anne Pramaggiore. Anne has also shown inspirational and effective leadership as Chairwoman of the Chicago United Board of Directors for which I will always be grateful. I express gratitude to the 2018 50th Anniversary Host Committee and the members of Chicago United’s Board of Directors, for their unwavering support. Many thanks to this evening’s sponsors, especially our Chairman’s Circle, for your extraordinary support. Every organization depends on meaningful partnerships and supporters. Gratefully we acknowledge media partner ABC7, including General Manager John Idler, Vice President Community Affairs, Diana Palomar and this evening’s emcee Stacey Baca. Our longtime partner, the Chicago Sinfonietta, with which Chicago United produced the musical celebration Chicago Unites, will perform inspiring music during the dinner. The Surdna Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, The Field Foundation and Free For All Fund provided invaluable support of Chicago United’s 2018 programs. The work of Chicago United results from the collaboration between the hardworking staff and consultants. Thank you to Julia Arneson, Gail Arrigo, Laura Cantu, Kimberly Crooms, Carrie Osslund, Abby Torres and Doris Salomón; the hardest working nonprofit team in Chicago. Consultants Charmon Parker Williams, Ralph G. Moore, Dan Perkins, and Patricia Vogt have added value in immeasurable ways. The Chicago United team thanks the exceptional professional services business partners who work with us throughout the year, including Andrews Printing, Weber Shandwick, PJH & Associates, ElementoL2, and Blue Daring. Most important, we thank every member of Chicago United for their personal and organizational resources to support our mission. To all who made this 50th Anniversary Gala a success, thank you! Sincerely,

Gloria Castillo President Chicago United CHICAGO UNITED 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

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Chicago United Presidents 1973-1980

1990-1995

Robert MacGregor

William Sampson

1980-1985

1995-2003

Kenneth “Pete” Henderson, Jr.

Carolyn Nordstrom

1985-1990

2003-Today

Warren Bacon

Gloria Castillo

Bridge Compass Award Honoree Profiles CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

www.ceoaction.com CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 450 CEOs and presidents of America’s leading businesses, academic institutions and nonprofits representing 12 million employees, the commitment outlines actions that participating organizations pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations.

Financial Services Pipeline

www.fspchicago.org

The FSP Initiative was founded in 2013 by a group of Chicago-based financial institutions that joined forces to address the lack of diversity in the financial services sector within Chicago. The two goals of the FSP Initiative are increasing the representation of Latinos and African-Americans, at all levels within the Chicago area financial services industry and improving the overall cultural competency within the Chicago area financial services industry. FSP Initiative members include Ariel Investments, BMO Harris, CIBC, CME Group, Discover, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Illinois State Treasurer, Loop Capital, Madison Dearborn, Mesirow Financial, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, The Chicago Community Trust, Operations Clearing Corporation (OCC), US Bank, Urban, Partnership Bank, William Blair and Wintrust.

Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council

www.iubdc.com

The Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council (IUBDC) was formed June 11, 2015 as a forum for best practice sharing and information exchange among Illinois’ utilities with a focus on advancing the growth and utilization of diverse businesses in the state of Illinois. The founding members of the IUBDC include Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Illinois American Water, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas and Peoples Gas. The Council’s vision is to advance the effectiveness of business diversity initiatives among its respective utility companies, and to encourage diverse businesses to forge effective working relationships with utilities to help develop a strong economy and a productive environment for growth and access to diverse businesses. The Council will provide education, information, and technical assistance as an active resource for utility stakeholders on issues of business diversity. CHICAGO UNITED 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

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Presented by

Since our founding 35 years ago, diversity and inclusion have been an integral part of our core principles and values. We embrace diversity of thought, ethnicity, age and gender at Ariel. Research has demonstrated organizations that cultivate diversity are more likely to attract top talent, foster innovation, stimulate creative thinking and problem solving—all leading to better outcomes.

John Rogers, Jr. Chairman, CEO, & Chief Investment OfďŹ cer Ariel Investments

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Presented by

At Exelon our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture is more than something we believe in, it is a fundamental part of who we are and what we stand for. From our workforce, to our suppliers to our community programs, we are committed to ensuring they reect the diversity of the people and communities we so proudly serve. We’re glad to support other organizations, like Chicago United, that not only include but embrace and promote, diverse people, experiences and perspectives.

Anne Pramaggiore Senior Executive Vice President & CEO Exelon Utilities

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Presented by

At Greeley and Hansen, we know that staff diversity is a valuable business asset that drives innovation and creativity to provide our clients with sustainable solutions to meet the needs of the communities they serve. As a global consulting engineering ďŹ rm, we’re committed to cultivating a truly inclusive workplace that brings together people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives, and allows each of them to thrive as individuals as well as collectively, working in partnership to achieve their very best.

John C. Robak President Greeley and Hansen

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Media Partner

All of us at ABC 7 are Chicago Proud to keep diversity at the forefront of what we do. Every day we shine a light on the rich tapestry of cultures and backgrounds that reflect the incredible spirit of our great city.

John H. Idler President & General Manager ABC 7

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Chairman’s Circle

Aon is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and collaborative workplace culture — one in which colleagues feel empowered to unleash their full potential while expanding community impact and enabling growth. We believe diversity drives insight and that by giving the top talent seats at our table, we’ll produce the best outcome for clients.

Greg Case Chief Executive Officer Aon

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Chairman’s Circle

Astellas is committed to nurturing a diverse workforce because we know that an employee population with unique skills and different experiences can create better solutions for patients and stakeholders.

Percival Barretto-Ko President Astellas Americas

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Chairman’s Circle

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, our aim is to foster a diverse work environment where all employees are valued and empowered to contribute to our business goals and objectives. Each employee’s perspective contributes to better solutions and greater outcomes for our members. We are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the way we manage and interact with each other, our members, our communities and our suppliers. I believe in order to remain an employer of choice, we must attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce that mirrors our marketplace so we can better understand and meet the needs of our members.

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Chairman’s Circle

My colleagues and I at BMO Harris Bank are delighted to support the Chicago United Bridge Awards Dinner. We share a common belief that there is great strength in our diversity, and I am very proud of our track record when it comes to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are a better bank because of it.

David Casper President & Chief Executive OfďŹ cer BMO Harris Bank

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Chairman’s Circle

We’re becoming a better McDonald’s from the inside out. We’re committed to creating a culture where every member of our diverse team has the opportunity to contribute and grow. It’s the right thing to do for our people, the customers and communities we serve, and our business.

Steve Easterbrook Chief Executive Officer McDonald’s

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Chairman’s Circle

PNC is proud to support Chicago United in celebrating unity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Advocates for Change

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Corporate Citizens for Change

Gloria Castillo and Neal Novak

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Leaders for Change

Accenture

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc.

American Medical Association

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Brandenburger Plumbing Inc.

Roosevelt University

Chicago Sinfonietta

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago Zoological Society

Schwarz Supply Source

Deloitte

SDI Presence LLC

HBK Engineering, LLC

Sidley Austin LLP

IGNITE CITIES

Siegman Consulting Services

IKE Smart City LLC

Sodexo

INTREN

SEEL LLC

Kip & Sarah Kelley

Synch-Solutions, Inc.

LSL Healthcare, Inc.

The BarTech Group, Inc.

Mesirow Financial

The University of Chicago/ University of Chicago Medicine

Montenegro PMI Energy Solutions, LLC Prado & Renteria CPAs Prof. Corp. Primera Engineers, Ltd. Quantum Crossings, LLC Quarles & Brady LLP

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The Vistria Group, LLC University of Illinois at Chicago University of Phoenix Weber Shandwick Wynndalco Enterprises, LLC


Business Leaders of Color Contributors Thank you for your personal support.

Robert Aguilar

Oscar D. Johnson, Jr.

David R. Andalcio

Clare Muñana

Leslie J. Anderson

Tracey Patterson

Joseph Malik Bradley

José Luis Prado

Jeanna M. Cullins

Anjoo Rai-Marchant

Yolanda Daniel

Al B. Reid

J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez

J.D. Salazar

Darrel Hackett

Stacy Sharpe

Michael J. Hernandez

Luis Sierra

Mellody Hobson

Rodrigo Alfonso Sierra

Louis Holland, Jr.

Andrés T. Tapia

Ted Jackson

Kimberly L. Waller

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The Business Leaders of Color publications feature board-ready candidates for Fortune 1000 companies. These innovative, global thinkers are ready to provide shareholder value in a changing world and inspire others as they ascend to leadership. Since 2003, Business Leaders of Color has identiďŹ ed 370 board-ready candidates who have served in more than 230 corporate directorships. Do you know a business leader of color who would make an outstanding addition to a corporate board? Nominate them for the 2019 publication. Nominations open Nov. 19, 2018. Check www.chicago-united.org for how to submit a nomination.

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The ability to adapt to different circumstances and cultural environments makes a better leader. If we can instill these skills early and cultivate them, we can create a better world.

We have different types of people with different strengths and weaknesses. My job is to show them how they can advance their weaknesses into strengths, to make them into the leaders of tomorrow.

Nicole Barnes Marshall

Raj Nagarajan

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Thank You For Your Support.

300 East Randolph Street, Suite CL920 Chicago, IL 60601-5075 chicago-united.org 312.977.3060 @ChgoUnited

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Coming in 2019

Beyond Talent Development: Expanding Organizational Capacity for Inclusion

For information contact Doris Salomรณn at

dsalomon@chicago-united.org or 312-977-3075

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