2017 Year in Review

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2017 Year in Review

DRIVI NG I NCLUSION | CHANGI NG TODAY | LEADI NG TOMORROW


Vision from Leadership

Chicago United, formed in the Chicago of 1968, was born of the social disconnection of that devastating year. Founded with the important mission of advancing economic opportunity to transform a segregated city, it is hard to envision a social organization better suited to mend the social tears of the day. It is in times of disconnection that Chicago United’s mission is most animated and most relevant. Chicago United was created to rebuild worlds. During its 49th year, it has done much to help us build the world in which we want to live. As we kick off the Golden anniversary of this organization, we are reminded of the constant vigilance required of such a mission and are inspired by the full scope of the organization’s power and capacity for impact. We experience Chicago United’s power through its Board of Directors. This devoted team has helped Chicago United achieve its most successful annual fundraising event to date through the Bridge Awards Dinner. We experience Chicago United’s power as a signatory to the national organization, “CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion,” through which Chicago United will share its first-in-Chicago programs with the CEOs of the major corporations across the U.S.

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We experience Chicago United’s power through the Five Forward Program, which helps build businesses and communities by enlisting established Chicago corporations to expand business relationships with current or new local minority firms by making a commitment to develop 5 MBEs for 5 years. We experience Chicago United’s power through the Business Leaders of Color publications. We know of no city, other than Chicago, that can or does showcase to the world such an extensive roster of high-impact and diverse executives. We experience Chicago United’s power through its members. Through their investment of talent, resources, and engagement, Chicago United members have developed many unique programs and research products of tremendous import and have positioned Chicago United for national impact. As members of Chicago United, we commit ourselves to building the world we want to live in. We challenge you all to join the Five Forward program, to develop the next business leader of color, and to take the next step to reconnect. We must do this because Chicago is counting on us. Our emerging leaders are counting on our energy,

our passion, and our guidance to heal the disconnects and to build the world in which they want to live. The future is counting on us.

Anne R. Pramaggiore President and Chief Executive Officer ComEd, An Exelon Company

Gloria Castillo President and Chief Executive Officer Chicago United

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Chicago United Members Drive Inclusion 100

Corporate Entities

1,494,200

Employees in the U.S.

3,959,250

Employees Worldwide

Industry Breakdown of Membership

4 Accounting Services 2 Advertising/Public Relations/ Marketing

3 Construction 7 Energy 12 Financial Services 6 Food & Retail 13 Healthcare 5 Higher Education

2 Hospitality/Travel 11 Legal Services 3 Manufacturing 2 Media 7 Nonprofit 18 Professional Services 1 Shipping 4 Technology Services

Chicago United President and CEO Gloria Castillo accepted an award from the Chicago United Board of Directors at the 2017 Bridge Awards Dinner in recognition of outstanding commitment, dedication, and visionary leadership.

Chicago United 2017-2018 Board of Directors Executive Committee Chairwoman Anne R. Pramaggiore President and Chief Executive Officer ComEd, An Exelon Company Vice Chairman Kip Kelley Aon Chief Executive Officer, Aon Affinity Treasurer George Burciaga Managing Director of Global Municipal Development & Innovation CIVIQ Smartscapes

Secretary John W. Daniels, Jr. Chairman Emeritus Quarles & Brady LLP Immediate Past Chairman Mark F. Furlong Retired President and Chief Executive Officer BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Darrel Hackett President BMO Wealth Management - U.S.

Nichole Owens Director of Customer Care ComEd, An Exelon Company

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

John C. Robak President Greeley and Hansen

Board Members

Parrish Ivy Principal Deloitte Tax LLP

Albert R. Grace, Jr. Co-Founder and President Emeritus Loop Capital

James P. Kolar Central Market Managing Partner PwC LLP

Maurice Grant Principal Grant Law, LLC

Tameka Morton Partner EY

William Santulli Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Advocate Health Care Maurice Smith President Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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Snapshots: Chicago United Honoring Leadership The Chicago United Bridge Awards Dinner November 9, 2017, at the Hilton Chicago

970

2017 Presenting Sponsor

attendees

193

companies represented

Most successful event to date

1.5 MM

media impressions

115

social media posts

The Business Leaders of Color Reception October 17, 2017

Hosted by

141

attendees

106

companies represented

Social Media Advocacy 197,371 impressions 43 social media posts

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The 2017 Business Leaders of Color

Crain’s Morning 10 Advertising 348,820 impressions – exceeded average click through rate by 54%


Chicago United Advocacy in Action

Over the last 14 years, Chicago United has produced 8 Business Leaders of Color publications that have showcased nearly 370 board-ready candidates. These men and women have served in over 230 corporate directorships. In 2017, there was a 56% increase in the number of Business Leader of Color nominations received.

Distribution of Minority Board Members Distribution of Minority Board Members 19

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If the annualized growth rate in minority representation in the top executive and managerial positions were to remain the same as that of the time period between 2000-2012, it will take 64 years for minorities to achieve equal representation in executive/managerial ranks.

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Above 25%

• 25 out of 50 or 50% of the top companies in Chicago have between 0-10% ethnic diversity on their boards • 8 out of 50 or 16% of the top companies in Chicago have over 25% ethnic diversity on their boards Distribution of Minority Executives

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• 19 out of 50 or 38% of the top companies in Chicago have no ethnic diversity in their ranks • None of the top companies in Chicago have over 25% ethnic diversity in the executive ranks Source: 2016 Chicago United Inside Inclusion Featuring the Corporate Diversity Profile

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Snapshots: Chicago United Knowledge Sharing Exclusive Member Programs

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exclusive member programs held in 2017: 1 Five Forward Reception 3 CEO Council Strategy Sessions

379

attendees

105

companies represented

2 CEO Council Breakfasts 1 CEO Council National Thought Leader Dinner 1 CEO Roundtable 3 Diversity Officer Roundtables 2 Leaders Council Forums 2 New Members Receptions

Transformational Inclusion Forums

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events held in 2017: 1 Annual Meeting and Leadership Summit 1 National Thought Leader VernÄ Myers 1 Chicago United Leadership Conference

General Social Media Advocacy 282,006 impressions 72 social media posts

404

attendees

148

companies represented 6

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CEO In the Community

• February 14, 2017 – AbbVie America’s Operations Team “Our Diverse World”- Castillo opened AbbVie’s 4 day conference with a speech and Q&A session. • February 23rd, 2017 – Surdna Grantee Business Accelerator ConveningCastillo facilitated a session on leveraging corporate relationships to fund program sustainability for women, immigrant and minority businesses. • March 16, 2017 – ComEd Women’s History Month Panel DiscussionCastillo was joined by Kate Bensen, president and CEO of The Chicago Network, and Sheila Penrose, Board director at McDonald’s, Entrust Datacard, and JLL Inc., for a panel hosted by Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd, An Exelon Company. • April 18, 2017 – Roosevelt’s Inaugural Chicago Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable- Castillo, along with Pat Harris, chair of the Roosevelt Board of Trustees, and Ali Malekzadeh, president of Roosevelt University, were hosts of a diversity officers’ conference. • May 5th , 2017 – Honorary Doctorate in Social Justice from Roosevelt University- Castillo delivered the University’s 2017 Commencement address and received a PhD (Hon) in recognition of her pioneering advocacy. • June 13, 2017 – Business-led Solutions to Revitalizing Chicago Communities-

Castillo participated in the daylong conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, PwC, and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. • July 13, 2017 – SDI Presence “a Toast to Community”- Castillo gave a presentation about the Five Forward program focusing on how partnering with MBEs can help uplift communities. • July 27, 2017 – BP Leadership Conference- Castillo led a discussion among internal leaders from BP about how direction from the top demonstrates a commitment to inclusion at every level. • August 5, 2017 – Kellogg/ NADOHE Chief Diversity Officer SummitCastillo participated in the three day conference’s “Framing Panel: Top Challenges Confronting CDO’s Across the Sectors.” • September 13, 2017 – BP GOA Open House- Castillo spoke at BP’s networking event focused on diversity and hosted by Carey Mendes, CEO of Global Oils America. • September 26, 2017 – Sodexo Hispanic Heritage Month- Castillo presented the keynote speech at Sodexo’s three-city conference. • November 2, 2017 – Illinois Utility Business Diversity Council- Castillo led discussions to enhance engagement with diverse business partners at a People’s Gas training center.

• November 3, 2017 – La Mesa LatinaCastillo spoke with Chicago high school students at an event by BUILD inc., hosted by ABC-7 Chicago, about the choices and challenges faced in her career. • November 7, 2017 – WVON radio interview- Castillo was featured on Micaela “Micae” Brown’s “Urban Business Roundtable” show and podcast discussing Chicago United’s Five Forward. • November 15, 2017 – ALPFA “Elevating your Career” Panel- Castillo moderated a panel at ALPFA Chicago’s Executive Summit that included Hugo Chaviano, 2011 Chicago United Business Leader of Color and former director of labor for the State of Illinois, Michael Miranda, chief investment officer, Mesirow Financial, Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, 2017 Chicago United Business Leader of Color and former general counsel and senior managing director at Mesirow Financial, and Lucino Sotelo, 2015 Chicago United Business Leader of Color and vice president, marketing, Grainger. • December 11, 2017 – Edelman Employee Research Group Presentation- Castillo presented alongside employee resource groups (ERGs) leaders to six Edelman ERGs about their importance.

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Chicago United Honoring Leadership

The Bridge Award represents the first national award that honors a CEO who is an advocate for multiracial diversity in corporate governance and executive level management. This award brings visibility to those who have driven change and inspires others to follow.

Brian T. Moynihan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America, was selected to receive the 2017 Bridge Award. It was accepted by David Conrad, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth and Investment Management (left), and was presented by Chicago United Vice Chairman Kip Kelley, Aon, Chief Executive Officer, Aon Affinity. Chicago United Vice Chairman of the Board, Kip Kelley, Aon, Chief Executive Officer, Aon Affinity; Gloria Castillo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago United; Chicago United Board Director and Presenting Sponsor John C. Robak, President, Greeley and Hansen; Chicago United Chairwoman of the Board Anne R. Pramaggiore, President and Chief Executive Officer, ComEd, an Exelon Company

MEDIA PARTNER

PRESENTED BY

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE

ADVOCATES FOR CHANGE

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Host Committee PRESENTING SPONSOR John C. Robak President Greeley and Hansen MEMBERS Gregory C. Case President and CEO Aon David R. Casper President and CEO BMO Harris Bank N.A. Steve Easterbrook President and CEO McDonald’s Corporation Alex Gourlay Co-Chief Operating Officer Walgreens Boots Alliance President Walgreens Corporation John H. Idler President and General Manager ABC7 Chicago

Vildan Kehr Divisional VP, Global Talent Acquisition Abbott

William Santulli Executive Vice President & COO Advocate Health Care

James P. Kolar Central Market Managing Partner PwC LLP

Stacy Sharpe Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations Allstate Insurance Company

Andrew J. McKenna Chairman Schwarz Supply Source

Maurice Smith President Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Anne R. Pramaggiore President and CEO ComEd, An Exelon Company

Scott C. Swanson President PNC Bank, Illinois

Anne E. Rea Member of Management Committee and Executive Committee, Managing Partner of Chicago Office Sidley Austin LLP

Frederick H. Waddell Chairman and CEO Northern Trust Corporation

E. Scott Santi Chairman and CEO ITW Inc.

Edward J. Wehmer President and CEO Wintrust Financial Corporation

2017 Chairman’s Awards ORGANIZATIONAL VISIONARY

CHICAGO UNITED AMBASSADOR

CEO COUNCIL CHAMPION

Peggy Davis Chief Officer Programs and Strategic Integration The Chicago Community Trust

Nokihomis Willis Senior Vice President People, Culture and Communication Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

James P. Kolar Central Market Managing Partner PwC LLP

PROGRAM CHAMPION

CHICAGO UNITED BENEFACTOR

Mary Larsen Director, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Advocate Health Care

Diane Whatton Head, Community Giving BMO Harris Bank

THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM SDI Presence LLC

Cesar Davolina, Jr. Founder and President Cristina Foods

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Chicago United Honoring Leadership

We were delighted to introduce the 2017 Chicago United Business Leaders of Color at the Bridge Awards Dinner. These 50 inspiring leaders are ready candidates for corporate directorships. They hold a vast range of experience in a variety of industries and belong to a network of the most influential, diverse, and inclusive leaders in the Chicago community. Through proven track records of success, they provide shareholder value in the changing world of business and inspire others as they continue to progress, innovate, and model leadership behavior.

A social media campaign highlighted the making of the Business Leaders of Color publication, featured video statements from several honorees, and built excitement leading up the public announcement of the Business Leaders of Color at the Bridge Awards Dinner.

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Chicago United Advocacy in Action

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.

The Value of Multiracial Leadership to Chicago’s Businesses Anne R. Pramaggiore President & Chief Executive Officer ComEd, An Exelon Company and Chairwoman, Chicago United

Click here to view/download the 2017 Business Leaders of Color publication. Click here to access an archive of Business Leaders of Color Publications

The Bridge Awards Dinner and the Business Leaders of Color publication were highlighted in a two-part advertising campaign that featured commentary from Chicago United’s Chairwoman Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd, An Exelon Company. SPONSORED CONTENT

Each ad appeared for a weeks’ time in the Crain’s Chicago Business digital newsletter “Morning 10” and exceeded the average click through rate by 54 percent. Ad feature dates: 10/16/2017-10/20/2017 and 11/6/2017-11/10/2017

Join us at the Chicago United Bridge Awards Dinner Anne R. Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd, An Exelon Company, and chairwoman, Chicago United, invites you to join Chicago’s leading businesses to celebrate those who drive inclusion to change today and lead tomorrow!

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Chicago United Advocacy in Action

The Chicago United Five Forward program presented three stages of Committed Company and minority owned business relationships to members of the Surdna Foundation, funders of the Five Forward program since 2014.

Partnerships A New Partnership

A Developing Partnership

A Mature Partnership

Cesar Dovalina, founder and president, Cristina Foods, provides produce delivery and distribution to four Advocate hospitals. Cristina Foods has been in business since 1989 and their largest customer to date is Chicago Public Schools.

Vasanthi Llangovan, president & CEO, VIVA USA Inc., operates the IT staffing firm of 500 employees. Since their relationship began in 2008, 230 jobs have been created at VIVA to service the Blue Cross business.

Stephanie Hickman, J.D., president & CEO, Trice Construction, took over her family’s construction business just over 10 years ago. Through the strategic partnership and mentoring of ComEd, what started as a pilot program is now Trice’s largest client relationship. Trice uses minority firms and contractors for 40 percent of their business.

Mary Larsen, director of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, Advocate Health Care and Advocate Health Care’s leadership are committed to reaching out to community-based organizations and supporting local programs. Advocate has been represented on Chicago United’s board for 11 years.

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LaTonya Fourté-Lyles, senior manager, Supplier Diversity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, has a goal to grow the organization’s footprint of suppliers internally and externally and developed a communications plan to weave Viva into the 22,000 employee base.

Emmett Vaughn, director of the Office of Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon Corporation, has over 25 years’ experience in supplier diversity. ComEd, a founding member of Chicago United and a charter Five Forward Committed Corporation, has used the Five Forward spending measurement model to challenge and improve their supply chain structure and expand other local relationships.


Job Creation

Through grant support from the Polk Bros. Foundation, Chicago United created a a series of on-line tools that will allow participants in all stages of Five Forward program engagement to hear directly from their peers on topics like leadership engagement, identifying MBE opportunities, and goal setting.

Five Forward Video Library 01 - C-Suite Leadership Engagement David R. Casper, President and CEO, BMO Harris Bank N.A. and Group Head, Commercial Banking 02 - Communicate to Internal Stakeholders Ralph G. Moore, President, RGMA, Senior Consultant, Five Forward 03 - Identify MBE Opportunities Emmett Vaughn, Director of the Office of Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon Corporation 04 - ID and Select MBEs Mary Larsen, Director of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, Advocate Health Care 05 - Rules of Engagement Monica Billinger, Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Baxter International Inc. 06 - MBE Participation Cesar Dovalina, Founder and President, Cristina Foods 07 - Annual Goal Setting Process John Andrews, Manager, Business Diversity and Strategic Sourcing, Rush University Medical Center 08 - Reporting Process Teresa CĂłrdova, Director, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago 09 - End-User Engagement LaTonya FourtĂŠ-Lyles, Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity, Health Care Service Corporation 10 - MBEs as Leaders David Gupta, CEO, SDI Presence

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Chicago United Knowledge Sharing Annual Meeting and Leadership Summit

Sponsor

March 14, 2017

Chicago United held its Annual Meeting and Leadership Summit with the overarching theme of ‘Courageous Conversations’ on Tuesday, March 14, hosted by member and presenting sponsor KPMG. Anne R. Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd, An Exelon Company and Chicago United chairwoman; Linda Imonti, partner in charge, Advisory Office Leaders and Chicago Advisory Office Leader, KPMG LLP, incoming board director and annual meeting host; and Gloria Castillo, president and CEO, Chicago United, welcomed attendees.

John W. Daniels, Jr., chairman emeritus, Quarles & Brady LLP and secretary, Chicago United Board of Directors, led the elections for Chicago United’s new Board of Directors. New members included Darrel Hackett, president, BMO Wealth Management, U.S.; Linda Imonti, partner in charge, Advisory Office Leaders and Chicago Advisory Office Leader, KPMG LLP; Parrish Ivy, principal, Deloitte Tax, LLP; and Nichole Owens, director of Customer Care Center, ComEd, An Exelon Company. Additionally, George Burciaga, managing director of global municipal development & innovation, CIVIQ Smartscapes, moved into the Executive Committee as treasurer.

Chairman’s Awards

Gloria Castillo, President and CEO, Chicago United, presents the 2016 Benefactor Award to Karina Diehl, Director, National Community Affairs, MillerCoors.

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Chicago United 2016 Chairman’s Award Recipients: 2016 Champion Team EY, accepted by James Rozsypal, Central Region Financial Services Practice Leader, EY; 2016 MVP Vilma Y. Chan, Diversity Leader-Central Market, PwC; 2016 Visionary Maude Toussaint-Comeau, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; 2016 Ambassador Julie M. Félix, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Human Resources, Mesirow Financial; and 2016 CEO Council Champion John C. Robak, President, Greely and Hansen. Not pictured was 2016 Program Champion Emmett Vaughn, Director of the Office of Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon Corporation.


Terry Mazany, president and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust, delivered a keynote address highlighting ways to come together as a community to address complex D&I issues. A panel discussion titled, “How Do You Experience Diversity and Inclusion� immediately followed.

Panelists Xavier Ramey, senior assistant director for social innovation and philanthropy, The University of Chicago; Shea Fowler, partner, Health Services Assurance Practice PwC; Charmon Parker Williams, principal consultant, Parker Williams Consulting; and Dr. Andrew H. Lee, VP & chief diversity officer, Advocate Health Care, explored the topic of diversity and inclusion experiences.

Attendees at the Annual Meeting engaged in a group discussion stemming from the panel discussion. Following the Annual Meeting, members had the opportunity to participate in breakout strategy sessions, which featured interactive presentations from key Chicago business leaders.

Vilma Y. Chan, diversity leader-Central Market, PwC and Shea Fowler, partner, Health Services Assurance Practice, PwC, discussed the importance of engaging White men in the D&I journey and their tactics. Namrata Yadav, SVP, head of diversity & inclusion, learning and inclusion strategy, Bank of America, discussed the imperative role millennials play in D&I efforts.

Gary Alveranga, senior director, The Kaleidoscope Group shared insights on racial equity.

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Chicago United Knowledge Sharing National Thought Leader in Inclusion

Presenting Sponsor

May 18, 2017

Chicago United presented Vernā Myers, founder and chief cultural innovator of The Vernā Myers Company, in a thought-provoking member session on the subject, “Leading Through Cultural Unrest – From the C-Suite to the Main Street,” hosted by PwC on May 18, 2017.

George Burciaga, Managing Director of Global Municipal Development & Innovation, CIVIQ Smartscapes, Vernā Myers, Founder and Chief Cultural Innovator, The Vernā Myers Company, Gloria Castillo, President and CEO, Chicago United, and Vilma Y. Chan, Diversity Leader-Central Market, PwC LLP.

Attendees engaged in a group discussion following the ‘Talking Boldly’ exercise.

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Vernā Myers, Founder and Chief Cultural Innovator, The Vernā Myers Company, conducts a book signing for attendees following the event.


Host

Sponsor ®

September 20, 2017

Attendees of the Chicago United Leadership Conference experienced inclusion through musical and cultural performances, comedy improvisations, Culture, Inclusion, and Diversity “CID” Talks, and a candid conversation about advancing women of color in business. Musicality opened the conference with booming heartfelt renditions of everyone’s favorite songs from Hamilton the Musical.

Dionna Griffin-Irons, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, The Second City - U.S. and Canada, and Jason Ball Facilitator, Second City Works, took the audience through provocative exercises that expanded beliefs on what is possible and “How to Say Yes and Bolster Creative Inclusion.”

Gloria Castillo, President and CEO, Chicago United, and David R. Casper, President and CEO, BMO Harris Bank N.A. and Group Head, Commercial Banking, welcomed attendees to the half day symposium.

The audience heard personal stories of adversity and triumph through the Culture Identity and Diversity “CID” Talks which included “The Bravery Equation,” by Corliss V. Garner, Vice President of Diverse Markets, BMO Harris Bank, and “The Luxury to Just Be,” by Kashif Shaikh Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pillars Fund.

Leticia Peralta Korovessis, Co-founder and Principal, Peralta Garcia Solutions, a 2005 Business Leader of Color, Sona Wang Co-founder and Managing Director, Ceres Venture Fund, a 2007 Business Leader of Color, and Cecelia Bolden Chief Delivery Officer, SDI Presence LLC, a 2017 Business Leader of Color, participated in a panel focused on breaking through barriers to leadership for women of color. The panel was moderated by Eduardo Tobon, Consultant; Consumer, Marketing Officer and Financial Services, Spencer Stuart, a 2015 Business Leader of Color.

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Chicago United Exclusive Member Programs CEO Council Strategy Sessions

Sponsor

Accelerating the Advancement of Multiracial Talent CEO Council members engaged in an intimate dialogue led by PwC Greater Chicago Market Managing Partner Jim Kolar. An expert in each session shared their perspective on the challenges and opportunities of developing and advancing a particular talent base.

Series Facilitator: James P. Kolar Central Market Managing Partner, PwC LLP

February 9, 2017 Charles Matthews President & CEO, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

May 4, 2017 Daphne Kwok VP, Multicultural Markets, AARP, and Chair, White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

September 7, 2017 Charlie Garcia CEO, Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

CEO Breakfast Series

Sponsor

National Thought Leader in Inclusion – CEO Council Dinner May 17, 2017

Members of the CEO Council attended a peer level dinner session with the National Thought Leader in Inclusion Speaker Vernā Myers, founder and chief cultural innovator of The Vernā Myers Company.

A new concept for a CEO Breakfast Series was developed by the Membership Committee to invigorate member engagement. Based on the positive response from two pilot sessions, Chicago United will launch a Summer CEO Breakfast Series in 2018.

Bridge Awards Dinner - CEO Roundtable Chicago United Board Chairwoman Anne R. Pramaggiore, president and chief executive officer, ComEd, An Exelon Company, and Chicago United Bridge Awards Dinner Presenting Sponsor John C. Robak, president, Greeley and Hansen, hosted a CEO Roundtable that presented a rare and valuable opportunity to engage in confidential peer dialogue focused on building diverse and inclusive leadership in corporate boardrooms. The roundtable immediately preceded the Chicago United Bridge Awards Reception and Dinner.

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John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments, Anne R. Pramaggiore, President and Chief Executive Officer, ComEd, An Exelon Company, Malik Murray, Vice President, Institutional Marketing & Client Services, Ariel Investments.


Diversity Officer Rountable Series

Sponsor

February 16, 2017

April 25, 2017

October 12, 2017

Dr. Arin N. Reeves President, Nextions

James S. Williams, Jr. Director - Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, The University of Chicago Medicine

Rod Christmon Senior Director HR, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Astellas US

Integrating Equity into Organizational Frameworks

Relaunching Inclusion and Diversity: A Practical Approach

Inclusive Intelligence: Understanding & Interrupting the Impact of Implicit Bias in 21st Century Workplaces

Leaders Council Forums

Sponsor April 12, 2017 Jessica Norten Vice President, Global Human Resources Integrated DNA Technologies The Competency Behind the Competency: Reducing Unconscious Bias Through Empathy June 14, 2017 Angel Gomez President, AG Gomez Consulting Inclusion as a Leadership Practice: Strategically Involving Members of Your Diverse Teams to Make Effective Decisions

New Member Receptions Chicago United hosted two receptions where new member company representatives, as well as new representatives from established member companies, joined Chicago United Board members and staff to hear about upcoming programs. February 8, 2017 Sponsor

August 9, 2017 Sponsor

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CHICAGO UNITED 2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Board Members

Executive Committee Chairwoman Anne R. Pramaggiore President and Chief Executive Officer ComEd, An Exelon Company Vice Chairman Kip Kelley Aon Chief Executive Officer, Aon Affinity

Secretary John W. Daniels, Jr. Chairman Emeritus Quarles & Brady LLP Immediate Past Chairman Mark F. Furlong Retired President and Chief Executive Officer BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Treasurer George Burciaga Managing Director of Global Municipal Development & Innovation CIVIQ Smartscapes

Maurice Grant Principal Grant Law, LLC

Parrish Ivy Principal Deloitte Tax LLP

John C. Robak President Greeley and Hansen

Darrel Hackett President BMO Wealth Management - U.S.

James P. Kolar Central Market Managing Partner PwC LLP

William Santulli Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Advocate Health Care

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

Tameka Morton Partner EY

Maurice Smith President Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

The Hollins Group Inc. Hyatt Hotels Corporation Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC Kairos Consulting Worldwide Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP KDM Engineering KPMG LLP Laner, Muchin, Ltd. Loop Capital LSL Healthcare Inc. Macy’s ManpowerGroup McDonald’s Corporation Mesirow Financial MillerCoors Mitchell & Titus, LLP Montenegro Morgan Stanley MZI Group Inc. Nash Brothers Construction Co., Inc. Nicor Gas NJW Consulting

Northern Trust Northwestern Medicine Northwestern University Odell Hicks & Company, LLC Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas PMI Energy Solutions, LLC PNC Bank Prado & Renteria CPAs Prof. Corp. Primera Engineers, Ltd. Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C. PwC LLP Quarles & Brady LLP RGMA RME (Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc.) Roosevelt University Rush University Medical Center Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Scharf Banks Marmor SDI Presence LLC SEEL LLC

Nichole Owens Director of Customer Care ComEd, An Exelon Company

MEMBER COMPANIES Abbott AbbVie Access Community Health Network Advocate Health Care Allstate Corporation Aon Ariel Investments Astellas US, LLC Bank of America Baxter International Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois/ Health Care Service Corporation BMO Harris Bank N.A. BP America Inc. Bryan Cave LLP Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. Chicago Botanic Garden The Chicago Community Trust Chicago Sun-Times The Chicago Urban League The Chicago Zoological Society

Chubb CIVIQ Smartscapes Clarity Partners LLC ComEd, An Exelon Company CSMI Cushman & Wakefield "D" Construction, Inc. Deloitte Evans Food Group EY Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Fifth Third Bank Financial Executives International Franczek Radelet P.C. Golin Grant Law, LLC Greeley and Hansen Guerrero Howe Custom Media Hacha Products Corporation Heidrick & Struggles Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

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