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MARTHA NUSSBAUM PUBLISHES LATEST BOOK "THE MONARCHY OF FEAR"
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, wants Americans to get in touch with their feelings. In Martha's new book,  "The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis," she writes against a (mostly male) tradition of philosophical and political thinking that minimizes emotions as a source of irrationality and embarrassment. Read more...  
NAVY PIER HOTEL OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
ACRON, a global real estate investment firm; Maverick Hotels & Restaurants, a leading hotel management and development company; and Navy Pier ( Michelle Boone and Marilynn Gardner); broke ground on Navy Pier's first hotel. The highly anticipated property is scheduled to open spring 2020.
 
The press conference and groundbreaking ceremony was held on the future site, where Marilynn Gardner, President and CEO, Navy Pier, shared remarks heralding the significance of the hotel.  Following the program, the speakers participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking that included Jackie Koo of  KOO Architecture + Interiors , architect and designer, and several others. Read more...
From left to right: William Brodsky, Marilynn Gardner, Robert Rivkin, Robert Habeeb, Greg Wilson, Dave Alexander, Louis Dodd, Kelly Powers Baria, Mark Spears, and Jackie Koo
Women on Boards
KAPILA ANAND ELECTED TO OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS BOARD
Kapila Anand, Retired Partner, KPMG LLP, has been elected to the board of directors of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., a triple-net, equity real estate investment trust that supports the goals of skilled nursing facility and assisted living facility operators with financing and capital. They are headquartered in Maryland and partner with over 70 of the most future-focused, growth-oriented operators in the U.S. and U.K. Kapila will be serving on OHI's audit committee.
CAROLE BRITE NAMED TO EVANSTON-BASED MCGAW YMCA BOARD
Carole BriteCFO, Center for Financial Services Innovation, has been named to the Evanston-based McGaw YMCA's Board of Directors.   Read more...
New Roles
KAREN SAUDER NAMED NEW HEAD OF GOOGLE'S CHICAGO OFFICE
Karen Sauder, Global Client Partner, Google, has been named senior executive with a responsibility to oversee Google's Chicago office. 

"We have been bringing in other types of roles into the Chicago office. It's a great, livable, affordable city," said Karen Sauder "We're continuing to grow. We're happy with our partnership in Chicago. We've made a big commitment to stay here for the long haul."  Read more...
Awards
ADELA CEPEDA RECOGNIZED IN "WHO'S WHO IN HISPANIC CHICAGO" 2018
Adela Cepeda Managing Director,  PFM Financial Advisors LLC,  has been selected to be part of Negocios Now "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago" 2018 special edition. She will receive a certificate recognizing her continued presence in the Latino Community, and her name will be displayed throughout the Gala event on Friday, July 13.
DR. HELENE GAYLE HONORED WITH RUTH ROTHSTEIN AWARD
The Chicago Community Trust and its President and CEO  Dr. Helene Gayle  (pictured on the left) were  honored with the Ruth Rothstein Award For Excellence at  the Cook County Health Foundation's Fourth Annual Awards Gala, "Elevating Maternal and Children's Health" at the Chicago Hilton  on  Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The award was received for their outstanding commitment to providing access to quality health care for women and children throughout Cook County. 

Toni Preckwinkle (Pictured on the right), President, Cook County Board of Commissioners, was there to present the award. 

STACY JANIAK TO BE HONORED AT WOMEN'S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL'S ANNUAL GALA LUNCHEON
Stacy Janiak, Chief Client Officer, Deloitte, will be honored with the Woman With Impact Award at the Women's Business Development Council's annual Gala Luncheon Women Rising 2018, on October 12th at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich,  1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich. Sponsored by Deloitte ( Deborah L. DeHaas and  Janet Foutty), the event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with networking followed by lunch and an awards program at noon. For more information, click here!  
Announcements
NORTHERN TRUST COO JANA SCHREUDER TO RETIRE
Northern Trust Corporation announced that Jana R. Schreuder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be retiring from her current role, effective August 31, 2018, after 38 years of service to Northern Trust.

Jana joined Northern Trust in 1980 and during her tenure held multiple roles as a member of the Management Group, including serving as Chief Operating Officer, President of Wealth Management, President of Operations & Technology, and Chief Risk Officer.

In addition to her service to Northern Trust, Jana is actively involved in the community, serving as a director of the Lyric Opera Chicago, co-chair of the Chicago Chapter of Women Corporate Directors, and as a member of The Chicago Network, and the Committee of 200. Read more...
GILA BRONNER APPEARS IN NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The highly acclaimed, award winning documentary, released on Netflix on July 10, 2018, investigates the largest case of municipal fraud in American History. As city comptroller of Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years. She used the funds to build one of the nation's leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. All the Queen's Horses explores her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake.

Gila Bronner, President and CEO, Bronner Group LLC, served as one of the key contributors on the film as a "talking head" on preventing and detecting fraud in government. She is featured in three cameo appearances.  To learn more about the film, click here .

CARA FEATURED IN NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK
Cara ( Maria Kim) and its social enterprise Cleanslate are featured in the newly published book, In the Business of Change, by SEE Change Magazine publisher Elisa Birnbaum. The book is an inspirational guide that showcases how social entrepreneurs who are weary of waste, injustice, and government inaction are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. In this book, Maria Kim, President and CEO, Cara, shares the stories, successes, and hard lessons learned along the way to building new opportunities for people to break out of homelessness and poverty.
Q2 CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD CHICAGO MARKETBEAT REPORT
Cushman & Wakefield ( Marilyn Lissner) has published their quarterly MarketBeat Report. One highlight of the report is that the Chicago market stands at an equilibrium point between a landlord-favorable and tenant-favorable market.

To view the full report, click here.
DIANA RAUNER TO KEYNOTE NAWRB CONFERENCE
Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) has announced that Diana Rauner, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund, will deliver the keynote address during the 2018 NAWRB Conference, "Year of Women." In the address, Diana will discuss empowering women, children and families to help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Read more...
MARILYNN PRESTON ON HOW TO GET A LEG UP ON WELL-BEING
Marilynn Preston, Syndicated Columnist & TV producer, Energy Express, wrote an article on Creators.com on how walking can boost your mental and physical energy.  " It's great for your brain, for your strength, for every cell in your body, for calming yourself mentally and boosting your energy physically."  Read more...
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