TCN Members in the News
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TINA TCHEN AT INAUGURAL I.D.E.A. SUMMIT
Tina Tchen, Partner,  Buckley Sandler LLP,  spoke at the inaugural I.D.E.A. Summit powered by Forbes in New York City. The summit brought together executives and decision makers from a wide-range of industries to discuss the power of the multicultural market. Read more...
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ADLER PLANTITERIUM HIGHLIGHTED IN FORBES ARTICLE
The Adler Planetarium ( Michelle Larson) was mentioned in a Forbes article about community platforms, which is a digital journal that lets anyone be a citizen scientist or explorer .   Read more...

MICHELLE LARSON FEATURED IN CRAIN'S
Michelle Larson, CEO, Adler Planetarium, was featured in a Crain's article about four women who run nonprofits at which they have orchestrated substantial financial turnarounds.  Read more...
CARA FEATURED IN PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL
Cara and its CEO Maria Kim were recently profiled on the PBS NewsHour by Peabody Award-winning journalist John Yang as a part of "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America," which explored the human stories of poverty and showcased promising solutions.  Read more...

FIFTH THIRD BANK FAMILY PAVILION AT NAVY PIER OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Navy Pier (Marilynn Gardnerdebuted its newly renovated Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion  this Memorial Day weekend. T he Pavilion is now a hub of more than 50 Chicago-centric experiences that showcase and represent the city's best offerings in dining, entertainment, retail and more.  Read more...
GRACE HOU CHATS WITH VOYAGECHICAGO
In an interview with VoyageChicago, Grace Hou, President, Woods Fund Chicago, shared how she began her career, what she would have done differently, and why she is proud of Woods Fund Chicago's vision and mission. Read more...
SARAH STEGNER ON WGN RADIO
Sarah Stegner, Co-Chef & Owner of the Prairie Grass Cafe, joined WGN Radio to discuss the future of the restaurant business and new food innovations. Read more...
 
Fortune
FORTUNE 500  
Fortune released this year's Fortune 500 list, which includes companies ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. The following Network member's companies were included:
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie
  • Allstate
  • Anthem
  • Bank of America Corp.
  • Baxter International
  • CBRE Group
  • CDW
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Exelon
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • Google/Alphabet
  • Ingredion
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kellogg
  • Marriott International
  • Marsh & McLennan
  • McDonald's
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Northern Trust
  • Omnicom Group
  • Southern Company
  • Tyson Foods
  • Ulta Beauty
  • United Continental Holdings
  • United States Steel
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • USAA
  • W.W. Grainger
  • Wells Fargo
 
CRAIN'S LARGEST PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES
Crain's annual list of the largest publicly traded companies, ranked by 2017 revenue, includes 144 publicly traded companies headquartered in the Chicago area. The following Network member's companies were included:
  • AAR Corp.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abbvie Inc.
  • Allstate Corp.
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • Cabot Microelectronics Corp.
  • Cars.com Inc.
  • CBOE Global Markets Inc.
  • CDW Corp.
  • CME Group Inc.
  • Discover Finanical Services Inc.
  • Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc.
  • Essendant Inc.
  • Exelon Corp.
  • Federal Signal Corp.
  • GATX Corp.
  • Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
  • IDEX Corp.
  • Ingredion Inc.
  • Jones Lang Lasalle Inc.
  • Lifeway Foods Inc.
  • McDonald's Corp.
  • Morningstar Inc.
  • Navigant Consulting Inc.
  • Nisource Inc.
  • Nothern Trust Corp.
  • Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.
  • Tronc Inc.
  • Ulta Beauty Inc.
  • United Continental Holdings Inc.
  • US Foods Holding Corp.
  • USG Corp.
  • Ventas Inc.
  • W.W. Grainger Inc.
Awards
JILL WINE-BANKS TO RECEIVE EARLY ADOPTER AWARD FROM ILLINOIS LEGAL AID ONLINE
Jill Wine-Banks, MSNBC Contributor, Writer, Speaker, will receive the Early Adopter Award from Illinois Legal Aid Online on Tuesday, June 5. She will also be giving the keynote speech at the awards ceremony.

Jill is also pleased to announce that she has renewed her contract with MSNBC for another year.
UNITED SCRAP METAL RECEIVES THE SCRAP & RECYCLING INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Marsha Serlin, CEO, United Scrap Metal, received the Scrap & Recycling Industry Leadership Award at the 2018 Platts Global Metals Awards held in London on May 17. Hosted by S&P Global Platts, a leading global energy, metals and commodities information provider, the annual awards program honors exemplary performance in fifteen categories spanning the entire steel, metals and mining complex.  

Metals and steel industry executives from around the globe attended the 2017 black-tie awards ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in central London. Winners in fifteen performance categories received honors on stage, having been selected by an independent panel of judges.
Women On Boards
DIEBOLD NIXDORF APPOINTS ELLEN COSTELLO TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) recently announced it has named Ellen M. Costello, Former U.S. Country Head, BMO Financial Group, to the company's board of directors. Upon her appointment, effective June 1, Ellen will serve on the board's audit and finance committees. Read more...
ELLEN ALBERDING JOINS LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Loyola University Chicago announced the election of new members to its Board of Trustees, including Ellen Alberding, President, The Joyce Foundation. 

Susan Sher currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board and Joan Steel is a board member.
JILL SMART JOINS HPM PARTNERS ADVISORY BOARD
Jill Smart, President, the National Academy of Human Resources, has joined the Advisory Board of HPM Partners. HPM Partners is an SEC-registered investment adviser offering independent, comprehensive financial advice to individuals and their families, businesses and their employees, and non-profit organizations. HPM Partners has been recognized by The Financial Times, Forbes, Worth, Investment News, and Private Asset Management as one of the leading and/or fastest growing independent wealth managers in the United States.
Announcements
LAURA BROWN TO RETIRE
Grainger recently announced that Laura Brown, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, will retire from Grainger, effective July 1, 2018.

"My more than 18 years at Grainger have been very rewarding," said Laura Brown. "I have so many fond memories and friendships that have developed over the years. Leading the Communications and Investor Relations function has been the highlight of my entire career. I look forward to the next chapter of my life, which will include spending more time with family and friends, and serving on boards." Read more...
SARA ELLIS ADDRESSES LOYOLA LAW GRADUATES AT COMMENCEMENT
The Honorable Sara L. Ellis, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois, addressed graduates at the School of Law's 2018 Commencement on Saturday, May 12 at Loyola University Chicago's Lake Shore Campus. Watch here...

SUZET MCKINNEY ANNOUNCED TO THE 2019  LEADERSHIP GREATER CHICAGO  FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Suzet McKinney, CEO and Executive Director, Illinois Medical District, has been selected for the Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) ( Maria Wynne) 2019 fellowship program. Over the course of the 10-month program, the 2019 LGC Fellows will be immersed in key socioeconomic issues facing our city and the region through full-day seminars, community site visits, discussion groups, conversations with subject matter experts, cultural events, and experiential learning opportunities.
ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT DEBUTS NEWLY REBRANDED, REDESIGNED WEBSITE
The Illinois Medical District (IMD) ( Suzet McKinney) recently launched its newly redesigned website, reflecting a shift in the IMD brand and organizational goals. The website is the product of a collaboration between the IMD, Remedy Chicago ( Carol McCarthy) and Graph Synergie.

"We're excited to share our new website with the IMD community and the world. Our story is what sets us apart, and this site lets us tell it in new and dynamic ways, while highlighting the impact of our incredible partners on the practice of medicine," said Dr. Suzet McKinney, CEO/Executive Director, Illinois Medical District.  To visit the new site, click here !
KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM POP-UP IN WAUKEGAN
Sheridan Turner, President & CEO, Kohl Children's Museum, recently celebrated the success of a month-long pilot of a pop-up museum in the City of Waukegan. She explains, "With assistance and support from Mayor Sam Cunningham, the Museum was given 5,000 sq. ft. of storefront space in downtown Waukegan in which we created a mini Museum with four different STEAM-focused exhibit areas. The goal was to bring the programs of the Museum to those in the community who need it most, at no charge. We completely surpassed our expectations by welcoming nearly 2,500 visitors, including 51 school field trips!"

The Museum is currently developing a business strategy to put similar experiences in at least three other locations for a duration of two months. Community interest is very high as this directly affects and provides much needed resources to underserved neighborhoods. If you'd like to help with these efforts or would like more information, please contact Sheridan at struner@kcmgc.org.

The success of the Pop-up Museum coincided with another major milestone in Kohl Children's Museum's history. The Museum had incurred $13.4 million in tax-exempt bonds in 2005 to pay for construction of its Glenview facility. Sheridan is proud to announce that as of this month those bonds have been fully retired, well ahead of their 30-year maturity date, and the Museum is currently debt-free!
 
SUCCESSFUL BUTTERFLY BALL HOSTED BY THE PEGGY NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's 20th annual Butterfly Ball raised a record $2.3 million as 650 Chicago-area attendees celebrated nature and science education.  Deb Lahey, President and CEO, led the event. 

"Our 20th anniversary gala was met with an outpouring of support for nature and science initiatives at a level we have never seen before. We are so incredibly grateful for to the corporate, civic, educational, and philanthropic leaders who demonstrated their strong commitment to our work. Their support leads to transformative programs for children, provides support for teachers, and makes science come alive in Chicago's schools. With this support, we have proudly raised over $32 million in our 20 years of the Butterfly Ball,"  said Deb Lahey, President and CEO,  Nature Museum.  Read more...
PERSPECTIVES FROM ANNA RAPPAPORT
In May, Anna Rappaport published a  new article in the  2018 Society of Actuaries Retirement Section News entitled,  "Perspectives from Anna: Reboot, Rewire or Retire, Personal Perspectives on Phased Retirement and Managing Life Paths at Age 60 and Beyond."  The article  provides ideas and resources for people moving away from full time employment and into new paths after age 60. Many of the ideas in the article are based on discussion at the 2017 Chicago Network's roundtable "Reboot, Rewire, or Retire?" Read more...
DSC LOGISTICS CEO ANN DRAKE PARTICIPATES ON PANEL AT GARTNER EVENT
At the Gartner Women in Supply Chain Executive Networking Luncheon in May, DSC CEO Ann Drake discussed findings of the 2018 AWESOME / Gartner Women in Supply Chain Study with fellow panelists Jeff Gallinat, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations, Cisco; and Donna Warton, General Manager, Microsoft Devices Supply Chain. Dana Stiffler, Gartner's VP Research, opened the discussion by reviewing study results.  To view the complete report, click  here.
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