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  • Inspire & support the next generation of leaders
TCN Members in the News
FREE, EPIC ART COLLABORATION FEATURING JEANNE GANG HEADED TO NAVY PIER THIS FALL
Navy Pier ( Marilynn Gardner and  Michelle T. Boone) , Chicago's mission-driven cultural district, has commissioned world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang for Here Hear Chicago, a new site-specific project that incorporates art, design and performance. 

"The Here Hear Chicago project is exactly the type of work that is furthering the Pier's mission of becoming a leading cultural destination, locally and globally, as more and more guests are starting to turn to Chicago's lakefront treasure for free, dynamic and eclectic experiences," said Navy Pier Chief Programming and Civic Engagement Officer Michelle T. Boone.   Read more...
THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CLOSES IN ON $50 MILLION FUNDRAISING GOAL
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is closing in on a $50 million goal in its first-ever major public fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC

SAIC President Elissa Tenny and Chancellor Walter Massey publicly announced the campaign one year ago. The effort has now raised $46.4 million, providing increased scholarship opportunities, faculty support and programming.

"For more than 150 years, School of the Art Institute of Chicago students, faculty and alumni have made groundbreaking contributions to art, design, and scholarly pursuits, and the early success of the Beautiful/Work campaign reaffirms our commitment to educating the cultural and creative leaders of tomorrow," said Elissa Tenny. Read more...
PATRICIA BROWN HOLMES ANNOUNCES INDICTMENTS IN LAQUAN MCDONALD CASE
Patricia Brown Holmes , special prosecutor assigned to the Laquan McDonald case, announced the indictment of three Chicago police officers on charges of conspiracy, obstruction and misconduct in the October 2014 slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

"The indictment makes clear that these defendants did more than merely obey an unofficial 'code of silence,'" Patricia Brown Holmes said, "rather it alleges that they lied about what occurred to prevent independent criminal investigators from learning the truth."  Read more...
LINDA JOJO ON MOBILE TRANSFORMATION, INNOVATION, HIRING, AND LEADERSHIP
United Airlines Executive Vice President, Technology, and Chief Digital Officer Linda Jojo , who recently won the Super Global CIO of the Year award from the Chicago CIO Leadership Association, participated in an interview with The Enterprisers Project . In the interview, Linda shared more about United Airlines' mobile transformation and her thoughts on innovation, hiring, and leadership.

"It's important to do a great job in the job you have. But if you aspire to do something different, make sure that those responsible for the hiring and making those decisions know what you're interested in. If the constraints or parameters about what you can or can't do at a different point in your career are changing, make sure people understand when they're changing and why." Read more...
SMITA SHAH FEATURED IN PROFILE MAGAZINE
Smita Shah, President & CEO of SPAAN Tech, Inc., was featured in Profile Magazine, which highlighted why she founded SPAAN Tech and what the company has in store for the future.  "Infrastructure ends up being very personal," said Smita Shah. "We're helping people go to work and to shop. We're helping people fly to different places in an efficient way. We're making communities livable."   Read more...
LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NAMED TOP CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago ( Kary McIlwain and  Michelle Stephenson) is one of four Illinois hospitals ranked among U.S. News & World Report's top children's hospitals in the nation.  Lurie was also named to U.S. News' Best Children's Honor Roll, which includes 10 hospitals nationwide with the highest scores across 10 medical specialties . Lurie also came in at No. 3 in a separate ranking specifically for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, and No. 4 in urology.  Read more...
OUTCOME HEALTH RECOGNIZED ON CRAINS "FAST 50" LIST
Outcome Health ( Shradha Agarwal) was ranked No. 7 on Crain's "Fast 50 2017" for it's incredible 5-year growth of bringing patients, data, and treatment options together.   Read more...
ELIZABETH BRACKETT ON CHICAGO'S RECYCLING RATE
On WTTW Chicago Tonight, Elizabeth Brackett reported on a new campaign that aims to boost Chicago's dismal recycling rate, which is among the lowest in the country. Read more...

STEPHANIE IZARD NAMED BEST CHEF
Stephanie Izard, Executive Chef & Owner of Boka Restaurant Group,  was recognized o n the   Chicago Reader's  "Best of Chicago 2017: Food & Drink" list as  "Best Chef." The list results are based on a poll of readers. Stephanie's restaurant Girl & the Goat was also recognized as "Best Fancy Restaurant." 

To see the full "Best of Chicago" list, click here !
Awards      
ILENE GORDON WINNER OF EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Ilene Gordon, CEO and Chairman of Ingredion, is the winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Midwest, manufacturing and distribution sector. "The class of winners in 2017 represents new ways of thinking, disruptive business models and overall dynamism that make this country a great place to do business," said Ryan Butman, Director for the Midwest program. Read more...
Announcements
NILA LEISEROWITZ ON TECHNOLOGY INFUSION
Nila Leiserowitz, Managing Principal, Gensler, spoke during a breakout session on "Technology Infusion with Engineering and Construction" at Deloitte's ( Deborah L. DeHaas, Janet Foutty and Stacy Janiak) National Engineering and Construction Conference. Nila focused on how the driverless car and other technologies will have a major impact on how we live, work, and play.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently announced a partnership with leaders from Dane County, Wisconsin to join "We Are Still In," a coalition of governmental and institutional leaders dedicated to keeping America's promise of mitigating climate change by meeting the Paris Climate Agreement. 

"I am grateful for Executive Parisi's leadership in the fight against climate change," Toni Preckwinkle said. "The reduction of carbon emissions is crucial to save our planet and local leadership is key in this effort." Read more...
ANN DRAKE ON WOMEN IN SUPPLY CHAIN PANEL
Ann Drake, Chairman & CEO of DSC Logistics, spoke on the Women in Supply Chain panel at the 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in May. The panel discussed the importance of risk taking to professional development. Panelists indicated they would like to see more supply chain women in top jobs at their respective companies in the next 20 years.  Read more...
TERI ARVESU SERVES AS GUEST SPEAKER FOR EDELMAN'S CONVERSATION COUCH
Teri Arvesu, VP of Content for Univision Chicago Local Media, was invited to be the guest speaker for Edelman's Conversation Couch. This is a bi-annual event that invites executives from outside the company to share leadership experiences for Edelman's diversity groups GWEN (women's diversity group) and Inclusivo (Latino group).  To view video clips from the event, click here !
REP. KELLY CONTINUES PUSH FOR GUN SAFETY
Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., released a statement marking the one year anniversary of the House Gun Violence Prevention Sit-In that she organized with Reps. John Lewis (Ga.), Katherine Clark (Mass.), David Cicilline (R.I.) and John Larson (Conn.).   Read more...
PAINTING BEGINS ON NEW BELVIDERE MURALS HONORING ARCHITECT JEANNE GANG
A group of public art muralists, will paint murals honoring architect Jeanne Gang and former professional baseball player Fred Schulte through this weekend's Belvidere's Heritage Days Festival in Belvidere , IllinoisRead more...

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Friday, April 20, 2018
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Valerie Jarrett and the 28th Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon
 
 








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