About Us » Leadership



Dan Russell 

Chairman of the Board

Hornblower Cruises and Events


Donna J. Pugh

President, The Magnificent Mile Charitable Foundation

Foley & Lardner LLP



  Nicole Benolken




Grace Rappe





Legal Counsel

Board of Directors

  • Tony Abruscato

The Get Growing Foundation


  • Holly H. Agra*

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises


  • Robert Agra III

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises


  • Jack Aiello

Garrett Popcorn Shops


  • Lindsay-Walsh, Katie

Macerich – The Shops at North Bridge


  • Carolyn Ascher

Amlings Interior Landscape


  • Curt Bailey

Related Midwest


  • Andy Blackburn

Marquee 360 (Chicago Cubs)


  • Jay Blunk

Chicago Blackhawks


  • Bradley Borowiec

The Wrigley Building/Zeller Realty Group


  • Laura Bossert

737 North Michigan Avenue/CBRE


  • Borowiec, Bradley

Zeller Realty Group


  • Todd Buntin



  • Vanessa Casciano

Magellan Development Group LLC


  • Robert Christie

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare



  • Nick Canellis

Water Tower Realty


  • Nancy Capadona

HEARN/John Hancock Center


  • Christine Carlyle

Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates


  • Richard Cialabrini

Constellation Energy


  • Jennifer Clark

Loyola University Chicago


  • John R. Colletti

Gibsons Restaurant Group


  • Gabriel Constantin

Trump International Hotel & Tower


  • Grant DePorter*

Harry Caray's Restaurant Group


  • Andrew Carlson

LAZ Parking Chicago, LLC


  • Shevket Dardovski

SP Plus


  • Pete Demay

Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile


  • Patrick Donelly

Hyatt Regency Chicago


  • Patrick M. Donley

Power Construction Co.


  • Susan A. Ellefson

The Peninsula Chicago


  • Rick Fawell



  • Justine Fedak

 New Venture Pending


  • Mitchell C. Feldman

Water Tower Place/General Growth Properties, Inc.


  • Wei Fraser

Lakeshore Beverage


  • Richard Gamble



  • Marilynn K. Gardner

Navy Pier, Inc.


  • Steve Gardner



  • Dan Gibbons



  • Lee Golub

Golub & Company


  • Susan Hayes Gordon

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


  • Barry Graham

900 North Michigan Shops


  • Robert Grusin

Point B Communications


  • Robert Habeeb

Maverick Hotels and Restaurants


  • Steven J. Hartenstein

Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants


  • Debbie Havens

American Airlines


  • Jacqueline C. Hayes

Jacqueline Hayes & Associates, Ltd.


  • Lindsay D Hearn

HEARN/John Hancock Center


  • Christopher Howard

AV Concepts


  • Susan Jablonski

Jablonski and Associates


  • George Jordan

Oxford Hotels and Resorts


  • Camille Julmy*

Parkside Realty


  • Tony Karman



  • Jennifer L. Kunde

Northwestern University


  • Edward J. Kus

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


  • Dean G. Kutrumanes

REALTOR Building/GNP Realty Partners


  • Michael Mackey

Alliant Mesirow Insurance Services


  • David Macknin

ChicagoRisk, Inc.


  • Damien McArdle

The Drake Hotel


  • John C. McCarthy*

GO Airport Express


  • Lyn McKeaney

Lodge Management Group


  • Kay Nelson

Mid-America Asset Management


  • Stanley Nitzberg

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation


  • Lori Olson

401 North Michigan Avenue/Zeller Realty Group


  • Tim O’Malley

Ateema Media & Marketing


  • Erin O'Niel

Gleacher Center/CBRE


  • Lynn J. Osmond

Chicago Architecture Center


  • Nancy Paridy

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


  • Amy Patel

BMO Harris Bank


  • Donna Pugh

Foley & Lardner LLP


  • Donovan Pepper

Walgreen Co.


  • Lou Raizin

Broadway in Chicago


  • Grace Rappe



  • Christine A. Reller

ABC 7 Chicago


  • Brian Riggle 

Madison Capital


  • John Robak

Greeley and Hansen


  • Tom Robertson

Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile


  • Richard J. Roman*

The Signature Room at the 95th


  • Mary Ann Rose*

Tamar Productions, Inc.


  • Dan Russell

Hornblower Cruises and Events


  • Robert Schofield

The Langham, Chicago


  • Marc S. Schulman*

The Eli's Cheesecake Company


  • Ted Selogie

Swissotel Chicago


  • McKenzie-Lee, Shauna

Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Chicago)


  • Richard Simon

United Service Companies


  • Richard Similio

150 North Michigan


  • Peter Simoncelli*

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago


  • Gail Spreen

Jameson Realty


  • Elizabeth St. Louis



  • Erica Strama

Macerich – The Shops at North Bridge


  • Stacy Sweat

Stacy Sweat Designs


  • Todd Temperly

Waldorf Astoria Chicago/Conrad Chicago


  • Daniel Thomas



  • Lisa Tienken

American Girl Place


  • Kevin Trojanowski

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises


  • Donald V. Versen, Sr.*

Former Banking Executive


  • Roger Walters

SP Plus


  • Stephen Wancha

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago


  • Ralph Weber*

Weber Alliance


  • Randall Williams

21c Museum Hotels


  • Mike Wilson

The Shops at North Bridge, A Macerich Co.


  • Danny Wirtz

Breakthrough Beverage Group


  • Kelly Wisecarver

Wisecarver Public Relations


  • Maria Zec

The Peninsula Chicago


Association Staff

Kimberly Bares

President and Chief Executive Officer

Joelle Scillia

Director of Marketing and Communications 


Ian Tobin

Director of Planning and Placemaking 


Willie Richardson