Marketing and Communications
One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through our Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, we bring together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.
The Executives’ Club of Chicago’s Board of Directors is composed of 46 CEOs and senior executives of top companies headquartered in Chicagoland. The Board of Directors elects a chairman, two vice chairman, secretary, and treasurer. The New Leaders Board, formed in 2004, drives the agenda for the Club’s New Leaders Circle. Each of the Club’s eight Committees is led by Co-Chairs who represent Chicago’s who’s who in industry leadership. Committee-initiated thought leadership programs are developed and advanced by these dynamic individuals, appointed by the Chairman.
The Club has established eight Committees to support members’ professional interests and drive thought leadership for the Club’s programming. Committees range from 40 to 80 Club members and provide a forum to build relationships and discuss issues that will shape the global community in the 21st century. Committee programs include annual general meetings, breakfast briefings, and other activities designed by the members. Serving on a Committee is a membership benefit of the Club. Committee members are expected to participate in Committee programs, actively contribute topics of interest, and nominate two new members each season to keep The Club vital. To apply for Committee membership, please complete the Committee Application. Final appointment is by confirmation of the Chairman.
Club members come from 25 major industry sectors, including finance, healthcare, insurance, law, technology, manufacturing, marketing/communications, real estate, and retail. The Club’s membership includes not only business leaders, but also leaders of Midwest philanthropic institutions, universities, colleges, and state and national governments, including many members of the international diplomatic community. Club membership is by invitation only, with new members nominated by current members. Members are nominated to and accepted by The Executives’ Club of Chicago without regard to gender, race, religion or age. For more information regarding membership please contact Rebecca Reid, Membership Manager at email@example.com.
The Executives’ Club’s portfolio of 60+ programs each year presents the most influential global thinkers and doers. Speakers are leaders of dynamic, forward thinking, highly competitive companies and organizations that evidence innovation and excellence. Topics are chosen to reflect current trends business and economic trends, both domestic and global, and to respond to the expressed needs of Club membership. By meeting these parameters, The Executives’ Club’s programs give new meaning to the term, “thought leadership,” and provide invaluable support to Chicago’s development as a global business center. All but a few Club programs are open to the public, with Club members receiving significant discounts as a benefit of membership.
CIO of the Year Established in 2003, The Executives’ Club’s CIO of the Year award recognizes the increasingly important role of CIOs in value realization and the delivery of exceptional ROI, as well as the importance technology plays in Chicagoland’s companies and our economy. Given in collaboration with the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and SIM, in 2011, the CIO of the Year Award went to Stewart McCutcheon, CIO, Nalco Company and was presented at The Club’s fall Business Technology Leadership Conference, on October 26, 2011.
International Executive of the Year Established in 1995 to honor leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the global business community, The Executives’ Club’s International Executive of the Year Award has honored Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Architect of Microsoft; Lee Raymond, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil; Larry Ellison, Chairman and CEO of Oracle; Steven Reinemund, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo; Kenneth I. Chenault, III, Chairman & CEO of American Express Co.; Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric Company; Miles D. White, Chairman and CEO of Abbott; Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM; William A. Osborn, Chairman of Northern Trust Corporation; Craig Donohue, CEO of CME Group; Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and CEO, JPMorgan Chase and Glenn Tilton, Chairman, President & CEO, United Airlines. In 2012, the award will be presented to Daniel Akerson, Chairman & CEO of General Motors, at a special luncheon on June 28, 2012.
The Executives’ Club of Chicago maintains active relationships with key media and media production organizations, including substantial 2011 relationships with Canright Communications; Ketchum Public Relations; Pivot Design; PR Newswire; The Wall Street Journal; Today’s Chicago Woman and WBEZ 91.5 Chicago. Media are welcomed to Club membership, and most Club programs are open to the media, excepting networking receptions. For more information regarding marketing and communications please contact Lauren Hammond-Martin, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club members may access up-to-the-minute information on fellow members and their companies in The Club’s online directory, which is searchable by name, company, field of business, city, and committee membership.
The Club’s website (http://centennial.executivesclub.org/) helps inform members and non-members of its mission, vision, leadership, and past and future programs. Upcoming programs are listed on the homepage and users may link to online registration for these programs.
Sponsorships are available in support of many Executives’ Club programs, with significant benefits packages extended to sponsors. For more information about sponsoring Club programs please contact Colleen Pastuovic at email@example.com.
The Executives’ Club works with many Chicagoland institutions of higher learning to provide students in diverse fields with opportunities to learn from Club programs. Students are invited to every Club program, with support from corporate underwriters. The Club has hosted students from: Chicago State University, DePaul University, Dominican University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, North Park University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Executives’ Club collaborates with local and national organizations serving women, minorities, and young executives, as well as those serving leaders in specific disciplines. These groups are invited to serve as program affiliates of Club programs. The organizations are asked to send invitations to their mailing lists and actively promote the program throughout their organizations and communities. This outreach serves to bring new diverse and dynamic leaders into The Club.
For more information about The Executives’ Club of Chicago, please contact:
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
312-263-3500 ext. 36