The Executives' Club Of Chicago

The Executives' Club of Chicago

Chicago's premier membership organization and business forum. For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago’s business leaders.

Upcoming Events


2019 Chicago Tech and Innovation Outlook

Join The Executives’ Club on January 30, for our second annual Chicago Tech and Innovation Outlook program.

Hear from Howard Tullman, executive Director of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at Illinois Tech and former 1871 CEO, who will highlight trends to expect in 2019. A panel will then discuss how the city stacks up against the nation’s other tech hubs, what types of innovation are attracting the most attention and the impact of Amazon’s decision.

2019 Edelman Trust Barometer

2019 Edelman Trust Barometer

As political unrest and unbridled advances in automation threaten job security and the vitality of global supply chains, people are increasingly expecting business to ease their fears and lead the way forward.

Join us on February 12 as Richard Edelman delivers the results of the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer which examines how well CEOs and employers are addressing their employees’ concerns about the changing world of work and preparing workforces for the future. Following will be a CEO panel discussion that will explore steps business leaders can take to build trust inside and outside organizations, and create a resilient and successful workforce for the future.

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates: The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Join us April 29 as Melinda Gates makes The Executives’ Club one of the first events following the release of her new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls. Forbes has even named her as one of the world’s most powerful women. She is an increasingly visible force in efforts to eradicate poverty and to improve education, particularly focused on providing access to contraceptives to women around the world. Gates will talk about the values that guide her work—”if you want to lift up humanity, lift up women” and will also discuss her investment and incubation company, Pivotal Ventures, which is working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States.


Leadership Development


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EC Associates

The Executives’ Club of Chicago is dedicated to developing the next generation of business leaders.  The Club's leadership development programs are designed to follow business executives through the leadership life cycle from early career development to senior executive level.  Each program is uniquely customized to meet the needs of individual executives.

Forum Events

Innovation in a Global Environment: Leveraging People, Processes and Systems
January 23, 2019

Business Technology: Become the Disruptor, Not the Disrupted
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Take advantage of joining The Club’s forums—your best bet for networking, peer-to-peer engagement, and getting the most value out of your membership. If you are a Club member interested in participating, please register for one of our forum events.

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The Executives' Club of Chicago is one of the country's premier executive membership development and networking organizations. For more than 100 years, The Club has served as a platform for senior leaders to build relationships, share ideas, develop new business opportunities and participate in world-class programming.

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My ECLink is an online tool that provides exclusive opportunities for members to network digitally with other Club members, share news, activities and best practices, as well as have direct access to intellectual exchanges with peers. Join The Club today and start taking advantage of this great members-only benefit.