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.
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Special: The Future of the Cannabis Industry

In June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that will legalize marijuana in 2020 and overhaul the way government treats the drug and its use. The law provides for automatic expungement of arrests for marijuana possession under 30 grams, and Pritzker said he will pardon those with convictions for possession up to 30 grams. It also opens up a new market for a rapidly growing cannabis industry that remains something of a Wild West, with private equity buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and large infusions of venture capital seemingly announced weekly.

We'll talk with some key players in the industry nationally and locally about what these changes mean. The event will feature Chris Walsh, founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily; State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, who helped usher legalization through the legislature; Wanda James, CEO & founder of SimplyPure and the first African American woman to own a dispensary in Colorado; and Mitch Kahn, a Chicagoan whose cannabis business was just acquired for $875 million.

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Changemakers: Building and Leading a Purpose Driven Culture with Allstate’s Tom Wilson

In this Chicago Executives’ Club session, Maril MacDonald, industry pioneer in strategy execution and business transformation, will connect with Allstate Chair, President & CEO Tom Wilson about building a purpose driven culture. As Allstate lives into its purpose of keeping customers in “good hands,” Maril and Tom will explore the role of business in creating prosperity and helping people live better lives.

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Trade, Tariffs, & Transactions: What’s Next for Illinois Business?

In November 2018, leaders from the US, Mexico, and Canada signed a historic trade pact, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, to replace the 1994 NAFTA deal. Reactions to the new agreement have been mixed, from both American lawmakers and our neighboring leaders. The deal has the potential to impact US and Illinois businesses in a major way as it intends to incentivize domestic automobile manufacturing, strengthen protection of intellectual property, and increase dairy market access. The power of protections for workers has been called into question, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed concern that American laborers may be the ones to bear the brunt of consequences for violating any part of the pact.


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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

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.

Sports & Entertainment Forum: Leading a High Performance Team
August 28, 2019

International Business Forum: Trade, Tariffs, & Transactions: What's Next for Illinois Business?
September 24, 2019

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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.