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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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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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.

Intentionalizing Chicago to Become a National Tech Leader

Chicago's Tech Plan

In many historical industries such as AgTech, Fast Food, and Retailing, Chicago became a national leader by leveraging local innovations with a conscious national focus. Today, several organizations — DPI, P33, City Colleges of Chicago and the State of Illinois — have intentional efforts underway to increase the world’s awareness of Chicago as a leading technology center with a strong talent pool. Backed with more than $1 billion in public and private funding, these organizations are focused on specific sectors where Chicago, Illinois and the Midwest have historic strengths: advanced manufacturing, agriculture technology, and B-to-B software, among others.

Hear directly from the leaders of these four organizations on their focus and aspirations, as well as identify ways that your company can best leverage how to obtain a competitive advantage with these upcoming efforts.


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

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.

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.