Sheila Bair

Greg Brown

Debora DeHaas

Jamie Dimon

Craig Donohue

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel

Christie Hefner

Brad Keywell

Her Excellency, Christine Lagarde

Chris Matthews

Admiral Mike Mullen

Michelle Obama

The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle

The Honorable Pat Quinn

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice

Tom Ricketts

Daniel Servitje

Sonia Sotomayor

The Honorable Melissa Bean

The Honorable William M. Daley

The Honorable Richard M. Daley

Mark Hurd

Timothy A. Koogle

Patrick G. Ryan

The Honorable Judy Baar Topinka

Dick Ebersol

The Honorable Jim Edgar

Michael Eisner

Steve Forbes

William H. Gates III

The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger

John F. Sandner

The Honorable George Bush

The Honorable Robert J. Dole

The Honorable Gerald Ford

The Honorable John F. Kennedy

The Honorable Richard M. Nixon

The Honorable Harry S. Truman

Marshall Field

Eleanor Roosevelt

Amelia Earhart

William Boeing

Notable Past Speakers


2010-Present

His Excellency Farooq Abdullah (2011)
- Minister of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India
Dan Akerson (2012)
- Chairman &CEO, General Motors
Sam Allen (2011)
- Chairman & CEO, Deere & Company
Sheila Bair (2012)
- Senior Advisor, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Former Chairman, FDIC
Doug Baker (2013)
- President & CEO, Ecolab
Selim A. Bassoul (2014)
   - Chairman & CEO, The Middleby Corporation
William J. Bratton (2011)
- Chairman, Kroll
David Brooks (2012)
- Columnist, The New York Times
Greg Brown (2012)
- Chairman & CEO, Motorola Solutions
John Burke (2014)
   - President, Trek Bicycle Corporation
Ursula Burns (2011)
- Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation
Debra Cafaro (2012)
- Chairman & CEO, Ventas, Inc.
Amy Chua "Tiger Mom" (2014)
   - John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Sean Connolly (2014)
   - CEO, Hillshire Brands
Ellen Costello (2012)
- Chief Executive Officer & U.S. Country Head, BMO Financial
David Cote (2013)
- Chairman & CEO, Honeywell
Lester Crown (2012)
- Chairman, Henry Crown and Company
Deborah L. DeHaas (2013)
- Vice Chairman, Deloitte
Jamie Dimon (2010)
- Chairman of the Board & CEO, JPMorgan Chase
Craig Donohue (2010)
- CEO, CME Group
Michael Duke (2014)
    - Chairman, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Walmart
John Edwardson (2011)
- Chairman & CEO, CDW Computer Centers
The Honorable Rahm Emanuel (2011)
- Mayor, City of Chicago
Jim Fielding (2013)
    - CEO, Claire's Inc. 
Jeanne Gang (2014)
   - Founder & Principal, Studio Gang Architects
Margo Georgiadis (2013)
   - President - Americas, Google
Ilene Gordon (2011, 2013 & 2014)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Ingredion
Richard Gonzalez (2014)
   - Chairman & CEO, AbbVie
Peter Grauer (2010)
- Chairman, Bloomberg L.P.
David Gregory (2010)
- Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois
Robin Harding (2012)
- U.S. Economics Editor, Financial Times
Barney Harford (2012)
- CEO, Orbitz
Christie Hefner (2011)
- Executive Chairman, Canyon Ranch Enterprises
Dan Hesse (2013)
   - CEO, Sprint
Patricia Hemingway Hall (2013)
- President & CEO, HCSC
Douglas Holtz-Eakin (2014)
   - Economist & Former Congressional Budget Office Director
Robert Iger (2013)
- Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Jeffrey Immelt (2011)
- Chairman & CEO, General Electric
Naveen Jain (2010)
- Chairman & CEO, Intelius
Sanjay Jha (2010)
- Co-CEO & CEO of Mobile Devices & Home Business, Motorola
Larry Kaplan (2010)
- CEO, NAVTEQ
Brad Keywell (2011)
- Co-founder & Director, Groupon, Inc & Lightbank
Leo Kiely (2010)
- CEO, MillerCoors
Harry Kraemer (2011)
- Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
Ellen Kullman (2012)
- CEO, Du Pont
Her Excellency, Christine Lagarde (2011)
- Minister for Economy, Finance & Industry, Republic of France
Todd Larsen (2010)
- President, Dow Jones & Company
John Lewis (2012)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Nielsen Consumer NA
Chris Matthews (2013)
- Host of MSNBC's Hardball
Robert McDonald (2012)
- Chairman & CEO, Procter & Gamble
Admiral Mike Mullen (2010)
- Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jon Najarian (2014)
   - Co-founder, optionMONSTER.com
David Nelms (2010 & 2011)
- Chairman & CEO, Discover Financial Services
Murugesh Nirani (2011)
- Minister for Large & Medium Industries, Government of Karnataka
Michelle Obama (2013)
- First Lady, United States of America
Peter Orszag (2012)
- Vice Chairman of Global Bank, Citigroup
Paul S. Otellini (2010)
- President & CEO, Intel Corporation
Vikram Pandit (2011)
- CEO, Citi
Robert Parkinson (2011)
- Chairman & CEO, Baxter International
Cody Phipps (2014)
   - President & CEO, UnitedStationers
Anne Pramaggiore (2012 & 2013)
- President & CEO, ComEd
The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle (2011)
- President, Cook County Board
Richard Price (2012)
- Chairman & CEO, Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.
Penny Pritzker (2012)
- Founder, Chairman & CEO, PSP Capital Partners
The Honorable Pat Quinn (2012)
- Governor, State of Illinois
Andrea Redmond (2014)
   - Independent Consultant
The Honorable Condoleezza Rice (2012)
- Former Secretary of State, U.S. Government
Tom Richards (2014)
   - Chairman & CEO, CDW
Tom Ricketts (2010)
- Chairman, Chicago Cubs
Irene Rosenfeld (2011)
- Chairman & CEO, Kraft Foods
Patrick G. Ryan (2006 & 2009)
- Chairman & CEO, Ryan Specialty Group LLC / Founder & Former Chairman, AON
Terry Savage (2014)
   - Financial Author & Nationally Syndicated Columnist
Scott P. Serota (2011)
- President & CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Daniel Servitje (2013)
- CEO, Grupo Bimbo
His Excellency Anand Sharma (2011)
- Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Government of India
Sushil Kumar Shinde (2011)
- Minister of Power, Government of India
Jeff Smisek (2011)
- President & CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc.
Sonia Sotomayor (2013)
- Associate Justice, The Supreme Court of the United States
Randall Stephenson (2010)
- CEO, AT&T
Rajeev Suri (2010)
- CEO, Nokia Siemens Networks
Diane Swonk (2014)
   - Chief Economist & Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial Services
Mark Thierer (2012)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Catamaran
Glenn F. Tilton (2010, 2011 & 2014)
- Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
John Venhuizen (2010 & 2013)
- CEO, Ace Hardware
Rick Waddell (2010)
- Chairman & CEO, Northern Trust Corporation
Governor Kevin M. Warsh (2010)
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Gregory Wasson (2012)
- President & CEO, Walgreen Co.
Miles D. White (2014)
   - Chairman & CEO, Abbott
Patricia Woertz (2013)
- Chairman & CEO, ADM, 2013

2000-2009

Brad Anderson (2009)
- President, IIT
Leo Apotheker (2009)
- Co-CEO, SAP AG
Steve Ballmer (2004 & 2009)
- CEO, Microsoft Corporation
Brenda Barnes (2006)
- CEO, Sara Lee Corporation
Craig Barrett (2005)
- CEO, Intel Corporation
The Honorable Melissa Bean (2006)
- Congresswoman U.S. Congress, Illinois 8th District
The Honorable Ben S. Bernanke (2005)
    - 14th Chairperson of the Federal Reserve
Richard H. Brown (2002)
- Chairman & CEO, EDS
George W. Buckley (2005, 2007 & 2009)
- Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, 3M
John Callaway (2002)
- Host & Senior Editor Chicago Stories, WTTW-TV Channel 11
Michael Capellas (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, MCI Communications Corporation
Donald Carty (2003)
- Chairman & CEO, American Airlines
Kenneth Chenault (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, American Express Company
Philip Condit (2000)
- Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
David M. Cote (2002)
- Chairman, President & CEO, TRW
Douglas N. Daft (2000)
- Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
The Honorable William M. Daley (2000)
- Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
The Honorable Richard M. Daley (2002 & 2007)
- Mayor, City of Chicago
Philippe Dauman (2009)
- President & CEO, Viacom Inc.
Jamie Dimon (2000, 2001 & 2003)
- Chairman & CEO, Bank One Corporation
Craig Donohue (2005 & 2009)
- CEO, CME Group
David Dorman (2003)
- Chairman & CEO, AT&T
Archie D. Dunham (2003)
- Chairman, ConocoPhillips & Chairman, National Association of Manufacturers
John A. Edwardson (2001, 2002, 2006 & 2008)
- Chairman & CEO, CDW Corporation
Lawrence J. Ellison (2002)
- Chairman & CEO, Oracle Corporation
Michael L. Eskew (2002 & 2007)
- Chairman & CEO, UPS
William Esrey (2001)
- Chairman & CEO, Sprint
W. James Farrell (2002)
- Chairman & CEO, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Christopher B. Galvin (2001)
- Chairman & CEO, Motorola
Raymond V. Gilmartin (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, Merck and Co., Inc.
James E. Goodwin (2001)
- Chairman & CEO, United Airlines
Richard Grasso (2003)
- Chairman & CEO, New York Stock Exchange
Dean Harrison (2008)
- President & CEO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
William B. Harrison, Jr. (2003)
- Chairman & CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase
Charles O. Holliday, Jr. (2001 & 2006)
- Chairman & CEO, DuPont
Mark Hoplamazian (2009)
- President & CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Mark Hurd (2006)
- CEO, Hewlett Packard Corporation
Jeffrey R. Immelt (2005)
- Chairman & CEO, General Electric Company
Neville Isdell (2008)
- Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
Del Jones (2009)
- Corporate Leadership Reporter, USA Today
Timothy A. Koogle (2001 & 2002)
- Chairman & CEO, Yahoo! Inc.
Harry Kramer (2002)
- Chairman & CEO, Baxter International
Alan Lacy (2002)
- Chairman & CEO, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Her Excellency, Christine Lagarde (2004 & 2008)
- Minister of Economy, Industry & Employment Republic of France
Robert W. Lane (2003)
- Chairman & CEO, Deere and Company
Charles R. Lee (2002)
- Chairman & Co-CEO, Verizon Communications, Inc.
Kenneth D. Lewis (2008)
- Chairman, CEO & President, Bank of America
Edward M. Liddy (2001, 2002 & 2006)
- Chairman, President & CEO, The Allstate Corporation
Lynn Martin (2005)
- Former Secretary of Labor, Advisor, Deloitte
Scott McNealy (2001)
- Chairman & CEO, Sun Microsystems
W. James McNerney (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, 3M
Anne M. Mulcahy (2002 & 2007)
- Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation
Robert Nardelli (2004)
- Chairman, President & CEO, The Home Depot
Kamal Nath (2008)
- Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of India
David Nelms (2008)
- CEO, Discover Financial Services
Nickolas Neubauer (2001)
- Chairman of the Board, Chicago Board of Trade
Richard C. Notebaert (2000)
- Chairman, Ameritech
David O'Reilly (2007)
- Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation
William A. Osborn (2008)
- Chairman & CEO, Northern Trust Corporation
James W. Owens (2004 & 2007)
- Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar, Inc.
Samuel J. Palmisano (2007)
- Chairman, President & CEO, IBM Corporation
Robert Parkinson (2005 & 2008)
- Chairman, CEO & President, Baxter International, Inc.
The Honorable Henry Paulson, Jr. (2006)
- Chairman & CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Antonio M. Perez (2008)
- Chairman & CEO, Eastman Kodak Company
Peter Peterson (2007)
- Senior Chairman & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group
Joseph Plumeri (2009)
- Chairman & CEO, Willis Group Holdings Ltd.
Steven Reinemund (2003)
- Chairman & CEO, Pepsico
Irene Rosenfeld (2007)
- CEO, Kraft Foods
John W. Rowe (2003, 2005 & 2008)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Exelon Corporation
Patrick G. Ryan (2006 & 2009)
- Chairman & CEO, Chicago
Barry Salzberg (2009)
- CEO, Deloitte LLP
Edward J. Sander (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, Motorola Inc.
Ivan Seidenberg (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications, Inc.
Frederick W. Smith (2005)
- Chairman & CEO, FedEx Corporation, 2005
David Speer (2008)
- Chairman & CEO, Illinois Tool Works
Richard F. Syron (2005)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Freddie Mac
Sidney Taurel (2005)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
Rex W. Tillerson (2008)
- Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Glenn Tilton (2003 & 2006)
- Chairman, President & CEO, United Airlines
The Honorable Judy Baar Topinka (2006)
- Illinois State Treasurer, State of Illinois
James C. Tyree (2005)
- Chairman & CEO, Mesirow Financial
Daniel C. Ustian (2004)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Navistar International Corporation
Frederick H. Waddell (2009)
- President & CEO, Northern Trust Corporation
Jonathan P. Ward (2005)
- Chairman & CEO, The ServiceMaster Company
Norman H. Wesley (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, Fortune Brands, Inc.
Miles D. White (2000, 2001, 2004 & 2006)
- Chairman & CEO, Abbott Laboratories
Tom Wilson (2007)
- President & CEO, The Allstate Corporation
William Wrigley (2008)
- Executive Chairman, Wm. Wrigley and Co.
Edward J. Zander (2004)
- Chairman & CEO, Motorola, Inc.
Sam Zell (2006 & 2007)
- Chairman, Equity Group Investments

1990-1999

Paul A. Allaire (1992)
- Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation
C. Michael Armstrong (1999)
- Chairman & CEO, AT&T
Dwayne O. Andreas (1992)
- Chairman & CEO, Archer Dangles Midland Company
Rand V. Araskog (1990)
- Chairman & CEO, ITT Corporation
The Honorable Richard C. Breeden (1990)
- Chairman, The Chicago Stock Exchange
John H. Bryan (1993)
- Chairman & CEO, Sara Lee Corporation
John Chambers (1999)
- President & CEO, Cisco Systems
Robert J. Crandall (1990)
- Chairman, President & CEO, American Airlines
The Honorable Richard M. Daley (1990 & 1994)
- Mayor of the City of Chicago
The Honorable William M. Daley (1998 & 1999)
- Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Alfred C. DeCrane, Jr. (1996)
- Chairman of the Board & CEO, Texaco, Inc.
Michael S. Dell (1998)
- Chairman & CEO, Dell Computer Corporation
Robert J. Eaton (1994)
- Chairman & CEO, Chrysler Corporation
Dick Ebersol (1993)
- President, NBC Sports
The Honorable Jim Edgar (1991)
- Governor Elect of Illinois
Michael Eisner (1996)
- Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company
William T. Esrey (1994)
- Chairman & CEO, Sprint
Steve Forbes (1997)
- President & CEO, Forbes Inc., USA
William H. Gates III (1992, 1995 & 1997)
- Chairman & CEO, Microsoft Corporation
Louis V. Gerstner (1997)
- Chairman & CEO, IBM Corporation
Raymond V. Gilmartin (1997)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Merck and Co., Inc.
Roberto C. Goizueta (1997)
- Chairman of the Board & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
Richard A. Grasso (1996)
- Chairman & CEO, New York Stock Exchange
Jack M. Greenberg (1999)
- President & CEO, McDonald's Corporation
Gerald Greenwald (1998)
- Chairman & CEO, UAL Corporation and United Airlines
Verne G. Istock (1996 & 1999)
- Chairman of the Board, Bank One Corporation
Michael H. Jordan (1997)
- Chairman & CEO, CBS Inc.
James P. Kelly (1999)
- Chairman & CEO, United Parcel Service
The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger (1992)
- Former Secretary of State, 1992
Ralph S. Larsen (1992)
- Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Gerald M. Levin (1997 & 1998)
- Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Inc.
Vernon R. Loucks, Jr. (1990)
- Chairman & CEO, Baxter International Inc.
Richard J. Mahoney (1993)
- Chairman & CEO, Monsanto Corporation
The Honorable John Manley (1998)
- Minister of Industry of Canada
Arthur C. Martinez (1996)
- Chairman & CEO, Sears Roebuck and Co.
Allen E. Murray (1993)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Mobil Corporation
Richard C. Notebaert (1995)
- Chairman & CEO, Ameritech
H. Ross Perot (1992 & 1996)
- Founder, Perot Systems Corporation
Lewis Platt (1998)
- Chairman, President & CEO, Hewlett-Packard
Michael R. Quinlan (1995)
- Chairman & CEO, McDonald's Corporation
John S. Reed (1991)
- Chairman, Citicorp
Edzard Reuter (1992)
- Chairman, Daimler-Benz AG
Zhu Rongji, Premier (1999)
- The Peoples Republic of China
Richard M. Rosenberg (1993)
- Chairman & CEO, BankAmerica Corporation
The Honorable Dan Rostenkowski (1990)
- Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
H.E. Stasys Sakaluskas (1999)
- Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States
John F. Sandner (1995)
- Chairman, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Juergen E. Schrempp (1999)
- Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Chrystler AG
Walter V. Shipley (1997)
- Chairman & CEO, The Chase Manhattan Corporation
John F. Smith (1997)
- Chairman & CEO, General Motors
Richard L. Thomas (1994)
- Chairman & CEO, First Chicago Corporation
Randall L. Tobias (1996)
- Chairman & CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
Alex Trotman (1995)
- Chairman & CEO, Ford Motor Company
James A. Unruh (1995)
- Chairman & CEO, Unisys Corporation
His Excellency Lech Walesa (1990 & 1991)
- President of the Republic of Poland
John R. Walter (1992 & 1993)
- Chairman & CEO, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
Edward Whitacre Jr. (1999)
   - Chairman & CEO, General Motors
Edgar S. Woodland, Jr. (1995)
- Chairman & CEO, DuPont

1980-1989

The Honorable George Bush (1988)
- Vice President of the United States
Edward Brennan (1988)
- Chairman & CEO, Sears, Roebuck & Company
Colby H. Chandler (1989)
- Chairman & CEO, Eastman Kodak Company
Admiral William J. Crowe. Jr. (1988)
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense
The Honorable Robert J. Dole (1988)
- U.S. Senate Minority Leader & Presidential Candidate
Reverend Jerry Falwell (1987)
- Founder, Moral Majority / Head of the PTL Organization
John J. Nevin (1988)
- Chairman of the Board & CEO, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
His Excellency Nobuo Matsunga (1987)
- Ambassador of Japan
Tom J. Peters (1988)
- Author of "Thriving on Chaos"
Donald E. Peterson (1989)
- Chairman of the Board, Ford Motor Company
James D. Robinson III (1989)
- Chairman & CEO, American Express Company
Thomas C. Theobald (1988)
- Chairman of the Board, Continental Illinois Corporation
His Excellency Gunther van Well (1987)
- Ambassador, The Federal Republic of Germany
His Excellency Han Xu (1988)
- Ambassador, The People's Republic of China

1960-1969

The Honorable Gerald Ford (1965)
    - House Minority Leader, US Senate 
Robert S. McNamara (1962) 
- Secretary of Defense 

1950-1959

Katharine Graham (1950)
   - American Publisher
The Honorable John F. Kennedy (1954)
- Senator
The Honorable Richard M. Nixon (1955)
- US Representative
The Honorable Harry S. Truman (1955)
- Former President of the United States

1940-1949

Marshall Field (1933)
- Founder, Marshall Field and Company
Eleanor Roosevelt (1949)
- First Lady of the United States

1930-1939

Amelia Earhart (1933)
- Aviation Pioneer & Author

1920-1929

William Boeing (1927)
- Founder, Boeing Company