The Executives' Club Of Chicago

Notable Past Speakers

During its more than a century-long existence, The Club has welcomed a host of well-known and relevant speakers. The following lists the individuals and their titles or roles at the time they spoke at The Club.

SheilaBair
Sheila Bair (2012)
Senior Advisor
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Former Chairman
FDIC

MelissaBean
Melissa Bean (2006)
Congresswoman U.S. Congress
Illinois 8th District

William Boeing
William Boeing (1927)
Founder
Boeing Company

Greg Brown
Greg Brown (2012)
Chairman and CEO
Motorola Solutions

George Bush
George Bush (1988)
Vice President
United States of America

RichardDaley
Richard M. Daley (2002, 2007)
Mayor
City of Chicago

William Daley
William M. Daley (2000)
Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce

Deborah DeHaas
Deborah L. DeHaas (2013)
Vice Chairman
Deloitte

JamieDimon
Jamie Dimon (2010)
Chairman and CEO
JPMorgan Chase

RobertDole
Robert J. Dole (1988)
U.S. Senate Minority Leader and Presidential Candidate

Craig Donohue
Craig Donohue (2010)
CEO
CME Group

Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart (1933)
Aviation Pioneer and Author

Dick Eberson
Dick Ebersol (1993)
President
NBC Sports

JimEdgar
Jim Edgar (1991)
Governor Elect of Illinois

MichaelEisner
Michael Eisner (1996)
Chairman and CEO
The Walt Disney Company

RahmEmanuel
Rahm Emanuel (2011, 2017)
Mayor
City of Chicago

MarshallField
Marshall Field (1933)
Founder
Marshall Field and Company

Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes (1997)
President and CEO
Forbes Inc., USA

Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford (1965) 
House Minority Leader U.S. Senate 

William Gates
Bill Gates (1992, 1995, 1997)
Chairman and CEO
Microsoft Corp.

Christie Hefner
Christie Hefner (2011)
Executive Chairman
Canyon Ranch Enterprises

MarkHurd
Mark Hurd (2006)
CEO
Hewlett Packard Corp.

JohnKennedy
  John F. Kennedy (1954)
U.S. Senator

Brad Keywell
Brad Keywell (2011)
Cofounder and Director
Groupon Inc. and Lightbank

HenryKissinger
Henry A. Kissinger (1992)
Former Secretary of State

Timothy Koogle
Timothy A. Koogle (2001, 2002)
Chairman and CEO
Yahoo! Inc.

Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde (2011)
Minister for Economy
Finance and Industry
Republic of France

Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews (2013)
Host of MSNBC's "Hardball"

MikeMullen
Mike Mullen (2010)
Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff

RichardNixon
Richard M. Nixon (1955)
U.S. Representative

MichelleObama
Michelle Obama (2013)

First Lady
United States of America

Toni Preckwinkle
Toni Preckwinkle (2011)
President
Cook County Board

PatQuinn
Pat Quinn (2012)
Governor
State of Illinois

CondoleezzaRice
Condoleezza Rice (2012)
Former Secretary of State
U.S. Government

Tom Ricketts
Tom Ricketts (2010)
Chairman
Chicago Cubs

Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt (1949)
First Lady
United States of America

PatrickRyan
Patrick G. Ryan (2006, 2009)
Chairman and CEO
Ryan Specialty Group LLC
Founder and Former Chairman
Aon Corp.

Daniel Servitje
Daniel Servitje (2013)
CEO
Grupo Bimbo

JohnSandner
Edward J. Sander (2004)
Chairman and CEO
Motorola Inc.

SoniaSotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor (2013)
Associate Justice
Supreme Court of the United States

JudyBaarTopinka
Judy Baar Topinka (2006)
Illinois State Treasurer
State of Illinois

HarryTruman
Harry S. Truman (1955)
Former President
United States of America