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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Moving from Discrimination to Diversity to Equity Part 2

In the spring of 2020, the nation and world wrestled with events that exposed systemic racism and police brutality. At that time, The Executives’ Club of Chicago brought you the first installment of “Moving from Discrimination to Diversity to Equity.” Our panelists spent time unpacking how systemic racism has long been present in corporate America. Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, our panelists spoke to what those championing work in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion were noticing, and presented action items that leaders could implement to move toward equity in the workplace, noting this move would be met with difficult conversations along the way.

Almost a year later, we bring back our panelists to address our progress as a community: what has stayed the same? What are the new challenges of widespread social unrest and how are we reckoning with white fragility, how can we restore faith in society after countless hate crimes across communities and what crucial actions must leaders take in this moment, a year later to ensure we don’t lose momentum in the fight for equity?

On May 25th Sabina Gebczyk, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead, Ingredion Incorporated; Wil Lewis, Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer, Experian; Val Lopez, Partner, Hanold Associates; Xavier Ramey, Chief Executive Officer, Justice Informed and our Moderator Julie M. Félix, MSc, PHR, Senior Manager, Diversity Recruiting & Programs, Western Digital sit down to discuss where we are now, and where this work is heading in the years to come.

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International Executive of the Year 2021 - Juan R. Luciano

Juan R. Luciano is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADM and the recipient of the International Executive of The Year award 2021. Join us on June 9th as Luciano highlights the company’s transformation into a global powerhouse in human and animal nutrition, specializing in a broad array of food, beverage, health and wellness solutions, from alternative proteins to probiotics and natural flavors. Luciano will dive deep into how the company’s commitments to innovation and sustainability have helped drive business performance amid a global pandemic.

During the initial phases of COVID-19, Luciano displayed exemplary leadership by prioritizing employee health and safety to successfully guide ADM through a period of significant disruption for the food and beverage industry. As a result of its preparations, ADM’s 800 global facilities have remained in operation and some even recorded record levels of production during the past several months.

Throughout, Luciano has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to solving global food challenges, whether it be addressing food security issues amid a global pandemic or reducing greenhouse gas emissions as climate change intensifies. His impact within and beyond ADM is helping to move the food industry toward a more accessible, sustainable and ethical future for customers and consumers alike.

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2021 Annual Economic Outlook - MIDYEAR UPDATE

The 2021 Annual Economic Outlook gathered an esteemed panel to share their forecasts for 2021 with the economy, taxes, the markets, interest rates, and regulatory changes that would likely to impact your investments and business decisions.

Join us for a mid-year update on June 17 to see if our financial expert’s predictions are on their projected course at the halfway point. Nationally Syndicated Columnist Terry Savage will moderate this conversation which brings back Dr. Bob Froehlich, Owner, Kane County Cougars Baseball Club and Former Vice Chair, Deutsche Bank, James McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of Hercules Investments and Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton LLP.


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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.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum: Bright Futures for America's Smart Cities
May 19, 2021

Professional Services Forum: Getting Real: Bolster Your Business with Meaningful Relationships
May 26, 2021

Corporate Social Responsibility Forum: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategic Imperatives for Sustainable Business
June 11, 2021

Business Technology Forum: Women in Technology: How Female Leaders Have Pivoted from Business to Technology
June 16, 2021

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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.