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Where leaders of today and tomorrow transform their network and their thinking.

For over 110 years, the Executives’ Club of Chicago has brought together Chicago’s pre-eminent business talents and their diverse perspectives to elevate one another, to share their ideas with likeminded leaders, and to glean key insights that will push their businesses forward into tomorrow and beyond.

Exec Club is where the relationships that build a better Chicago begin. Nowhere else in the city do so many current and emerging leaders come together.


The Executives’ Club of Chicago is the premier resource for connecting, developing, and growing best-in-class leaders to strengthen themselves and their organizations. It provides established and emerging leaders opportunities to develop and nurture meaningful relationships, participate in innovative programming, and gain world-class knowledge to expand their perspectives and sharpen their capabilities.

Through cutting edge thought leadership, leadership development and mentoring initiatives, and member experiences, Exec Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss issues and opportunities affecting business in Chicago and the world.

Exec Club History

Born before the First World War, the Executives’ Club of Chicago has paralleled Chicago’s rise as a world-class global city.

Today, Exec Club is recognized as one of America’s top business forums – where members meet with visionary business and government leaders from around the world; become actively involved with colleagues and the larger business community; and learn how to help their companies better compete in the new, dynamic global economy.

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Throughout its history, the Executives’ Club of Chicago has been fortunate to benefit from the leadership and involvement of the city’s captains of industry. The Exec Club’s Board of Directors is composed of CEOs and senior executives of companies headquartered in the Chicagoland area.

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The Executives’ Club of Chicago is run by its diligent staff whose focus is providing exceptional programming, leadership development, and customer service. Feel free to contact the staff with any questions.

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Exec Club draws local, national and international press at our programs. Contact Eva Penar for all media inquiries.

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