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.

A Conversation with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

Join Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg for a conversation with Dorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, on the state of small business and how digital commerce and online tools are helping local economies weather the pandemic. Sheryl will share her thoughts on the role that technology companies, like Facebook, have in supporting small businesses to survive and thrive beyond the current crisis.

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Climate Change Solutions for Your Business and Yourself, A Conversation with Michael Greenstone

Professor Michael Greenstone runs the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago and also serves as their Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics. A former member of The White House Council of Economic Advisors, he is the nation's foremost expert on the costs of climate change, and he has quietly been building a new market-based solution to it, called Carbon Vault.

On the behalf of corporations and foundations, Carbon Vault buys and holds carbon pollution permits in California, New England and Europe to limit the supply available to polluters. Since these states and regions limit the total number of permits available, every permit they retire into their vault means that one metric ton of pollution is prevented from happening this year.

Carbon Vault also supports removal of carbon emissions through challenge grants to innovators, as well as offering market pricing to anyone who can remove a significant amount of carbon pollution from the atmosphere.

Join us for this Earth Day discussion as one of the nation's foremost experts on climate change explains how business can be a part of the solution.

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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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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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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. While Club members may attend Forum events free of charge, we welcome both members and non-members to join us. Register today.

Healthcare Forum: Digital Shifts Are In Hyperdrive: Can Healthcare Keep Up?
April 15, 2021

Real Estate Forum: Mega-Developments in Chicago: Lincoln Yards
April 21, 2021
Talent Development Forum: Engaging a Hybrid Workforce
May 5, 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.