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Episode 017 – Andy Lansing, President & CEO, Levy

On this episode of the Executives’ Exchange, Andy Lansing, Levy’s President & CEO, joins us to discuss his career journey, from real estate law to NFL sports agent, to becoming president and CEO of Levy. Andy shares how he navigated through the challenges of transitioning to a new industry, the milestones that propelled Levy to another level of success, and more.

:50 – Early beginnings in Highland Park; undergraduate studies in Political Science at University of Chicago
2:36 – Career aspirations—from medicine to law
4:00 – Andy discusses early influencers, both negative and positive
6:14 – Close up/table magic origins in Chicago
8:36 – A mother’s deal—Andy discusses how his perception of career options changed
11:10 – Andy becomes NFL sports agent
14:45 – Life Is What Happens When You’re Busy Making Plans—Andy starts at Levy
19:02 – Andy discusses the challenges of working in a new industry and his growth
23:00 – The three milestones that changed Levy’s trajectory—Disney, Sports Stadium and, Compass
29:18 – Andy his children’s careers and his family’s bonding at Disney World
32:10 – Andy discusses the inverted pyramid & facing the pandemic
39:15 – Innovations that enabled Levy to be efficient during the pandemic
42:30 – The Future of Chicago—how can the business community help?
43:37 – Rapid Fire Questions

Host: Margaret Mueller, CEO & President, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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