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Chicago Central Area Committee


Organization Update

Dear CCAC Members and Alliance Stakeholders,

It is bittersweet to write this note letting you know that I have accepted an offer to serve as the Chief Advocacy and Strategy Officer at the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.

Thank YOU for all of the support you’ve shown me over the years.  When I started as the Alliance for Regional Development (Alliance) President & CEO and the Chicago Central Area Committee (CCAC) Executive Director in 2012, it was a novel concept to lead two organizations and promote the concept of regional collaboration.  We have come a long way and I am so proud of the work we have accomplished.

At the beginning of my tenure, on behalf of the Alliance, we applied for and received an EDA grant and raised the required matching funds from sources in the tri-state area (mega-region).  We organized “working teams” in the four subject areas included in The Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area OECD Territorial Review and literally had hundreds of stakeholders involved with advancing cross jurisdictional collaborations.




No upcoming events at the moment


Formed in 1956, The Chicago Central Area Committee (CCAC) has long been a driving force in shaping Chicago’s growth, equity and quality of place on behalf of our fellow citizens.


CCAC is a public charitable trust legally constituted as an IRS approved not-for-profit. Proudly representing all facets of Chicago’s central city business district, our membership is comprised of civic, commercial, cultural and other professional leaders who are dedicated to our collective future success as a business community.


We are committed to being at the forefront of civic discussions aimed at strengthening the city’s identity as a global destination and helping to set the right priorities for investment in both the Central City and the richly diverse fabric of Chicago neighborhoods.


The Chicago Central Area Committee is a premier civic organization, poised to help Chicago build upon the strength of yesterday to prosper today and sustainably flourish tomorrow.



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