The Burnham Council

The Burnham Council provides thought leadership, conducts civic initiatives, and plans programming/events focusing on improving Chicago. The Council is comprised of Chicago’s next generation civic leaders. The Council works closely with the CCAC Board and Executive Director to align efforts that advance CCAC forward.

Andrew Broderick
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Urban Design | Perkins & Will 

Malek Abdulsamad
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Vice President External Affairs

Commercial Real Estate |

Compass Commercial

Matt Cermak
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Vice President Membership

Commercial Real Estate | 

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Will Erickson
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Deputy Vice President for Internal Affairs

Associate | bKL Architecture 

Peter Ousley
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Vice President Programming

Business Development Director | d'Escoto, Inc.

Dawveed Scully
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Deputy Vice President of Programming

Associate | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Jane Wildberding
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Vice President Internal Affairs

Transportation Planning | Sam Schwartz Consulting

Matt Zelensek
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Deputy Vice President Membership

Perkins & Will  | Project Designer lace Holder