2018-2019 Club Year

 

Listed below is the most recent schedule of meeting dates and tentative speakers for the 2018-2019 Commercial Club year. This page will be updated as future speakers are confirmed.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Luncheon

Stephen J. Easterbrook
President and Chief Executive Officer, McDonald's Corporation

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Friday, October 12, 2018 Luncheon

David Axelrod
Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files
Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)

 

Reince Priebus
White House Chief of Staff (2017)
Chairman of the Republican National Committee (2011–2017)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Luncheon
Annual Veterans Recognition Program

Tammy Duckworth
United States Senator, State of Illinois

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Annual Family Dinner

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Four Seasons
 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 Luncheon

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Mayor, City of Chicago

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
**Postponed**
Luncheon

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
(Date changed from Monday, March 4, 2019)
Luncheon

“Update on Reducing Gun Violence in Chicago and Implementing the Consent Decree”

Moderator:

Brian Fabes 
Chief Executive Officer, Civic Consulting Alliance

Speakers:

Supt. Eddie T. Johnson 
Chicago Police Department

Walter Katz 
Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety

Lisa Madigan 
Former Attorney General, State of Illinois

Kwame Raoul 
Attorney General, State of Illinois

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 Luncheon

Lori Lightfoot
Mayoral Candidate, City of Chicago

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Monday, March 18, 2019 Special Commercial
Club Breakfast

“Reflections on the City of Chicago and What is Next”

Carole Brown 
Chief Financial Officer, City of Chicago

Robert S. Rivkin 
Former Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago

Edward N. Siskel 
Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

Monday, March 25, 2019 Luncheon

Toni Preckwinkle
Mayoral Candidate, City of Chicago

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
**Cancelled**
Luncheon

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Club
 

Thursday, May 16, 2019  Luncheon

Tom Wilson
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Allstate Corporation

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 The Chicago Club

 


Thursday, June 20, 2019  Luncheon

Penny Pritzker
Founder and Chairman PSP Partners
38th United States Secretary of Commerce

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 The Chicago Club

 

Note: These meetings are by invitation only. They are not open to the public or media unless otherwise noted.