Dea Meyer is the Executive Vice President of the Civic Committee and the Commercial Club of Chicago. In her role, she supports the President in all aspects of the organization’s policy and operations, including its task forces, public affairs, speakers program, and affiliates. Among the policy areas on which she has played a leadership role are: P33 Chicago, State Finance and Tax Policy, O’Hare Expansion, Illinois and Chicago Education Reform efforts, and the Commercial Club’s Metropolis Project.
She currently serves as a member of the State of Illinois’ P-20 Council and co-chairs its Data, Assessment and Accountability Committee and as a member of the Illinois Fiscal Policy Council. She has previously served on the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Academy for Urban School Leadership, Illinois Education Research Council, and Catalyst Advisory Boards.
Prior to joining the Civic Committee, she served as Vice President and Division Head of Real Estate Asset Management at the First National Bank of Chicago. Prior to that role, she held positions in real estate lending and asset management over her ten years at the Bank. She holds her B.A. in Political Science with Honors and her M.A.S. in Business Management from The Johns Hopkins University.
When not at work, Dea enjoys spending time with her three children, family, and friends.