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Corporate Leadership Breakfast - June 2021

Executives from corporate partner companies are invited to join us for an exclusive conversation with Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner, Jamie Rhee, around her work elevating Chicago as a global city and how the private sector plays a pivotal role.
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Ivo H. Daalder
John R. Ettelson
Jamie Rhee
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About This Event

CEOs, heads of office, and other select c-suite executives from corporate partner companies are invited to participate in quarterly meetings co-hosted by Council President Ivo H. Daalder and Council Board Chair and William Blair CEO John Ettelson.

These executives-only meetings provide an opportunity for business leaders to participate in timely, business-relevant global policy discussions and hear directly from the Council’s bench of experts. They also provide a platform to showcase executive leadership in a room of peers, customers, service providers, and clients. From NAFTA to national security, immigration to climate change—insights from these discussions offer companies the competitive edge they need to thrive in an increasingly global economy.

As the world becomes increasingly connected and everything from local economies to cross-sectoral partnerships is forced to adapt to the changing landscape, Jamie Rhee will lead a dynamic conversation around Chicago's role as a global city and how it could impact the private sector moving forward.

Learn more about these quarterly meetings and other benefits of corporate partnership.

About the Speakers
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming President of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
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President and Chief Executive Officer, William Blair
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John R. Ettelson became president of William Blair in 2003 and has been CEO since 2004. He was named chair of the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2021. He is a respected civic leader and, in 2019, received the prestigious Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Award for his ongoing commitment to the community through both philanthropy and volunteerism.
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Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
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Jamie Rhee manages one of the world’s busiest airport systems, which serves more than 100 million passengers each year and propels Chicago as a global leader for air cargo activity. Rhee began her career with the City of Chicago and has worked for nearly 24 years in various roles, and under her leadership, Chicago’s procurement reform efforts have received national and international recognition. Rhee has been recognized with many awards for her contributions to public service, and she has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University School of Law.
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