Announcing Incoming LGC Board President Connie Lindsey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2017

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Leadership Greater Chicago Announces
Connie L. Lindsey as Incoming Board President

New President will bring diversity and inclusion expertise to
Chicago’s premiere leadership organization

Chicago, Illinois – LGC proudly announces its incoming Board President, Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust. Her two-year term as Board President will begin this fall. In this role, she will lead the board in strategy, governance and fund development working with Chief Executive Officer Maria Wynne to further LGC’s strategic plan to convene, connect and mobilize the region’s most promising leaders to affect transformative change. Lindsey received the 2017 LGC Distinguished Fellow Award, an honor bestowed on highly accomplished Fellows and civic leaders. "I am honored to serve as President of the Board of LGC to build upon a tradition of excellence in leadership development and civic engagement," Lindsey said.

Lindsey is a Fellow from the Class of 2001. Other notable members from her class include: Ric Estrada, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Family Services; Brian Fabes, Chief Executive Officer of Civic Consulting Alliance; Ann Kalayil, Cook County Chief of the Bureau of Asset Management; Theresa Mintle, former President & Chief Executive Officer of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Ann Spillane, Illinois Attorney General Chief of Staff; Robert Steele, Cook County Board Commissioner, 2nd District (deceased); Jay Tcath, Executive Vice President of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago; Dr. Eric Whitaker, Director, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TWG Partners, LLC.

 “Connie Lindsey epitomizes what it means to be a civic leader. Her enduring passion and commitment to inclusion and developing leaders will enhance LGC’s current Fellows program,” said Maria Wynne. “I look forward to working with her as we set the stage for the future and prepare the organization and our fellows for even greater impact.”

Lindsey’s influence and service extend beyond the city and the region. She is the immediate Past National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Executive Leadership Council, and Vision 2020’s Leadership Circle. She also serves on the board of the Executives' Club of Chicago; Friends of Prentice Board at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Vice President, Philanthropy Co-Chair); Leadership Greater Chicago (Fellow); board member, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; McCormick Theological Seminary (Trustee); Metropolitan Club; Obama Foundation Inclusion Council (Co-Chair); and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

Lindsey received her BA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Corporate Social Responsibility program.

She has been recognized for her leadership professionally and in the community by the Anti Defamation League Women of Achievement Award, Chicago United’s Business Leaders of Color Award, YWCA Outstanding Leader Award in Community Leadership, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois-Advocacy Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Women Changing the World Award, Life Directions-Guiding Light Award, and the Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Award. In 2011 Ms. Lindsey was honored with the Spirit of Achievement award by the Loretto Hospital Foundation. She was the first woman to receive the award in its eight year history. The recognition established the Connie L. Lindsey, Cancer Resource Center at Loretto Hospital in Chicago. She is an Inroads, Inc. Alumna and has been inducted into the Inroads Alumni Hall of Fame. Most recently, she was recognized with the 2017 Women of Influence Award by Chicago Business Journal.

Lindsey will succeed Dr. Thomas Fisher, President at NextLevel Health. Dr. Fisher, Fellow since 2007, has served as President of the LGC Board of Directors from fall 2015 to present.

About Leadership Greater Chicago
Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is a premiere civic leadership development program. We convene, connect and mobilize the region’s most promising leaders around key socioeconomic issues through dynamic education and experiential activities. These diverse individuals represent the most prominent corporate, nonprofit, government and education organizations.

Since 1985, LGC has developed more than 1,000 executive leaders through our signature Fellows Program – an intensive 10-month program that provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement. Additionally, LGC has invested an estimated $5 million to build capacity in the corporate, nonprofit, government and education sectors.

LGC creates connectivity among our Fellows to positively impact not only themselves but their employees, their constituents, their clients, their neighbors and their families. This connectivity is the backbone and strength of the LGC network, enabling leaders to reach out to each other across sectors based on the common goal of changing our region for the better.

The LGC Fellows are a distinguished group that includes former First Lady Michelle Obama, Managing Partner of Emerson Collective and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chairman of Urban Partnership Bank David Vitale, General Partner of Henry Crown & Company Steve Crown, Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer of the City of Chicago Andy Zopp, City Treasurer Kurt Summers, President and CEO of ComEd Anne Pramaggiore, CEO of Ariel Investments John Rogers, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust Connie Lindsey, Vice President of Marketing at W. W. Grainger Lucino Sotelo, Chancellor of Chicago City Colleges and MacArthur Genius Juan Salgado, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Family Services Ric Estrada, President and CEO of Cara Chicago Maria Kim, President of Metropolitan Planning Council MarySue Barrett, and President and CEO of Access Living Marca Bristo.

LGC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Additional information about the Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Program can be found at www.lgcchicago.org.

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