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Upcoming Event

The CLA is proud to announce: Chicago Tech Rocks!

Join us for an exclusive and memorable night of rock music performed by your friends and colleagues from the tech community and our headline performance by Chicago's very own Twin Peaks.

The purpose of CTR is to bring hundreds of companies and individuals from Chicago's vibrant tech community together to have a great time, but more importantly to raise money to support a handful of amazing nonprofits that are helping to prepare a new generation of tech talent for our great city.  This year's beneficiaries include Black Tech Mecca, GenesysWorks, i.c. Stars, Lumity, Project Infinite Green, and Year Up.

Oh, and did we mention we're raffling off a Tesla at the event? Yup, a Tesla! It's going to be THAT kind of night...

Click here to buy tickets to the event

Click here to buy Tesla raffle tickets (attendance @ event not required to win)

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Who We Are

The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) is a 501(c)(3) that offers a community for Chicago’s most ambitious, benevolent and action-oriented leaders. The CLA's mission is to provide members with a platform to seamlessly engage with Chicago's many great organizations and initiatives, while also serving as a forum to leverage collective resources, influence, experience, contacts, ideas and fresh perspectives...all in order to benefit others, and accomplish otherwise unobtainable objectives in Chicago. (PS - We play kickball, too).

What We Do

Through organized leadership and structure, there are four main components that guide The CLA:


Please meet the active members of The Chicago Leadership Alliance.

Advisory Council

  • Bill Finn

    Fifth Third Bank

    Senior Vice President

  • Brent Novoselsky

    GCG Financial

    Vice President

  • Ed Scanlan

    UpRight Law


  • Elliot Richardson



  • Fred G. Lebed, Sr.

    The Prairie Group Consulting, Inc


  • Jack Lavin

    Lavin Strategies


  • Jonny Imerman

    Imerman's Angels

    Chief Mission Officer

  • Joy Monahan

    World Business Chicago

    Special Advisor of International Trade

  • Sean Lyons

    Triad Real Estate Partners



Executive Board

Alliance Members

Our Partners

Get in Touch

Please get in touch with us for any of the following reasons:

  • You’re interested in CLA website and event sponsorships
  • You belong to a local charity or non-profit and you’re interested in partnering with us
  • You have any general inquiries for CLA

Our Office

1 N. LaSalle St. Ste. 1450, Chicago IL 60602

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