Propelling Chicago Forward.

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Who We Are

The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) is a 501(c)3 organization registered in Chicago, IL. The CLA offers members an opportunity to interact and build important relationships, while also providing members with the forum to leverage collective influence, resources, experiences, contacts, ideas and fresh perspectives...all in order to benefit others, and accomplish otherwise unobtainable objectives.

Our success stems from our simple, yet powerful Action Statement: “Propelling Chicago Forward.”

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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