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Who We Are

The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) is a 501(c)(3) Social Enterprise run by Social Entrepreneurs, whose mission is to connect and empower local leaders for the purpose of creating meaningful impact and progress in Chicago.

The CLA provides our community of members with a platform to engage with Chicago’s many great civic and social organizations. We also serve as a forum to leverage collective resources, talents, connections and ideas – all for the purpose of launching social-impact initiatives, benefitting others and to accomplish otherwise unobtainable objectives.

PS – We play kickball, too.

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

    Bill Finn & Assc.


  • Brent Novoselsky

    GCG Financial

    Vice President

  • Brian Lauterbach

    Network for Good

    Chief Impact Officer

  • Dan Heiser

    DePaul University

    Chair, Management/Entrepreneurship

  • Dorri McWhorter

    YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago


  • Ed Scanlan

    UpRight Law


  • Elliot Richardson



  • Fred G. Lebed, Sr.

    The Prairie Group Consulting


  • Jack Lavin

    Lavin Strategies


  • Jonny Imerman

    Imerman's Angels

    Chief Mission Officer

  • Joy Monahan

    World Business Chicago

    Special Advisor of International Trade

  • Sandee Kastrul

    i.c. stars


  • Sean Lyons

    Triad Real Estate Partners


  • Terri Brax

    Women Tech Founders


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

55 W Monroe St #1200, Chicago IL 60603

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