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Who We Are

The mission of The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) is to serve as a community that connects, empowers and unites socially responsible leaders to drive meaningful action and progress in Chicago. We provide our members with a platform to seamlessly engage with Chicago’s many great organizations & initiatives, while also serving as a forum for members to leverage collective resources, contacts and ideas – all for the purpose of benefitting others and to 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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