40 civic-minded leaders from across sectors selected for region’s
most prestigious civic leadership development program
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May 22, 2018
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Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) Announces 2019 Class of Fellows
Chicago, Illinois – Today, Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) announced its 2019 Class of LGC Fellows. This select group of 40 accomplished and diverse individuals represents a cross-section of professionals from the corporate, nonprofit, government, and education sectors. They share the organization’s mission to effect transformative change in the community, and join a 35-year legacy of building and strengthening the pipeline of civic leaders who will lead the future of Chicago.
Over the course of the 10-month program, the 2019 LGC Fellows will be immersed in key socioeconomic issues facing our city and the region through full-day seminars, community site visits, discussion groups, conversations with subject matter experts, cultural events, and experiential learning opportunities.
“Our Fellows come from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal to create a better and more united Chicago for all who call it home,” said Maria Wynne, CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago. “We are grateful for the support of the many sponsors who nominated these outstanding individuals and believe in their ability to change the world. On behalf of the LGC Board of Directors, I congratulate our new Fellows and look forward to their positive impact on our region.”
In October 2017, LGC began accepting applications for its 2019 program. More than 100 people applied with the support of their employer. The highly competitive selection process to become an LGC Fellow – which includes a comprehensive written application and interview with graduates of the LGC Fellows Program – is based on a record of remarkable professional achievement early in their careers, evidence of leadership skills, the potential to influence positive change, and a commitment to the community.
As the region’s oldest and most prestigious leadership development program, LGC is known for the lasting impact and strong connections of its Fellows. Since 1983, the organization has gathered the expertise of the city and state’s most respected and influential leaders to tackle the most critical issues shaping our community today, and in the future. As LGC marks the 35th anniversary of its founding by The Chicago Community Trust, more than 1,100 leaders have come through its world-class leadership development program, and 85% of those Fellows still reside in Illinois.
A new class of LGC Fellows is selected each year, with the approval of the LGC Board of Directors. The application for the 2020 Program will open on October 1, 2018.
For a full list of the 2019 LGC Fellows and additional information on Leadership Greater Chicago click here.
“Leadership Greater Chicago Announces 2019 Class of Fellows“, Chicago Tribune. May 23, 2018.
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