Chicago United Elects ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore New Chairwoman

Organization announces new officer positions during Annual Meeting & Leadership Summit

Mar 10, 2016, 12:45 ET from Chicago United

CHICAGO, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Business advocacy organization Chicago United announced today the appointment of Anne Pramaggiore, president and chief executive officer of ComEd, as incoming chairwoman.

The announcement was made during the organization's Annual Meeting & Leadership Summit, hosted by KPMG. "Chicago United is one of the most respected business organizations in the city and I am honored to be elected as its chairwoman," said Pramaggiore. "I look forward to helping guide Chicago United's mission to advance parity in economic opportunity over the next year and creating a more inclusive environment for Chicago's businesses and their employees and supplier partners."

Pramaggiore will succeed Mark Furlong, retired president and chief executive officer of BMO Harris Bank, N.A., who will become Chicago United's immediate past chairman. Also joining Pramaggiore on the Executive Committee is Kip Kelley, president of Aon Affinity, who will assume the role of vice chairman from Kevin B. Brookins, senior vice president of strategy and administration at ComEd, who will move to serve as a member of the Board.  John W. Daniels, Jr., chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady, LLP, will become the organization's new secretary.

Also new to Chicago United's board are Maurice Grant, principal at Grant Law, LLC, Jim Kolar, Greater Chicago Market managing partner, PwC, and Maurice Smith, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

"I am thrilled to be working with such an esteemed group of Board members to help advance the mission of Chicago United," said Gloria Castillo, Chicago United's president and chief executive officer. "I am delighted to collaborate with Anne to ensure that we continue to provide unparalleled advocacy programs and products for our members and the Chicago business community."

About Chicago United

Chicago United promotes multiracial leadership in business to advance parity in economic opportunity. Chicago United supports the business community's need to maximize the use of corporate and entrepreneurial talent and brings together diverse senior business leaders to break through barriers to realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion.

Chicago United is the premier organization creating an environment where racially diverse CEOs and executive level management can share common experiences to promote multiracial leadership in governance, management, and business partnerships while delivering best practices for diversity practitioners and building relationships among leaders who share common values.

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