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President Temple Selected for Civic Leadership Fellowship

Dominican University President Glena Temple has been selected for the prestigious Daniel Burnham Fellowship from Leadership Greater Chicago, the region’s premier civic leadership development incubator.

Dr. Temple is among 25 C-suite and senior executives selected for the 2022 fellowship cohort.

The Daniel Burnham Fellowship is an accelerator for top executives who, in their roles as change leaders and decision makers, are able to play an active part in shaping the socioeconomic future of Chicago.

Read the full press release from Leadership Greater Chicago:


Top Chicago Area Executives Selected for Esteemed Civic Leadership Fellowship

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) announces 2022 cohort of The Daniel Burnham Fellowship

CHICAGO, IL (February 11, 2022) – Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) ( announced today 25 C-level and senior executives selected for the 2022 cohort of The Daniel Burnham Fellowship. These high-ranking leaders join the fourth cohort of the Fellowship, which began in 2019 and now includes nearly 100 Fellows.

The Daniel Burnham Fellowship is an accelerator for top executives who, in their roles as change leaders and decision makers, are able to play an active part in shaping the socioeconomic future of Chicago. The Fellowship integrates participants into the civic fabric of the city — understanding its history and future trajectory — and facilitates the building of relationships and networks across the Greater Chicago Region. It is designed to inspire and mobilize these leaders to exert their combined influence and intellect to urgently impact Chicago’s workforce and the region’s economic progress. Through cross-industry learning and connections with renowned subject matter experts and nearly 100 peers, participants gain broadened perspectives and build strategic connections to make an impact on Chicago and drive it to be a city with potential for all.

“These leaders have demonstrated a commitment to closing the gaps in our region's work force and have the ability to create jobs, thereby driving economic progress in the City’s most deserving communities,” said Leadership Greater Chicago CEO and Founding Daniel Burnham Fellow Maria Wynne. “The collaborations that will be forged among these Fellows hold promise for both their organizations and the economic growth of our communities.”

The 25 senior executives who will participate in the 2022 cohort are as follows:

  • Brenda Battle RN, BSN, MBA – SVP, Community Health Transformation and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, UChicago Medicine
  • Chris Brown – Commissioner, Chicago Public Library
  • Ishwara Glassman Chrein – President of Business Operations, Chicago Fire FC
  • Marcos DeLeon – SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, Rush University System for Health
  • Sheri De Shazo, RN MBA MHA, LSS-GBc, FACHE – President, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Michael Fassnacht – President & CEO, World Business Chicago; Chief Marketing Officer, City of Chicago
  • John Fumagalli – President, Central Region, Wealth Management, Northern Trust
  • Matt Johanson – SVP, Social Impact & Chief ESG Officer, Discover Financial Services
  • Blake-Anthony Johnson, The Chicago Community Trust Fellow – Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Kenneth (Ken) Jones – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Monique B. Jones, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow – President & CEO, Forefront
  • Norah Larke – Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Jonny LeRoy – Chief Technology Officer, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Marie Trzupek Lynch – President & CEO, Skills for Chicagoland's Future
  • Matthew (Matt) Mann – Greater Chicago Region Leader, Aon
  • Bruce McNamer – President, The Builders Initiative, Builders Vision
  • Matt Moog – CEO, Chicago Public Media
  • Gil Quiniones – CEO, ComEd
  • Curtis Reed – Managing Director and Region Manager – Chicago, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • John C. Robak – Chairman & CEO, Greeley and Hansen
  • Glena Temple, Ph.D. – President, Dominican University
  • Manika M. Turnbull, Ph.D. (LGC Fellow since 2015) – Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
  • Kim Tyler – Chief Financial Officer, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • Ann Marie Wright – U.S. Chief Risk Officer, BMO Financial Group
  • Nykia Wright – CEO, Chicago Sun-Times

The Daniel Burnham Fellowship is the latest addition to a portfolio that fulfills LGC’s longstanding mission to deliver the knowledge and network to lead bold, transformative change. Among the prominent executives selected for the Fellowship since it launched are SVP and Chief Diversity Officer for Wintrust Financial Corporation Melissa Donaldson, President and CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Michael Ericson, President of Blue Cross Blues Shield of Illinois Steve Hamman, President and CEO of Nicor Gas John O. Hudson III, Deputy Mayor for the City of Chicago Samir Mayekar, President and Chief Executive Officer of WTTW | WFMT Sandra Cordova Micek, President of AT&T Illinois and AT&T Great Lakes Eileen Mitchell, Vice Chairman of BMO Harris Bank Eric Smith, and General Manager of Slalom Carrie Steyer.


About Leadership Greater Chicago

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is the region’s premier civic leadership development incubator, delivering the knowledge and network to lead bold, transformative change. LGC convenes, connects, and mobilizes the area’s most promising leaders around key socioeconomic issues through dynamic education and experiential activities. These diverse individuals represent the most prominent corporate, nonprofit, government and education organizations.

LGC’s Signature Fellows Program equips participants with the resources they need to understand how decisions are made, how complex policies are shaped, and how to influence meaningful change. Using the city as a classroom, LGC Fellows learn through interactions with private, public and nonprofit decision makers, and work as a group to develop critical thinking, analytical, governance and leadership skills.

LGC creates connectivity among its Fellows to positively impact not only themselves but their employees, their constituents, their clients, their neighbors and their families. This connectivity is the backbone and strength of the LGC network, enabling leaders to leverage collective resources to make the Greater Chicago Region a more dynamic, inclusive and collaborative community.

LGC Fellows are a distinguished group that includes former First Lady Michelle Obama, Managing Partner of Emerson Collective and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, former Executive Chairman of Urban Partnership Bank David Vitale, General Partner of Henry Crown & Company Steve Crown, Managing Partner, Cleveland Avenue, Andy Zopp, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Chairman, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Rachel Arfa, Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments John Rogers Jr., President of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Brett Hart, Chancellor of Chicago City Colleges and MacArthur Genius Juan Salgado, President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services Ric Estrada and President and CEO of Access Living Karen Tamley.

LGC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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