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    Name Title Business Community
    Angela Adams Associate General Counsel for Immigration Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis, IN
    Nihal Advani Founder & CEO Georama Chicago
    Greg Baise President & CEO Illinois Manufacturers’ Associaion Oak Brook
    Eira L. Corral City Clerk Village of Hanover Park Hanover Park
    Gordhan Patel Chairman American Standard Circuits Inc., United Electronics West Chicago
    Arthur R. Velasquez Chairman Azteca Foods Chicago
    Megan Jacobs Chicago
    Junaid Kalmadi Co-Founder, CEO San Francisco, CA
    Joel Camacho Camacho Hardwood Flooring Chicago
    Rich Carrigan President United Displaycraft Des Plaines
    Robert Castillo Chef Harvest Moon Grille, International Wooden Spoon Catering, Tavern at the Park Chicago
    Martin Cooper Co-Founder and Chairman Dyna LLC Del Mar, CA
    Arnav Dalmia Founder & CEO Cubii Chicago
    Jason Blumberg CEO & Managing Director Energy Foundry Chicago
    Ashish Rangnekar CEO BenchPrep Chicago
    Mike Rolfes Executive Director Renew Chicago Chicago
    James W. Mabie Partner William Blair and Co. Chicago
    Juan Montejano Business Banker Urban Partnership Bank Chicago
    Sergio Morfin President Computer Wow Chicago
    Colin Tysoe NWSOFA Schaumburg
    Carla Edelston Senior Associate Director Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Evanston
    Andrea Fox Former Executive Director Hanover Park Chamber of Commerce Hanover Park
    Dulce Garduno Owner DG Promo Design Chicago
    Jai Shekhawat Founder and Former CEO Fieldglass, Inc. Chicago
    Edward J. Wehmer President, CEO and Founder Wintrust Financial Corporation Rosemont
    Steven Lefar CEO Applied Pathways Skokie
    Dylan Lingelbach Former CTO Rentalutions Chicago
    Rishi Shah CEO ContextMedia Inc. Chicago
    Ellen Stirling Owner Lake Forest Shop Lake Forest
    Rob Meyer CEO Numerical Algorithms Group Lisle
    Maja Misheva Former Developer Pace University NYC, NY
    David Vinca Founder & CEO eSpark Learning Chicago
    Erik Kinnhammar Manager, International Programs Chicago Sister Cities International Chicago
    Sylvia Miga Former Account Executive Pulido Sanchez Communications Chicago
    Jaime Hernandez O&J Heating and Cooling Chicago
    James Hill, Jr. Former Chairman & CEO Hill, Taylor LLC Chicago
    Martin Cortez Martin Fire Places Chicago
    Caroline T. Swinney Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Community Engagement UIC Chicago
    Rigo Padilla Pérez Commission Member Illinois DREAM Fund Chicago
    Walter Nathan Chairman RTC Chicago
    Jennifer Tani Assistant Vice President Roosevelt University Chicago
    Kenneth Stewart Former Personal Sales Representative Liberty Mutual Insurance Mokena
    Dan Casey Founder Sterling Engineering, Inc. Elmhurst
    Dr. Daniel Poratt Australian & New Zealand Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Chicago
    Dr. Walter Coffey Australian & New Zealand Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Chicago
    Keith Carman Vice President, Fulfillment Stand Fast Packaging Products Inc. Carol Stream
    Tanya Cabrera Chair Illinois Dream Fund Chicago IL
    Charles Wintersteen Immigration Attorney Charles Wintersteen & Associates Chicago
    Scott D. Pollock Founding Partner Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. Chicago
    Alejandro Silva Co-Founder Evans Food Group Chicago
    Susan Fortino-Brown Immigration Attorney Law Offices of Susan Fortino-Brown Chicago
    Doug Whitley Former President & CEO Illinois Chamber of Commerce Chicago
    Michael Fieweger Partner Baker & McKenzie LLP Chicago
    Kalman Resnick Attorney Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd Chicago
    Estelle Gonzales Walgreen Founder Historically Speaking News Lake Forest
    John Bucksbaum CEO Bucksbaum Retail Properties Chicago
    Richard Lariviere President The Field Museum Chicago
    Trajko Papuckoski Board Member United Macedonian Diaspora Orange County, CA
    Mercedes Badia-Tavas Of Counsel/Immigration Attorney Barnes & Thornberg, LLP Chicago
    Theresa & Alberto Boni Paucar Founders Martin’s Mini-Market, Inc. Chicago
    Renee Silverman VP Marketing Irv’s Luggage Mount Prospect
    Dave Borris Co-Founder Hel’s Kitchen Catering Northbrook
    Norm Bobins CEO & President Norman Bobins Consulting LLC Chicago
    Rachel Bronson Former Vice President Chicago Council on Global Affairs Chicago
    Martin Cabrera Jr. Founder & CEO Cabrera Capital Markets Chicago
    Martin R. Castro President Castro Synergies, LLC Chicago
    Alan Channing Former President & CEO Sinai Health System Chicago
    Father Brendan Curran Catholic Businessmen for Immigration Reform Chicago
    Omar Duque President & CEO Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chicago
    Robert Easter President Emeritus University of Illinois Urbana
    Hon. Jim Edgar Former Governor State of Illinois
    Marc J. Gordon President & CEO Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Chicago
    Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider President DePaul University Chicago
    Josh Hoyt Executive Director/Former Executive Director National Partnership for New Americans/Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Chicago
    Christopher G. Kennedy Former Chairman/Founder and Chairman University of Illinois Board of Trustees/Top Box Foods Chicago
    Billy Lawless Owner The Gage, Acanto, the Dawson, and Beacon Tavern Chicago
    Ken Lehman Managing Partner KKP Group, LLC Evanston
    Elizabeth Lively Former Vice President, Government and External Affairs Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) Chicago
    Patrick M. Magoon President & CEO Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago
    Clare Muñana President Ancora Associates, Inc. Chicago
    Ellen Rudnick Sr. Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor University of Chicago Booth School of Business Chicago
    Jesse Ruiz Partner Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago
    Mark Segal Former President & CEO/Former Public Policy Committee Chair The Habitat Company/Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Chicago
    Sam Toia President Illinois Restaurant Association Chicago
    Maryjane A. Wurth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer/CEO and President Illinois Hospital Association/Health Forum Chicago
    Thomas P. Coffey CEO The Haymarket Group Chicago
    James Sifuentes Vice President, Mission and Community Development Saint Anthony Hospital Chicago
    Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD Founding Executive Chairman Adello Biologics, LLC (Formerly Therapeutics Proteins International, LLC) Chicago
    Robert A. Salcedo Former President Therapeutics Proteins International, LLC Chicago
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    Press Release: Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley Joins Hundreds in a Live Town Hall Discussion on the Future of Federal Stimulus Negotiations & PPP Forgiveness for Small Businesses

    Press Release: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth Joins Illinois Business Leaders in Discussion on Immigrant Inclusion in Next Stimulus Package and Beyond

    Business and Civic Leaders Applaud Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly

    for Supporting Small Businesses and Immigrant Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the FY 2021 State Budget

    IL RISE Act Allows Undocumented & Transgender College Students to Access MAP Grants and Other State Aid

    As DACA reaches the Supreme Court, Congress must keep the American Dream alive for new generations of immigrants

    The cost to the U.S. economy of ending DACA and deporting its beneficiaries would be $280 billion over the next 10 years.

    by Lester Crown

    Business Leaders Support BRIDGE

    CRAIN'S Chicago Business

    EDITORIAL: Trump’s Immigration Chance

    The Wall Street Journal

    Graham, Durbin re-introduce bill to protect DREAMers

    The Hill

    Empresarios crean coalición pro-inmigrante

    Sowing Conscience Among Confusion on Immigration Mess

    We must be prudent about our security and decent to residents and refugees at the same time.

    by John Rowe
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