MPEA Board of Directors

MPEA Board of Directors

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority’s (MPEA) Board is comprised of nine members. Four members are appointed by the Governor of Illinois and four members are appointed by the Mayor of Chicago. The Chairman is selected by the MPEA Board of Directors. These individuals lead MPEA in its mission to attract trade shows, conventions and public events to Chicago as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the state and city economies.

Brett Hart | United Airlines | Chairman

Don Villar | Chicago Federation of Labor | Vice Chairman

Jorge Ramirez | GCM Grosvenor | Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart | KOVAL Distillery

Nina Grondin | Curioso

Roger J. Kiley, Jr. | Roger J. Kiley Jr. P.C.

Terrance McGann | McGann, Ketterman & Rioux

Juan Morado, Jr. | Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Sherman Wright | Ten35

Contact MPEA

Maria E. Calderon

mpeaboard@mpea.com

312-791-6331

The following meeting of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Board of Directors has been scheduled:

Virtual Meeting of the Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Public Notice: Please be advised that in accordance with COVID-19 Executive Order No.16, the regular meeting of the Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) shall be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams – Live Event on:

Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00 a.m.

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(Virtual Meeting)

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The meeting of the Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams – Live Event. Microsoft Teams is not required if accessing the meeting from a computer, however, the Microsoft Teams app is required if a mobile device or tablet is used.

Accessing the Virtual Board Meeting from a Computer (Not supported by Safari Internet Browser. Please use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge or Firefox)

  1. Follow this link:  virtual meeting
  2. When asked, select “Watch on the Web Instead
  3. When prompted instead of selecting “Sign-in” select the below “Join Anonymously
  4. You will then be taken to a “waiting room” until the start of the meeting

Accessing the Virtual Board Meeting from a Mobile Device or Tablet

  1. Follow this link: virtual meeting
  2. If you do not already have the “Microsoft Teams Application” installed on your device it will ask you to navigate to either the App Store or the Google Play Store
  3. Download the FREE Microsoft Teams App
  4. Once downloaded, click the link again: virtual meeting
  5. Then when prompted select “Join as a Guest
  6. You will then be taken to a “waiting room” until the start of the meeting

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The Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Public Comment Process for Meetings Conducted by Videoconference

Due to the current health crisis, there is no in-person participation for the MPEA Board meeting.

The MPEA Board will participate remotely. The public can observe the livestream meeting at https://www.mpea.com/mpea-board-members/.

  1. Persons wishing to comment at the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Board meeting conducted by videoconference shall complete the form on MPEA’s website or call no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting. The form must clearly identify the proposed speaker, contact information and the subject matter of the comments to be presented.
  2. After 5:00 p.m. on the day before the scheduled meeting, the Board Administrator will contact each participant at the telephone number provided, and give them instructions to access the meeting, including a telephone number and passcode.
  3. At 8:50 a.m. on the day of the meeting, participants must call into the meeting from the telephone number they originally provided to the MPEA and wait to be called upon to speak.

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Resolution No. MPEA 19-05 – Establishing Rules Regarding Unofficial Recording of Public Meetings, you may download a copy by clicking here.

Resolution No. MPEA 19-09 – Establishing Procedures and Guidelines for Public Comment at MPEA Public Meetings, you may download a copy by clicking here.

The agendas and minutes are in PDF format. If you do not currently have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download a FREE copy of the latest version by clicking here.

2020 Board Meetings

January 28, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 24, 2020 (Cancelled)

April 28, 2020 (Virtual)

May 19, 2020 (Virtual)

June 23, 2020 (Virtual)

July 28, 2020 (Virtual)

August 25, 2020 (Virtual)

September 22, 2020 (Virtual)

October 27, 2020 (Virtual)

November 6, 2020 – Audit Committee Meeting (Virtual)

November 17, 2020 (Virtual)

December 15, 2020

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2018, 2019 and 2020 Materials

Public Comment at MPEA Board and Committee Meetings

Public comments may be addressed to the Board (or Board committee) at a time specified on the agenda of the Public Meeting. Persons wishing to address the Board (or Board committee) at such a Public Meeting must complete a registration form and submit it to the MPEA Board Administrator, you may download the procedures and guidelines here. You may complete and submit the form below, download and submit the form via email to mpeaboard@mpea.com or send by fax to the MPEA Board Administrator at 312-791-6580 no later than 5:00 pm on the day prior to the meeting. The registration form will also be available at the security sign-in desk on the day of the Public Meeting.

Notice of the date and time for regularly scheduled meetings of the MPEA Board is posted in the above section. Unless otherwise specified in a duly posted meeting notice, meetings are held in the 5th Floor Board Room at MPEA’s Corporate Center, located at 301 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, Illinois 60616.

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Public Comment Request and Information Form

Please be aware that your comments will be part of the public record of the meeting. The contact information you provide below will remain confidential although you will need to identify yourself by name and any organization you may be representing.

    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
    301 East Cermak Road • Chicago, IL 60616 • (312) 791-7500

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