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

David Kahnweiler | Colliers International | Vice Chairman

Jorge Ramirez | Chicago Federation of Labor | Secretary/Treasurer

Daniel W. Hynes| UBS Global Asset Management (Americas) Inc.

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

Ronald E. Powell | Local 881 & United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Terrance McGann | McGann, Ketterman & Rioux

Juan Ochoa | Miramar International Group, Inc.

Contact MPEA

Maria E. Calderon


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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

9:00 a.m.

MPEA Corporate Center

301 East Cermak Road

Corporate Board Room, 5th Floor

Chicago, IL 60616



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.

Board Meetings Scheduled for 2018

January 23, 2018

February 20, 2018 (Cancelled)

March 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

May 22, 2018

June 19, 2018

July 24, 2018

August 28, 2018

September 18, 2018

October 30, 2018

November 27, 2018

December 18, 2018

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2018 Materials

Public Comment at MPEA Board and Committee Meetings

Individuals wishing to comment at an MPEA Board meeting must submit a request in advance and follow the rules outlined within the procedures and guidelines document linked here. Public comments may be addressed to the MPEA Board and Committees at a time specified on the agenda of Board and Committee meetings. The registration form for speaking at such meetings must be received by the office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the MPEA no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting. You may complete and submit the form below, download and submit the form via email to or send by fax to MPEA Board Secretary at 312-791-6580.

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 headquarters, 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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