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 Ochoa | Miramar International Group, Inc.

Sherman Wright | Ten35

Contact MPEA

Maria E. Calderon


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


Tuesday, December 17th at 9 a.m.

MPEA Corporate Center, 5th Floor Boardroom

301 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616


Resolution No. MPEA 19-05 – Establishing Rules Regarding Unofficial Recording of 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.

2019 Board Meetings 

December 17, 2019

2020 Board Meetings

January 28, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 24, 2020

April 28, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 23, 2020

July 28, 2020

August 25, 2020

September 22, 2020

October 27, 2020

November 17, 2020

December 15, 2020


Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2018 and 2019 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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