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.
Jeffrey Bethke | Ingenuity Advising | MPEA Chairman
Don Villar | Chicago Federation of Labor | MPEA Vice Chairman
Jorge Ramirez | GCM Grosvenor | MPEA Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart | KOVAL Distillery
Nina Grondin | Curioso
Samir Mayekar | NanoGraf Corporation
Terrance McGann | McGann, Ketterman & Rioux
Michelle Mills Clement | Chicago Association of REALTORS
Juan Morado, Jr. | Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Sherman Wright | Ten35
The board meeting of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Board of Directors has been scheduled for:
Thursday, June 8th at 9:00 a.m.
MPEA CORPORATE CENTER
Corporate Boardroom, 5th Floor
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.
Resolution No. MPEA 21-05 – 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.
2023 Board Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, January 31st
Tuesday, February 28th
Tuesday, March 28th
Thursday, April 27th (Rescheduled)
Tuesday, May 16th (CANCELLED)
Thursday, June 8th
Tuesday, June 27th
Tuesday, July 25th
Tuesday, August 22nd
Tuesday, September 19th
Tuesday, October 24th
Tuesday, November 14th
Tuesday, December 5th
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 email@example.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.