Chicago Global Family: Andrea Zopp, 2016 U.S. Senate candidate to speak on “The Impact of Chicago Urban League”


We are pleased to invite Andrea Zopp, 2016 U.S. Senate candidate and former CEO and President of Chicago Urban League to speak on “The impact of CUL in Chicago.”

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Wednesday, July 1st.
11:30am- 1:00pm
Lunch will be served

Niagara Foundation-Chicago office
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 4240
Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Andrea Zopp, a distinguished corporate and civic leader who has lead transformative change in the public and private sectors, was appointed as President and CEO of the venerable Chicago Urban League in September 2010. Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League supports and advocates for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans.

Currently, Zopp is a member of the Chicago Board of Education and serves on the boards of Navy Pier, Inc.,and the Black Ensemble Theater. Zopp served as chairman of the board of directors of the Chicago Area Project, a community-based delinquency prevention program. She was president of the board of directors of Leadership Greater Chicago and was a member of the Harvard Alumni Association board of directors. Zopp spent several years on the board of trustees for the National Urban League and on the Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems board.

Before her appointment to the Chicago Urban League, Zopp was executive vice president and general counsel
at the Exelon Corporation. Zopp joined Exelon in 2006 as senior vice president, Human Resources. In January 2008, she was appointed executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, she led the company’s human resources, diversity, labor and employee relations and security functions.Prior to joining Exelon, Zopp was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Sears
Holdings Corporation. In this position she had responsibility for legal affairs, governance, public relations, government affairs, and compliance.

Zopp received a bachelor’s degree in history and science and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University. She began her legal career as a law clerk to United States District Judge George N. Leighton in the Northern District of Illinois. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Harvard Law School, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago School of Law.

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