Each year, Crain’s Chicago Business features leading LGBTQ executives in the Chicagoland area who are making an impact. We are elated to announce that the Auditorium Theatre Chief Programming Officer C.J. Dillon was included in the feature! Please join us in congratulating C.J.
The list includes top directors and managers at the leading LGBTQ organizations, including the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Center on Halsted, and Howard Brown Health. Many of the Notables donate funds and their time to these nonprofits and other causes in human rights, education, the environment, and fighting poverty.
Other executives work in a range of Chicago businesses: manufacturing, health care, law, government, architecture, design, technology and startups. Almost all use their positions to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Many have founded resource groups that advocate for more unbiased company policies in hiring and promotions. They also make a point of mentoring young LGBTQ professionals at their companies and in their fields. This feature once again demonstrates the depth and breadth of LGBTQ involvement, service, and leadership throughout the region.