Loop Chicago


Standing committees have been established by the Board of Directors to provide guidance and support for the organization's program areas. The committees are chaired by members of the Board of Directors (indicated below) and regularly convene a diverse group of representatives from Loop businesses who hold a stake in the work of Chicago Loop Alliance.


The Marketing Committee works to promote the Loop as a premiere destination for people doing business, shopping, going to school or sightseeing.

Colleen Flanigan
Chief Marketing Officer, Auditorium Theater

Aaron Gadiel
Regional Director of Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Block Thirty Seven


The Finance Committee oversees the Chicago Loop Alliance budget and works to ensure that organizational resources are used as effectively as possible.

James Turner
Group Senior Vice President, The Private Bank

James Doria
Senior Vice President - Chicago Market Officer, InterPark, Inc.

Planning & Advocacy

The Planning & Advocacy Committee addresses construction, development, and renovation issues and plans that concern the Loop.

Anne Voshel
Principal, AVA Consultants / Marc Realty

John Vance
Vice President, Stone Real Estate.

Placemaking & Management

The Placemaking & Management Committee consists of urban planners, architects, property owners, academics, technologists and other downtown stakeholders who meet regularly to seek ways to enrich the public’s experience of the urban environment—ultimately creating a strong sense of local character.

Teresa Fourcher
Associate Senior Planner, SCB

Charles Smith

Principal, Cannon Design


The Membership Committee develops and coordinates Chicago Loop Alliance events, reaches out to prospective members and advises CLA members about benefits & incentives.

Paul J. Rades
Property Manager, Tawani Property Management The Loop