Michael M. Edwards, President & CEOMichael M. Edwards is the President & CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance. Since joining the organization in 2012, he has overseen CLA’s historic strategic planning process. Edwards is also a founding member of the International Business District Alliance.
Abel Rodriguez, Finance & Operations DirectorAbel reports on CLA’s finances, maintains the organization’s financial health and performs all HR duties. He also enjoys co-producing CLA’s largest fundraising event, its Annual Illumination Gala, and building relationships with member businesses.
Kalindi Parikh, Director of PlanningKalindi manages the creation and implementation of CLA's urban plans and studies. She also oversees the placemaking initiatives including the Gateway, State Street banners, pedway programs, and the ACTIVATE summer pop-up series.
Ariella Gibson, Marketing and Communications AssistantAriella promotes compelling urban experiences for those who visit and work in the Loop.
Chicago Loop AmbassadorsChicago Loop Ambassadors provide enhanced hospitality services, foster a consistent pedestrian experience and keep State Street safe, clean and beautiful seven days a week.