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.
Laura Jones, Associate DirectorLaura serves as the liaison for the Board of Directors, as well as for the State Street Commissioners. She oversees the activities of the Planning & Advocacy Committee and manages all vendor contracts for enhanced services along State Street.
Kiana DiStasi, Marketing DirectorKiana leads Chicago Loop Alliance’s marketing team, creating strategies for promoting the Loop as a great destination for visitors, workers, and residents alike. She ensures the work of CLA is spread far and wide.
Sarah Morse, Membership Relations & Events DirectorSarah oversees all of CLA’s members and membership events, including LoopedIn networking events, the Annual Meeting and the Annual Illumination Gala. She works to ensure a CLA membership is both fun and worthwhile for all members.
Ammanuel Ayalew, Marketing ManagerAmmanuel primarily manages all digital marketing efforts for Chicago Loop Alliance, including the In the Loop blog, digital advertisements, the website, e-newsletter, social media and more.
Jessica Cabe, PR & Communications ManagerJessica manages all aspects of Chicago Loop Alliance's communications, including public relations, e-newsletters, marketing copy and more.
Board of Directors
Chicago Loop Alliance's Board of Directors is made up of leadership from the Loop's business, cultural and civic organizations. MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS