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.
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.
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.
Ian Zeitlin, Public Space ManagerIan plans and implements ACTIVATE and oversees The Gateway. They are focused on making the Loop a vibrant destination by bringing public art and culture to new spaces.
Ariella Gibson, Marketing and Communications AssistantAriella promotes compelling urban experiences for those who visit and work in the Loop.