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Q4 Holiday & Charity Event

December 06, 2018
3:30 PM CST to 7:30 PM CST
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W City Center
172 W Adams St,
Chicago, IL 60603

We welcome you to join our Q4 Meeting, Networking Reception, & Charity Fundraiser.

Our Keynote speaker Jamie Rhee, Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner will start the meeting by discussing the updates and enhancements made at O’Hare and Midway to benefit you and your travelers. 

This meeting is combined with our Networking Reception and Holiday Fundraiser that benefits children right here in our own town of Chicago. Net proceeds from our meeting will benefit the Wood Family Foundation (chosen by CBTA members in 2017), which facilitates relationships between at risk youth and mentors that can help, support, and empower them in the Chicagoland area.

The Community Outreach committee will also hold a Toy Drive for the children at Ronald McDonald House during this meeting. All toys collected will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. We are asking that all toys be new or at least unopened in the original packaging.

Meeting Agenda:

3:30pm - Registration, Networking, & Toy Drive
4:00pm - Business Meeting & Commissioner Jamie Rhee
5:30pm- Networking Cocktail Reception and Raffle/Silent Auction begins
7:15pm-  Raffle Closes
7:30pm-  Silent Auction Closes
8:00pm – Evening adjourns

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner, Jamie Rhee manages one of the world’s busiest airport systems, comprised of O’Hare and Midway International Airports, which serves more than 100 million passengers each year and propels Chicago as a global leader for air cargo activity. Chicago’s airports are also among the most connected in the world, serving more than 260 locations via 50 different commercial carriers to 46 countries worldwide.

Rhee has a long history of mastering complex issues in aviation as well as municipal government. Rhee began her career with the City of Chicago, and has worked for nearly 24 years in various roles, most recently as the Chief Procurement Officer. In this role, Rhee oversaw purchasing of $2 billion in goods and services for dozens of user departments of the City of Chicago, including the CDA; and the certification of thousands of minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises, including the Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program. Under Rhee’s leadership, Chicago’s procurement reform efforts have received national and international recognition, and Rhee has been recognized with a dozen awards from industry organizations for her contributions to public service.

Rhee previously served in various roles at the CDA. From 2004-2008, she served as the General Counsel for the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP), where she handled all legal matters for the multi- billion dollar program, including all federal and state litigation as well as legal strategy with the Chicago Corporation Counsel, Department of Justice and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); oversaw the successful completion of the FAA’s Environmental Impact Statement process and managed the legal process and procurement for all contracts, including commissioning the OMP’s first runway project ahead of schedule and under budget.

She also played key roles in previous administrations, having served as a Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor; and in various roles at the Departments of Law and Planning and Development.

Rhee has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University School of Law. 

About the Wood Family Foundation:

Established in 2011 by Chicago Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, the Wood Family Foundation (WFF) works to improve the lives of children in Chicago. The WFF acts as an advocate for children in the Chicago community, inspiring others to join them in their mission.

All of their programs and activities are based on the belief that a child’s potential should never be underestimated and that building long-standing relationships with children and their families are the best way to nurture that potential. That’s why the Wood Family Foundation prides itself on providing support, not just on a one-time basis, but through long-term relationships with kids and their communities, ensuring the consistency and emotional structure they need to succeed.

Despite the curveballs that may come their way, everyone should be given a chance in life regardless of resources or geography. The Wood Family Foundation facilitates relationships that provide support and opportunities to empower youth and their families to succeed in life

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$100.00 Member registration
$120.00 after 5:00 pm December 3
$75.00 Earlybird rate before November 25

$140.00 Guest Registration
$160.00 after 05:00 pm December 3
$130.00 Earlybird rate before November 25

$0.00 Allied Prepaid Registration

$0.00 Direct Prepaid Registration