2015 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

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Chicago Consular Corps

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago hosted the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: “A Tribute to Our Global Partners” on the evening of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Avenue). The gala’s international guest list included members of the 85 foreign and honorary consulates in Chicago.

“This event showcases why Chicago is a global city,” said Jeff Malehorn, President and CEO of World Business Chicago. “We are proud to be the hosts of this event and to honor the consulates, as well as our award winners for their work representing Chicago as an international city.”

The Gala had an attendance of over 600 and raised over $900,000 to support the work of Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago and fund Chicago Consular Corps scholarships to the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Honorary Chairs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ms. Amy Rule


Dean of the Consular Corps of Chicago The Honorable Patricia Maza-Pittsford & Mr. Philip Pittsford


 Global Citizen Award

Mr. W. James McNerney, JR.

Chairman, The Boeing Company


Corporate Ambassador Award

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Accepted by Alex Gourlay

ChicagoNEXT Award


Accepted by Andrew Sieja

Chicago Sister Cities International Volunteer of the Year Award

Dr. Tariq Butt



Melissa Bean

JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Gregory Q. Brown

Motorola Solutions, Inc.


Debra A. Cafaro

Ventas, Inc.


Christopher M. Crane



Pin Ni

Wanxiang America Corp.


Michael J. Sacks

GCM Grosvenor


Samuel C. Scott III

Chicago Sister Cities International


Glenn F. Tilton

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Miles D. White