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Richard M. Daley

The longest-serving mayor in Chicago’s history, Richard M. Daley has earned an international reputation as a leading innovator in urban development, fiscal policy and government stewardship. As mayor, Mr. Daley enhanced Chicago’s quality of life, improved the public school system and infrastructure, strengthened the economy, reduced crime, improved transportation and made Chicago one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world.


Mr. Daley transformed the Chicago economy by bringing cutting-edge businesses to the city, making it among the top economic centers and most influential cities worldwide. He pioneered a model of successful public-private partnerships that established Chicago as the benchmark for long-term sustainable urban growth and development.


Mr. Daley now serves as the Executive Chairman of Tur Partners LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on growth opportunities in global urban markets; Of Counsel to Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, an international law firm; a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy; and a Director on the board of The Coca-Cola Company.