Maria Wynne, the CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), has resigned from her position

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Wynne, who has led LGC for six years, announced that she would be stepping down at the end of April 2023. The statement said that her departure was due to personal reasons.

Under Wynne’s leadership, LGC, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on cultivating civic leaders in the Chicago area, grew its membership and expanded its programs. The organization’s board of directors praised Wynne’s contributions in a statement, saying that she had “taken LGC to new heights.”

The board has launched a search for a new CEO and said that it will be conducting a national search for candidates. In the interim, LGC’s Chief Operating Officer Waverly Deutsch will serve as the organization’s interim CEO.

LGC was founded in 1983 and has since worked to develop and connect civic leaders across the Chicago metropolitan area. Its flagship program, the Fellows Program, brings together leaders from the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors to participate in a nine-month program designed to expand their leadership skills and connect them with other leaders in the community.

In recent years, LGC has expanded its programs to include initiatives focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as efforts to address systemic challenges facing the Chicago region. The organization has also been working to increase its impact beyond the city limits, with initiatives focused on building connections and collaboration between leaders in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest.

The organization has not yet announced any plans for its future direction or programming under new leadership.

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