Founded in 1968, the Chicago Area Public Affairs Group (CAPAG) is the Chicago region's premiere organization for public policy and government affairs professionals. At its monthly speaker series, CAPAG's membership welcomes guest speakers at the cutting edge of government and public policy, including elected officials, government agency directors, leaders of prominent civic institutions, media representatives, and political candidates.

CAPAG's active membership includes professionals engaged in policy advocacy for the region's leading corporations and public affairs firms, lobbyists and representatives of government agencies and elected officials. A diverse and respected organization, CAPAG continues to attract members from Chicago's dynamic public affairs community seeking networking opportunities and the ability to hear first hand from -- and interact with -- those who are making a difference in civic affairs at the local, state and federal levels.

​CAPAG events are limited in seating, providing everyone an opportunity to network with guests and speakers. Advance registration is required.

***All CAPAG events are off the record. 

Jessica Thunberg
Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications

Vice President
Michael Mini
Chicagoland Apartment Association

Caroline McAteer
DePaul University

Dan Leary

Brian Bernadoni - Chicago Association of REALTORS 
Becky Carroll - C-Strategies LLC
matt cermak - chicago title insurance company
Tanya Cohn - Metra 
Paul Colgan - Colgan Public Affairs 
Claire Manaois - M Consulting Group
​Dave Kohn - Union League Club of Chicago 
​Lauren neill - t-mobile
Donovan Pepper - Walgreens 
Jonathan Perman - The Perman Group 
Kathy Posner - Office of Cook County Treasurer 
Peter Skosey - BNSF Railway
Myk Snider - Sphere PR 
Scott Ziomek - Northwestern Medicine