Andrea Zopp, City of Chicago Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer
April 21, 2017
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
CAPAG has long been interested in neighborhood economic development and we are privileged to have Chicago’s Deputy Mayor present both the challenges facing Chicago’s neighborhoods and the policy solutions and actions the City is now undertaking. Deputy Mayor Zopp will also address education, public safety, and skills development since they are inextricably linked to improving the capacities of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Throughout her career Zopp has championed job creation, access to education, corporate responsibility and promoting economic development initiatives in underserved communities. She served in the United States Attorney’s Office and was the first woman and African American to serve as the First Assistant in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In these roles, Zopp fought to keep neighborhoods safe by taking on illegal guns, violent crime and gangs, worked to protect victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Zopp is a successful businesswoman and has held executive leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Sara Lee, Sears Holdings and Exelon. As President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, she led the nationally-recognized organization’s focus on expanding economic opportunity in underserved communities, helping youth and young adults achieve academic and career success, and advocacy for social justice.
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