Economic Club of Chicago names its first female chairman of the board

SHARE Economic Club of Chicago names its first female chairman of the board
SHARE Economic Club of Chicago names its first female chairman of the board

The Economic Club of Chicago has named its first female chairman of the board, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Ilene S. Gordon, chairman, president and CEO of Ingredion Incorporated will head the board of the 88-year-old club for local business leaders.

She has degrees in math and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Gordon runs a Westchester-based company that produces ingredients from corn, tapioca and potatoes.

She could not be reached late Tuesday.

Michael Ferro, the chairman of Wrapports, the Chicago Sun-Times’ parent company, is a director on the club’s board.

The Latest
“He said there are a lot of things that happen in Chicago, you see so many kids lose their lives at early ages ... He couldn’t even make it to 17,” the boy’s mentor said.
The pop superstars have added kinetic dance floors and energy-storing stationary bikes to their latest world tour, encouraging fans to help power the show as they dance or spin.
The man was inside a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Maplewood when someone stepped out of a dark-colored car and opened fire Monday morning, police say.
Autopsy results are still pending for the women, who were found unresponsive at the James Sneider Apartments, where the local alderperson said the air conditioning remained off during last week’s hot spell.