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Speaker

Rahm Emanuel

Title: Mayor of Chicago
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel was sworn in to a second term as the 55th mayor of the City of Chicago on May 18th, 2015.

During his first term, Mayor Emanuel launched Building a New Chicago, an $8 billion coordinated infrastructure plan to revitalize the city’s roads, rails, and runways. The plan has already led to the creation of 60,000 new jobs and will create another 40,000 jobs in the next four years.

Over the last year and a half, more than forty corporations have moved or announced their intent to move to Chicago, and the City of Chicago has led the country in corporate relocation and direct foreign investment for four consecutive years.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Emanuel served as the White House Chief of Staff in President Obama’s administration, served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Clinton White House rising to serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy.