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CEO of 1871 stepping down at end of 2017 : Tullman, at helm for 4 years, plans to stay on board

Aug 04, 2017 - Chicago Tribune
Board and Executive Moves

Howard Tullman, the CEO of 1871, is stepping down after four years leading the pre-eminent Chicago tech hub.

Tullman will leave the position at the end of the year, according to a statement from 1871. He was named to lead the Merchandise Mart hub, the center point of Chicago's entrepreneurial activity, in late 2013.

His resignation, though not unexpected after his relatively long tenure, came as a surprise to many Wednesday. The move was announced in a memo from Jim O'Connor, chairma...