Ann M. Drake

Chief Executive Officer at DSC Logistics, Inc.

Ann M. Drake

Ann M. Drake

Chief Executive Officer at DSC Logistics, Inc.

Biography

Presently, Ann M. Drake occupies the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at DSC Logistics, Inc. Ms. Drake is also on the board of 5 other companies. In the past Ms. Drake occupied the position of Member of International Women's Forum, Member of The Chicago Network, Member of Warehousing Education & Research Council, Member of The Economic Club of Chicago, Member of Women Corporate Directors and Member of The Commercial Club of Chicago. Ann M. Drake received an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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DSC Logistics, Inc.
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Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1948

Age

71

Number of Awards

4

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Roundtable Healthcare Management, Inc.

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Senior Director, Marketing & Communications at DSC Logistics, Inc.

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Former Interim Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at 3M Company

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Partner at KF Partners LLC

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Ann M. Drake
Chief Executive Officer at DSC Logistics, Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

The University of Iowa is a flagship public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa. The university is organized into eleven colleges. The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847.

MBA

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Memberships
Member
Prior

The International Women’s Forum advances leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. The IWF brings together an unprecedented global membership to exchange ideas, to learn and inspire, and to promote better leadership for a changing world. Founded in 1982 in the United States, the International Women’s Forum has grown across 5 continents into 29 nations. There are more than 5,500 women leaders participating in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Membership in the International Women’s Forum (IWF) is by invitation and is influenced by definitive international standards. Members are committed to bettering global leadership today and cultivating women leaders of tomorrow. IWF provides one-of–a-kind programming designed by world leaders, for world leaders, both present and future. IWF provides a platform for leaders to meet among their peers in an environment where meaningful partnerships and friendships can grow and form.

Member
Prior

The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

Member
Prior

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
Founder
2013 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
1994 - Current

DSC Logistics, Inc. provides third-party logistics and supply chain management solutions. It offers transportation management, supply chain packaging, technology, business process integration, supply chain consulting, omnichannel, logistics center management, business intelligence, retail consolidation and requirements, and human capital solutions. The company was founded by James A. McIlrath in 1960 and is headquartered Des Plaines, IL.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
1994 - Current

DSC Logistics, Inc. provides third-party logistics and supply chain management solutions. It offers transportation management, supply chain packaging, technology, business process integration, supply chain consulting, omnichannel, logistics center management, business intelligence, retail consolidation and requirements, and human capital solutions. The company was founded by James A. McIlrath in 1960 and is headquartered Des Plaines, IL.

Independent Director
2007 - 2013

A. M. Castle & Co. (NYSE:CAS) is the foremost provider of specialty products, services, and supply chain solutions. We are recognized as a leading distributor of carbon, alloy, stainless steel, nickel alloys, aluminum, titanium, cast iron, brass, copper, and plastic, as well as a global resource for complex supply chain solutions. Operating in more than 55 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, we work with international OEMs to better serve their multi-location production requirements and delivery needs. We also leverage our long-standing metals experience and focus on processing and other value-added services to better meet the unique requirements of industries such as aerospace, defense, oil and gas, power generation and heavy equipment. By expanding our capabilities and services, A. M. Castle is growing to serve the more complex requirements of customers who are outsourcing non-core functions. Our highly regarded H-A Industries, a state-of-the art bar processing facility, provides an extensive range of thermal treating and finishing services. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of (high value added) processing services for plate, sheet, tubing, and bar products from many of the locations in our North American network. Today, A. M. Castle is continuing to expand globally. Since acquiring full ownership of Castle de Mexico in early 2004, we have seen this organization grow rapidly. With the acquisition of Transtar Metals in 2006, we have further extended our global footprint with two locations in Europe, along with a strong network of agents throughout Asia; more than a third of Castle Metals Aerospace’s customers are located outside North America. To accommodate this accelerated growth in products, services and customer support, we are continuing to expand and strengthen our infrastructure. This work includes key efforts in an organization-wide ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, as well as re-engineering in specific facilities. More importantly, A. M. Castle continues to focus on developing the strongest service team in our industry. We are committed to developing our team to ensure that we have the right people, with the capabilities and experience needed, to provide our customers with best-in-class service and support

Vice Chairman
Current

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Board Governor
Current

The Committee of 200 is an invitation only membership organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. C200’s more than 400 members represent over 100 industries in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

$25K - $50K
2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

$1,000 - $4,999
2014

FOUNDED IN 1934, THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL IS A NONPROFIT, NONPARTISAN GROUP OF BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADERS COMMITTED TO SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST THROUGH THE PROMOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SENSIBLE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES NECESSARY FOR A WORLD-CLASS CHICAGO REGION. THE COUNCIL CONDUCTS POLICY ANALYSIS, OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO IMPROVE EQUITY OF OPPORTUNITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGHOUT METROPOLITAN CHICAGO.

Political Donations
$250
2018

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

$1,000
2018

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

$2,000
2017

EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

Awards & Honors
2013
STEMconnector - 100 Women Leaders in STEM
2013
STEMconnector - 100 CEO Leaders in STEM
2012
Northwestern University - Alumni Merit Award
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