Barbara Gaines

Founder at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Barbara Gaines

Barbara Gaines

Founder at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Biography

Barbara Gaines founded Chicago Shakespeare Theater. She is Board Member & Artistic Director at this company. Ms. Gaines is also on the board of Northwestern University.

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Career Highlights

Chicago Shakespeare Theate

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770

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

3

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Executive Director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Co-Founder at Crate & Barrel

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Founder at Gray Matter Analytics

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Health Care Service Corp.

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Principal at Roselin Investments

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Nuveen Investments, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Miami Corp.

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Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Health Care Service Corp.

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Barbara Gaines
Founder at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Career History
Founder
1986 - Current

Chicago Shakespeare Theater operates performance theaters. It offers production of classics, new works and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series. The company was founded by Barbara Gaines in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1986 - Current

Chicago Shakespeare Theater operates performance theaters. It offers production of classics, new works and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series. The company was founded by Barbara Gaines in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Life Member, Board of Trustees
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.

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$5,000 - $10K
2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater operates performance theaters. It offers production of classics, new works and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series. The company was founded by Barbara Gaines in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$25K - $50K
2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater operates performance theaters. It offers production of classics, new works and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series. The company was founded by Barbara Gaines in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$5,000 - $10K
2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater operates performance theaters. It offers production of classics, new works and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series. The company was founded by Barbara Gaines in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2007

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

$1,000
2006

Former Chief Executive Officer at Sun-Times Media Group, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Dominican University (Illinois)
Lake Forest College
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
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