James J. O’Connor, Sr.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Unicom Corporation

James J. O’Connor, Sr.

James J. O’Connor, Sr.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Unicom Corporation

Overview
Career Highlights

Unicom Corporation
Commonwealth Edison Company

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3502

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

03/1937

Age

82

Relationships
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Former Chairman, Midwest Business at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Managing Director & Head of Venture Capital at William Blair & Company LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Exelon Corporation

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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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Chief Financial Officer at The Northern Trust Company

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Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President at Exelon Corporation

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Regional President, Illinois at PNC Wealth Management

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James J. O’Connor, Sr.
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Unicom Corporation
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Managing Director & Head of Venture Capital at William Blair & Company LLC

William Blair & Company is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, and has office locations in 11 cities, including London, New York, Shanghai, and Zurich.

Spouse
Member, Board of Trustees at Shedd Aquarium Society

Shedd Aquarium (formally the John G. Shedd Aquarium) is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Opened on May 30, 1930, the 5,000,000 US gal (19,000,000 l; 4,200,000 imp gal) aquarium was for some time the largest indoor facility in the world. Today it holds some 32,000 animals. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It is located on Lake Michigan, on the Museum Campus Chicago, along with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. In 2015, the aquarium had 2.02 million visitors. It was the most visited aquarium in the U.S. in 2005, and in 2007, it surpassed the Field Museum as the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago. The aquarium contains 1,500 species, including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects. The aquarium received awards for "best exhibit" from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for Seahorse Symphony in 1999, Amazon Rising in 2001, and Wild Reef in 2004. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Education
JD

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Henry Crown Fellowship Program, established in 1997, seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, providing them with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of business and civic leadership in the 21st century. The program is a unique mix of seminars designed to broaden the perspectives of the participants and hone their skills in values-centered leadership. It honors the memory of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990), whose legendary career was marked by a lifelong commitment to honor, integrity, industry and philanthropy.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 1998
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1963 - 1998

Commonwealth Edison Co. engages in the provision of electric utility services. The company focuses on the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity. It also involves in the transmission and distribution of electricity to retail customers. The company was founded in September 1907 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

TTGA invests in lower middle-market companies with revenues of $10 to $150 million and an EBITDA of $3 - $25 million. The firm targets companies in sectors such as consumer products, industrial manufacturing or services, food or food services, healthcare or medical Devices, financial services, security, education, entertainment, value-added distribution and specialty chemicals. The firm provides financing for MBOs, going private transactions, private company recapitalization, operational turnarounds, corporate partnerships, leveraged buildup, acquisitions and growth or expansion capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $3 to $25 million. The firm makes controlling and non-controlling investments in the form of equity, preferred stock, warrants, subordinated debt, term loans, and cash flow loans. The firm also makes co-investments.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - 2019

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. engages in the production of flooring products. It operates through the following segments: Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring. The Resilient Flooring segment designs, manufactures, sources, and sells a range of floor coverings primarily for homes and commercial buildings under various brands, including the Armstrong brand. The Wood Flooring segment includes branded hardwood flooring products, including the Armstrong and Bruce brands, for use in residential construction and renovation, with some commercial applications in stores, restaurants, and offices. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Lancaster, PA.

Director
2010 - 2011

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. manufactures paperboard and paper-based packaging. The company major products are containerboard, corrugated containers, market pulp, reclaimed fiber and kraft paper. Smurfit-Stone conducts its business in compliance with the environmental, health, and safety principles of the American Forest & Paper Association. It's operating facilities and customers are located primarily in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Founding Chairman, Board of Directors
1986 - Current

Inspired by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Big Shoulders Fund was founded by a group of business and civic leaders in 1986 to provide support to Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. For more than twenty-eight years, Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago’s children in need achieve their dreams through access to a quality, values-based education. They accomplish this by investing more than $20 million annually in scholarship support and academic enrichment for students, operational improvements for schools, leadership development programs for the next generation of school leaders, and academic programs and professional development for teachers. Big Shoulders is unique in that administrative expenses are supported by an endowment and other income, which ensures 100 percent of funds currently raised go toward programs that benefit Big Shoulders Fund schools and the students they serve. For eleven years in a row, they have earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for operating efficiently and transparently, a status held by just one percent of charities. It is important to Big Shoulders Fund that all donors are informed and educated on the organization’s health and success.

Life Trustee
Current

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (SXU) EDUCATES MEN AND WOMEN TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, THINK CRITICALLY, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, AND SERVE WISELY AND COMPASSIONATELY IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE COMMON GOOD.

Life Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2015

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

$5,000 +
2015

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (SXU) EDUCATES MEN AND WOMEN TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, THINK CRITICALLY, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, AND SERVE WISELY AND COMPASSIONATELY IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE COMMON GOOD.

$8,000 - $15K
2014

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Political Donations
$500
2002

Co-Founder at Chico & Nunes, P.C.

$250
1999

Founding Member at Republican Main Street Partnership

$1,000
1998
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