James J. O’Connor, Sr.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Commonwealth Edison Company

James J. O’Connor, Sr.

James J. O’Connor, Sr.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Commonwealth Edison Company

Overview
Career Highlights

Unicom Corporation
Commonwealth Edison Company

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3446

Number of Boards

25

Birthday

03/1937

Age

81

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Chairman, Dental Services Group at Bolder Capital LLC

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Former Chairman, Midwest Business at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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

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President & Chief Executive Officer, CIBC Bank USA at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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President & Director at Chicago Public Schools - The Chicago Board of Education

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Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories

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Chief Financial Officer at The Northern Trust Company

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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James J. O’Connor, Sr.
Former Chief Executive Officer at Commonwealth Edison Company
Family Members
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Managing Director & Global 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 that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains over 25,000 fish, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons (19,000,000 l; 4,200,000 imp gal) of water. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It is surrounded by Museum Campus Chicago, which it shares with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. The aquarium has 2 million annual 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. It contains 1500 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.

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
Chief Executive Officer
1963 - 1998

Commonwealth Edison Co. provides electric utility services. It engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity and the provision of distribution and transmission services to a diverse base of residential, commercial and industrial customers in northern Illinois. The company was founded in September 1907 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2016 - Current

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. engages in the production of flooring products. It operates through the Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring segments. 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 2016 and is headquartered in Lancaster, PA.

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.

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

The Big Shoulders Fund provides financial services. The company was founded by James J. O'Connor, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin and Fred O'Connor in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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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