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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3537

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

03/1937

Age

83

Relationships
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SEE Schedule at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Group Return

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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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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Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President at Exelon Corporation

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Abbott Laboratories

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SEE Schedule at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Group Return

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Chief Financial Officer at The Northern Trust Company

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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
Director
2003 - 2006

Trizec Properties, Inc., (NYSE: TRZ) a real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the owners and managers of commercial property in North America with 52 office properties totaling approximately 37 million square feet

Director
2000 - 2012

United Airlines, Inc. provides air transportation services. It operates flights to domestic and international destinations from its hubs. The company was founded in December, 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Lead Independent Director
1984 - 2012

United Continental holdings inc United is the world’s leading airline and is focused on being the airline customers want to fly, the airline employees want to work for and the airline shareholders want to invest in. Highlights of United Airlines include: World’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States A modern fleet which is the most fuel efficient (when adjusted for cabin size), and the best current aircraft order book among U.S. network carriers Industry-leading loyalty program that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide Optimal hub locations in 10 cities, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States Rated the world’s most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired Companies

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 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.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as “America’s Company of Firsts.” The Joffrey Ballet’s long list of “firsts” includes being the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy’s invitation, the first to appear on television, the first American company to visit Russia, the first classical dance company to go multi-media, the first to commission a rock ‘n’ roll ballet, the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine, and the first company to have had a major motion picture based on it, Robert Altman’s The Company. For more than a half-century, The Joffrey Ballet’s commitment to taking world-class, artistically vibrant work to a broad and varied audience has created a solid foundation that continues to support the company’s unprecedented capacity for achieving important “firsts.” Today, the Joffrey, which has been hugely successful in its former residences in New York and Los Angeles, lives permanently in its brilliant new facility, Joffrey Tower, in the heart of America, Chicago, Illinois. The company’s commitment to accessibility is met through the most extensive touring schedule of any dance company in history, an innovative and highly effective education program including the much lauded Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and collaborations with myriad other visual and performing arts organizations. Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company and audiences and repertoire which includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works. Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956, guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under internationally renowned Artistic Director Ashley C. Wheater and Executive Director Christopher Clinton Conway. The Joffrey Ballet has become one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world. Mission The Joffrey is a world-class, Chicago-based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cutting-edge works. The Joffrey is committed to providing arts education and accessible dance training through its Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2016

The Adler Planetarium is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a member of the American Association of Museums, Association of Science-Technology Centers and Chicago's Museums in the Park consortium of institutions located on Chicago Park District land.

$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.

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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