John A. Edwardson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation

John A. Edwardson

John A. Edwardson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation

Overview
Career Highlights

Ameritech Corporation
United Airlines Employees Acquisition Corp.
IMC Global, Inc.

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5962

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

1950

Age

71

Number of Awards

1

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Ventas, Inc.

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Chubb Ltd.

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Former Chief Executive Officer at The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois Region

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Executive Director at Zell Family Foundation

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General Partner at Glen Eagle Partners, Ltd.

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Chairman at Chicago Capital LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation
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American Red Cross of Greater Chicago & Northern Illinois serves more than 9.5 million people in northeastern Illinois. The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help our neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Locally we respond to 1,200 disasters every year and teach more than a quarter million people in Chicagoland each year health, safety and disaster preparedness skills.

Education
MBA
Class of 1972

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

BS in Industrial Engineering
Class of 1971

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Memberships
Member
Current

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through our Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, we bring together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

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
President & Chief Executive Officer
2001 - 2011

CDW Corp. engages in the provision of information technology solutions including mobility, security, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization and collaboration. It operates through the following segments: Corporate, Small Business, and Public. The Corporate segment serves the private sector business customers. The Small Business segment also caters to the private sector businesses but with smaller number of employees. The Public segment involves government agencies, education, and healthcare institutions. The company was founded in 1984 by Michael P. Krasny and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2000

Burns International Services Corp. provides physical security services. It also provides permanent and mobile guarding, alarm monitoring, security consulting and investigation services. The firm security officers also monitored electronic systems, controlled public and employee access to facilities. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President
1994 - 1998

United Airlines, Inc. engages in the provision of passenger airline transportation services. It offers business products, United Airlines credit cards, premier access travel services, gift certificates, gift registry, travel products, and trip insurance. The company was founded by Walter T. Varney in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2005
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2000

Burns International Services Corp. provides physical security services. It also provides permanent and mobile guarding, alarm monitoring, security consulting and investigation services. The firm security officers also monitored electronic systems, controlled public and employee access to facilities. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
1994 - 1998

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.

Director
Prior

The primary mission of Purdue Research Foundation is to advance the mission of Purdue University

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Northwestern Memorial is an academic medical center hospital where the patient comes first. We are an organization of caregivers who aspire to consistently high standards of quality, cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction. We seek to improve the health of the communities we serve by delivering a broad range of services with sensitivity to the individual needs of our patients and their families. We are bonded in an essential academic and service relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The quality of our services is enhanced through their integration with education and research in an environment that encourages excellence of practice, critical inquiry and learning.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1M - $5M
2019

Lincoln Park Zoo owns and operates a zoological park. It offers services for individual, schools and organization and other different kinds of commercial companies. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$100K - $250K
2018
$500K - $1M
2018

Lincoln Park Zoo owns and operates a zoological park. It offers services for individual, schools and organization and other different kinds of commercial companies. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$2,600
2013

Former Representative from Illinois's 10th Congressional District

$500
2012

Former Representative from Illinois's 13th Congressional District

$1,000
2012

Former Representative from Illinois's 13th Congressional District

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CDW Corporation issued USD Common Stock

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Awards & Honors
2006
Purdue University
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