John F. Sandner

Chairman, Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center

John F. Sandner

John F. Sandner

Chairman, Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center

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RB&H Financial Services LP

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1942 - Chicago, IL, United States



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Former Chief Executive Officer at Schwarz Supply Source

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Founder at Ryan Specialty Group LLC

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Founder at Devers Group, Inc.

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Former President at General Dynamics Corporation

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at CME Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Virtu Financial, Inc.

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Chairman, Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center
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Member, Woman's Board at Chicago Botanic Garden

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world. The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. The 385-acre Garden features 26 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. HISTORY The Chicago Horticultural Society was founded in 1890. At its heart was the understanding that the city of Chicago was incorporated with the Latin words Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden." The Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows from its beginning. Information on the first show the new Society hosted is lost to history, but records archived at the Chicago Botanic Garden confirm the second show was held in the autumn of 1892 at the Regiment Armory, possibly at 1542 South Michigan Avenue, where a new armory opened in 1890. With two successful annual shows behind them, the Society next hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world’s fair in the autumn of 1893, at the newly built and just-opened Art Institute of Chicago. After a period of inactivity, the Chicago Horticultural Society was restarted in 1943. In 1962, modern history begins when the Society agreed to help create and manage a new public garden. With the groundbreaking for the Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. The mission encompasses three important components: collections, education, and research. In 2012, the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrated its 40th anniversary. In looking back over the Garden's growth since 1972, Garden staff, members, and visitors could appreciate the remarkable changes that had taken place. The 40th anniversary website included a timeline of significant events, historical photos, and opportunities for community members to share their experiences at the Garden

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1965
Juris Doctorate

In the practice of law, the same ethical standards must be met whether you are a graduate of Notre Dame or any other university. So, what is it that makes our graduates unique? We believe it can be found in our ultimate goal. Beyond striving for professional achievement, a Notre Dame lawyer fundamentally acts in service to others. Our approach seeks to do more than train students in a profession; it seeks to help them discover their lives as a vocation. A different kind of lawyer is one who realizes the practice of law is not an end in itself. It’s the beginning of a new, highly specialized way of giving back.


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.


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.


The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate and encourage the growth of the area's economy and its ability to provide for its people. The Civic Committee pursues economic development in its broadest sense by supporting efforts to improve the general business environment - the structure and processes of the local economy - so that businesses can prosper and generate jobs. The Civic Committee also works to protect and improve those parts of the local environment on which employers depend: sound and effective local government services, superior transportation and communication networks, strong education and training systems, excellent health care delivery and reasonable local tax and regulatory structures. The Civic Committee gives special attention to efforts and plans that relate to the entire Chicago metropolitan area in the belief that the City of Chicago and its surrounding territory constitute a single and interdependent economic region. In pursuing these goals, the Civic Committee seeks out partnerships with other public and private sector organizations so as to minimize duplication of efforts and to utilize the strength of coalitions representing different constituencies.

Career History
Tenure Unconfirmed

RSG Underwriting Managers LLC provides underwriting services. It offers general underwriting management solutions to miscellaneous medical and allied healthcare entities, including home health providers, medical facilities, ancillary medical practitioners and small hospitals. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman, Cancer Center
Tenure Unconfirmed

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

Special Policy Advisor
1998 - 2005

CME Group, Inc. operates as a security and commodity exchange company. It provides the risk management and investment needs of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide range of products across various asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform across the globe and its open outcry trading facilities in Chicago and New York City. The company also provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared over-the-counter derivatives transactions. It also offers market data services-including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports and a comprehensive historical data service and has expanded into the index services business through CME Group Index Services. CME Group was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Compensation Committee

Virtu Financial LLC operates as an electronic market making firm which provides offers to buy and sell a security or other financial product. The firm is a market maker across all financial centers including equities, fixed income, currencies, futures, energy products and other commodities. The company was founded by Vincent Viola and Douglas A. Cifu in 2008 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chair, Audit Committee
2008 - Prior

Echo is a leading provider of technology enabled business process outsourcing, serving the transportation and logistics needs of our clients. Evolved Transportation Manager™ (ETM), our proprietary technology platform, gives our clients access to our carrier network. Our dedicated team business model gives each client a team of transportation professionals to be your point of contact for all your shipping needs. With access to our technology and knowledge of your business needs this team is dedicated to optimizing your total freight spend. We provide solutions across all major transportation modes, including truckload, less than truck load, small parcel, inter-modal, domestic air, expedited services and international air and ocean.


Merrick Ventures is a technology holding company. The firm seeks to identify and capitalize on opportunities, bridging the gap in technology through current business practices. Merrick leverages portal technology to help companies create a 24x7 business environment that enables them to have centralized control, delegated power, multi-lingual and multi currency interfaces as well as a global reach.

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
1978 - Current

CME Group Foundation was created in 2008 and endowed with a gift of $16 million from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust (CME Trust). CME Trust was established by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in 1969, under the direction of its then chairman, Leo Melamed, to provide financial protection to customers in the event a CME member firm became insolvent or unable to meet its obligations to its customers. CME Trust received approval to distribute its net income to public charities in 2005. In addition to the Foundation's annual grant payout, CME Trust has made a contribution annually to CME Group Foundation for its grantmaking since 2008.

Member, Board of Directors

To bring Olympic sport and the ideals of the Olympic movement to the youth of Chicago through sports training programs, international competitions and exchanges, and integration with Olympic athletes and coaches.

1978 - Prior

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. operated a stock exchange. The company was founded on November 13, 2000 and was headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations

Former Senator from New York

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Awards & Honors
University of Notre Dame
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
Lincoln College
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