Mellody Hobson

Co-Chief Executive Officer & President at Ariel Investments LLC

Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson

Co-Chief Executive Officer & President at Ariel Investments LLC

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Career Highlights

Ariel Capital Management, Inc.
Ariel Investments LLC

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9003

Primary Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Number of Boards

41

Birthday

04/03/1969 - Chicago, IL, United States

Age

50

Number of Awards

14

Interests

Piano, Swimming, Marathon Running, Education, Politics

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Founder at The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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Founder at Ariel Investments LLC

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Former Head-Corporate & Institutional Bank at Bank One Corp.

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Vice Chairman, Head of Investment Group at Ariel Investments LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson Publishing Co., Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson Publishing Co., Inc.

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President Emeritus at The Field Museum of Natural History

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The PrivateBank

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Lead Director at Ariel Investments LLC

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Vision: Our vision is of a new world of learning based on the compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. It's a world of creativity, inspiration and ambition informed by real-world evidence and experience. It's a world where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills. It's a world where innovation is the rule, not the exception. It's a world where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology. It's a world where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered with a shared vision to change education for the better.We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.Our Mission?We are dedicated to transforming kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. We are focused on practices and programs that help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve their full potential.What We Do1. Edutopia is the leading voice illuminating and showcasing what works in education. We show people how they can adopt best practices and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.2. At Lucas Education Research, we develop and evaluate methods that profoundly impact the course of learning and lifelong achievement. Lucas Education Research strives for quality, replicability, and scalability.To understand more about why we are passionate about our work, read about Edutopia's Core Strategies and about what our founder and chairman, George Lucas, has to say about Edutopia's role in education.Please note: The Foundation is a nonpartisan organization, and does not take positions on any legislation or ballot measures, nor does it endorse or o

Education
AB
Class of 1991

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is a professional public policy school at Princeton University. The school has granted undergraduate A.B. degrees since 1930 and graduate degrees since 1948. The School of Public and International Affairs, as it was originally named, was founded at Princeton in 1930, created in the spirit of Woodrow Wilson's interest in preparing students for leadership in public and international affairs.

Attendee

Saint Ignatius College Prep is a selective private, coeducational Jesuit high school located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The school was founded in Chicago in 1869 by Fr. Arnold Damen, S.J., a Belgian missionary to the United States. The school is coeducational, Catholic, college preparatory, and sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The school enjoys a strong academic reputation within a faith-supportive school community.

Memberships
Member
2016 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Member
Current

The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

Career History
Co-Chief Executive Officer & President
1991 - Current

Ariel utilizes a bottom-up, fundamental analysis to select quality company stocks. The firm has three investment strategy approaches offered: traditional value, deep value and global. They use different research processes for each strategies. For traditional value, they monitor a proprietary watch list which is comprised of current, former and potential new investments. The research process of deep value begins with the screening of companies on size, valuation and industry parameters. Lastly, for global strategies, they first seek to reduce the risk of large investment losses by quantitatively and qualitatively identifying and eliminating businesses that have the highest propensity to fail, based on their judgment. The firm's investment decisions will primarily be derived from bottom-up fundamental research and stock picking and are made by the portfolio manager.

Continuing Contributor
Current

Every issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine connects 4.3 million readers on a personal level with African Americans who are serious about success. Our coverage is about you—your lives, your challenges, your aspirations. Our expertise will empower you to make the best choices when it comes to building your career, your business and, ultimately, your wealth.

Financial Contributor & Analyst
Current

CBS News is the news and information division of CBS Corporation, dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television and continues to set in today's digital age. Headquartered in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News includes bureaus across the globe and influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CBS News utilizes a multi-platform model for news distribution across television (CBS Television Network), radio (CBS Radio News), the Internet (CBSNews.com) and hand-held devices (CBS Mobile).

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2004 - Prior

Tellabs innovates to enable the mobile Internet and help you succeed Our solutions help you boost revenue, reduce expenses and optimize networks That's why 80% of the top global telecom service providers choose Tellabs mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions. We serve telecom service providers, independent operating companies, MSO/cable companies, enterprises and government agencies with networks in more than 90 countries around the world. Tellabs is a medium-sized company that can innovate more quickly than giants. With experienced engineers, established customer relationships and a solid financial foundation, we get ahead of start-ups

Director
Prior

The Chicago Public Library (CPL) is the public library system that serves the City of Chicago in the U.S. state of Illinois. It consists of 80 locations, including a central library, two regional libraries, and branches distributed throughout the city's 77 Community Areas.

Director
Prior

The Civic Federation is a non-partisan government research organization working to maximize the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services in the Chicago region and State of Illinois.

Board Member
Prior

The mission of 21st Century Charter School of Gary, Inc. is to develop the highest potential of its students through educating the whole person, ensuring that all students attain basic skills appropriate to their age and grade level.

Member, Investor Advisory Committee
Prior

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2018
$10K - $20K
2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Inc. provides children facing adversity in New York City with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults that change its lives for the better, forever. The firm partners with families, volunteers, organizations and the community to inspire positive change in all. The company was founded on December 3, 1904 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$25K - $50K
2017

The Gateway for Cancer Research focuses on patient-centered and patient-relevant cancer research. The Gateway supports the funding of truly innovative, unique, patient-centered, cancer research that has the potential to positively impact the lives of cancer patients at the earliest opportunity.

Political Donations
$2,800
2019

Representative from Illinois's 2nd Congressional District

$2,800
2019

Representative at Office of the Representative from Illinois' 8th District, Raja Krishnamoorthi

$400
2019

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

Investments
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Ellevest, Inc. provides investment advisory and portfolio management services. The firm manages separate client-focused portfolios. It employs fundamental analysis along with top-down approach to create its portfolios. The company was founded by Sallie Lee Krawcheck and Charlie Kroll in November 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
2015
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
2014
Black Enterprise Magazine - 75 Most Powerful on Wall Street
Rank #90
2013
The Root - 100 Most Influential African Americans
Creative Works
Executive Producer
2009

Unbroke: What You Need to Know About Money

Events
Attendee
Compound Foundation - Fostering a Legacy Benefit

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2012 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

The Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit has evolved into one of the world’s most extraordinary leadership communities, convening the preeminent women in business—along with selected leaders in government, philanthropy, education, and the arts—for wide-ranging and inspiring discussions. The 2012 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit hosted the likes of IBM CEO Ginni Rometty; Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang; Actress Jessica Alba; Coca-Cola SVP Wendy Clark; Soledad O’Brien of CNN and Filmmaker Lena Dunham amongst others.

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