Richard L. Thomas

Former Management Training Program at Inland Steel Company

Richard L. Thomas

Richard L. Thomas

Former Management Training Program at Inland Steel Company

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Primary Location

Winnetka, IL

Number of Boards

25

Birthday

01/11/1931 - Marion, OH, United States

Age

88

Number of Awards

6

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Schwarz Supply Source

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Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company & the Bank at Northern Trust Corporation

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Vice Chairman at Marshall Street Capital

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President at Gilead Connecticut, Inc.

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Founder at Ariel Investments LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Exelon Corporation

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Roundtable Healthcare Management, Inc.

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Richard L. Thomas
Former Management Training Program at Inland Steel Company
Education
MBA with Distinction
Class of 1958

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.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1953

Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community.We bring together 1,600 young men and women to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs. We set high academic standards and look for talented students who love learning. Small classes, dedicated teachers, and friendly give-and-take set the tone. Kenyon welcomes curiosity, creativity, intellectual ambition, and an openness to new ideas. We see learning as a challenging, deeply rewarding, and profoundly important activity, to be shared in a spirit of collaboration. Our greatest strength is our faculty, outstanding scholars who place the highest value on teaching. Close interaction with students is the rule here: professors become mentors and friends. Requirements are flexible enough to allow for a good deal of exploration. Other notable strengths include our distinguished literary tradition, many opportunities for research in the sciences, and programs connecting students to our rural surroundings. The Kenyon experience fosters connections of all kinds—to classmates and teachers and friends, to the life of the mind, to global perspectives, to our own unique traditions and history, and to a place of inspiration

Memberships
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.

Member
Current

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.

Member
Current

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
Senior Vice President & General Manager
1969 - Prior

First Chicago Corporation, is the holding company of First Chicago Bank

Professional
1958 - 1996

The First National Bank of Chicago and First Chicago NBD (following its 1995 merger with the National Bank of Detroit) was the operating name of First Chicago Bank which was a Chicago-based retail and commercial bank tracing its roots back to 1863. In 1998, First Chicago NBD merged with Banc One Corporation to form Bank One Corporation, today a part of Chase.

Management Training Program
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Prior - 2008

Pfingsten Partners LLC is an active manager which invests in companies located in the US with revenues of $20 - $150 million and an EBITDA of $3 - $12 million. The firm follows of internet of manufacturing, distribution and business services. It provides financing for buyouts, strategic add-on acquisitions, recapitalization, corporate divestitures, ownership transitions and growth capital requirements with a transaction size of $15 - $100 million. It makes controlling investments and also makes co-investments.

Director
2005 - 2012

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.

Director
Prior - 2004
Life Trustee
Current

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".

Honorary Life Director
Current

Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

Chairman
Prior

To provide a high quality education and residential program for students from lower income and single-parent families.

Chairman of the Advisory Committee
Prior

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$150K +
2015

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".

$50K +
2013

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".

$10K - $50K
2012

Merit School of Music transforms the lives of Chicago-area youth through removing barriers to high-quality music education.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former President of United States

Awards & Honors
2008
Illinois Venture Capital Association - Richard J. Daley Medal Awardee
1994
Harvard Business School - Business Statesman Award
1993
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce - Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Leadership
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