Lori T. Healey
Lori Healey is the Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), owner of McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, the 1,258 room Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the 1,205 room Marriott Marquis and the Wintrust Arena. MPEA’s activities on the McCormick Square campus generate nearly $2 billion annually into the local and regional economy and supports more than 15,000 jobs.
Prior to joining MPEA, Healey served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tur Partners LLC (Tur). Healey also served as Principal in Charge of the Development Group for the John Buck Company, focused on growing the firm’s private real estate and infrastructure related investments.
Healey also coordinated the organizational and planning activities for the NATO Summit in Chicago in 2012, overseeing planning, fundraising and implementation of the Summit in an 6-month time frame.
Healey also held several senior leadership positions for the City of Chicago under the administration of Mayor Richard M. Daley, including serving as Mayor Daley’s Chief of Staff and Commissioner of the City’s Department of Planning and Development. Her previous experiences include time as a principal at Perkins + Will, and as Deputy Director for Business Development of the (then) Illinois Department of Commerce & Community Affairs. Healey began her career as a policy aide to former Governor John Carlin of Kansas in 1983.
Healey has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science and a Master of Science in Public Administration from Kansas State University.