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Conagra CEO Connolly Named Board Chair for Economic Club of Chicago

The Economic Club of Chicago has announced that Conagra Brands CEO Sean Connolly has been selected as the next chair of its board of directors. A member of the influential civic organization since 2012, Connolly will take over in July, succeeding Foot Locker CEO Mary Dillon, whose two-year term as chair ends June 30.

Connolly’s appointment was announced to members at an event that featured Chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, which serves meals to communities impacted by conflict and natural disasters, reported Crain’s Chicago Business.

“I’ve had a chance to see the institution up close for a lot of years, and I now am honored to have the opportunity to chair the board,” Connolly told Crain’s. “It’s a great opportunity to build on the momentum created by my predecessors and to continue to encourage dialogue on important economic and social issues.”


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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