Thursday, May 30, 2024 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (CDT)

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Westin Lombard

70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, Illinois

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Join IRTBA for a special General Membership Meeting featuring the New Chicago Transportation Team. Leading the discussion will be City of Chicago's Chief Operating Officer, John Roberson. Roberson oversees the day-to-day operations of 37 departments with an annual budget of $16.2 billion. Roberson has had a long career in both the public and private sector. He has served as chief of staff to 17th Ward Alderman David Moore; managing principal with Electronic Knowledge Interchange, a Chicago based technology company; as well as vice president for strategic partnerships with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Roberson's career also includes serving in several senior executive roles under former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Under Mayor Daley, Roberson served as commissioner of the Department of Aviation, Commissioner of Buildings, commissioner of Sewers, chief of development for Chicago Housing Authority, and the first executive director of the Department of Construction and Permits.


  • John Roberson (Chief Operating Officer at City of Chicago)

    John Roberson

    Chief Operating Officer at City of Chicago

  • Tom Carney (First Deputy Commissioner at Chicago DOT)

    Tom Carney

    First Deputy Commissioner at Chicago DOT

  • Jamie Rhee (Commissioner at Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA))

    Jamie Rhee

    Commissioner at Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)