Leadership

ChicagoFIRST Board of Directors, Officers and Staff

Arlan McMillan, Chair
Chief Security Officer
Kirkland and Ellis LLP

Bethany Netzel, Secretary
Executive Director, Global Security and Business Continuity Management
CME Group

Katy Hurst, Director
Event and Recovery Manager
BMO Harris Bank

Curt Schumacher, Director
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Chicago Board Options Exchange

Brad Paton, Director
Senior Vice President, Central US Enterprise Response Leader
Bank of America

Mark Johnson, Director
Senior Vice President, Business Continuity & Recovery
Northern Trust

Michael Wallace, Director
Vice President, Business Continuity Management
BMO Harris Bank

Clint Fransen, Director
Vice President, Business Continuity Officer / Security Services
Options Clearing Corporation

ChicagoFIRST Staff
Steven Caluris, Executive Director
Martha Meegan, Deputy Director

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Michael Carano

(Executive Director)

Michael Carano, Executive Director, ChicagoFIRST Mr. Michael Carano is the Executive Director of ChicagoFIRST, a non-profit association of mid-western private sector firms that coordinates critical…

Testimonials

  • ChicagoFIRST has truly made a positive difference to the collective emergency preparedness and business continuity of Chicago’s financial community.  It has become a model for many other cities throughout the country.  We are especially grateful that the City of Chicago has an impressive reputation for working together with its business community, the State of Illinois and federal government agencies, and other key organizations through the ChicagoFIRST partnership structure.  This approach is extremely effective and helpful in supporting the broader Federal Reserve objective of maintaining a stable financial system.

    Gordon Werkema, First Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • ChicagoFIRST is a dynamic, cutting edge organization and a model for how regional public/private partnerships can enhance the resiliency of financial institutions. ChicagoFIRST was founded because of the foresight of the Chicago financial services community, and it succeeds because of the cooperation and encouragement of the public sector, especially the City of Chicago and State of Illinois.

    Rahm Emanuel, 5th Congressional District (D-IL)
  • The timely and accurate information streams that I receive through ChicagoFIRST more than justify membership. When the airplane landed in the Hudson River in New York City in January 2009, I learned about it before my colleagues in New York did.

    Michael Wallace, Vice President, BMO Harris Bank

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