Lori Healey is the executive director of the Chicago NATO host committee.
Economist Allen Sanderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.
Sheila O’Grady is the head of The Illinois Restaurant Association. More than 50 Chicago-area restaurants will present special tasting menus during the NATO summit, in part to show off the city's culinary scene to world leaders.
Anne Olaimey, longtime fundraiser for Mayor Emanuel, and John Bryan, former Sarah Lee CEO, were handpicked by Mayor Emanuel to head the fundraising committee.
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark says NATO is “the most successful alliance in history.”
The Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda (CANG8) is organizing protests for the NATO summit. The group has already obtained city permits to hold a rally in Daley Plaza and march to McCormick Place during the summit.
Adbusters is one of the organizations that helped launch the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.