Co-CHair, Corporate Coalition
President, AT&T illinois
“It’s important to our employees and customers that our company is engaged in this city we love. The Corporate Coalition provides a unique opportunity for corporate leaders to address community challenges collectively and build a better future for all of Chicago.”
The Corporate Coalition of Chicago brings together companies working with communities to address big challenges.
In 2017, we began working on an employee-driven initiative we call Believe Chicago® to support our employees and customers in 19 underserved south and west side neighborhoods. We hired more than 650 residents, opened a new AT&T retail store in Englewood, partnered with neighborhood leaders to support resiliency and trauma awareness efforts, and provided more than 40 AT&T internships. As we moved forward, we noticed the very good work of other companies and wanted to learn more about what they were doing. And they wanted to know the same about our work. It was energizing to share with one another what we were learning. Those discussions led to the formation of the Corporate Coalition.