Peggy A. Davis joined Chicago Committee as its executive director in July 2012. She is responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives that support the Chicago Committee’s mission to advance racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession through sustainable institutional change and by providing professional development and leadership opportunities. An experienced leader and legal professional, Davis has worked in corporate, law firm and public sector environments where she held a variety of legal and business leadership roles, including General Counsel for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority in Chicago, vice president for diversity and staffing at Exelon Corporation and chief of staff to former Chicago Public Schools CEO and current U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Davis is also a former partner at Winston & Strawn LLP. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School
Davis served as a member of the Chicago Board of Education and as Trustee for the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund from 2006 to 2011. She currently is on the board of directors for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Other previous board experience includes the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, including as board president, the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Chicago Bar Foundation.
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