Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Samir Mayekar, Deputy Mayor, Neighborhood & Economic Development Samir Mayekar fills a newly created role designed to further develop and support Chicago’s neighborhoods. He provides oversight of several city departments and sister agencies on behalf of Mayor Lightfoot that span housing, planning & development, arts & cultural affairs, business licensing & support, economic development, tourism, and conventions. Samir has been a driving force for programs such as INVEST South/West and the COVID Recovery Task Force – the first comprehensive pandemic recovery plan published by an American city. Prior to joining City Hall, Samir served in the Obama administration in the White House and at a federal infrastructure finance agency. For nearly a decade he was co-founder and CEO of NanoGraf Corporation, a global manufacturer of advanced materials that continues to grow in Bronzeville. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, where he received the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He was selected in 2019 to Crain’s 40 Under 40 and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE, Moderator Paul Pomerantz is CEO of the American Society of Anesthesiologists®(ASA®). He received a Master of Business Administration specializing in health administration from Temple University, after which he served in executive roles at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel). Pomerantz has held CEO roles at the Drug Information Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Society of Interventional Radiology, and Clinical Laboratory Management Association. Pomerantz is also active in healthcare and professional leadership. In recent years, he served as chair of the Center for Association Leadership (ASAE Foundation) and treasurer of the National Health Council (NHC). He also served on the board of ASAE Business Services, Inc, and the ASA Power of A committee. He currently serves as Board Chair of Association Forum where he has also served as Chair of the Health Collaborative. He is a frequent speaker and writer on topics of association, healthcare leadership, governance, and strategy.