Lester Coney

Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman, Mesirow Financial

Les Coney is responsible for originating and nurturing new business opportunities, and expanding and maintaining client relationships across the firm’s investment management and capital markets and investment banking divisions. As a civic leader, Les has been actively involved in many organizations in support of the arts, civic betterment and minority and ethnic issues. He is a trustee for many organizations including the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and was named a life trustee for the Goodman Theatre.

Les is a board member of the Lookingglass Theatre and serves on the Board of Governors of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a former member of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, is a founding chairman of Congo Square Theatre Company and currently serves as Wade’s World Foundation Board Secretary.


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