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    Bonnie Shifrin

    Director of Membership

    What inspires Bonnie?

    The energy of people collectively experiencing something extraordinary, mountains, vocal harmony, my family and great speakers.

    Bonnie Shifrin has worn many hats in her professional career, including project manager of large scale IT projects for fortune 500 companies, producer of over 200 medical radio shows for ReachMD XM and public relations and marketing professional for a boutique communications firm. Bonnie has also been actively involved as a volunteer for a variety of organizations. Most recently, she has served for several years as an assistant book group leader at Literature for All of Us, an organization that brings reading and writing to underserved Chicago teens, and co-chaired the development team for a school fundraising program that raised over $1 million dollars. Bonnie has an MBA in marketing and management from Kellogg School of Management. Outside of work, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 teens, playing guitar, running and going on long bike rides.

    To learn about membership opportunities with Chicago Ideas Week, please contact Bonnie at

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