Former Mayor Daley Has a Coke and a Smile

December 17, 2011

former mayor daley joins coca cola boardAccording to reports from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, ex-Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has joined the board of The Coca-Cola Co.  Maybe we will be ordering Coke in Chicago now instead of pop or soda? No matter how you order it, everyone loves a Coke and a smile.

Daley was the longest serving Chicago mayor, serving six terms between 1989 and 2011. He is credited with significant redevelopment of the city including the construction of Millennium Park. Daley is credited in increasing the city’s environmental efforts and with a resurgence in tourism. In fact, Daley’s new Chicago-based investment and advisory firm called Tur Partners LLC will focus on sustainable urban development.

The appointment to the Coca-Cola Co. board is Daley’s first corporate board membership since leaving the office of mayor in May.

Prior to serving as mayor, Daley was Illinois state senator from 1972 to 1980 and Cook County State’s Attorney from 1980 to 1989. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous public service awards, including the National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official from the American Institute for Public Service; the Public Service Leadership Award from the National Council for Urban Economic Development; the Kevin Lynch Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Catalyst Award for Urban Park Leadership from the Urban Parks Institute.

Daley is also a senior advisor to JPMorgan Chase, where he will chair the new “Global Cities Initiative,” a joint project of JPMorgan Chase and the Brookings Institution to help cities identify and leverage their greatest economic development resources. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

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