ASP Chicago Presents: Public Corruption and Business’ Bottom Line
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ASP Chicago Presents: Public Corruption and Business’ Bottom Line

Through the lens of the Better Government Association -- currently keeping score of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ethics record and pushing for reform in Springfield--questions arise as to whether intent and actions can put a dent in corruption, create real reform, and tackle murky finances in Chicago and Illinois. The stakes for business are higher than ever.

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
5:00 - 8:00 PM (CT)
Where: Mid America Club, 80th Floor
200 E Randolph St
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Presenter: David Greising, President & CEO, Better Government Association (BGA)
Contact: Jennie Benjamins
1-844-345-2828 ext 229

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  • 5:00 pm  - 6:00 pm: Registration, Networking, Drinks & Hors D'oeuvres
  • 6:00 pm -  6:10 pm: Very short intros and upcoming events
  • 6:10 pm - 7:15/30 pm:  Presentation + Q&A
  • 7:15/30 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking

Early Bird Pricing (until March 8):
$25 for Members, $35 for Non-members, $25 for Students (Email Jennie Benjamins for Student Promo Code)
* Hot hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks included.

Regular Pricing (March 9 – March 10):
$35 for Members, $45 for Non-members, $35 for Students (Email Jennie Benjamins for Student Promo Code)
* Hot hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks included.


Mid America Club
Aon Center
200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 861-1100

Main Entrance/South Side/Randolph Drive

  • The main entrance to the Aon Center is located to the South (closest to Millennium Park) on Randolph Drive.
  • To access the lobby, walk down the stairs near the water fountain.
  • Inside the lobby check in at the main security desk located to the right.
  • Security will direct you to the appropriate elevator
 About the Presenter: David Greisling

David Greising is the president and chief executive of the Better Government Association. Since joining the organization in March of 2018, he has led the BGA in its mission of investigative journalism, policy advocacy and civic engagement activity to hold government accountable in the state of Illinois.

Under Greising’s leadership, the BGA has published in-depth investigations into Ald. Ed Burke’s conflicts of interest, the history of corrupt and wasteful contracting at O’Hare and the proliferation of public corruption and poverty in Dalton, Lyons and other Chicago suburbs. The BGA’s policy team has led a push for ethics reform in Chicago’s City Council, and the BGA has secured access to the emails of Chicago mayors and won numerous court rulings and legislative actions that expand access to public records. 


Prior to the BGA, Greising’s career took him from the City News Bureau of Chicago to the Chicago Sun-Times, Business Week magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago News Cooperative and Reuters. He also served for a year as strategic consultant to World Business Chicago, a public-private economic development agency. He is a graduate of DePauw University.

Greising has reported from five continents, wrote a business column for the Tribune, and wrote the business plan and was managing editor for the Chicago News Cooperative, a nonprofit journalism startup. Today, Greising writes on government accountability issues in regular columns for the Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business and is a featured guest on television and radio stations across Illinois.


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