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Emanuel taps United exec as new McPier chairman
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nominated United Airlines' general counsel to head the board that oversees the city's convention center. Brett Hart, the Chicago-based United airline's executive vice president who also served as its interim CEO earlier this year, was installed as the new chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority at its monthly board meeting.
Hart will replace former McDonald's Chairman and CEO Jack Greenberg as chairman at the agency, commonly known as McPier, which owns and operates McCormick Place. Greenberg, chairman of the authority's board since 2012, announced his resignation from the post last month.
The United exec was thrust into the spotlight late last year when he filled in for Oscar Munoz.
Brett Hart! Named on of Ebony's Power 100 for 2016
The 2016 Power 100 list will appear in the December issue of Ebony. Ebony editor-in-chief Kyra Kyles said the honorees were chosen not only because of their successful careers, but because they've used that success to "improve various facets of black life and render us visible on the world stage.
(His photo and information is number 31)
Brett has also joined the inclusion council of the Barack Obama Foundation, which will oversee the design and construction of the Obama Presidential Library. Brett has also served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel, and global business practices officer for Sara Lee.