CMAC Organizing Committee – the following volunteers helped frame this proposed organization and bring solid experience and expertise in architecture and design, real estate development, planning, marketing, education, project management, and fundraising.


  • Toby Lindo, Project Leader & Captain of the ROBERT ALLAN II

  • Tom Besore, Chicago Attorney , Urban Planer & Real Estate Broker

  • Dan Martin, Managing Director, Market & Feasibility Advisors

  • Patrick McBriarty, Author, Chicago & bridge Historian

  • Joe Rickard,* Managing Director & CIO, InCapital

  • Mary West,* Designer and IIT Student of Architecture/Landscape Architecture

  • Richard Wilson, Director of Urban Design & Planning, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

  • John G. Crowley,* Crowley’s Yacht Yard, LLC

  • Bob Hoelterhoff, President, J&B Sign Company

  • Eric Johnstone, Chicago Developer & Owner, Anchor’s Way Marina

  • Jack Kraft,* Former COO, Leo Burnett

  • George Lowe*, President, Sparkfactor

* Denotes member of the Board of Directors of CMAC

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