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2019 Luncheon Series: New Federal Initiative, Opportunity Zones

  • Pullman Visitors Center 11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago, IL, 60628 United States (map)

About Dave Doig

As its President, David has successfully lead the efforts of the Chicago Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) and its partners to coordinate $350 million of new investments.

CNI has yielded the creation of 1,300 new jobs in the Pullman Community through the development of the mixed-use Pullman Park on 111th Street & I-94, which includes the Method Products Manufacturing Facility, Whole Foods Warehouse & Distribution Center, Gotham Greens and Wal-Mart. Dave also helped lead an organizing effort to have Pullman declared a National Monument

For 25 years, Dave has served neighborhoods throughout Chicago in various nonprofit and governmental capacities, including as a Community Organizer in North Lawndale and as Superintendent of the Chicago Park District. 

He has an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and a Master’s in Social Science from the University of Chicago. Dave is also a member of Millennium Reserve Steering Committee and on the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation.