Chicagoland Chamber Mourns Passing of Former Chair
Jim Tyree, chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and chairman of Sun-Times Media Group LLC, passed away yesterday, March 16. A much-admired executive in the corporate arena, Tyree was also a highly respected business leader in Chicago, Ill. He served as chairman of the board of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce from 2007 – 2010. “Chicago has lost a great son and a great leader,” said Jerry Roper, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber. “There’s no doubt that Jim Tyree, at his young age, was going to be one of the future leaders of this city and the region,” Roper continued. Read how Chicago's business leaders remember Tyree here. Also, be sure to check out this blog, Jim Tyree rubbed elbows with titans but didn't mind answering his own phone, which appeared on chicagobusiness.com.