In The Loop Guest Bios

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TERRY SAVAGE

COLUMNIST
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
@TerryTalksMoney

Terry Savage is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy and the markets.  She writes a twice-weekly personal finance column syndicated nationally by Chicago Tribune Content Agency, and blogs regularly on the Huffington Post.  Terry appears weekly on the WGN radio Noon Business Hour and on WGN-TV Morning News, as well as national television and radio programs, commenting on the financial markets and current economic events. 

Terry is the author of four best-selling books on personal finance.   The Savage Truth on Money  was named one of the top ten money books of the year by Amazon.com in its first edition.   Her other recent book is:  The Savage Number:  How Much Money do You Really Need to Retire? 

And in summer, 2014 Terry collaborated with a prominent divorce attorney and divorce court judge to write The New Love Deal:  Everything You Must Know Before Marrying, Moving In, or Moving On!  It has been a big hit in the media and on Amazon.com

Go to www.TerrySavage.com, to read Terry’s latest columns and commentaries, watch videos, check out links to her favorite websites and calculators, and post questions on her “Ask Terry” blog.  

Terry is a registered investment advisor for both stocks and futures.   She has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club award for Outstanding Consumer Journalism, and the Outstanding Personal Finance Columnist award given by the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Terry’s expertise comes from experience.  She started her career as a stockbroker, and became a founding member and first woman trader on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.  She was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s International Monetary Market, where she traded interest rate futures and currencies.  She now serves on the Board of Directors of CME Group, Inc., parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Terry has worked nationally with major corporations, including Allstate, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Walgreens, Hilton, and Allstate to share her message of financial literacy and empowerment with their employees.  She is in demand as a speaker and moderator at national meetings and association conferences, where she provides an economic outlook – and her advice on money management in a volatile economy.  She was named a Top 5 Speaker of the Year for 2014 by Speakers Platform.  And in 2014 she received a lifetime achievement award from the Chicago Journalists Association.

Terry is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, where she won a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in American Studies.


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ED BACHRACH
CHAIRMAN
CITIZENS FOR PENSION INTEGRITY 
@pensionschicago

Ed Bachrach is the retired Chairman and CEO of Bachrach Clothing Inc., a national retailer of men's fashions. He received a BSBA in accounting at Northwestern University and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School. Bachrach was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and practiced as one for four years. He is the founder of Build Cambodia, a non-profit organization that focuses on bettering lives in Cambodia through improved healthcare and other related projects. He is a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Policy Institute, Kartemquin Films, and the US Board of the Eugene Bell Foundation, an organization that treats North Koreans for MDR TB. He resides in Chicago and Decatur, IL.

 

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ADRIENNE J. ARCHIA
PUBLIC FINANCE BANKER

Adrienne  Archia has worked on numerous financings for the Illinois and Midwest issuers during her 28-year career in governmental and public finance. Her work includes managing transactions for the City Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, Cook County, the State of Illinois and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.

Her experience includes being Assistant to the CFO for the City of Chicago and to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also served as Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Housing Authority. Adrienne’s professional memberships and affiliations include the Government Finance Officers Association, the Civic Federation, and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

Adrienne’s work includes managing transactions for a number of school districts in the Midwest and throughout the country including West Harvey Schools, South Holland Schools, both in Cook County; the Gary, Indiana Schools; Indianapolis City Schools; Milwaukee Public Schools; and the Columbus, Ohio Public Schools along with several co-managed and senior and co-senior managed transactions for the City of Chicago. She senior managed a $50 million bond issue for the City and senior managed ground-breaking junior lien insured TIF transaction for Chicago’s Near South TIF district that raised over $48 million to pay for the addition to Jones High School in Chicago’s south Loop. 


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STATE REPRESENTATIVE RON SANDACK
81ST DISTRICT
@RonSandack 

Ron Sandack is the State Representative for the 81st District, serving Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Darien, Lisle, Naperville, Westmont, and Woodridge.

Before serving in the House, he was appointed to complete the term of former State Senator Dan Cronin in November of 2010, who resigned following his election to become Chairman of the DuPage County Board. Upon taking the oath to serve the 21st District in the State Senate, Sen. Sandack immediately declined all state benefits associated with the position; including health insurance and participation in the legislative pension program. Prior to his appointment, he was the Mayor of Downers Grove, where he served from 2007 to 2011. Previously, Sandack served on the Downers Grove Village Council from 2003 to 2007.

Sandack is a partner at the Chicago law firm of Gaido & Fintzen. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University’s College of Law in 1989.

Rep. Sandack participates in numerous community and charitable activities. He is a member of the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, formerly serving as Ex Officio Board Member of the Chamber, he also serves as Ex Officio member of The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation. He is a founding donor of the Education Foundation of Downers Grove, a Downers Grove Youth Baseball volunteer coach, and along with his wife Kevan, an active supporter and sponsor of numerous local charities and organizations including Family Shelter Services, Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence (HGNA), and The Grove Foundation.

Ron is married to his wife Kevan, who he met at the University of Illinois. They live in Downers Grove with their two children.