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Ms. Laura M. Ricketts

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Chicago Cubs

Phone: (773) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  United States
HOW Conference
1607 W. Howard St. Second Fl.
Chicago , Illinois 60626
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Leadership Circle Member
    HOW Conference
  • Charities Chair
    Cubs
  • Board Chair
    Cubs
  • LPAC Advisory Board Member and Director and Part Owner
    Chicago Cubs
  • Chairman
    Chicago Cubs
  • Board Chair
    LPAC
  • National Leadership Counsel
    Lambda Legal
  • Co-Chair of the LGBT Leadership Council
    Democratic National Committee
  • Director and Part Owner
    Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Club
  • Co-Chair of LGBT Leadership Council
    National Finance Committee
  • President and Co-Founder
    Ecotravel.Com
  • Co-Owner of the Chicago Cubs and Chief Executive Officer
    Ecotravel.Com

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Cubs
  • Board Member
    Chicago Cubs
  • Board Members
    LPAC
  • Advisory Board Member
    LPAC
  • Board Member
    EMILY's List
  • Board Member
    Lambda Legal
  • Corporate Attorney, A Member of the Democratic National Committee's Executive Committee
    Democratic National Committee
  • Corporate Attorney, A Member of the Democratic National Committee's Executive Committee
    National Finance Committee
  • Founder
    Ecotravel.Com

Education

  • J.D.
    University of Michigan Law School
  • A.B. , Philosophy
    University of Chicago
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HOW Leadership Circle member Laura Ricketts presented the award.
Board of Directors | EMILY's List
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Laura Ricketts
Board Director
Laura Ricketts is a Director and part owner of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Club as well as Chairman of the Board for Chicago Cubs Charities. In addition to her Board duties, much of her work with the Cubs is focused on community relations, government relations and philanthropy. She is the first openly gay woman to own an MLB franchise.
Ms. Ricketts practiced law at the Chicago law firm of Schiff, Hardin & Waite (now Schiff Hardin LLP) where she was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group and concentrated her practice in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and general corporate and securities law matters. She left the practice of law to co-found Ecotravel, LLC. Dedicated to fostering and promoting ecotourism worldwide, Ecotravel, LLC operated Ecotravel.com, an online magazine of ecotourism news and information and directory of ecotourism service providers. Selected as one of the top ecotourism websites by the Wall Street Journal in 2002, Ecotravel.com provided information and resources to educate travelers and facilitate travel planning while assisting ecotourism providers in promoting their services.
Ms. Ricketts is currently an at large member of the Democratic National Committee's Executive Committee and served as Co-Chair of the DNC National Finance Committee's LGBT Leadership Council from 2009 to 2013. She served on the Steering Committee and co-chaired the Finance Committee for Illinois Unites for Marriage, a state-wide campaign to pass the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in the Illinois General Assembly, which granted full marriage equality to Illinois same-sex couples. She also serves on U.S.
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Ms. Ricketts is actively engaged with several charitable organizations in the Chicago area community and beyond. President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Ricketts to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees in 2013. She serves on the National Leadership Council for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national non-profit organization that litigates, educates and engages in public policy work on behalf of LGBT civil rights. She also serves on the Leadership Council for Housing Opportunities for Women, Inc. ("HOW") which provides permanent supportive housing and comprehensive case management to homeless women and children in the Chicago area. She is on the Board of Directors for Opportunity Education, an international charitable foundation that provides educational programming and technological tools to help educate children and train teachers in over 1000 schools across Africa and Asia.
Recognized for her volunteer and advocacy work on behalf of the LGBT community, she was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2013 and received the 2012 Center on Halsted Human First Award, the 2011 Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Vanguard Award, and the 2010 Equality Illinois Freedom Award.
Ms. Ricketts earned an A.B. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She lives in Chicago with her daughter.
"A college diploma is one of ...
vineline.mlblogs.com, 14 July 2013 [cached]
"A college diploma is one of the best predictors of success in our country," said Laura Ricketts, a member of the Cubs board of directors.
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"Chicago Cubs Charities, through the Cubs Scholars Program, seeks to cultivate the next generation of All-Stars," Ricketts said.
Opening Day: Cubs/LISC Help Ripken Foundation Create 'Freedom Field' in Marquette Park — LISC Chicago
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"Our goal," said Cubs Charities Chair Laura Ricketts in announcing that first round of eight Diamond grants totaling nearly a half million dollars, "is to ensure that all Chicago youth have the opportunity to pursue their love of baseball."
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