Gloria Castillo is president and CEO of Chicago United, a corporate membership organization that advances multiracial leadership in business to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color. She is a pioneering advocate for diversity, inclusion and justice through the lens of business strategy. Castillo’s work has been recognized by numerous organizations, including an honorary doctorate in social justice from Roosevelt University in 2017, and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award in 2018. Castillo is highly regarded as an active and outspoken inclusion advocate in Chicago’s business community, where she has served on numerous boards and commissions. Currently, she serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Field Foundation and as a director of the Mather Lifeways.
Appointed in 2019 by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois