From recreation to relaxation & entertainment to education, Navy Pier offers activities & experiences for all.
While looking forward to what is relevant for Chicagoans today, Navy Pier leadership is ever conscious of famed architect Daniel Burnham’s vision to transform the lakefront into attractive and useful public space for active recreation and social interaction – a source of pride and common ground that fosters a sense of community within the city’s diverse population.
Navy Pier’s objectives for the future remain consistent with Burnham’s enduring values for the ‘People’s Pier’ to be a place where local residents and guests from around the world come to experience the natural beauty of the lakefront and Chicago’s magnificent skyline.
Historic Navy Pier is among the most visited destinations in the world. Since its reopening in 1995, the Pier has welcomed over 186 million guests, including a record-breaking 9.3 million guests in 2016.
Navy Pier has enjoyed a remarkable evolution. Originally designed for shipping and recreational purposes, the facility has evolved into a premiere entertainment and exposition center. Experience an interactive timeline of Navy Pier’s history at 100yearsofpier.com.
Watch WTTW’s documentary, Navy Pier: A Century of Reinvention.
Navy Pier’s annual donor list includes individuals, corporations and foundations that generously support the Pier’s organizational, physical and programmatic transformation.
Through efficient use of our resources, nurturing of our spaces and engagement with our guests, Navy Pier strives to have a positive impact on our natural environment. For more information about green partnerships, plans and progress, click here.
Navy Pier’s DEI committee Statement of Purpose:
Our goal is to help create an organizational DEI plan, which lives up to NP’s mission of being a world-class public place, and values of Excellence, Integrity, Inclusion and Stewardship. We hope to lead the staff, by way of example, into embracing a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. With consideration of the Pier’s historic context, we’d like to discuss ideas in a safe and brave space, being the champions and liaisons of affirming and honest communication as a proactive change agent.
Navy Pier, Inc. through Navy Pier’s Department of Procurement Services, contracts with various vendors providing a wide range of services from, but not limited to, landscaping, advertising, accounting services, construction and electrical. If you would like to be included within NPI’s vendor directory, please complete our on-line vendor application at navypier.diversitycompliance.com. This on-line application automates the process and allow vendors to submit their information and documents electronically. Upon acceptance by Navy Pier’s Procurement Department, vendors will be able to self-manage their company information.
If you want to know what business opportunities are available, please visit the Navy Pier website regarding contracting opportunities. NPI encourages minority and women-owned enterprises to seek business opportunities at Navy Pier. Find more information here.
Regional Director of Business Development
Syreeta Harris Strickland
Director, Investment Banking Marketing
Digital Communications Specialist
The Chicago Community Trust
Chico & Nunes
Grant Park Global
B2B Communications Specialist
Vice President, Asset Management
American Realty Advisors
Assistant Director, Sales & Marketing
Illinois Restaurant Association
Vice President, Private Client Advisor
Bank of America Private Bank
Lead Marketing Communications
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Client Development Director
Regional Partnerships Director
Aon Service Corporation
City of Chicago
BKZ Consulting, Inc.
Market Development Manager
Vice President, Hedge Fund Services
Associate Director, Civic Engagement
University of Chicago
Private Wealth Advisor
Sr. Sales Manager, Residency Verticals
Aon Risk Solutions
The Humanity Institute
Director, Research Analytics
The Marketing Arm
Senior Manager, Destination Marketing
Chicago Match Race Center
Associate Relationship Manager
Fifth Third Bank
Vice President, Commercial Banking
Associate, Government & Global Trade
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
Director Cultural Planning
William J. Brodsky
Cedar Street Asset Management
CIBC US Region
Michelle L. Collins
Jennifer W. Steans
President & CEO
Financial Investments Corporation
Lisa Konik Aronin
Boys & Girls Club of Chicago
Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLP
Consulate General of the Dominican Republic
Gery J. Chico
Chico & Nunes
Larita Clark, Ex-Officio
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Marilynn Kelly Gardner, Ex-Officio
President and CEO
Sandra P. Guthman
Chair, Board of Directors
Polk Bros. Foundation
Senior Vice President
Cboe Global Markets
Brett J. Hart, Ex-Officio
Dean M. Harrison
President and CEO
Northwestern Memorial HeathCare
Roger J. Kiley, Jr.
Board Member, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority/Attorney, Roger J. Kiley, Jr. Law
Donna La Pietra
Vice President and CEO
Chairman and CEO
Charles R. Matthews
President & CEO
Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas
Michael G. O’Rourke
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
James R. Reilly, Life Trustee
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority/Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Planning Council
Global Director of Sales
Kendall Miles Designs, Inc.
Broadhaven Capital Partners
John R. Schmidt
Founder & CEO
Emily Heisley Stoeckel
Chairman of the Board
The Heico Companies and Heico Holding
Robin Loewenberg Tebbe
Michael A. Toolis
Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US Central), Stantec
The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago