Ghian Foreman, MBA ’01

Ghian Foreman, MBA ’01

President and CEO, Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative

Foreman is the President and CEO of the Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative, which generates community wealth and amplifies local culture through shared pride, power, and investment for Chicago’s mid-South Side. Emerald South attracts and coordinates investment through community convening and collaborative partnerships that increase local ownership and prosperity.

Foreman is also the Managing Partner of the Washington Park Development Group, a real estate development firm focused on traditionally underserved urban markets. In this capacity, he has been responsible for over $50 million in investments and development. Foreman sits on several boards, including the Chicago Rehab Network, Hyde Park Art Center, and previously served as President of Chicago Police Board. Most recently Foreman joined Chicago Booth as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy.

Foreman earned a BS from Florida A&M University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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