Kurt Summers

Treasurer
City of Chicago

Kurt Summers is Chicago’s 70th Treasurer, responsible for managing the city’s $8 billion investment portfolio and maintaining records and accounts of the city’s finances. He also sits on four local pension boards with nearly $25 billion under management.

Since taking office in 2014, Treasurer Summers has sought to maximize his office's value for Chicago's residents. As such, he has announced the most comprehensive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing initiative of any major city in the country; developed an investment vehicle that will drive economic growth in all 77 Chicago neighborhoods; and increased investment returns while also prioritizing liquidity and safety of principal.

Previously, Summers was a Senior VP at Grosvenor Capital Management, Chief of Staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Chief of Staff for Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid. Summers received a BS from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Harvard Business School.



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