Director, Pritzker Forum on Global Cities
Vanessa Vardon joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in early 2016 and serves as the director of the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, a signature virtual event series exploring cities as actors addressing global challenges. She previously served as assistant director for strategic partnerships and next generation programs working to expand the reach and impact of the Council while also developing a portfolio of next-generation programming. Prior to joining the Council she held multiple leadership positions across corporate and academic sectors. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University.