Lake County Partners names new board chair

  • Richard Korengold

    Richard Korengold

Daily Herald Report
Updated 1/8/2018 1:01 PM

Richard Korengold, senior managing director at Mesirow Financial's Wealth Advisors, was recently named as chairman of the board of governors for Lake County Partners, an economic development organization.

He will serve a two-year term replacing Joe Luna of JPMorgan Chase who has led the board for the past two years.


Mesirow Financial has long been a supporter of Lake County Partners, and Korengold has been leveraging his more than 30 years of local business experience to work with Lake County Partners to identify ways the firm can continue to boost local business growth and drive the Lake County economy forward. "Mesirow Financial has many employees and clients who live and work throughout Lake County," said firm chairman and chief executive officer Richard Price. "We are excited to work more closely with Lake County Partners and participate in programs that will help the local governments and businesses."

With the support of investors, Lake County Partners has strategically worked to advance many important initiatives related to business growth, talent development and stakeholder coordination. "Under the Board's direction and with Richard Korengold's support and guidance, we have made immense progress in advancing economic development and job growth in Lake County," said Kevin Considine, president and CEO of Lake County Partners based in Lincolnshire.

"Recent outcomes have focused on advanced manufacturing and health care and included robust training and employment programs, job placements, bustling career fairs, new internship opportunities and headline-making expansions and relocations. We're really looking forward to continuing to make advancements in these arenas under Richard's leadership," Considine said.

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