Civic Federation Board of Trustees Leadership Transition

September 29, 2023

The leadership of the Civic Federation’s Board of Trustees will transition on Oct. 1, 2023, as the Trustees’ current chair, Adam Hoeflich, will step down as chair, and Elizabeth Betten, a member of the Board of Trustees, has been voted in as the new chair.

Betten, whose new term as chair will run for two years, has served on the Board of Trustees since April 2019, and serves on the Civic Federation’s Healthcare Committee. She is a managing director and co-head of the Madison Dearborn Partners Healthcare team.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next Chair of the Civic Federation’s Board of Trustees and I look forward to deepening my involvement with the organization,” Betten said. “In what has been a year of significant change for the Federation, I am excited to take on this position of leadership and help guide the Federation into its very bright future. I am grateful to Adam Hoeflich for his excellent leadership as chair of the Board of Trustees these past four years and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him.”

Hoeflich will remain a member of the Board of Trustees, which he joined in September 2017. He has served as Chair since 2019 and serves on the Executive Committee. In addition, he served as an Annual Civic Awards Co-Chair from 2022 to 2023. He is a partner at Bartlit Beck and a professor of practice at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

“It has been an honor to Chair the Civic Federation’s Board of Trustees, and to work with Laurence Msall, Sarah Wetmore, the trustees, and our directors,” Hoeflich said. “I look forward to remaining a trustee and staying involved in the Civic Federation’s work. I am especially pleased that Elizabeth Betten has agreed to serve as our new Chair, as she is knowledgeable, intelligent, and strategic and cares a great deal about our City and State. I leave knowing that with Elizabeth the Board of Trustees and Federation are in exceptionally capable hands.”