The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has named a new chairman and vice chairman to its public policy committee.
Robin Brown, vice president of government affairs and external relations for Ingredion Incorporated, will serve as the new chairman, while Matthew Summy, vice president of external and government affairs for Comcast's Greater Chicago region, will serve as the new vice chairman.
Brown has worked with Ingredion for 30 years, serving in management roles regarding sales, technical sales service and marketing communications.
“As chairman of the public policy committee, I’m excited to build on my years of experience working in government affairs within Chicago’s business community to continue to foster a competitive economic climate in the region,” Brown said. “The action taken at the state, county and city levels of government affects every business and individual in Chicagoland. It’s our job to advocate on behalf of our members and the broader business community every day.”
Summy heads Comcast’s community investment, civic engagement and government affairs portfolio for Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. He previously served as the founding president and CEO of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, where he developed partnerships to advance the Midwest’s profile and as a global center for innovation.
“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to work with the chamber and collaborate with Robin and our member companies to help position the Chicago area as a national business leader and economic driver,” Summy said. “Our goal is to work with elected and other officials on both sides of the aisle to develop and promote policies that will serve our communities and help our member businesses grow and thrive.”
The Public Policy Committee reviews the chamber’s position on proposed legislation and public policy affecting area businesses.