CME Group Foundation Names Eva Giglio as Executive Director

CHICAGO, September 7, 2020 – CME Group Foundation today announced the appointment of Eva Giglio as its Executive Director. In this role, Giglio will work closely with the Foundation’s Board of Directors to support transformative education projects that promote measurable impact across Chicago and Illinois. Giglio succeeds Kassie Davis, who recently announced her upcoming retirement.

“We are excited to welcome Eva Giglio to the CME Group Foundation where she brings over a decade of experience in advancing strategic education initiatives that have advanced the lives of students across Chicago,” said Anita Liskey, Senior Managing Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications at CME Group. Her deep experience in education closely aligns the CME Group Foundation primary area of focus. As we welcome Eva, we also want to thank Kassie for her tireless work in support of the Foundation’s mission and for helping to build a nationally recognized program. We wish her all the best in her retirement.”

Giglio most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), where she led the district’s strategic vision and improvement planning, with a focus on creating more equitable outcomes for students. In this role, she also co-led the Mayor’s Pre-K through 12 Reopening Schools Task Force during the pandemic. Prior to that, Giglio served as Director in the Chief Education Office of CPS, where she was responsible for creating systems to better support schools and engage critical stakeholders. Giglio began her career as a middle and high school Spanish teacher at Kenwood Academy in Chicago.

“I have long admired the CME Group Foundation’s focus on equipping students with the necessary skills to achieve academic and career success,” said Giglio. “This work helps to transform the lives of children, while also benefiting the Chicago economy more broadly. As someone with a lifelong passion in the power of education, I look forward to working with the Board and our grantees to create meaningful change across Chicago and Illinois.”

Giglio has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from North Park University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a fellow of the Leadership Greater Chicago class of 2021.

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