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A. Steven Crown | "Inspirational 100" Alumnus

A. Steven Crown ‘77

Gary RyalsSteve Crown is a General Partner of Henry Crown and Company, a privately held company based in Chicago. Henry Crown and Company is the principle investment vehicle of the Crown Family, through which the family own and manage operating companies, real estate investments, and a stock portfolio.

Mr. Crown is a Director of Commonwealth Edison Company, Farmers Investment Company in Arizona, NorthShore University Health System, Aspen Skiing Company, and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. From 1992-2007, Mr. Crown was an Independent Director of Hilton Hotels Corporation. From 1998-2005, he served as an Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Park Place Entertainment Corp).

He is a Trustee of The Art Institute of Chicago, Claremont McKenna College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He currently serves on the Board of Managers for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mr. Crown received his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College in 1974, and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977.