John Carpenter has joined the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce as senior vice president of public policy. Carpenter will oversee the chambers policy agenda and direct the government affairs staff. Before forming a consulting practice, Carpenter was vice president of corporate affairs for American Airlines, directing the airline's relationships with states, major cities and domestic airport authorities. He joined the airline in 1990 in Chicago as managing director of corporate affairs. Other organizations Carpenter has represented include the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, the Aerospace and Defense practice of The Thomas Group, Continental Illinois National Bank, the Illinois Bankers Association and the Association for Modern Banking in Illinois. He has a bachelor's degree from Loyola University-Chicago.
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