September 2, 2010
Andrea Zopp has been named president and chief executive of the Chicago Urban League.
Zopp comes to the Urban League from Exelon Corp., where she was most recently executive vice president and general counsel.
Before that she had a similar roles at Sears Holdings Corp. and at Sara Lee Corp. Zopp also spent six years in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, where she was first assistant state's attorney.
Zopp has a bachelors degree in history and science and a J.D. from Harvard University. She is the eighth president in the Urban Leagues 93-year-history, succeeding Cheryle R. Jackson, who resigned in March to join AAR Corp.