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Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Beau Wrigley

Winner in: 2011
Winner Category: Distinguished Innovator Award

Beau Wrigley is the fourth-generation leader of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. During his leadership, the company became a recognized global leader in confections, grew from $2 billion to $6 billion in annual sales and expanded its reach to consumers in 180 countries. Currently, Beau serves on the Senior Advisory Council of BDT Capital Partners, a Chicago-based merchant bank that provides long-term capital and advisory services to family owned companies and entrepreneurs. He is a Trustee of Conservation International and Co-Chair of their Ocean Health Council, a member of the National Geographic Society’s Council of Advisors, and serves on the boards of The Economic Club of Chicago and the North Shore University Healthcare System. Beau is a 1985 graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Economics and attended the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program in 1994.

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