Craig J. Duchossois (IL)
Craig Duchossois is a Scholarship Foundation campaign cabinet member and Chicago dinner co-chairman. He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1971.
Duchossois is now the chief executive officer of The Duchossois Group, a privately held family business headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois. The principal operating companies are The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (garage door openers, gate operators, and related access control products); Heath/Zenith (motion-activated lighting, door chimes, and wireless lighting controls); Milestone AV Technologies (audio-visual mounting equipment & display solutions); AMX LLC (advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential markets); BRIVO (web-hosted electronic access control systems); Da-Lite Screen Company (producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens); and Duchossois Technology Partners, LLC (an early-stage venture capital company). While the various companies owned or associated with The Duchossois Group operate independently, a small, corporate team provides strategic support, access to capital, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Duchossois serves on the board of directors of Churchill Downs, Inc. His not-for-profit board memberships include Culver Educational Foundation, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, University of Chicago Hospitals, World Business Chicago, Executives’ Club of Chicago, and Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Economic Club. Additionally, he is a member of the Chief Executives’ Organization, World Presidents’ Organization, and the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago. He also serves as an advisory board member for Frontenac Company and The Edgewater Funds. Duchossois is a past-chairman of the Board of Visitors for the United States Naval Academy.
Duchossois holds a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife, Janet, have two children and five grandchildren.