Richard Gamble

Rich Gamble brings over 30 years of extensive experience in strategic and tactical leadership to the position of Interim President and CEO of Choose Chicago. His background includes diverse roles across various sectors, including not-for-profit, media, quick service restaurants, and industrial supply organizations. Before his current role, Rich founded Realized Value Collaborative LLC in 2021 and held leadership positions at the Chicago Zoological Society (Brookfield Zoo) and the Chicago Tribune. A passionate advocate for Chicago, he has served on numerous boards, including the Chicago Loop Alliance, the Magnificent Mile Association, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and the Chicago Police Foundation. Rich is a proud Chicago native, holding a master’s degree in marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s in behavioral sciences from the University of Chicago.