Andrea L. Zopp
In her role as Managing Partner at Cleveland Avenue, a venture capital investment company in Chicago, Andrea Zopp helps to empower entrepreneurs and set the stage to advance more Black, Latinx, and women-owned businesses on the south and west side of Chicago to support more inclusive investments, economic development, and job creation.
In her previous position as President and CEO of World Business Chicago, she worked closely with the Chicago Consular Corps and multinational companies to attract foreign direct investment, company relocation and expansion.
Zopp has held executive leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Sara Lee, Sears Holdings and Exelon. She is a champion of job creation, access to education and corporate responsibility, and as President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, she led initiatives focused on expanding economic opportunity in underserved communities and advocating for social justice.
She served as Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer for the city of Chicago and was the first woman and African American to serve as the First Assistant in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Zopp serves on Henry Ford Health System’s Community Health Leadership Council and its Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees.