Co-Founder and Chairman
Bryan Traubert is a civic leader who has been deeply involved in Chicago’s public sector for the last two decades. A board certified ophthalmologist for over 30 years, Bryan received his Bachelor of Science from The Citadel and his MD from the University of Illinois. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago. He spent 2016 as a Fellow at the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University.
Bryan is a Trustee and the Chairman of The Pritzker Traubert Foundation. In 2007, Bryan founded Chicago Run, an innovative running and fitness program that now serves over 16,000 Chicago Public School students annually. He also launched Take the Field, a public-private partnership that built 12 state-of-the-art artificial turf fields in underserved communities in Chicago, as well as founded and serves as a Board Member of the Chicago Parks Foundation.
Bryan currently serves on the boards of Chicago Public Media (Vice Chairman) and the Chicago Community Trust (Executive Committee). He is also Chairman of the Board of the National Park Foundation and a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Bryan is the past Chairman of Marwen and of the Renaissance Society. He was appointed in 2010 and served through 2015 as President of the Chicago Park District Board. From 2009 – 2013, he served on the White House Fellows Commission.
Bryan enjoys running, cycling, tennis, skiing, gardening, theater, contemporary art, and architecture. A longtime resident of Chicago, he is married to Penny Pritzker. They live in Chicago and have two adult children.