Eric Lugo currently serves as Executive Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement at City Colleges of Chicago. In this capacity, he oversees advancement, community and legislative affairs, economic and workforce innovation, marketing and communications, and special initiatives.
In 2015, Eric launched Conciencia Ventures LLC, an innovative practice with a mission to connect entrepreneurial and creative strategy to the social impact sector. He previously held the role of Vice President in Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was responsible for the local implementation and communication of the global philanthropic strategy in Illinois and Minnesota. In this capacity, Eric led investment activities in three core areas – workforce readiness, financial capability, and small business development. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Eric was the Senior Development Officer at Instituto del Progreso Latino, a leading workforce development, education, and civic organization, where he played a transformative role in the institution’s growth. Eric is a member of the Community Advisory Board of Benefit Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Nuestro Futuro: Latino Heritage Endowment Steering Committee at the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Council at the United Way of Metro Chicago, as well as serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Learning Exchange. He is a 2018 Pahara NextGen Fellow and a 2018 Reality Empower Fellow, developed by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.
In 2015, Eric was selected for the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, the German Marshall Fund’s flagship leadership development program. He is a 2016 Inaugural Hispanics in Philanthropy NextGen Fellow, and a member of the 2012 Inaugural Class of the Edgar Fellowship, developed by former Governor Jim Edgar in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Institute for Government and Public Affairs.