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John McDonough, president and CEO, Chicago Blackhawks

John McDonough

President and CEO,
Chicago Blackhawks


Five years ago, John McDonough had a plan in mind for his United Center office.

“I wanted it to be a warm and inviting place,” said McDonough, who has been president and CEO of the Blackhawks since 2007. “Here, the hockey and business departments work collectively. We’re in my office together all the time. We make tough decisions here. I want this to be a place for fertile ideas, innovation, creativity and advancement.”

After more than two decades with the Cubs, McDonough’s space has become more Blackhawks-centric over his five years with the hockey club. “But there’s still some Cubs love,” McDonough said.

McDonough also likes to keep his door open as often as possible, for a reason. “I like the sound of laughter outside my office,” he said.

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