Andrea Zopp


Andrea L. Zopp, as of January 18, 2021, Ms. Zopp will become Managing Director of Cleveland Avenue, LLC, a venture capital firm that strategically invests in innovative food, beverage and restaurant concepts and emerging brands. Until December 31, 2020, Ms. Zopp served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of World Business Chicago, the city’s economic development organization. Prior to joining World Business Chicago, Ms. Zopp was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Sara Lee Corporation, a $20 billion international consumer products company, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sears Holdings Corporation, a $50 billion retailer with operations in the U.S. and Canada, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Exelon Corporation, Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer for the City of Chicago, where she led the Mayor’s neighborhood development and community engagement efforts, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Urban League, a 100 year old nonprofit that promotes strong sustainable communities and works for economic and educational progress for African Americans. Ms. Zopp currently serves as a director at Relativity, a global ediscovery and data management software company. Ms. Zopp previously served as a director and member of the Compensation and Human Resources and Nominating and Governance Committees of Andrew Corporation, a global communications cable and equipment manufacturer, on the board of Urban Partnership Bank, a privately held community bank, where she chaired the Human Resources Committee and served on the Nominating and Governance Committee, and as trustee of the National Urban League on, a historic civil rights organization that advocates on behalf of economic and social justice for African Americans and against racial discrimination. Ms. Zopp received a B.A. in History of Science from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.