Richard L. Duchossois is the founder and Chairman of The Duchossois Group. Dick graduated from Morgan Park Military Academy and was attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, when he was called to active military service. He served in five European campaigns and was awarded various citations before being released from active service as a Major in 1946.
From 1952-1980, Dick was Chief Executive Officer of Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, one of the nation’s leading rail car manufacturers. In 1980, he purchased Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp. and became its Chairman. In 1983, as Chairman of The Duchossois Group, he purchased Arlington Park Race Track, and led its resurrection after a disastrous fire in 1985.
In 2000, Arlington Park merged with Churchill Downs Incorporated, where Dick and two of his officers currently sit on the Board of Directors.
Craig J. Duchossois is Chief Executive Officer of The Duchossois Group, a privately held company headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois.
The principal operating companies are The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (garage door openers, gate operators and related access control products); AMX LLC (advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential markets); HeathCo (motion-activated lighting, door chimes and wireless lighting controls); Milestone AV Technologies (audio-visual mounting equipment & display solutions); Brivo (internet based access control systems), Duchossois Capital Partners (private equity) and Duchossois Technology Partners, LLC (an early-stage venture capital company). While the various companies owned or associated with The Duchossois Group operate independently, a small corporate team provides strategic support, access to capital and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Craig serves on the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs, Inc. His not-for-profit board memberships include Culver Educational Foundation, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, World Business Chicago, the University of Chicago Hospitals and the Executive's Club of Chicago. Additionally, he is a member of the Chief Executives' Organization, the World Presidents' Organization, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club and the Economic Club. Craig is also past Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the United States Naval Academy.
Craig holds a BBA and MBA from Southern Methodist University, and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Robert L. Fealy is President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of The Duchossois Group, a privately-held company headquartered in Elmhurst, IL. Bob also is Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMX, Brivo Systems and Milestone AV Technologies, and the Managing Director of Duchossois Technology Partners. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive and Strategy Committees of Churchill Downs, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company. He also serves on the Boards of The Chamberlain Group and Pella Corporation. He is a founding Board member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and was awarded the 2010 Richard J. Daley Medal for his contributions to the Illinois venture capital and private equity community. He also is Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund.
Prior to joining Duchossois, Bob served in several senior roles at Cummins Engine Company, including Vice President of Business Strategy and Treasurer. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati (BBA 1973) and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives Club of Chicago and the National Venture Capital Association. He is a Trustee of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and was named Trustee of the Year in 2011. He also is a member of the College of Business Advisory Council and Co-Chair of the Proudly Cincinnati Capital Campaign. He was the 2009 UC College of Business recipient of the Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School.
Bob is active in a number of charitable and community activities, including serving on the Boards of the Chicago Children's Choir and The Morton Arboretum.
Michael E. Flannery is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Duchossois Group and the President of Spring Creek Investors, the Duchossois family investment company. He previously was the Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Rail Group, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of rail cars for the North American and European markets.
Mike has also served as Vice Chairman of Thrall Car, a predecessor company to Trinity Rail, and as Chief Administrative Officer of The Duchossois Group. He also was Corporate Counsel for Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Indiana and began his career as a lawyer with the Chicago firm of Burke, Griffin, Chomicz and Wienke. Mr. Flannery received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois and graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Mike serves on the Boards of Duchossois and its various affiliated companies including The Chamberlain Group, Inc., Milestone AV Technologies, LLC, AMX LLC and Duchossois Technology Partners. He is Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University School of Law, and serves on the Board of Trustees at the Field Museum, the Deans Business Council at the University of Illinois and the Board of Directors of Maritz Holdings, Inc. He is also a member of the World Presidents Organization and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Colleen M. O'Connor is Vice President and Treasurer of The Duchossois Group. She is responsible for the treasury operating including banking, cash management, financing, and risk management for The Duchossois Group and affiliates.
Colleen has spent her career at Duchossois serving in various finance positions in treasury, cash management and administrative related positions. She received her MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her B.S. in Finance/Economics from Elmhurst College.
Colleen is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). She is a member of the following organizations: Executive Club of Chicago; Financial Executive Institute (FEI); Association for Financial Professionals (AFP); and National Association of Corporate Treasurers (NACT).
Eric A. Reeves is Vice President and General Counsel of The Duchossois Group ("TDG") as well as General Counsel for Travers Trust Company. In addition, Eric also serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Chamberlain Group, TDG's largest operating business.
Prior to joining TDG, Eric was a partner in the Corporate Department of McDermott Will & Emery, counseling and advising corporate clients on a variety of transactional and general corporate governance matters. Eric began his career as an attorney in Jones Day Chicago's Corporate Department. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J. D. from The Ohio State University.
Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Rush University Medical Center and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. In 2009, Eric was named a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executives' Club of Chicago.
Mary Wong is Vice President - Taxes of The Duchossois Group. She is responsible for all corporate tax and tax audit matters relating to The Duchossois Group and affiliates.
She received her Masters of Science in Taxation from DePaul University and her Bachelors of Arts in Accounting from Loyola University.
Mary is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She also is a member of the Tax Executives Institute, the Illinois CPA Society, and AICPA.
William J. Connell is Vice President and Controller of The Duchossois Group. He is responsible for the financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning, and internal audit activities.
Prior to joining The Duchossois Group, Bill was a Finance Executive with McMaster-Carr Supply Company, a privately-held distributor of industrial supplies. He established and managed an internal audit department for McMaster-Carr and subsequently assumed the role of Corporate Controller. Bill also served as Chief Financial Officer of Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., the nation's largest provider of outsource mortgage servicing. He began his career at Ernst & Young in their audit department. Bill earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and holds an MBA from Northwestern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.