Michael Cornicelli has served as Executive Vice President of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) and as its chief staff officer since 2007. From 2001 to 2007, he served as Director of Government Affairs and was responsible for the formulation and implementation of BOMA/Chicago’s regulatory and legislative agendas on city, county, state, and federal levels. He has 36 years of experience as a trade association executive, a lawyer and a management consultant in the commercial real estate industry. He holds a BA degree in Political Science from Miami University and a JD degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and California and is a resident of Chicago’s 36th Ward.
In addition to his role with BOMA/Chicago, Cornicelli was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in 2011 as a member of the Illinois Smart Grid Advisory Council and as a trustee of the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation. Both organizations were created to promote the development of smart grid technology and related energy innovations in the State of Illinois.
BOMA/Chicago is a trade association representing the owners and managers of commercial office buildings, institutional and government buildings, and their allied suppliers and professional firms. Membership includes over 260 buildings, representing 80% of the commercial square footage in Chicago’s Central Business District, and over 170 suppliers and professional firms that service them. The organization’s mission is to enhance the value and impact of the commercial real estate industry and its professionals through thought leadership, advocacy, professional development, research and civic engagement. Founded in 1902, BOMA/Chicago is the oldest and largest of 93 local associations in the United States and 13 international organizations affiliated with the Building Owners and Managers Association International.