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Alicia Gonzalez Announces She Is Leaving Chicago Run In May To Become Executive Director Of Chicago Cubs Charities



April 19, 2018 (CHICAGO)—Chicago Run Founding Executive Director, Alicia Gonzalez, announced recently that after 10 years with the nonprofit organization, she will be leaving at the end of May to become the Executive Director of Chicago Cubs Charities, continuing her journey to elevate the power of sport for good in our city.

“I am honored and grateful to have been a part of the life-changing work at Chicago Run over the last ten years. Sport has the power to be a great equalizer and help unify and heal our communities. I am excited to continue this work promoting access to sport with Cubs Charities, but Chicago Run will always hold a special place in my heart.” says Gonzalez. The Chicago Run Board of Directors is currently conducting an extensive search to hire a new Executive Director. In the meantime, Deputy Director, Alex Landberg, will serve as Interim Executive Director to oversee the transition and provide additional leadership. Please reach out to Chicago Run Communications Manager, Lauren Shirk, at with any inquiries.


“Alicia’s presence will be sorely missed yet her leadership impact can still be found in her capable staff,” says Chet Phillips, President of the Chicago Run Board of Directors. “We are grateful for over a decade of Alicia's dedication and leadership in building Chicago Run and providing fitness programs to tens of thousands of Chicago school children.  We wish her all good things in her new work as we look to a bright future for Chicago Run,” Bryan Traubert, Chicago Run Co-Founder.


Gonzalez is the Founding Executive Director for Chicago Run and has played a critical role in the development and growth of the organization since it was founded in 2008.


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