Kara Bachman, MBA – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leader


Kara Bachman, MBA
Chicago Sports Commission
Executive Director
Loyola University Chicago

Kara Bachman is the Executive director for The Chicago Sports Commission launched in October 2011 as a division within Choose Chicago, Inc. The CSC is focused on raising the sports profile of Chicago by aggressively marketing existing resources and targeting sporting events that will generate a positive economic impact on the community. She works with international sport federations, national governing bodies of sport, collegiate properties, professional leagues and teams, and other event owners to earn the privilege to host their events in Chicago, in conjunction with various venue partners and other stakeholders to build excitement, attract spectators and identify/build partnerships. Bachman has a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Environmental Geography from the Latin School of Chicago and a Masters in International Business and Finance from Loyola University Chicago.