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Adam Hitchcock

Owner, Great Lakes Global Holdings

YGLN Membership United States

Adam Hitchcock is an investor and advisor whose career has spanned finance and politics. He is the owner of Great Lakes Global Holdings, a services based holding company focused on real estate, infrastructure and energy.  He is a partner at Kaya, an advisory firm focused on the energy transition and climate finance.

Previously, he was a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, reporting to the executive chairman. Before entering finance, Adam worked in political campaigns and government. He served in the Obama White House in the Office of the Chief of Staff and the Council of Economic Advisers. Before joining the Obama White House, Adam was on the Obama-Biden White House Transition Project and the Obama 2008 presidential campaign. Previously, he worked for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Adam is a member of the Dean’s Council at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, serves on the Development Committee of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, is a member of the Chair’s Council on Climate at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, is on the Board of Advisors at the Truman National Security Project, and is a member of the Atlantic Council. He was a lecturer at the University of Chicago for four years.

He is involved with the non-profit community in Chicago serving on the board of Urban Initiatives and leadership council of A Better Chicago.

Adam earned his B.A. from Indiana University and J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.