Steve Koch


Steve Koch is Deputy Mayor for the City of Chicago. On Steve's appointment to the post, Mayor Emanuel said:

“Steve Koch is a natural choice to take over for Mark Angelson and continue the progress this administration is making to make sure Chicago’s economy is diverse, expanding, fostering innovation and creating jobs throughout the city,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Steve’s experience in business and government, coupled with his strong network and exceptional career history, will continue to help create economic opportunity and jobs for Chicagoans while crafting a brighter future for all Chicagoans.”

Steve spent 27 years at Credit Suisse, living and working in Chicago since 1986. During his tenure at CS, he held a number of senior leadership roles in the Mergers and Acquisitions and the Investment Banking Department. In his distinguished career, Steve has advised on landmark transactions across a broad range of industries that together comprise more than $1 trillion worth of transactions.

Koch has also long had a deep interest in service to the larger community. Among other community involvement, he serves as Chairman of the Board of both the Sinai Health System of Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository; Co-Chairman of the Green Ribbon Committee on Sustainability and Climate Change of Chicago; and as a life trustee of the Francis Parker School. He helped develop and teaches in the Director's Consortium, a seminar sponsored by Dartmouth, the University of Chicago and Stanford Business Schools that trains corporate directors and serves as a Presidential appointee to the Independent Advisory Panel of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.