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Brian Fabes

Pronouns: He/Him

Senior Fellow
Brian’s primary research is on the role of capital markets and corporate capitalism on local economies and policy-making.

Brian is a senior fellow at NORC and the executive in residence at the Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is the managing director of Chicago’s Corporate Coalition, a collaborative of firms committed to using their assets and capabilities to address economic inequities in the region.

Prior to his current role with the university, Brian led the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) for 15 years. CCA forged city-wide collaborations with public and private sector leaders. Over this time, CCA provided more than $125 million of pro bono services to governors, mayors, the county president, and leaders of most major public sector institutions. Together with private leaders, CCA and its partners played a central role in many of the most significant educational, public safety, healthcare, and economic development initiatives in the region over the past decade and a half.



Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Appointments & Affiliations

Executive in Residence, Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy

University of Chicago

Managing Director

Corporate Coalition of Chicago