Steven Collens lead strategic initiatives for The Pritzker Group, a private investment firm representing Pritzker family interests. He recently led the team that created 1871, Chicago’s new center for digital startups. Steven previously worked at Abbott in a variety of domestic and international functions, including product management, policy and public affairs. Prior to Abbott, Steven served as an education policy advisor to U.S. Senator Carol Mosley-Braun. He is also on the boards of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, and is a member of the executive committee of the Steppenwolf Theatre Auxiliary Council.