John Canning is Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners. Prior to co-founding MDP, Mr. Canning spent 24 years with First Chicago Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President of The First National Bank of Chicago and President of First Chicago Venture Capital. He has more than 32 years of experience in private equity investing and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Corning Incorporated, Exelon Corporation, Sage Products, LLC, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children’s Inner City Educational Fund; on the Boards of Trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry and Northwestern University. Mr. Canning is Co-Chairman of the Big Shoulders Fund, former Chairman of The Chicago Community Trust, a Trustee and former Chairman of The Field Museum, Chairman of The Economic Club of Chicago, and former Director and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
A.B., Denison University; J.D., Duke University