Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago
Steven Koch is the deputy mayor of Chicago. He officially took the position on September 4, 2012. His responsibilities include oversight of the Mayor’s Economic Council, as well as focuses on job creation and retention, budget issues, municipal finance and revenue, and economic development throughout Chicago.
Prior, Koch spent 27 years at Credit Suisse. During his tenure at CS, he both ran and was the Chairman of the global Mergers and Acquisitions business. 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 served 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 taught in the Director’s Consortium, a seminar sponsored by Dartmouth, the University of Chicago and Stanford Business Schools that trains corporate directors and served as a Presidential appointee to the Independent Advisory Panel of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
Koch received his B.A. from Hampshire College, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School. He was a Henry Luce Scholar and served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.
Koch lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and has lived in Chicago for the last 26 years. He has three grown children.