Thomas J. Pritzker

is chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization, a family merchant bank. He is also chairman of the Marmon Group, Inc. and Global Hyatt Corporation, which sponsors the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. Pritzker serves on the boards of Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD and Trans Union. He is also a founding member and chairman of the board of Bay City Capital, LLC, a merchant bank specializing in life sciences. He is a member of the Business Council, a national organization of CEOs. Pritzker is chairman of the board of the Art Institute of Chicago and a member of the board of the University of Chicago. He has also organized the Pritzker Neurospsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, a collaborative research effort into the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders. [+]