On Wednesday, CMAP's Erin Aleman was named as one of Crain's 40 Under 40 for 2019. The list honors 40 people in the Chicago region who are leaders in their fields and includes innovators in government, technology, health care, and more.
Aleman is the first female executive director for CMAP and returned to lead the agency this year after spending five years at the Illinois Department of Transportation. She began her career as CMAP fellow and helped to shape the agency’s Local Technical Assistance program.
She has established equity and the development of future leaders as priorities fo her tenure at the agency. "The region is only as good as its worst community," she says. "How do you help bring them along?"