TITLE: President and CEO
FUNDING AREAS: Education, journalism, veterans, and civic programs
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PROFILE: Following a turbulent two years as head of the Los Angeles Times as the paper was shedding staff, David D. Hiller returned to Chicago to become president and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in July 2009. His foundation bio shares:
David D. Hiller is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, a role he's held since July 2009.
Previously, David was Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Times, and before that, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Tribune. David joined Tribune Company in 1988 as Vice President/General Counsel, and held a number of leadership positions at the company, including President of Tribune Interactive.
Prior to Tribune, David was a partner with the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin. Before that, he served two years at the U. S. Department of Justice as Special Assistant to Attorney General William French Smith and as Associate Deputy Attorney General. During 1979 and 1980, Hiller was a law clerk to United States Court of Appeals Judge Malcolm Wilkey and Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.
A native of the Chicago area, David graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is chairman of the board of the Chicago History Museum and serves on the boards of The Field Museum, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and Thrive Chicago. He is a life trustee of Roosevelt University. He is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Commercial Club of Chicago, where he serves as chair of the Veterans Working Group, and the Economic Club of Chicago.