Mesirow Financial Advisor Named Chairman of Lake County Partners

CHICAGO, January 8, 2018 – Highland Park resident Richard H. Korengold, senior managing director with Mesirow Wealth Advisors, was recently named as Chairman of the Board of Governors for Lake County Partners, Lake County’s leading economic development organization. Prior to being named Chairman, Richard served as Vice Chair in 2017. Richard has served on the Lake County Partners Board of Governors since 2013 and on the Executive Committee since the beginning of 2015. “We look forward to working with Richard in his new capacity and continuing to accelerate our economic development services!” said the December 15th Lake County Partners announcement.

Mesirow Financial has long been a supporter of Lake County Partners. Richard Korengold has been leveraging his over thirty years of local business experience to work with Lake County Partners to identify ways the firm can continue to boost local business growth and drive the Lake County economy forward. One key way has been to provide subject matter experts to share their knowledge at Lake County Partners’ educational events and seminars. “Mesirow Financial has many employees and clients who live and work throughout Lake County,” said firm chairman and chief executive officer Richard Price. “We are excited to continue to work closely with Lake County Partners and participate in programs that will help the local governments and businesses.”

With the support of investors, Lake County Partners has strategically worked to advance many important initiatives related to business growth, talent development and stakeholder coordination. Through the continued development of the “Lake County Workforce Ecosystem,” the organization works with many stakeholders, including Lake County Workforce Development, the College of Lake County and others, to leverage the local talent base and fuel business expansion. “Under the Board’s direction and with Richard’s support and guidance, we have made immense progress in advancing economic development and job growth in Lake County. Recent outcomes have focused on advanced manufacturing and healthcare and included robust training and employment programs, job placements, bustling career fairs, new internship opportunities and headline-making expansions and relocations. We’re really looking forward to continuing to make advancements in these arenas under Richard’s leadership,” said Lake County Partners president and CEO Kevin Considine.

About Lake County Partners

Lake County Partners is a 501(c)(3) economic development corporation that works to maintain economic vitality in Lake County, Illinois by creating and retaining quality jobs, stimulating capital investment, and pursuing economic diversity. Lake County promises businesses a highly-educated workforce, beautiful and diverse recreational areas, a gateway to global markets, the right balance between work and play, top-ranking schools nationwide, world-class healthcare in your backyard, global industry leaders, and a first-rate quality of life. For more information, please visit

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