Wendi Taylor Nations is running for Alderman after living in the Ward and working with her neighbors to create a better community nearly 29 years ago. She is a marketing professional and has both headed up major international marketing organizations and partnered in a boutique marketing shop for the past 30 years in Chicago.
Previously, Nations served as the Chief Marketing Officer for World Business Chicago and helped bring thousands of new jobs to Chicago by recruiting LinkedIn, Google, SalesForce, Facebook, and many others.
Wendi led the marketing launch of the Affordable Care Act in Illinois and spent nearly 20 years at Hill & Knowlton, Heidrick & Struggles, Advocate Health Care, and Porter Novelli serving as the agency’s healthcare practice director and eventually served as managing director of the Chicago office.
Wendi is proud of her decades of volunteer and community work in the 43rd Ward. She serves as a board member for the DuSable Museum of Black History, as a volunteer for various food insecurity and animal rescue organizations like Lasagna Love and Tree House Humane Society, and was a Maud Avenue organizer during COVID.
Chicago’s 43rd Ward encompasses most of Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast. Politically, the Ward has always been regarded as one of the most independent wards in the city. It demands competent, strong leadership who is responsive to the residents, not political bosses.
The ward is known for strong community involvement, especially through neighborhood groups, including: Wrightwood Neighborhood Association, Sheffield Neighborhood Association, RANCH Triangle Community Conservation Association, Park West Community Association, Old Town Triangle Association, Mid-North Association, Lincoln Central Association and the Gold Coast Neighbors.