Georgina Heard-Labonne (she/her) is a seasoned strategic executive with an extensive transportation management, government, business, and community leadership background.
She currently works at Bronner Group, optimizing government, people, and community organizing wellness summits, town halls, and B2B expos. While at the Illinois Department of Transportation, she supported freight rail infrastructure investment in Chicago. She also ensured compliance with new federal Public Transit Rail Safety mandates.
As United Airlines’ registered lobbyist, Georgina led external affairs in Washington, DC and the Midwest before and after 9/11. At United’s human resources department, she created the company’s first global management succession plan and benefits center. Her diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives were cited by President Bill Clinton and featured in a Harvard Business School case study.
Collaborating with the White House and the City of Chicago, she facilitated business leaders in welfare reform by requesting expanded workforce policies for former welfare recipients. Her approach won her prominent appointments on the Chicago Workforce Board, Illinois Governor’s Immigration Reform Task Force, and the Illinois Housing Task Force. She also spoke at various leadership conferences and served on President Barack Obama’s USDOT TRACS Committee for Transit Rail Safety.
Georgina holds a master’s in clinical psychology from DePaul University and a psychology degree from Bradley University. She trained under the renowned Jay Haley at the Institute of Family Therapy. She enjoys art, photography, travel, and music in her free time. Georgina is a member of The Links, Incorporated, and lives in Chicago and Las Vegas with her family.