Colleen D. Egan
President & CEO
Colleen D. Egan is President and CEO for the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and Institute. She is an incredibly accomplished leader, entrepreneur, and innovator who is especially interested in social impact and amplifying diverse voices and experiences. Most recently, Colleen served as Director of People, Culture, & Endless Possibilities at Clarity Partners LLC for over two years. Colleen began her career as an oncology nurse after graduating from Lewis University-affiliated LCMH School of Nursing. Discouraged by the slow adoption of technology in the healthcare field, Colleen pivoted to becoming the founder of her own healthcare startup. Colleen also co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer for 212°, an award-winning design, and technology company with offices in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
Colleen serves on several boards and committees, including as a founding member of The Women In Entrepreneurship Institute at DePaul University, U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s LGBTQ task force, Chicago Tech Academy’s Board of Directors, Illinois Technology Association’s Talent Advisory Board, National Louis University’s Advisory Board M.S. Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship Program, The Women’s Sports Foundation, and the Chicago Innovation Women’s Mentoring Co-Op. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Prominent Woman in Tech award, the 2018 Connected World Woman of IoT award, and Crain’s Chicago Business Notable LGBTQ Executive in 2018, 2019, and 2021.