On December 7, 2020, Firm partner Jorge M. Leon, Co-Leader of the Employee Benefits Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
The Field Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world and maintains its status as a premier natural history museum through its research and educational programming and its extensive scientific specimen and artifact collections. According to the Field Museum’s website, the trustees are responsible for providing leadership and oversight on strategic direction and financial resources to ensure the capacity of the Museum fulfills its mission, which “…fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.”
“I’m very grateful to have been elected to the Board and been given this opportunity to work with the Field Museum alongside some highly esteemed business and civic leaders in the community,” said Leon. “I look forward to working with my fellow trustees to continue the Field’s strong legacy as an iconic cultural, history and research institution that’s available to everyone.”
In his leadership positions at Michael Best, Leon has helped establish policies to promote diversity and inclusion. Leon also supports the Chicago Latino community through various roles, including board service with Gads Hill Center and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Charities.
Leon has more than 20 years of experience counseling employers in various industries on the design, establishment, and maintenance of retirement plans. He has also been involved in matters that have helped establish current benefits law and policy and has ensured that several hundred thousand workers across the country can meet their retirement needs.