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Dan Thalheimer

Honoring a family legacy has become the driving force for Dan Thalheimer, whose grandfather survived Auschwitz. Dan serves as development chair for the Illinois Holocaust Museum Young Professionals Committee working to expand access to Holocaust education for Jews and non-Jews alike and leading fundraising efforts including the organization of a benefit concert and a 5K race to support the museum.

Dan has also been a JUF LEADS program group leader, bringing Jewish young professionals together to discuss Jewish topics and providing network-building opportunities. 

Professionally, Dan is the senior director of investments for General Growth Properties, Inc., a large public real estate company headquartered in Chicago.




Primary gig:

Senior Director, Investments at GGP, Inc.

On the side:

Traveler, skier, recreational softballer, beach volleyballer, ice cream connoisseur, summer patio dweller

Relationship status:


Celebrity doppelganger/who would play you in a movie:

I’ve been told Theo Epstein … can a White Sox fan say that??

Something most people don’t know about me:

Family and tradition are very important to me, so when I was 14, I changed my middle name from Philip to Parker, my maternal grandmother’s maiden name.

If time and money were limitless, I would:

Buy a yacht, hire a crew, invite all my friends and family, and follow summer around the world.