David Greising

President & CEO

Greising is President & CEO of the Better Government Association. For the past 35 years, Greising has been a high-profile journalist locally and nationally, reporting on news such as the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, industrial accidents, corporate bankruptcies, government investigations, Illinois’ fiscal health, and community unrest following police actions. He served more than a decade as the Chicago Tribune’s business columnist and chief business correspondent, covering business, civic and political newsmakers in Illinois.

A Chicago native, Greising began his career at the City News Bureau of Chicago, then worked as a business reporter and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He moved to Business Week, and later was the magazine’s Atlanta bureau chief before joining the Tribune. Greising left the Tribune in 2009 to help establish and manage the Chicago News Cooperative, a digital, not-for-profit startup that provided coverage of Chicago for The New York Times.

Greising recently served for nearly five years as the Midwest bureau chief for Reuters, one of the world’s largest news organizations.