Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce Mike Briggs, Little Friends Inc. President, and CEO, as a 2024 Chicago Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Chicago’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively the 2024 Chicago Titan 100 and their companies employ upwards of 325,000 individuals and generate over $42 Billion dollars in annual revenues. This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored at the annual awards ceremony on February 8th, 2024 and will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.

“The Titan 100 are visionary leaders that inspire the Chicago business community. These preeminent leaders have built a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We are humbled to recognize the Titan 100 for their efforts to shape the future of the Chicago business community” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.

Mike Briggs has been serving as the President and CEO of Little Friends since 2017. Before this, he had a long-standing career as a manufacturing executive. Under his leadership, the agency has experienced growth in many areas. Mike oversaw the relocation of two long-time properties, which led to the creation of a new 14-acre campus in Warrenville, Illinois. This campus serves 800 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism, along with their families every year. Little Friends programs and services have expanded under Mike’s leadership, with a staff of over 350 and maintaining a diverse funding portfolio totaling more than $23 million.

Mike expressed his gratitude on being recognized as a Titan 100 and said, “It is an honor to be recognized among all the other outstanding business leaders in Chicago.”

The annual Titan 100 awards celebration on February 8th, 2024, will be held at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois.  This jewel of Navy Pier was part of Navy Pier’s original 1916 construction and reminiscent of an era of elegance and splendor. This unique cocktail-style awards event will gather 100 Titans of Industry and their guests for an evening unlike anything that exists in the Chicago business community.

“On behalf of all the partners and associates at Wipfli we congratulate all the Titan 100 winners. It’s an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in the Chicago area. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both here in Chicago and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as a Titan of Industry is richly deserved,” says Gary Shutan, Partner at Wipfli.