Tweed Thornton

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”

Dolores Huerta


Tweed joined Conlon Public Strategies in April 2023, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in working with nonprofit organizations. Before joining Conlon Public Strategies, Tweed founded Four Star Initiatives, working with a diverse range of organizations, including
WTTW, Chicago Central Area Committee, Alliance for Regional Development, Health Care Council of Chicago, Collaboraction Theatre Company, and the Publicity Club of Chicago. 

Tweed is widely recognized as a civic convener and connector. Throughout his career, he has organized events featuring high-profile individuals. He has also led several civic discussion series and is a regular panelist and moderator.


  • Program Committee member for the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits
  • Past Board member for Common Cause Illinois
  • Past Board member for DePaul University Alumni Board


Tweed received bachelor’s degrees in political science and theatre management from DePaul University.