Phil Fuentes was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in May 2008 representing the City of Chicago. He serves as Chair of the Planning & Administration committee and also serves on the Audit committee.
Director Fuentes is the owner and operator of a chain of McDonald restaurants in Chicago and Cicero, including two near Midway Airport. He has been presented the Ronald McDonald Award by the McDonald’s Corporation for demonstrating extraordinary community service and two presidential citations from the town of Cicero for his role in the community with a myriad of programs he developed and sponsored. Director Fuentes is also a recipient of the Cicero Chamber of Commerce 2005 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.
A staunch believer of giving back to the community, Director Fuentes sits on the board of at least seven area organizations including the Rotary One Club, where he served on its Centennial Committee, and the Napoleon Hill Foundation, a non profit educational institution dedicated to making the world a better place to live, where he served as the executive vice-president.
Director Fuentes holds a MBA from Dominican University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Northeastern University.
Director Fuentes resides in Chicago with his wife, Mary and their two children.