Christopher George "Chris" Kennedy (born July 4, 1963) is an American businessman, politician, and Chair of Joseph P.
Kennedy Enterprises, Inc.
He is a son of former U.S.
Senator Robert F.
Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy family.
Kennedy served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Illinois from 2009 to 2015.
Until April 2012, he was also president of Merchandise Mart Properties, a commercial property management firm based in Chicago.He was a candidate in the Democratic Party primary for Governor of Illinois in the 2018 election.