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Per your request, the professors are coming !

You've seen the invitations for our August 13th event with a team of four Darden professors; Michael Lenox, Jeanne Liedtka, Andy Wicks and Morela Hernandez all coming to Chicago !!  Great thanks to D'67 Randy Lyon for hosting the event at the The Chicago Club (details below).

As alumni, you know it is rare to receive this much attention from the mother ship so I urge everyone to make an effort to attend.  Or, as the saying goes, if we don't show up, they'll stop coming... (at least, I'm sure somebody said that).

In other news, this summer we hosted four interns, we welcome 10 graduates from the class of '18 to our Chicago based alumni ranks, a local alum is on Darden's Hall of Fame, and guess who just finished their 5th IRONMAN... 

Lots of movers and shakers getting promoted, changing companies, and doing all around great work in the community.

Also, Compass Pro Bono is back with more volunteer opportunities. Compass matches top MBAs with local non-profits for an array of consulting projects (details below).
Can Business Save the Earth?

You’re invited to hear Darden’s Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Lenox share exciting developments happening at Darden and discuss his new book, Can Business Save the Earth?. We hope that you will join us to engage in conversation about innovation in business as it relates to sustainability as well as hear updates on Darden's strategic plan.  Please RSVP ASAP (space is limited).


The Chicago Club
81 East Van Buren Street
Chicago Illinois 60605
5:30 - 7:30pm

Local Celeb Sighting !
Walked the Darden halls during the 'x3, 'x8, '17 reunion and saw Chicago's distinguished alum; filmmaker, author, social entrepreneur, professor (and more) D'87 Raymond Lambert gracing the Hall of Fame.   

Great work Ray !
Lots of movers and shakers in new positions and places in 2018:

D'77 Michael Dopke is now a co-owner of M&M Care Consulting
D'87 Joe Tyler is now a Senior VP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
D'90 Nelson Patterson is now a Principal at InsideOut Medical Marketing
D'05 Chris Babick is now a Director at Hancock Capital Management
D'11 Larissa Hawkes is now a Brand Manager at Blistex
D'12 Ryan McCollum is now a Manager at Accenture
D'13 Matt Fallon is now a Director of Brand Management at Kraft Heinz
D'13 Blythe Fallon is now a Sr. Manager of Merchandising at Grainger
D'16 Jorge Rodriguez is now Director of Engineering Operations at Vetter Pharma

D'16 Katie Griffith is now a Senior Associate at Treacy & Company
Can you say IRONMAN five times?
Speaking of Movers - D'11 Larissa Hawkes just finished her 5th IRONMAN triathlon.  Way to go Larissa !!!!!


Ready to put your money to work?
Over the years you've seen a few mentions about City Capital Ventures (PE) led by D'86 Dan Kipp (along with VP D'14 Michael Humenansky) as well as New Stack Ventures (VC) led by D'08 Nick Moran.  Both firms are continuing to grow with a number of recent investments that look great.  Visit their sites to learn more.


Joyce Chen
McKinsey & Company
Kyle Collins
Deloitte Consulting
Kathryn Fox
Danaher Corporation
Alan Goodyear
Allstate Corp.
Azeez Isiaq
Parthenon EY
Hope Lewis
Boston Consulting Group
Chinaecherem Omenyinma
Danaher Corporation
Samidh Pareek
Boston Consulting Group
Meghana Sundaresan
Oliver Wyman
Devin Underhill
Boston Consulting Group
Volunteer with Compass: MBAs work on discrete projects to aid local non-profits
Compass Pro Bono matches top MBAs with local non-profits for an array of consulting projects that capitalize on the experience of volunteers from the for-profit sector. Teams of 10 spend a few hours a week from October-May working on consulting projects to strengthen our local community. This is an amazing way to build your professional network while expanding your knowledge of the nonprofit sector. Too much to good stuff to write here but for more information visit and email Julie Walther, Director of Consulting – Chicago, at or call (773) 733-0975.
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This is a communication of the Darden Chicago Chapter Leadership Volunteers and not produced by or associated with the Darden School.  Lawyers, you're welcome.

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