College of Business to honor eminent alumni

Ralph de la Vega
Ralph de la Vega

Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, will be honored Friday, May 6, as the NIU College of Business Distinguished Alumnus at the College of Business Annual Alumni Luncheon.

The luncheon will take place at Harry Caray’s Italian Steak House, 70 Yorktown Center in Lombard, Ill. Corporate tables and individual reservations are available; all proceeds benefit the College of Business.

RSVP by Friday, April 22. For more information, contact Sue Braffet at (815) 753-1433 or e-mail businessalumni@niu.edu.

In his current role since 2008, de la Vega  leads all consumer marketing, sales, content, converged services and customer care for the company’s wireless and wired businesses. Previously, he served as president and CEO for AT&T Mobility, where he was responsible for AT&T’s wireless business.

Cary Chessick
Cary Chessick
Joshua Dean
Joshua Dean

Joshua Dean, owner and managing broker of Joshua Dean Real Estate and Element Commercial Group, is the Outstanding Young Alumnus. Dean is also the founder and CEO of überloop, an emerging technology startup company.

Cary Chessick, president and CEO of Restaurant.com, will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award. Chessick sits on the advisory board of the NIU Department of Marketing’s Interactive Marketing curriculum.

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