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Rita Athas and Jerry Roper have a reputation for expanding the economy of Chicago. Athas has served as president of World Business Chicago and deputy chief of staff for external affairs under former Mayor Richard M. Daley. She played a key role in negotiations that led to MillerCoors, United Continental Holdings and Willis Group Holdings...
Dennis Chookaszian
Dennis Chookaszian, retired chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies, is an icon in the business and education worlds. During his career, he has served as a director on the boards of 11 publicly traded companies. He is a director of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the world’s largest derivatives exchange; Career Education, a private post-secondary...
Jeffrey Yordon
Jeffrey Yordon’s company, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, was No. 1 on Crain’s 2013 Fast Fifty list of Chicago’s fastest growing companies and No. 3 in North America on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500 list. With more than 40 years of experience in injectable pharmaceuticals, the Northern Illinois University alumnus was the original founding member of four pharmaceutical...
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker will join business leaders Thursday, Feb. 20, in Chicago as part of his Welcome Tour across the United States. Businesses are invited to the NIU Executive Leadership Forum conference to share leadership practices and discuss gaining ground in a global economy and achieving competitive positioning. The Executive Leadership Forum...
The NIU Executive Leadership Forum, which engages a broad cross section of alumni in developing mutually beneficial relationships, will host a conference in February on “Lessons in Leading Today.” Scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, the conference will feature a keynote address from Dennis Chookaszian, retired chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance...