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Daniel Santos, Accountancy
Daniel Santos ’17, Receives Fulbright Scholarship Read more »
(submitted June 2017)


Tyler Garretson, Accountancy
Tyler Garretson ’16, Joined Anders CPAs & Advisors as a Tax Associate Read more »
(submitted October 2016)

Thomas Detry, Management
Thomas Detry ’16, Received PING All-America Honors Read more »
(submitted June 2016)

Charlie Danielson, Business Administration
Charlie Danielson ’16, Named to All-Nicklaus Team Read more »
(submitted June 2016)


Poonam Shah, Management
Poonam Shah ’14, Bfusion featured on NBC News Read more »
(submitted December 2016)

Priyanka Shah, Accountancy, Management
Priyanka Shah ’14, Bfusion featured on NBC News Read more »
(submitted December 2016)

Jordan Buckner, MBA
Jordan Buckner ’14 MBA, Local Entrepreneur making a difference in his community Read more »
(submitted November 2016)

Jordan Buckner ’14 MBA, Handmade tea-infused energy snack, TeaSquares, sits in the snack aisle at the Hyde Park Whole Foods. Read more »
(submitted July 2016)


Richard Chalkey, Business Multi Majors
Richard Chalkey ’13, Named to the Host Committee for the 2017 Inaugural Ball Read more »
(submitted January 2017)

Richard Chalkey ’13, Elected to serve as the congressional office liaison chairman of the 2017 Board of Directors for the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C. Read more »
(submitted June 2016)

Chia-Jen Chang, Accountancy
Chia-Jen Chang ’13, Among 2015 Sells Award winners for CPA exam performance Read more »
(submitted April 2016)


Michael Hastings, MBA
Michael Hastings ’11, Tapped to lead the Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee Read more »
(submitted January 2017)

David S. Olsen, Finance, Management
David S. Olsen ’11, Won the 81st District State House Race in Illinois Read more »
(submitted November 2016)

David S. Olsen ’11, Has been appointed to the College of DuPage board Read more »
(submitted February 2016)


Daniel Klein, Finance
Daniel Klein ’10, Chicago startup thinks it can beat Teavana and David’s Tea Read more »
(submitted June 2016)


Mike Harden, Business Administration, MBA 
Mike Harden ’05 BS, ’09 MBA, Caribbean Grill will open restaurant in 2017 Read more »
(submitted December 2016)

Priya Shah, Finance, Accountancy
Priya Shah ’09, Introduces art to South and Westside Chicago, and post-genocide Rwanda Read more »
(submitted November 2016)

Alan Lagunov, Finance
Alan Lagunov ’09, Named to the 5th Annual Chicago’s Jewish 36 Under 36 list Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Nate Brown, MBA
Nate Brown ’09 MBA, Named business manager of Livestock Products at Central Life Sciences Read more »
(submitted April 2016)

Jareer Oweimrin, MBA
Jareer Oweimrin ’09 MBA, Company mentioned in Bloomberg Read more »
(submitted January 2016)


Michael Konczal, MS Finance
Michael Konczal ’07 MS, Blog, Rortybomb, was named one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time Magazine Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Tim McHugh, Finance
Tim McHugh ’07, Made VP of Finance & Investments at Welltower Inc. Read more »
(submitted January 2016)


David J. Moore, Finance
David Moore ’04, Named portfolio director for Equity Office Read more »
(submitted January 2017)

Courtney Grussing, Business Administration, Marketing
Courtney Grussing ’04, Selected to play Wheel of Fortune and walks away with over $14,000 in prizes Read more »
(submitted December 2016)

W. John Wyffels, Accountancy
W. John Wyffels ’04, Named COO at Wyffels Hybrids Read more »
(submitted April 2016)


Adam Jung, Business Administration
Adam Jung ’03, Appointed to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Chicago Athletics Advisory Board Read more »
(submitted August 2017)

Todd Fischer, Business Administration, Marketing
Todd Fischer ’03, Named on Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list Read more »
(submitted April 2016)


Adam Varavadekar, Finance
Adam Varavadekar ’02, to lead finance department for Health Data Vision, Inc. in LA. Read more »
(submitted September 2016)

Al Goldstein, Finance
Al Goldstein ’02, Avant featured in Chicago Tribune Read more »
(submitted April 2016)

Dustin Frazier, MAS
Dustin Frazier ’02 MAS, Named partner at BakerHostetler’s Columbus office. Read more »
(submitted February 2016)


Josh Whitman, Finance
Josh Whitman ’01, ’08, Named Director of Athletics at Illinois Read more »
(submitted February 2016)

Heather Mercier, Finance
Alumna Heather Mercier ’01, Named among Utah Business Forty Under Forty Read more »
(submitted February 2016)


Jeff Elliott, Business Administration
Jeff Elliott ’00, Named CFO at Exact Sciences Corp. Read more »
(submitted November 2016)

Beth Pickens, Finance
Beth Pickens ’00, Among “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” Read more »
(submitted January 2016)


Sagar Teotia, Accountancy
Sagar Teotia ’99, Named as a Deputy Chief Accountant in the SEC Office of the Chief Accountant. Read more »
(submitted April 2017)


Mike Cusack, Finance
Mike Cusack ’98, Promoted to senior vice president and regional manager at Chicago Title Insurance Co. Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Chris Riley, MS, Accountancy, MBA
Chris Riley ’98 MS, ’92 MBA, Announces Decatur City Council Bid Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, MS, Finance
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili ’98, The head of government in Georgia visits College of Business Read more »
(submitted April 2016)


Jennifer Guzman, Finance
Jennifer Guzman ’97, Named SVP, Data Governance Manager in Enterprise Risk at Old National Read more »
(submitted December 2016)

Troy Shay, Business Administration, Marketing
Troy Shay ’97, Named as President, U.S. Businesses at Moen Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Chitra Ramanathan, MBA
Chitra Ramanathan ’97 MBA, Combines MBA degree with successful art career Read more »
(submitted March 2016)


RJ Bussone, Business Administration
RJ Bussone ’96, Named Chief Information Officer at FordDirect Read more »
(submitted November 2017)

William Macaitis, Business Administration
William Macaitis ’96, Named to 50 People You Should Know In Growth Read more »
(submitted August 2016)


James Oh, Business Administration, Marketing
James Oh ’95, Will serve as senior vp at Jerry Bruckheimer Television Read more »
(submitted June 2016)

Carey Chen, MBA
Carey Chen ’95 MBA, CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board of Cincinnati Incorporated, is joining the NVBOTS Board of Directors Read more »
(submitted February 2016)


James Nickolas, Accountancy
James Nickolas ’94, Named Chief Financial Officer at Martin Marietta  Read more»
(submitted July 2017)

Naveed Bandukwala, Finance
Naveed Bandukwala ’94, Joined Egon Zehnder as an executive recruitment consultant and talent strategy advisor. Read more»
(submitted July 2016)


Mark Stricker, Accountancy
Mark Stricker ’93, Named as a ‘Top 100 ProAdvisor’ by Wipfli Read more »
(submitted June 2017)

Louis Sands, Accountancy
Louis Sands ’93, Hired as tax specialist at Sikich Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Stacy Moore, Business Administration, Marketing
Stacy Moore ’93, Appointed President and CEO of Peoples State Bank of Newton Read more »
(submitted January 2016)

Pradeep Chaudhry, MBA
Pradeep Chaudhry, ’93 MBA, Appointed Country Manager of India operations at Harman Read more »
(submitted January 2016)


Andrew Yergler, Business Administration
Andrew Yergler ’92, Appointed senior vice president, retail banking manager of iAB Financial Bank Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, PhD, MS Economics
Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati ’92 Phd, ’90 MS, Appointed as Indonesia’s finance minister Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Harry Chung, Accountancy
Alumnus Harry Chung ’92, Appointed to Board of Directors at Hanmi Financial Corporation Read more »
(submitted February 2016)


Thomas S. Cullen, Economics
Thomas S. Cullen ’91, Listed on HunterMaclean Attorneys Best Lawyers in America© 2017 Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Heidi Dilger, Business Administration
Heidi Dilger ’91, Heidi Ho’s Banana Bread sales taking off in Indiana Read more »
(submitted July 2016)




Telisa Yancy, Business Administration
Telisa Yancy ’90, Named to Ad Age’s 2017 Women to Watch Read more »
(submitted May 2017)

Richard Bianco, Finance
Richard Bianco ’90, Named Senior Vice President of Delivery at Utopia. Read more »
(submitted January 2017)

Beth Satterfield, Finance
Beth Satterfield ’90, Named partner at William Blair. Read more »
(submitted February 2016)

Erich S. Schnaufer, Accountancy
Erich S. Schnaufer ’90, Appointed CFO to Ryerson Holding Corporation. Read more »
(submitted February 2016)


Mike Small, Business Administration
Mike Small ’89, Inducted into Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame Read more »
(submitted December 2016)

Mike Small ’89, Wins 12th Illinois PGA Championship Read more »
(submitted September 2016)

Mike Small ’89, Selected 2016 Illinois Coach of the Year Read more »
(submitted June 2016)

Mike Small ’89, Named 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year Read more »
(submitted April 2016)

David Bilardello, Business Administration
David Bilardello ’89, Named VP of government relations and public policy at Spectrum Health Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Michael Schag, Business Administration
Michael Schag ’89, Appointed Military Trial Judge Read more »
(submitted June 2016)

Robert Metzger, Accountancy
Robert Metzger ’89, Appointed to USA Technologies Board of Directors Read more »
(submitted March 2016)


Ken Gradman, Accountancy
Ken Gradman ’88, Named 2016 Chicago CFO of the Year® Finalist Read more »
(submitted October 2016)

Barbra Hendricks Bukovac, Accountancy
Barbra Hendricks Bukovac ’88, Named Sector Leader on the Leadership Committee at PWC
(submitted July 2016)


Juan Florin, MBA
Juan Florin ’87 MBA, Recognized by Enterprise: People in Business Read more »
(submitted January 2017)

John Littrell, Finance
John Littrell ’87, Named Senior Vice President of MB Business Capital Read more »
(submitted October 2016)

Steven Wunning, MBA
Steven Wunning ’87 MBA, Appointed to the board of directors at Summit Materials Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Dave Bassett, Finance
Dave Bassett ’87, Co-Wrote Rachel Platten’s hit tune “Fight Song” Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Steven N. Miller, Business Administration
Steven N. Miller ’87, Featured in Crain’s #Tech50 Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Keith Bruce, Business Administration
Keith Bruce ’87, The man behind Super Bowl 50 celebration week Read more »
(submitted January 2016)


Vincent Estrada, Accountancy
Vincent Estrada ’86, Hired as CFO at Connecture Read more »
(submitted January 2017)

Bob Schultz, Finance
Alumnus Bob Schultz ’86, Appointed to Board of Directors at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham Read more »
(submitted February 2016)


Julie E. Scott, Accountancy
Julie Scott ’85, Announced new name and “look” for CTS Impact Read more »
(submitted November 2016)

Debra L. Gregorash, Business Administration
Debra Gregorash ’85, Named 2016 Chicago CFO of the Year® Finalist Read more »
(submitted October 2016)


Randy Renn, Finance
Randy Renn ’84, Named 2016 Chicago CFO of the Year® Finalist Read more »
(submitted October 2016)

Daniel Doheny, Accountancy
Daniel Doheny ’84, Elected to Univar Inc. Board of Directors and will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee Read more »
(submitted June 2016)

Dr. Chuan Lin, Economics
Dr. Chuan Lin ’84 Phd, ’82 MS, Appointed Premier in Taiwan Read more »
(submitted May 2016)

James P. Andrew, Accountancy
James P. Andrew ’84, Appointed new chief administrative officer for Sears Holding Read more »
(submitted April 2016)


Tom Siebel, MBA
Tom Siebel ’83 MBA, Donates $25 million to establish the Siebel Center for Design Read more »
(submitted October 2016)

Stephen Graham, Business Administration
Stephen Graham ’83, Named Senior Vice President at BankUnited in Miami Lakes. Read more »
(submitted September 2016)

William Casey, Accountancy
William Casey ’83, Named Americas vice chair of Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP. Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Alan B. Howe, Business Administration
Alan B. Howe ’83, Named to Board of Directors at Urban Communications Inc. Read more »
(submitted July 2016)

Joann Barton, MBA
Joann Barton ’83 MBA, Selected as chair for the auxiliary board of directors of United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Southwest Illinois Division Read more »
(submitted May 2016)


The Honorable Debra Walker, Accountancy
Debra Walker ’82, Recipient of the 2017 National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF) Excellence Award. Read more »
(submitted January 2017)


Alan Patzik, Accountancy 
Alan Patzik ’81, Celebrates 25 years with Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd. in March 2016
(submitted March 2016)



Kristie Paskvan, Accountancy
Kristie Paskvan ’80, recognized with the Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award Read more »
(submitted June 2016)


Tony Pera, Business Administration
Tony Pera ’79, Named President, Par Pharmaceutical at Endo Int’l (ENDP) Read more »
(submitted October 2016)


William T. Barry, Accountancy
Alumnus William T. Barry ’77 Named Chicago Illini of the Year Read more »
(submitted January 2016)


Keith Kinsey, Accountancy
Keith Kinsey ’76, Bringing Portillo’s to Champaign Read more »
(submitted December 2016)

James Hackett, Finance
James Hackett ’76, Elected to FLUOR Board of Directors Read more »
(submitted August 2016)

Thomas E. Meyer, Finance
Thomas E. Meyer ’76, Named to Board of Directors at 1st Capital Bank Read more »
(submitted April 2016)


Ben Roth, Finance
Ben Roth ’73 MS, ’72 BS, Selected as a Leading Tax Lawyer by Leading LawyersSM. Read more »
(submitted March 2016)


Tim McCarthy, Finance
Tim McCarthy ’72, Named State’s Police Chief of the Year for 2016 Read more »
(submitted March 2016)

Craig Cinotto, Marketing
Craig Cinotto ’72, Retired from Travelers Insurance Chicago
(submitted February 2016)



Barry Anderson, Finance
Barry Anderson ’69, Received Federal Budgeting Career Legacy Award from George Mason University Read more »
(submitted May 2017)


Robert B. Linn, Accountancy
Robert B. Linn ’65, Honored at Chicago a cappella Gala Read more »
(submitted April 2016)


Honorable Lloyd A. Karmeier, Commerce Law
Honorable Lloyd A. Karmeier ’62, Elected Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court Read more »
(submitted October 2016)


Samuel Knox Skinner, Accountancy
Samuel Knox Skinner ’60, Announced as 2017 Order of Lincoln Award Recipient Read more »
(submitted January 2017)


Phillip C. Goldstick, Commerce Law
Alumnus Phillip C. Goldstick ’53, Named Chicago Illini of the Year Read more »
(submitted January 2016)