2018 Spring Luncheon

hosted by Gies College of Business Alumni Association

Every year since 1960, the Gies College of Business family meets in Chicago to honor faculty and alumni achievements at the annual Spring Luncheon. Please join us as we welcome keynote speaker Mark Bartelstein ’82, Chief Executive Officer, Priority Sports and Entertainment. Additional details are included below.

The luncheon will recognize the recipients of the Excellence-in-Teaching Awards, the Gies College of Business Appreciation Award, and the Gies College of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Keynote speaker:

• Mark Bartelstein ’82, Chief Executive Officer, Priority Sports & Entertainment

Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient:

• Stephanie Cohen ’99, Chief Strategy Officer, Goldman Sachs

Appreciation Award recipient:

• Steven Shebik ’78, Vice Chairman, The Allstate Corporation

CBAA Excellence-in-Teaching Award recipients:

• Michael Kustanovich, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
• Gary Hecht, Excellence in Graduate Teaching
• Spyros Lagaras, Excellence in Teaching Assistance


58th Annual Gies College of Business Spring Luncheon
Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand Ballroom
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Nationally recognized as one of the leading business schools, the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has outstanding programs in accountancy, business administration, and finance. The College enrolls approximately 3,100 undergraduates and 1,300 students in graduate and doctoral programs.


Hear from keynote speaker Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Design Principal, Ross Barney Architects. Carol is a fellow alumnus of University of Illinois and friend of the College of Business

Thank you to our sponsors who made this year’s Spring Luncheon possible!