Networking Breakfast-
St. Peter's in the Loop

Host Bios for
Welcoming Committee Below!
Notre Dame  Networking - Chicago
NOTRE DAME CLUB OF CHICAGO
Networking Breakfast
Thursday Morning, November 15, 2018
THE NOTRE DAME ECONOMIC SUMMIT
SPEAKER BIOS
September 16, 2010













Monthly General Networking Breakfast
at St. Peter's in the Loop Return!


Hosts for September were:
Steve Connolly, Executive Vice President, Principal at NAI Hiffman

John Levitske, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC

John Paul Sweeney, Managing Director & Senior Trust Officer at The PrivateBank and Trust Co.

Angela Anderson, Program Director, Center for Chicago Metropolitan Initiatives, Institute for
Latino Studies, UND

Vincent Cushing, CEO, Clean Urban Energy, Inc.

Christopher Brusznicki, CEO & Co-Founder GamedayHousing.com; Principal at Bronson Lee and
ND Club of Chicago Board Member

(See hosts' bios below.)


Go Irish!
Christopher Brusznicki, CEO & Co-Founder GamedayHousing.com;
Principal at Bronson Lee and ND Club of Chicago Board Member

A former US Army Paratrooper with a Kellogg MBA and a dream.  Chris co-founded
GamedayHousing with long-time Notre Dame friend Geoff Polk after the two saw $600 per
night rates at hotels on game weekends and thought there had to be a better way.  He is a
licensed real estate broker and responsible for technology development on
GamedayHousing.com.  

Chris is also a principal at Bronson Lee Partners, which is a private real estate investment
fund.  He serves on the board of directors of the Notre Dame club of Chicago and is active in
veteran's education causes.  Chris and his wife Maureen live in Chicago, IL with their two
children Evie and Chris (Mack) Jr.
John Paul Sweeney, Managing Director &
Senior Trust Officer at The PrivateBank and Trust Co.

John Paul Sweeney joined The PrivateBank & Trust Company in 2002  as a Managing Director
and Senior Trust Officer. Prior to joining The PrivateBank and Trust Company, Mr. Sweeney
worked for the Chicago Trust Company, which was acquired in 2001 by LaSalle Bank. He has
significant experience with fiduciary and asset management accounts. He received his B.B.A. in
Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.S.T. (in Taxation) and J.D. degrees
Chicago. John Paul was also a former board member of Marklund Charities for the Handicapped
and former Chairman of the Advisory Board at The Little Sisters of the Poor John Paul Sweeney
Retirement Home in Chicago.
Steve Connolly, Executive Vice President, Principal at NAI Hiffman

Stephen J. Connolly is an Executive Vice President and Partner at NAI Hiffman, and has been a member
of the Industrial Services Group since joining the company in 1998. Steve has represented a variety of
clients in industrial, land, investment, and tax-deferred exchange transactions. His primary areas of focus
include properties in the South and West suburbs.  Prior to joining NAI Hiffman, Steve spent five years
working in equity and financial options at the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Finance & Business Economics – 1993.  
Angela Anderson, Program Director, Center for Chicago Metropolitan
Initiatives, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame

Studies  (ILS) Center for Chicago Metropolitan Initiatives (CMCI).   Angela’s role is to promote
the research initiatives of ILS and support capacity building and an understanding of the
Chicago area Latino community.

Angela's professional experience includes being a strategist to Blue Daring, and leading two
national healthcare organizations, the Asian Health Care Leaders Association and the National
Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives.  Previously, Angela served as the director of operations
at the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management in Chicago and research manager at the
Health Research & Educational Trust.

Angela is an alumnus of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, and serves on the board of
St. Bernard Hospital and Health Center and Las Caras Lindas.  She received a master’s of public
policy and a certificate in health administration and policy from the University of Chicago’s
Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy, and completed her undergraduate studies at
the University of Notre Dame.
Vincent J. Cushing, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Clean Urban
Energy, Inc.

Clean Urban Energy, Inc. (CUE) is a cleantech start-up that uses scalable, automated, web-based
technology to continuously and optimally integrate large commercial building HVAC operations with
electric grid operations and markets in large metropolitan areas like Chicago.  CUE technology reduces
building HVAC energy expense by 20-40%; improves electric generation efficiency and environmental
performance; and introduces demand elasticity into grid markets.  CUE delivers software as a service
through licensing arrangements with energy service providers to the commercial building industry.  The
CUE team is largely comprised of ND alums.

Mr. Cushing has four decades of broad experience in the energy industry, encompassing all facets of the
electricity business.  He spent his first thirty years as an engineer, manager, and executive on the electric
system side of the meter – electric generation, transmission systems, power pools, energy markets &
contracting, financial risk management, grid storage, environmental compliance, market/competitor
analysis, and strategic planning.  At the University, he works closely with both the Gigot Center for
Entrepreneurial Studies and with the College of Engineering, most recently on the robot football
competition in support of prosthetics research.  He has cofounded a number of energy start-ups, including
CUE.
http://www.cleanurbanenergy.com/
Ted Kubala, President
FULLSTEP USA
  http://www.fullstep.com

In 2009, Ted established the US operation of Madrid-based FULLSTEP Networks, S.L., a
strategic sourcing consulting and software firm.   He is the founder and owner of The Pilot
Group, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting its clients with implementing Supply
Chain/Value Chain solutions.

He has held national consulting leadership positions with GE and KPMG, and served as a
corporate officer responsible for the operation of manufacturing and distributing companies.   
His consulting experience has focused on the diagnosis and solution of operations management
and supply chain problems, and the deployment of best practice solutions for clients in the
aerospace, consumer products, electronics, health care, and metalworking industries.

He has presented to the National Association of Accountants, American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants, and The Presidents Forum techniques to measure and improve operating
performance.   He has addressed the integration of business process reengineering with
information technology planning, and the effective use of manufacturing support systems, at the
SME National Conference, Advanced Manufacturing Systems Expo, and with various user
groups.   He is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, the Council of Supply
Chain Management Professionals, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Vistage.   He
holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts
degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences and Economics.
Peter G. Rush, Partner
K&L Gates
 http://www.klgates.com

Pete has been involved in all aspects of commercial litigation. He has represented a number of
clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies, accounting firms, universities, not-for-profit entities to
Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, a former SEC chairman and student-athletes in
matters involving securities fraud, class actions, unfair competition, trademark disputes, trade
secrets disputes, royalty litigation, breach of warranty claims, franchise law, insurance coverage
disputes, fraud, eligibility questions, professional liability and fidelity bond claims. He has
achieved complete victories on issues in several of the above areas. He has also represented several
clients in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

He is a Double Domer married to a Domer (Kathleen Kucaba '82) with a daughter who is a senior
at ND. He lives in Hinsdale and attends St. Isaac Jogues. He was an awesome Club President from
2005-2006. Pete has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer in business litigation by Chicago
Magazine the past four consecutive years.
Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director,
National Immigrant Justice Center, A Heartland Alliance Partner
http://www.immigrantjustice.org/                     http://www.heartlandalliance.org/


Mary Meg is the executive director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
(NIJC), one of the nation’s leading immigrant and human rights advocacy organizations. Under
her leadership, NIJC has grown from a staff of 8 to 40, serving 8,000 people and has built a pro
bono network of more than 1000 attorneys. Through its unique combination of direct service,
impact litigation and advocacy, NIJC promotes due process protections before the U.S. Supreme
Court, Congress and the Administration. Prior to joining NIJC in 1998, Ms. McCarthy practiced
civil litigation and was a pro bono attorney for NIJC’s asylum project.
Kate O’Malley, President and Founder
K.O. Strategies
 http://www.kostrategies.com/

K.O. Strategies is a public affairs firm that helps companies and non-profit organizations achieve
their goals, building on 25 years’ experience in government, advocacy, business, and law. The
firm provides strategic advocacy, lobbying, messaging, community relations, board development,
and public affairs services.

Previously, Kate served as managing director of Wilhelm & Conlon Public Strategies, senior
associate at the law firm of Altheimer & Gray, and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara
Boxer (D-CA) in Washington, D.C.

O’Malley received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and law degree from the University
of Illinois, studying at Harvard Law School in her third year.

Kate is one of our best connectors and was the founder of the Old St. Pat's Connections group.

Michael S. Kennedy, CFP®, Wealth Management Advisor
Financial Management, LLC
   http://forumfin.com/new/forumfm1/

Michael Kennedy is a Wealth Management Advisor with Forum Financial Management, LLC.
Michael began his career as an account executive with Merrill Lynch over 25 years ago. His Wall
Street experience helped him design and implement financial solutions to meet his client’s financial
goals. Michael next served a distinguished 18-year career with LaSalle Bank’s wealth management
group as a senior vice president. He earned the trust of many successful business owners, affluent
individuals, families and executives while helping them articulate, implement and achieve their
financial goals. Most recently he served as a financial advisor and relationship manager to high net
worth individuals, professionals and business owners for three years at Fifth Third Private Bank.

Michael has helped individuals, families, business owners and professionals build wealth, protect
their families and businesses and secure their retirement incomes. His objective advice has helped
his client’s define their unique goals, design a program and implement customized solutions to
meet their goals.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University. He is
also a Certified Financial Planner. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and is a
member of the Elmhurst College and Community group. He lives in the western suburbs with his
wife and two daughters.
Hosts for October 21
MICHAEL C. MARRION, Vice President, Tenant Advisory Services,
TRANSWESTERN    
http://www.transwestern.net

Michael Marrion is currently a Vice President with the tenant advisory services group of Transwestern in
Chicago.  Over his career, Mr. Marrion has gained extensive knowledge of the tenant represenation
process.  Prior to joining Transwestern, Mr. Marrion was a Senior Associate with Grubb & Ellis
Company in Chicago. There  he concentrated on tenant representation services in the Chicago
Metropolitan market and represented a variety of organizations including national law firm Ogletree
Deakins, the British Consulate and the Alzheimers Association. Previously, he spent four years in the
airline industry where he was involved in the development of executive air carrier, Indigo, and then lead
sales strategy efforts at United Airlines.

Michael began his career at Insignia/ESG in Washington D.C. While there, he represented more than 1.5
million square feet of office space on behalf of property owners. He transferred to the Chicago office in
1998 where he focused on representing tenants including ORACLE/Siebel Systems, Heidrick & Struggles
and Societe Generale.

Michael served as the Chair of our Business Network for several years and is also on the Board of
PAWS.

January Hosts



    Format:
       Doors Open 7:15 a.m.
    Open Networking 7:15 to 7:45  a.m.
    Program:  7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
    Adjourn Promptly at 8:45 so you can get to the office by 9:00!
    Room open 8:45 - 9:15 for those who want to linger and chat.
    Cost: $5 Donation at the door.

    We will have at least three rounds of structured networking so you will meet people!  Plan to come, let your
    ND friends know so they can get it on their calendars and bring your friends. Guests welcome.

    No need to bring business cards. We will have an attendance handout with contact information. When you sign up, you
    have the option of including your contact info (occupation, phone, e-mail- any or all of that) on the handout. You can
    bring guests (ND or Non-ND, family, friends, colleagues). Sign them up when you sign up. Be sure to have their contact
    info available if they want it included in the handout too.

    You may not have time to linger after work at a Happy Hour, but you can surely invest one hour a month to meet a lot
    of ND alumni, make a few new friends and even, perhaps, make a connection to your next business opportunity!  We bet
    it will be the best investment you make this year.  If we didn't believe that, we wouldn't waste our time doing this!!!  We
    call it a "breakfast," but don't expect more than coffee and donut holes. When we first started this in 2003, we had a lot
    of food, but everyone was so busy talking, no one ate! So we figured, "Why waste money?" Every cent of the $5 admission
    is a donation to the church to support the services it provides to those who work in the Loop and to the many who are less
    fortunate than most ND alumni.

September 16, 2010
October 21, 2010

Networking
Breakfast

    Ann McHale, Senior Counsel, IBM

    Ann holds the position of Senior Counsel in IBM’s worldwide software sales group. Ann is the legal focal point for end-
    customer software transactions in North America in which role she personally negotiates complex transactions and
    serves as a liaison between IBM’s negotiation teams and the software business unit. Ann is responsible for services
    performed by resources from IBM’s software labs and involved in the development of software offerings and
    integration of new products and personnel into IBM’s software business. Before joining IBM, she worked at Vedder
    Price and was primarily focused on the representation of management in employment litigation.

    Ann received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Notre Dame and is active in the Chicago Notre Dame
    Attorneys Network. Ann is active in Junior Achievement and also the Chairperson of the Interim Advisory Counsel for
    Disney II Magnet School, one of the newly opened arts and technology-focused elementary school in the Chicago
    Public Schools system.

    Scott Schlautman, Corporate Counsel for Morton Salt

    Scott handles legal matters arising at Morton Salt's operating facilities in areas such as real estate, health and safety
    (MSHA/OSHA), environmental, contracts (energy, equipment purchases, etc.), litigation, etc.  Prior to joining
    Morton Salt, Scott practiced at Baker & McKenzie, concentrating his practice in the areas of public and private
    mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and securities matters, private equity/venture capital
    transactions and commercial contracts.  He represented buyers and sellers in a variety of domestic and
    international corporate transactions across a number of industries, as well as advised companies on various
    corporate governance matters, periodic and event-driven securities filings and commercial arrangements.
    Prior to that he was at McGuire Woods, LLP.

    Scott received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his B.S.M. from the A.B. Freeman
    School of Business at Tulane University.  He also completed Notre Dame’s International Law Programme in
    London while serving as a legal intern at the U.S. Embassy for the Department of Justice’s Office of Special
    Foreign Litigation.

    Dennis Hudson, Director of Professional Affairs, American Society of Safety Engineers

    Dennis' responsibilities include governmental affairs, educational standards, professional recognition, and programs
    designed to promote safety professionals. He was formerly the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for
    Sears, Roebuck and Co., where he also served as an environmental and regulatory compliance attorney.

    Dennis is the second in our new tradition of having a family member of a Notre Dame student or alumni serve as a
    host. Dennis is the father of Caroline Hudson, a junior at Notre Dame. Caroline is in the pre-medical program at
    Notre Dame and is majoring in Chinese language studies.

    Dennis received a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a J.D.
    from The John Marshall Law School. Dennis is licensed to practice law in Illinois and New York.

    Michael Schmiedeler, VP Development & Executive Producer, Towers Productions, LLC

    Mike Schmiedeler has been VP of Development, Executive Producer for Towers Productions, LLC since August 2010.
    Before that Mike served as the Managing Director for the company, with oversight of the company’s production
    operations and staff’s work on series and specials for A&E, History, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, Travel
    Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CourtTV, The Weather Channel, Biography Channel, ID:
    Investigation Discovery, and WEtv. Prior to moving into his management role in 2003, Mike wrote and produced
    numerous documentaries for Tower’s clients including The History Channel, A&E and The Weather Channel. Mike
    was also a co-creator and Show Runner for Sports Action Team, the sports comedy series syndicated by MGM
    Worldwide Television.

    Before joining Towers Productions in 1999, Mike produced “Today’s Life Choices,” a documentary series that aired
    nationally on PBS. He received a Gabriel Award (1995), Worldfest Charleston Award (1997), and two New Festivals
    Awards (1995, 1999) for his work on that series. Mike earned a B.A. in Communications & Theater and Marketing
    from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. In 2001, he received a grant from The Center for Religion & the News
    Media and studied at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism as a visiting scholar.

    Michael Kitz is Vice-President of OfficeMax Brands and Product Development.

    During his career he has helped lead a steady stream of award-winning and business-building product innovations to build
    brands at some of the world’s leading companies, including OfficeMax, Goodyear, Motorola, Honeywell and Procter &
    Gamble. Mike has been a champion of driving innovation by integrating deep consumer insights, new technology and new
    business models, overlaid with great design. Mike led OfficeMax into premium private label through the creation of the
    award-winning TUL writing instruments line, along with InPlace, DiVOGA and many other new brand launches. At
    Goodyear, Mike helped shape the Goodyear Assurance line of tires, the most successful new product introduction in
    Goodyear’s history. Mike has also had key marketing leadership roles at Motorola, Honeywell and Procter & Gamble.

    Mike has been an evangelist for integrating design and design thinking into product development and brand building inside
    global corporations. He has worked with great design, brand and product development teams all over the world. Mike has
    spoken on innovation and brand building at numerous global conferences, IDSA conferences and events at leading
    universities. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and an
    MBA from the University of Michigan.

    Patrick M. Donley, Vice President Business Development, Power Construction http://www.
    powerconstruction.net

    Pat is currently Vice President Business Development for Power Construction, a $700M general
    contractor/construction manager in Chicago, with a project focus in the Chicagoland market. Pat is responsible for
    development of new business opportunities and development of new strategic business relationships. Prior to joining
    Power on November 1, 2010, he served as Vice President, Business Development for the Midwest Region of Ryan
    Companies (a developer/contractor headquartered in Minneapolis) from 2008 to 2010.

    Pat has 30 years of experience in the Construction Industry. He began his career as an estimator with Dick
    Corporation in Pittsburgh before being assigned to work on nuclear plant projects. After two years as a Project
    Engineer on two nuclear plant projects, Pat took a job with Walsh Construction in Chicago. During his years at
    Walsh, he was a Project Manager, Business Development Manager and Vice President. During his tenure at Walsh
    working in sales and marketing, the annual volume of work increased from $200M in 1989 to $2.5B in 2007. The
    Marketing Department that he oversaw grew from a team of 2 to a department of 10. He was responsible for helping
    Walsh penetrate the multi-family residential, retail, hotel and VA hospital project sectors.

    He is a 1979 Notre Dame Civil Engineering grad. He also has a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue
    University. He has three great children, a son who is a senior at University of Michigan studying Jazz Piano, a son
    who is a senior at St. Ignatius College Prep and a daughter who is in 8th grade at St. John of the Cross in Western
    Springs.

    Karin Wennerstrom, Director, Product Management – Americas, IMI Cornelius Inc.

    Karin’s background includes global brand strategy development, long-term business and growth planning, innovation,
    new product development, and product management for global Fortune 500 and privately held small- to mid-cap
    companies in diverse industries.

    In her current role, Karin leads the Product Management team for Americas Division of IMI Cornelius, the global
    market leader in the manufacture of beverage dispensing and cooling equipment. In this role, Karin is accountable for
    implementing and driving the annual strategy development process and leading the team responsible for all product-
    related sales and marketing activities, including innovation and new product development, product roadmap planning,
    regular analysis on product financial performance, pricing strategy and implementation of pricing best practices, sales
    and marketing campaign development, and other strategically important growth and innovation initiatives.

    Prior to joining IMI Cornelius, Karin served as Director of Product/Category Management for the $1B domestic
    Foodservice/B2B division of Solo Cup. Karin’s additional experience includes significant progression in marketing
    positions of increasing responsibility at Kimberly-Clark, including managing the KLEENEX® business for Kimberly-
    Clark’s B2B/Away from Home Sector and various other roles in product and brand management for health and
    hygiene products.

    Karin holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Spanish from Drake University, and an MBA in
    Marketing from Notre Dame.
Location:
St. Peter's in the Loop
110 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60604
St. Clare Auditorium in the Basement
David Casper, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
http://www.nmfn-caspergroup.com/

Although most of you recognize Dave's name from his football days at Notre Dame, with the Oakland Raiders or when he was
inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2002, he is also an accomplished and trusted financial representative  for Northwestern
Mutual Financial Network.

For five years David Casper served as Managing Director for The San Francisco Bay Area Group, and also leads The Casper
Group in Vernon Hills, IL.  The Casper Group has been serving clients in Chicago’s northwestern suburbs since 1990. Its Financial
Representatives specialize in personal and business needs analysis, investment and insurance services, and long-range financial
solutions. The office places a particular focus on the development of enduring relationships marked by collaboration, integrity and
growth.

Managing Director David Casper graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974
Cum Laude with a degree in economics,
and he played in the National Football League for 11 seasons.  David Casper is married to Susan, and the couple has a son, Andy,
and two grown daughters: Keleigh and Carrie. David and Susan were married at Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame one week
after they graduated in 1974, and they remain close to the Notre Dame family. His other pleasures include fishing and woodcutting.

David is involved with a number of charitable organizations and is the founder of the Ronald McDonald Celebrity Golf Tournament
in Waconia, Minnesota, an annual event that began in 1985. Other involvements include Easter Seals and Big Brothers and Big
Sisters of America. He has been formally recognized twice for his outstanding commitment to community service. In 1993, he was
the recipient of the GTE Academic Hall of Fame for Outstanding Career Achievement and Contributions to the Community. David
also was one of only six to receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for living a life of distinction.
Bob Cronin, President of MAC Graphics Group, Inc.
http://www.macgraphicsgrp.com/

Bob has worked at MAC Graphics Group since 1985.  MAC Graphics is a printing and promotional products business located in
Oakbrook Terrace and serves all of Chicagoland as well as clients nationwide.  Direct mail, catalogs, brochures, labels, point of
purchase, signs, banners and forms are some of the many print products they provide for their clients.  On the promotional side
they provide products that clients use for branding, corporate identity, gifts, premiums, and giveaways including shirts, hats,
outerwear, mugs, pens, awards, and any other item used to promote their business, cause, or event.

Bob graduated from Notre Dame in 1982 with a BBA in Accounting, and has proudly sent his four children to Notre Dame as
well.  Bob served as President of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago from 2009-2010.  He has been the Head Coach of Track and
Field at Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst since 2004.  

Bob exemplifies Notre Dame values and caring.  Not only did he give a year to head up the ND Club of Chicago as our most
recent past President, but you will regularly find Bob and his entire family serving the poor at the mobile food pantry at the
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels (where I snapped the photo to the left) which is run by another ND Alum, Fr. Bob
Lombardo '79 .  What a great guy Bob is!  Need some promotional items or other marketing/advertising materials?  Call on Bob!
Hosts for January 2011
Angelo J. Loumbas,  Executive Director,  Planning Director, Mid-America Region,
Wealth Advisory Resources,  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
https://www.morganstanleysmithbarney.com

Angelo J. Loumbas is Planning Director for the Mid-America Region and is based in the Chicago Wealth Planning Center.  
Angelo works with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney high net-worth clients to develop customized planning solutions for their
personal situations in order to address each client’s unique goals and objectives.  These solutions can be related to complex
estate planning, financial planning, philanthropic planning, executive compensation, risk management, and business and trust
entity structuring.  

He joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 2010 after over two years in a similar role at U.S. Trust and over 13 years as a
practicing attorney representing high net-worth clients, closely held businesses, and major philanthropic institutions.

Angelo is admitted to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  He also holds memberships in the Chicago Estate Planning
Council and the Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee.  Angelo has spoken on topics such as “Conditions Suggesting
a Management Buyout” before the Chicago Bar Association Corporation and Business Law Committee, “Decoupling: How to
Plan for an Unpredictable Future” and “Tax Consequences of Intra-Family Loans,” both before the Chicago Bar Association
Trust Law Committee, and “Conversations about Wealth and Philanthropy with Prospective Donors” before the Chicago
Council on Planned Giving.  His recently published an article titled “The Roth IRA Conversion Opportunity and Charitable
Planning” in the Minnesota Planned Giving Council’s May 2010 online newsletter.   

Angelo earned his B.A. from DePauw University, his M.B.A from the University of Notre Dame, and his law degree from
Indiana University at Bloomington.  Angelo served as President of the Rotary Club of Chicago (“ROTARY/One”), the world’s
first Rotary club, for 2009 – 2010.   
Dan Rahill, Partner-in-Charge, Tax, Chicago Metro Business Unit, KPMG
http://www.kpmg.com

Dan,  '79, a former Notre Dame swimmer, is the Partner-in-Charge, Tax for KPMG’s Chicago Metro Business Unit.  He is
responsible for the Chicago and Milwaukee Tax practice operations, including financial performance, employee satisfaction, tax
quality and client satisfaction.  He has more than 25 years of experience with KPMG.

Dan joined the Chicago office of KPMG in 1985, and was admitted into the partnership in 1992.  He is a member of the West
Region Leadership Team, serves on the Chicago Charitable Contributions Committee and is a lead campus recruiting partner.  
Annually, he teaches several of the Firm’s management training classes. Dan currently serves as the lead tax engagement
partner for several Chicago area KPMG client companies. His industry experience primarily relates to multinational
manufacturing companies in the consumer and industrial markets, technology, and financial services sectors.

Additionally, he specializes in corporate and partnership taxation for multinational corporations and has experience in the areas
of Tax Advisory, Structuring and Compliance Services, Tax Outsourcing Services for Large Multinational Manufacturers,  
Negotiation and Transaction Management in Public and Private Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures,  FAS 109 Tax
Provision Services for Multinational Corporations, and Representation before the Internal Revenue Service. For a list of Dan's
representative clients, click
HERE.

Dan is on the Board of Directors and is an Officer of the Illinois CPA Society.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Tax
Assistance Program, Metropolitan Family Services, the Notre Dame Accounting Advisory Board and the University of Illinois
MST Program Advisory Board.  He is also a sponsor of the Hyde Park Angels, an organization that provides a forum for
entrepreneurial-minded members to invest in seed and early stage businesses.

In 2008, he was named Notre Dame Accounting Alumni of the Year. He has served as KPMG's College Relations Partner for
Notre Dame since 1998 and is a current Board Member of the ND Monogram Club. He is a member of the Economic Club of
Chicago and serves as a member of its membership committee. Prior to assuming his current partner-in-charge role with
KPMG in 2001, Rahill had been involved in various roles with the firm since 1985 (then known as Peat Marwick Mitchell &
Co.). Prior to finishing law school, he had worked with another Big 8 accounting firm before later receiving his J.D. ('85) and
LL.M.('91) degrees from the DePaul University College of Law. The Rahills reside in Northfield, Ill., with their four sons:
Daniel ('09), Kevin ('12 and winner of two ND Monograms in swimming to date), Patrick and Colin.

The best place in Chicago to make
serious business connections!
(and a few more good friends!)
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Danny Romano, CEO, Power Distributing Company (Red Bull- woo hoo!)
http://www.powerdist.net

Danny is currently the CEO of Power Distributing Company, the Red Bull distributor for northern Illinois and Indiana,
selling over 2 million cases annually. He has a long history in the wine, spirits and beverage industry. He worked for
Romano Brothers, a liquor and wine distributor from 1984 to 2002 in many sales capacities and served as its President
from 1997 to 2002. Founded in 1884, in 2002, Romano Brothers, ranked as the 12th-largest liquor wholesaler nationally,
employing about 600 people, with sales of about $600 million. In 2002, Romano Brothers was purchased by the largest
distributor of wine and spirits in the U.S., Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc. Danny was, at that time, President
and Chief Operating Officer. He then served as Managing Director of Southern Wine and Spirits while venturing into his
current endeavor.

He graduated from Notre Dame with his BA in Business in 1978 and obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago in
1981, after which he worked for Gallo Winery in Los Angels from 1981 to 1984 when he returned to Chicago.

Danny served on the Board of Trustees for Dominican University from 2005-2010 and has been on the Board of Trustees
for Benedictine since 2005. He is also the Assistant boxing Coach at Notre Dame High School.
Jacqueline M. Hopkins, Managing Director, Capital Markets
http://www.gecapital.com/en/index.html#1

Jackie joined GE in 2007 and is responsible for the firm’ syndications efforts supporting the Cental Region for GE’s
Corporate Finance business. Prior to joining GE, Jackie was with JPMorgan for over 20 years, most recently as a
Managing Director of the Mezzanine Group. In that role, she managed a portfolio of over 40 investments valued at over
$250MM, and was responsible for new deal origination. Prior to moving into the Mezzanine Group, Jackie was the Head
of Middle Market Loan Syndications, responsible for Middle Market and ABL syndications. She spent over 10 years in
Syndications and Leveraged Finance, as a Transaction Manager, responsible for managing all aspects of a syndicated
transaction from marketing to loan closing. Prior to joining the Syndications and Leveraged Finance Group, she was a
member of a hand picked asset rationalization team, responsible for reducing exposure to non-strategic relationships,
finishing that project one year ahead of schedule. She was also a Relationship Manager in the Media and Communications
Group, responsible for a portfolio or relationships in the western part of the United States.

Jackie has her undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame and her MBA from The University of Chicago.
She is Series 7 and 63 licensed and is affiliated with the Chicago Finance Exchange.
Jeff Wojcik, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, SGA Youth & Family
Services
http://www.sga-youth.org

Jeff joined SGA Youth & Family Services in January 2011 with experience as a finance and operations leader in both the
non-profit and for-profit sectors. He is responsible for finance and accounting, human resources, information technology,
and working with the leadership team on strategic and operational planning.

Prior to joining SGA, Jeff was Assistant Vice President of Operations and Shared Services for NorthShore University
HealthSystem Foundation, where he was responsible for matters related to supporting the daily operations of a non-profit
healthcare foundation, and integration of its philanthropic activities into those of a greater healthcare institution. He has
also served in a variety of roles for both publicly traded and privately owned companies, including Arthur Andersen,
Deloitte, Hyatt, and Cosi. Jeff received his BBA in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from
the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is a registered CPA with the State of Illinois.
Tom Hansen, President, Elarasys Worldwide LLC
http://www.elarasys.com

Tom returned to the computer industry in December 2008 when he and a partner purchased Elarasys, based in Elgin.   
This 12 year old business sells computer hardware (servers, storage, memory, routers, switches, etc)  to data centers -
IBM, Sun, HP, Dell and Cisco - primarily pre-owned equipment that has been fully tested and put under warranty prior to
being resold.  This approach enables IT professionals to save thousands on their hardware needs.   An interesting side of
Elarasys is our interest in purchasing data center computer hardware no longer in use.  

Starting with IBM after graduating from Notre Dame in 1974, Tom spent 16 years in the computer business before taking
his sales and management expertise to the folding carton and paper industries.  

A member of the Alumni Schools Council for the ND Chicago Club for the past 10+ years, Tom  was a Chicago Club
board member in the mid 90's.  Son, Brian - ND '05 (wife - Meghan , also ND '05) and daughter Laura -ND '08 (husband
Brian also ND '08) Rycyna, all reside in Chicago.

Tom is a graduate of Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management ('80), and a commissioner on the
Village of Western Springs Planning Commission and a current member and past president of Edgewood Valley Country
Club.


Welcoming Committee for Thursday, March 15, 2018
Hosts for February 2011

Hosts for Thursday, March 17
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Hosts for November 17, 2011
Michael S. Melbinger, Partner & Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice,
Winston & Strawn LLP,  
 www.winston.com/mmelbinger
Executive Compensation Blog: http://www.winston.com/index.cfm?contentID=19&itemID=159&itemType=25

In addition to being the global head of Winston & Strawn's Employee and Executive Compensation Practice, Mike is
an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University School
of Law.  He is the author of the CCH treatise Executive Compensation, now in its Second Edition, the American
Bankers Association’s Compliance Guide to Employee Benefit Trusts, and more than 60 articles on executive
compensation and employee benefits topics. He is also on the editorial board of Practical Tax Strategies, and writes
the popular "Melbinger's Compensation Blog" for CompensationStandards.com.

Mike practices exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee benefit issues for corporations,
partnerships, executives, boards of directors and fiduciaries.  He also handles the benefits and compensation issues in
litigation, bankruptcy, change in control, and public offering situations.

He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and other national
publications.  He has appeared as a guest on the Jim Lehrer News Hour, the Fox News Business Report and other
nationally broadcast television programs.  Mike was elected as a fellow into the American College of Employee
Benefits Counsel in 2005, and named to the 2011 BTI Client Service All-Stars.  Each year since 2007, he has been
named a Leading Lawyer for Business by Chamber & Partners and one of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois by "Illinois
Super Lawyers."  He is a member of the ABA and NASPP.  He also handles pro bono matters for Adoptive Families
of America, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Donors Forum, and other non-profit entities.

Mike received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College
of Law in 1983.  He serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Illinois College of Law.

Networking Hosts for our 2013 Kick-off Power Networking Breakfast
& 10th Anniversary Celebration - Feb. 21, 2013!
We had over 160 in March! Thanks to everyone who came. A good time was had by all!

HOSTS FOR NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Special Guests coming to Chicago from the University:
  • Tamara Freeman, Director HR Services, University of Notre Dame
  • Margaret Morgan, Director of Residential Life: Rector Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention, University of Notre Dame

Hosts:
  • John Blasi, Managing Director, Information Security, Technology Projects Lead, Accenture
  • Tim Daro, President at Bernard & Company
  • Matt Fumagalli, Director of Finance, NBC Sports Group
  • Fr. Bob Lombardo, Director of Our Lady of the Angels (www.missionola.com)
  • Shane O'Flaherty, National Director of Hospitality and Travel for Microsoft and, along with two other ND alums, Co-Founder
    of the OneParish App
  • Ed Rog, Director Notre Dame Senior Alumni for Region 16 (Chicago, Cook County & NW Indiana)
  • Dolores Simon, Executive Deputy Director of Business Services for the Illinois Department of Employment Security and 1st
    Vice President of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago (Club President as of 7/1/16
  • Kinnon Tatum II, Agency Process Specialist at Allstate
JULY 30, 2015 NETWORKING BREAKFAST HOSTS
CLUB OFFICERS SERVING AS HOSTS TO WELCOME YOU THIS MONTH!
Fr. Bob Lombardo, Director of Our Lady of the Angels Mission Center (www.missionola.com)

In 2005, FATHER ROBERT LOMBARDO, C.F.R., was called by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George to Chicago from
the Bronx where he was working with the poorest of the poor. The objective: To build a Catholic outreach on the west side
of Chicago in one of our poorest neighborhoods, Humboldt Park, on the site of the school tragic fire that took the lives of
92 children and three religious 50 years ago.   He was charged with accomplishing the impossible with virtually no funding,
and the impossible he has accomplished along with the help of thousands of volunteers and donors, and, of course, God!
He is very thankful for all of the thousands of Notre Dame alums who have come to the Mission to help with the Mobile
Food Pantry, various projects and to serve dinners and help with the various seasonal parties.  THANK YOU!!!

Fr. Bob uses all of his talents, not just as a priest, but as a construction manager, fund raiser, counselor, accountant, and
friend to those in the neighborhood around the Mission and all of the volunteers who come week after week to help.  Fr.
Bob graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 with an accounting degree and went straight to work for Price Waterhouse.  
Soon, however, the call to become a priest could not be denied. As a young priest, he did missionary work in Bolivia and
Honduras with orphaned street kids, organized youth programs on Manhattan's lower east side, and then directed the
Padre Pio Shelter for the Homeless.

He was a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and a member of the Franciscan Friars Preaching Team
for decades. Fr. Bob is a beloved and highly sought after speaker and retreat leader, locally, nationally and internationally.
Over the last 20 years, he has held the following positions: Director, Saint Anthony Residence; Director, Lay Associate
Program of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal; Local Servant (Guardian), Saint Crispin’s Friary; Director, Saint
Anthony’s Free Medical/Dental Clinic; and Vicar General, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He also received a M. Div in
Theology from Maryknoll School of Theology and a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Iona College. In 1991, he was
named the Notre Dame Club of New York's Man of the Year.
Special Guests coming to Chicago from the University!  
Thanks to the following busy professionals for making time to serve as hosts on November 12!!!  
Hosts for July 21, 2016
Our New Club President!
Delores Simon
Our New Club Manager!
Ellen Yocum
Welcoming Committee for TUESDAY, April 18, 2017
Welcoming Committee Members for this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017,  includes:
Legal: John O'Brien,
President of the
Illinois State Bar Association
Insurance: Thomas Ealy,
National Partner, Midwest Region,
Willis North America

Non-Profit:
Anthony Zipple, CEO,
Thresholds
Christopher Brusznicki, CEO & Co-Founder GamedayHousing.com;
Principal at Bronson Lee and ND Club of Chicago Board Member

A former US Army Paratrooper with a Kellogg MBA and a dream.  Chris co-founded
GamedayHousing with long-time Notre Dame friend Geoff Polk after the two saw $600 per
night rates at hotels on game weekends and thought there had to be a better way.  He is a
licensed real estate broker and responsible for technology development on
GamedayHousing.com.  

Chris is also a principal at Bronson Lee Partners, which is a private real estate investment
fund.  He serves on the board of directors of the Notre Dame club of Chicago and is active in
veteran's education causes.  Chris and his wife Maureen live in Chicago, IL with their two
children Evie and Chris (Mack) Jr.
John Levitske, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC

Managing Director, John Levitske joined Duff & Phelps in 2005. He is a managing director in the
Chicago office and part of the firm’s Dispute Consulting and Forensic Advisory practice. He has more
than 20 years of experience in business appraisals and forensic accounting.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, John was a managing director with Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value
Consulting. He also held posts at KPMG, Deloitte & Touche and FTI Consulting. John is an experienced
business appraiser and forensic accountant, specializing in analyzing and investigating businesses,
stakeholder interests and financial information. He has served as an expert witness and arbitrator, and has
rendered expert testimony in trial, hearings and depositions.

John holds a J.D. from Duquesne University, an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S.
in business administration from Duquesne University. He is a certified public accountant, an accredited
business valuator and an accredited senior appraiser in business valuation. John is certified in financial
forensics, is a chartered financial analyst charterholder, and also completed the certified insolvency and
restructuring advisor examination program. In addition, he has taught courses at the university level, and
is a speaker and author on business and financial topics.
Vincent J. Cushing, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Clean Urban
Energy, Inc.

Clean Urban Energy, Inc. (CUE) is a cleantech start-up that uses scalable, automated, web-based
technology to continuously and optimally integrate large commercial building HVAC operations with
electric grid operations and markets in large metropolitan areas like Chicago.  CUE technology reduces
building HVAC energy expense by 20-40%; improves electric generation efficiency and environmental
performance; and introduces demand elasticity into grid markets.  CUE delivers software as a service
through licensing arrangements with energy service providers to the commercial building industry.  The
CUE team is largely comprised of ND alums.

Mr. Cushing has four decades of broad experience in the energy industry, encompassing all facets of the
electricity business.  He spent his first thirty years as an engineer, manager, and executive on the electric
system side of the meter – electric generation, transmission systems, power pools, energy markets &
contracting, financial risk management, grid storage, environmental compliance, market/competitor
analysis, and strategic planning.  At the University, he works closely with both the Gigot Center for
Entrepreneurial Studies and with the College of Engineering, most recently on the robot football
competition in support of prosthetics research.  He has cofounded a number of energy start-ups, including
CUE.
http://www.cleanurbanenergy.com/
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September 16, 2010
October 21, 2010

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Breakfast
David Casper, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
http://www.nmfn-caspergroup.com/

Although most of you recognize Dave's name from his football days at Notre Dame, with the Oakland Raiders or when he was
inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2002, he is also an accomplished and trusted financial representative  for Northwestern
Mutual Financial Network.

For five years David Casper served as Managing Director for The San Francisco Bay Area Group, and also leads The Casper
Group in Vernon Hills, IL.  The Casper Group has been serving clients in Chicago’s northwestern suburbs since 1990. Its Financial
Representatives specialize in personal and business needs analysis, investment and insurance services, and long-range financial
solutions. The office places a particular focus on the development of enduring relationships marked by collaboration, integrity and
growth.

Managing Director David Casper graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974
Cum Laude with a degree in economics,
and he played in the National Football League for 11 seasons.  David Casper is married to Susan, and the couple has a son, Andy,
and two grown daughters: Keleigh and Carrie. David and Susan were married at Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame one week
after they graduated in 1974, and they remain close to the Notre Dame family. His other pleasures include fishing and woodcutting.

David is involved with a number of charitable organizations and is the founder of the Ronald McDonald Celebrity Golf Tournament
in Waconia, Minnesota, an annual event that began in 1985. Other involvements include Easter Seals and Big Brothers and Big
Sisters of America. He has been formally recognized twice for his outstanding commitment to community service. In 1993, he was
the recipient of the GTE Academic Hall of Fame for Outstanding Career Achievement and Contributions to the Community. David
also was one of only six to receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for living a life of distinction.
Bob Cronin, President of MAC Graphics Group, Inc.
http://www.macgraphicsgrp.com/

Bob has worked at MAC Graphics Group since 1985.  MAC Graphics is a printing and promotional products business located in
Oakbrook Terrace and serves all of Chicagoland as well as clients nationwide.  Direct mail, catalogs, brochures, labels, point of
purchase, signs, banners and forms are some of the many print products they provide for their clients.  On the promotional side
they provide products that clients use for branding, corporate identity, gifts, premiums, and giveaways including shirts, hats,
outerwear, mugs, pens, awards, and any other item used to promote their business, cause, or event.

Bob graduated from Notre Dame in 1982 with a BBA in Accounting, and has proudly sent his four children to Notre Dame as
well.  Bob served as President of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago from 2009-2010.  He has been the Head Coach of Track and
Field at Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst since 2004.  

Bob exemplifies Notre Dame values and caring.  Not only did he give a year to head up the ND Club of Chicago as our most
recent past President, but you will regularly find Bob and his entire family serving the poor at the mobile food pantry at the
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels (where I snapped the photo to the left) which is run by another ND Alum, Fr. Bob
Lombardo '79 .  What a great guy Bob is!  Need some promotional items or other marketing/advertising materials?  Call on Bob!
Angelo J. Loumbas,  Executive Director,  Planning Director, Mid-America Region,
Wealth Advisory Resources,  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
https://www.morganstanleysmithbarney.com

Angelo J. Loumbas is Planning Director for the Mid-America Region and is based in the Chicago Wealth Planning Center.  
Angelo works with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney high net-worth clients to develop customized planning solutions for their
personal situations in order to address each client’s unique goals and objectives.  These solutions can be related to complex
estate planning, financial planning, philanthropic planning, executive compensation, risk management, and business and trust
entity structuring.  

He joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 2010 after over two years in a similar role at U.S. Trust and over 13 years as a
practicing attorney representing high net-worth clients, closely held businesses, and major philanthropic institutions.

Angelo is admitted to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  He also holds memberships in the Chicago Estate Planning
Council and the Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee.  Angelo has spoken on topics such as “Conditions Suggesting
a Management Buyout” before the Chicago Bar Association Corporation and Business Law Committee, “Decoupling: How to
Plan for an Unpredictable Future” and “Tax Consequences of Intra-Family Loans,” both before the Chicago Bar Association
Trust Law Committee, and “Conversations about Wealth and Philanthropy with Prospective Donors” before the Chicago
Council on Planned Giving.  His recently published an article titled “The Roth IRA Conversion Opportunity and Charitable
Planning” in the Minnesota Planned Giving Council’s May 2010 online newsletter.   

Angelo earned his B.A. from DePauw University, his M.B.A from the University of Notre Dame, and his law degree from
Indiana University at Bloomington.  Angelo served as President of the Rotary Club of Chicago (“ROTARY/One”), the world’s
first Rotary club, for 2009 – 2010.   
Danny Romano, CEO, Power Distributing Company (Red Bull- woo hoo!)
http://www.powerdist.net

Danny is currently the CEO of Power Distributing Company, the Red Bull distributor for northern Illinois and Indiana,
selling over 2 million cases annually. He has a long history in the wine, spirits and beverage industry. He worked for
Romano Brothers, a liquor and wine distributor from 1984 to 2002 in many sales capacities and served as its President
from 1997 to 2002. Founded in 1884, in 2002, Romano Brothers, ranked as the 12th-largest liquor wholesaler nationally,
employing about 600 people, with sales of about $600 million. In 2002, Romano Brothers was purchased by the largest
distributor of wine and spirits in the U.S., Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc. Danny was, at that time, President
and Chief Operating Officer. He then served as Managing Director of Southern Wine and Spirits while venturing into his
current endeavor.

He graduated from Notre Dame with his BA in Business in 1978 and obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago in
1981, after which he worked for Gallo Winery in Los Angels from 1981 to 1984 when he returned to Chicago.

Danny served on the Board of Trustees for Dominican University from 2005-2010 and has been on the Board of Trustees
for Benedictine since 2005. He is also the Assistant boxing Coach at Notre Dame High School.
Jacqueline M. Hopkins, Managing Director, Capital Markets
http://www.gecapital.com/en/index.html#1

Jackie joined GE in 2007 and is responsible for the firm’ syndications efforts supporting the Cental Region for GE’s
Corporate Finance business. Prior to joining GE, Jackie was with JPMorgan for over 20 years, most recently as a
Managing Director of the Mezzanine Group. In that role, she managed a portfolio of over 40 investments valued at over
$250MM, and was responsible for new deal origination. Prior to moving into the Mezzanine Group, Jackie was the Head
of Middle Market Loan Syndications, responsible for Middle Market and ABL syndications. She spent over 10 years in
Syndications and Leveraged Finance, as a Transaction Manager, responsible for managing all aspects of a syndicated
transaction from marketing to loan closing. Prior to joining the Syndications and Leveraged Finance Group, she was a
member of a hand picked asset rationalization team, responsible for reducing exposure to non-strategic relationships,
finishing that project one year ahead of schedule. She was also a Relationship Manager in the Media and Communications
Group, responsible for a portfolio or relationships in the western part of the United States.

Jackie has her undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame and her MBA from The University of Chicago.
She is Series 7 and 63 licensed and is affiliated with the Chicago Finance Exchange.
Jeff Wojcik, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, SGA Youth & Family
Services
http://www.sga-youth.org

Jeff joined SGA Youth & Family Services in January 2011 with experience as a finance and operations leader in both the
non-profit and for-profit sectors. He is responsible for finance and accounting, human resources, information technology,
and working with the leadership team on strategic and operational planning.

Prior to joining SGA, Jeff was Assistant Vice President of Operations and Shared Services for NorthShore University
HealthSystem Foundation, where he was responsible for matters related to supporting the daily operations of a non-profit
healthcare foundation, and integration of its philanthropic activities into those of a greater healthcare institution. He has
also served in a variety of roles for both publicly traded and privately owned companies, including Arthur Andersen,
Deloitte, Hyatt, and Cosi. Jeff received his BBA in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from
the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is a registered CPA with the State of Illinois.
Tom Hansen, President, Elarasys Worldwide LLC
http://www.elarasys.com

Tom returned to the computer industry in December 2008 when he and a partner purchased Elarasys, based in Elgin.   
This 12 year old business sells computer hardware (servers, storage, memory, routers, switches, etc)  to data centers -
IBM, Sun, HP, Dell and Cisco - primarily pre-owned equipment that has been fully tested and put under warranty prior to
being resold.  This approach enables IT professionals to save thousands on their hardware needs.   An interesting side of
Elarasys is our interest in purchasing data center computer hardware no longer in use.  

Starting with IBM after graduating from Notre Dame in 1974, Tom spent 16 years in the computer business before taking
his sales and management expertise to the folding carton and paper industries.  

A member of the Alumni Schools Council for the ND Chicago Club for the past 10+ years, Tom  was a Chicago Club
board member in the mid 90's.  Son, Brian - ND '05 (wife - Meghan , also ND '05) and daughter Laura -ND '08 (husband
Brian also ND '08) Rycyna, all reside in Chicago.

Tom is a graduate of Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management ('80), and a commissioner on the
Village of Western Springs Planning Commission and a current member and past president of Edgewood Valley Country
Club.
Hosts for February 2011

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Hosts for November 17, 2011
Michael S. Melbinger, Partner & Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice,
Winston & Strawn LLP,  
 www.winston.com/mmelbinger
Executive Compensation Blog: http://www.winston.com/index.cfm?contentID=19&itemID=159&itemType=25

In addition to being the global head of Winston & Strawn's Employee and Executive Compensation Practice, Mike is
an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University School
of Law.  He is the author of the CCH treatise Executive Compensation, now in its Second Edition, the American
Bankers Association’s Compliance Guide to Employee Benefit Trusts, and more than 60 articles on executive
compensation and employee benefits topics. He is also on the editorial board of Practical Tax Strategies, and writes
the popular "Melbinger's Compensation Blog" for CompensationStandards.com.

Mike practices exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee benefit issues for corporations,
partnerships, executives, boards of directors and fiduciaries.  He also handles the benefits and compensation issues in
litigation, bankruptcy, change in control, and public offering situations.

He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and other national
publications.  He has appeared as a guest on the Jim Lehrer News Hour, the Fox News Business Report and other
nationally broadcast television programs.  Mike was elected as a fellow into the American College of Employee
Benefits Counsel in 2005, and named to the 2011 BTI Client Service All-Stars.  Each year since 2007, he has been
named a Leading Lawyer for Business by Chamber & Partners and one of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois by "Illinois
Super Lawyers."  He is a member of the ABA and NASPP.  He also handles pro bono matters for Adoptive Families
of America, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Donors Forum, and other non-profit entities.

Mike received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College
of Law in 1983.  He serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Illinois College of Law.

Networking Hosts for our 2013 Kick-off Power Networking Breakfast
& 10th Anniversary Celebration - Feb. 21, 2013!
We had over 160 in March! Thanks to everyone who came. A good time was had by all!

HOSTS FOR NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Special Guests coming to Chicago from the University:
  • Tamara Freeman, Director HR Services, University of Notre Dame
  • Margaret Morgan, Director of Residential Life: Rector Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention, University of Notre Dame

Hosts:
  • John Blasi, Managing Director, Information Security, Technology Projects Lead, Accenture
  • Tim Daro, President at Bernard & Company
  • Matt Fumagalli, Director of Finance, NBC Sports Group
  • Fr. Bob Lombardo, Director of Our Lady of the Angels (www.missionola.com)
  • Shane O'Flaherty, National Director of Hospitality and Travel for Microsoft and, along with two other ND alums, Co-Founder
    of the OneParish App
  • Ed Rog, Director Notre Dame Senior Alumni for Region 16 (Chicago, Cook County & NW Indiana)
  • Dolores Simon, Executive Deputy Director of Business Services for the Illinois Department of Employment Security and 1st
    Vice President of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago (Club President as of 7/1/16
  • Kinnon Tatum II, Agency Process Specialist at Allstate
JULY 30, 2015 NETWORKING BREAKFAST HOSTS
CLUB OFFICERS SERVING AS HOSTS TO WELCOME YOU THIS MONTH!
Fr. Bob Lombardo, Director of Our Lady of the Angels Mission Center (www.missionola.com)

In 2005, FATHER ROBERT LOMBARDO, C.F.R., was called by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George to Chicago from
the Bronx where he was working with the poorest of the poor. The objective: To build a Catholic outreach on the west side
of Chicago in one of our poorest neighborhoods, Humboldt Park, on the site of the school tragic fire that took the lives of
92 children and three religious 50 years ago.   He was charged with accomplishing the impossible with virtually no funding,
and the impossible he has accomplished along with the help of thousands of volunteers and donors, and, of course, God!
He is very thankful for all of the thousands of Notre Dame alums who have come to the Mission to help with the Mobile
Food Pantry, various projects and to serve dinners and help with the various seasonal parties.  THANK YOU!!!

Fr. Bob uses all of his talents, not just as a priest, but as a construction manager, fund raiser, counselor, accountant, and
friend to those in the neighborhood around the Mission and all of the volunteers who come week after week to help.  Fr.
Bob graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 with an accounting degree and went straight to work for Price Waterhouse.  
Soon, however, the call to become a priest could not be denied. As a young priest, he did missionary work in Bolivia and
Honduras with orphaned street kids, organized youth programs on Manhattan's lower east side, and then directed the
Padre Pio Shelter for the Homeless.

He was a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and a member of the Franciscan Friars Preaching Team
for decades. Fr. Bob is a beloved and highly sought after speaker and retreat leader, locally, nationally and internationally.
Over the last 20 years, he has held the following positions: Director, Saint Anthony Residence; Director, Lay Associate
Program of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal; Local Servant (Guardian), Saint Crispin’s Friary; Director, Saint
Anthony’s Free Medical/Dental Clinic; and Vicar General, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He also received a M. Div in
Theology from Maryknoll School of Theology and a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Iona College. In 1991, he was
named the Notre Dame Club of New York's Man of the Year.
Special Guests coming to Chicago from the University!  
Thanks to the following busy professionals for making time to serve as hosts on November 12!!!  
Hosts for July 21, 2016
Our New Club President!
Delores Simon
Our New Club Manager!
Ellen Yocum
Welcoming Committee Members for this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017,  includes:

Welcoming Committee for Thursday, August 17, 2017
Photo coming!

Welcoming Committee for Thursday,  October 19, 2017
Networking Presentation
given to the ND Law Students
in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2018
.
Good advice for networkers of
any age!
October 19, 2017


WELCOMING COMMITTEE FOR MAY 17, 2018

WELCOMING COMMITTEE FOR July 26, 2018
WELCOMING COMMITTEE FOR November 15, 2018
Register
HERE!
WELCOME
Molly Crampton:  Our new Club Manager, Notre Dame Club of Chicago
AND BID A FOND FAREWELL TO  
Ellen Yokum, Our ND Club Manager for the last 2+ years!!!
Education: Thomas Bednar,
President of
St. Francis High School

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 NETWORKING BREAKFAST