Notable Alumni


Joseph Adams (BUS '77, MBA '79)
CEO & Managing Partner, RSM US LLP

Robin S. Anderson (MBA '97)
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, PetSmart, Inc.

Karen Atwood (MBA '92)
Former Executive Vice President, Service and Technology - Health Care Service Corporation

Gerald Beeson (BUS '94)
COO & Sr. Managing Director, Citadel Investment Group LLC

Biff Bowman (MBA '88)
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Northern Trust Company

Ruth Brinkley (CSH '81, CSH MS '84)
President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest

Ellen Bromagen (MBA '89)
First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Frank Clark (LAS '72, JD '76)
President, Chicago Board of Education

Curtis Crawford (MBA '78)
President and CEO of XCEO, Inc.

Sebastian Cualoping (BUS '77, MBA '81)
President of Ampac International Incorporated

Richard Driehaus (BUS '65, MBA '70)
President, Driehaus Capital Management, Inc.

Victor Faraci (MUS '54)
Former Senior VP Marketing, Warner Bros.

Paula Fasseas (LAS '80)
Founder, PAWS Chicago

Jack Greenberg (BUS '64, JD '68)
Former President and CEO, McDonald's U.S.A.

Lori Holland (BUS '84)
Managing Director, Neuberger Berman

Kenny J. Hong (BUS '91)
Chief Financial Officer, Hefty Waste & Storage, Reynolds Consumer Products LLC

Stacy Janiak (BUS '92)
Audit and Enterprise Risk Services National Managing Partner - Central Region, Deloitte

James Jenness (BUS '69, MBA '71)
Former CEO, Kellogg Company

Thomas Maas (MBA '81)
Chief Executive Officer, Agave Loco & Creator of RumChata

Carla Michelotti (LAS '72, JD '75)
Former EVP, Chief Legal, Governemnt, Corporate Affairs Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide

William W. Moreton (BUS '82)
Executive Vice Chairman, Panera

Diane M. Pearse (MBA '86)
CEO and President of Hickory Farms, LLC

Anne R. Pramaggiore (JD '89)
Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of Exelon Utilities

Richard Rosenfield (JD '69)
Co-Founder California Pizza Kitchen

William M. Rudolphsen (MBA '89)
CFO, KMR Pharmacy Advisors

James Ryan (MBA '87)
Chairman, CEO (Retired), W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Bertram Scott (SNL '80)
Former President of US Commercial Business, CIGNA

Michael Scudder (MBA '93)
Chairman, President & CEO, First Midwest Bancorp, Inc

Jared Smith (BUS '08)
Co-Founder, RXBar

Film, Theatre & Television

Gillian Anderson (THE '90)
Actress, Emmy Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner

P.J. Byrne (THE '99)

Monique Coleman (THE '02)

Paul E. Dinello (CMN '85)
Supervising Producer, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ann Dowd (THE '82)
Actress, Golden Globe Nominee and Primetime Emmy Award Winner

Lourdes Duarte (CMN '99)
Co-Anchor of WGN Evening News, WGN Television

Dennis Dugan (THE '69)

Judy Greer (THE '97)
Actress, Producer, Writer

Sean Gunn (THE '96)
Laurence Holmes (LAS '97)
Sportscaster, 670 The Score

John Hoogenakker (THE '99)

Joe Keery (THE '14)
Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award Winner

Paul Konrad (THE '87)
Weatherman, WGN Television

Joe Mantegna (THE '69)
Actor, Tony Award Winner

Tarell Alvin McCraney (THE '03)
Playwright, Oscar Award Winner

Elizabeth Perkins (THE '81)
Actress, Golden Globe Award Nominee; Emmy Award Nominee

John C. Reilly (THE)
Actor, Academy Award Nominee; Golden Globe Award Nominee

Michael Rooker (THE '82)
Actor, Teen Choice Award Nominee

Government & Law

Hon. William J. Bauer (JD '52, LLD '93, LLD '05)
Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals

Hon. Anne Burke (SNL '76)
Justice, Illinois Supreme Court

Hon. Edward M. Burke, Sr. (LAS '65, JD '68)
Alderman, City of Chicago

Martin Castro (LAS '85)
Chairperson, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Richard M. Daley (LAS '65, JD '68)
Former Mayor, City of Chicago

Hon. Kirk Dillard (JD ‘82)
Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Hon. Thomas M. Durkin (JD ‘78)
Federal Judge, U.S. District Court

Gerald D. Hosier (JD '67)
Attorney, Law Offices of Gerald D. Hosier, Ltd.

Natalie Jaresko (BUS '87)
Former Ukraine Minister of Finance

Adriana Krnacova (MBA '09)
Mayor, City of Prague, Czech Republic

Larry Rogers (JD '83)
Partner, Power Rogers & Smith PC

Donald Schiller (JD '66)
Senior Partner, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Sam Skinner (JD '66, LLD '90)
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff

Juliana Stratton (JD ‘92)
Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois


Samuel Magad (MUS '55)
Former Concertmaster & Violinist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Tim Nordwind (THE '98)
Bassist, OK Go

Walter Parazaider (MUS '69)
Founding member & Saxophonist for the rock band Chicago

Literature & Publishing

Tony Hunter (MBA '95)
Publisher, President and CEO, Tribune Company

Timothy P. Knight (JD '90)
President, troncX


Kelli Hubly (CMN '17)
National Women’s Soccer League, Portland Thorns FC

Allie Quigley (EDU '08)
Women's National Basketball Association, Chicago Sky