The C-Suite Speaker Series started in 2014 to commemorate when the Brennan School of Business earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This series brings top C-suite executives from leading companies and entrepreneurs in the Chicago area and beyond to campus for the chance to speak and engage with students, faculty, and other members of the business community.

Recent Speakers
  • Gloria Santona, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, McDonald’s Corporation
  • Kristi Ross, Co-CEO and President, tastytrade | dough
  • Chris Keogh, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Anne Pramaggiore, CEO, ComEd
  • Mary Lee Schneider, President and CEO, Follett Corporation

Upcoming Events

Carol Lavin Bernick
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Reception at 5:30 p.m. // Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Martin Recital Hall

The C-Suite Speaker Series offers community members, business professionals, students, and faculty the opportunity to talk candidly with leading executives about accomplishments and challenges. Our fall 2018 keynote speaker is Carol Lavin Bernick, CEO of Polished Nickel Management Company, and former executive officer at Alberto Culver Company.

Carol will share her Alberto Culver career story, and wisdom about life and leadership from her new book Gather as You Go.

This event is co-sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Women Leaders in Philanthropy. There will be a networking reception followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A.