FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anne Divita Kopacz
Director of Communication, Quinlan
General Colin L. Powell Headlines CEO Summit
and Grand Opening at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business
Events Celebrate the Opening of the New John and Kathy Schreiber Center
CHICAGO, September 11, 2015 – General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), will be a featured speaker at a CEO Summit hosted by Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business on September 15, 2015. General Powell also will deliver a keynote address later in the evening at the grand opening celebration for Quinlan’s new home, the John and Kathy Schreiber Center.
Powell, a four-star general in the US Army and former US Secretary of State, is now a highly respected expert in diplomacy and business. He, along with a panel of corporate leaders, will discuss the impact of corporate social responsibility on business, government, and education, and the benefits to balancing shareholder and stakeholder interests.
The CEO Summit panelists are:
- General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
- Shaun Budnik, Partner, KPMG, LLP
- Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Baxter International
- Paul La Schiazza, President, AT&T Illinois
- Edward Wehmer, President and CEO, Wintrust
Pamela McCoy, associate dean of executive degree programs at Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, will moderate the panel. Kevin T. Stevens, Quinlan’s dean, will offer welcoming remarks.
“We are thrilled to bring together such a powerful group of corporate leaders to discuss how industry, government, and academia can collaborate to effectively impact local and global communities,” says Stevens. “This is the core of Quinlan’s Jesuit-inspired commitment to social responsibility and ethical leadership.”
The CEO Summit will be attended by 100 corporate leaders. Nearly 500 people, including members of the business and civic community, Loyola friends and alumni, partners, and Quinlan faculty, administration, and students, will arrive in the evening for the Grand Opening Celebration.
About the John and Kathy Schreiber Center
Located on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus, the John and Kathy Schreiber Center is the innovative, sustainable new home of the Quinlan School of Business. The 10-story building features an open design, interactive classrooms, and integrated social spaces that promote collaboration in and out of the classroom and with the greater Chicago community. The building continues Loyola’s commitment to sustainability through green features, including a system of atria that harness natural ventilation and harvest daylight to provide energy efficiency and light throughout the building.
The Schreiber Center is named in honor of alumnus John G. Schreiber, who along with his wife, Kathy, announced a $10 million gift to the school in 2014. Schreiber had a 20-year career in real estate investment management as a partner in Chicago-based JMB Realty Corporation. In 1992, he founded the New York-based Blackstone Group’s real estate investment management business and continues to be an active partner in Blackstone Real Estate Advisors.
“Loyola’s School of Business played a big part in my development as a student and in my career in business,” said Mr. Schreiber. “Contributing to the construction of the new business school building gives me a way to acknowledge Loyola’s importance in my life.”
For additional details, visit LUC.edu/schreiber.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
About Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business
Focused on responsible leadership, the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive education in the heart of downtown Chicago, with campuses and partnerships in Rome, Beijing, and Saigon–Ho Chi Minh City. Founded in 1922, the school was an early pioneer in Jesuit business education and is firmly grounded in ethics. The school is named for Michael R. Quinlan, a double Loyola alumnus. To learn more about Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, visit Twitter.com/LoyolaQuinlan, Facebook.com/LoyolaQuinlan, and LUC.edu/Quinlan.
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