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Cary McMillan

CEO, True Partners Consulting

2004 Chicago Illini of Year

Graham Grady

Chicago law partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister

KarenLee Poter

Dating coach, Internet talk show host

‘The KarenLee Poter Show’

Elizabeth Austin

Editorial consultant

Social media strategist

Ken Macur


Medaille College

Beth Finke

Author, memoir teacher

NPR commentator

Eberhard Kornotzki


Bridge Innovation Capital

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Ed Rezek

Retired engineer

Northrop Grumman

Blair Sheppard

Dean emeritus

Duke School of Business

Michael Lembeck

President, CEPStone

3-degree Illini

Ken Baker

Regional managing principal


John Livesay

Speaker, author

‘The Successful Pitch’

Don Elmore

Director, Champaign County

Small Business Dev. Center

John Rice

Global sales director

Dresser-Rand Co.

Tom Cycyota



Ned and Anne Tabat

Her: healthcare marketer

Him: Minneapolis CEO

Kevin Wise

Senior technical fellow


Dave Hood

Founding partner

Champaign accounting firm

John Bradford

Texas attorney

Liskow & Lewis, Houston

Sam Kellerhals

Healthcare consultant

SJK Consulting, Denver

Mitch Altman

Inventor, hacker

Cornfield Electronics CEO

Kathleen Kayse

Chief media strategy/partnerships officer

Ad Council

Matt Gawne

Chief Illiniwek 22

Procter & Gamble

Tonise Paul


Energy BBDO

Richard Powers

2019 Pulitzer Prize

Won 1989 ‘Genius’ grant