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Dave Cocagne

President/CEO, Vermilion Development

Chairman, Silver Birch Living

Sonny Tai

CEO/co-founder, Actuate

Marine Corps veteran

Shondra Clay

Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions

Northern Illinois U

Justin Breen

Founder, BrEpic Communications LLC

Journalism Chair, College of Media Alumni Board

Irving Azoff

2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment

Dr. Luke Sewall

Hinsdale physician

Played on ’83 Rose Bowl team

Jeff Johnson

President, Hearst newspaper division

Former San Francisco Chronicle publisher

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Stephanie Rosa

Festivate CEO & business dev. director

Festival Squad founder

Phil DeRuntz

Board chairman

iPrime Fund

Dan Gusanders

Founder, CEO

Pure Processing LLC

Lothar Soliwon

President, CEO

ZG Worldwide Consultants

April Warren-Grice


Liberated Genius, LLC

Cary McMillan

CEO, True Partners Consulting

2004 Chicago Illini of Year

Jake Becraft

Co-founder, CEO

Strand Therapeutics

Rich Stanbaugh


NuArx, Inc.

Dan Tonkery


Content Strategies

Ryan Coon

CEO, co-founder


Suzanne Bates

Longtime TV anchor

Bates Communications CEO

Beth Bugdaycay

Former Rebecca Taylor CEO

Co-founded Foundrae jewelry line

Jim Vermette

CEO, UI Alumni Association (1967-84)

Executive VP, Cozad Asset Management

Graham Grady

Chicago law partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Darren Guccione

Distinguished alumni award

CEO, Keeper Security, Inc.

Steve Sarowitz

Paylocity founder/chairman

Blue Marble Payroll CEO

Zack Rosen

CEO, co-founder

Pantheon Systems

Jayne Turpin DeLuce

President, CEO

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