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Megan Abraham

Executive director

The Goldie Initiative

Mitch Altman

Inventor, hacker

Cornfield Electronics CEO

Rodney Anderson

Founder/President

Pancheros Mexican Grill

Todd Atkinson

Ex-external affairs director

USDA Farm Service Agency

Jeff Badu

2018 Lester McKeever Award

Chicago CPA

Michelle Bassett

VP/digital media

Bassett & Bassett

Dave Downey

Big Ten Medal of Honor

Scored 53 vs. Indiana

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Bo Batchelder

All-American defensive end

Food service entrepreneur

Jordan Batt

CEO, co-founder

Endurance Direct, Northbrook

Sean Bauer

Director, Walgreens

Mergers & Acquisitions

Clark Benson

CEO/founder

Ranker

Gagan Bhatia

Founder

DataStride Solutions

Lori Bitter

President

The Business of Aging

Jeanne Bliss

Business consultant

Ex-Microsoft exec

Sue Bostrom

Former executive VP

Cisco Systems

Justin Breen

Founder, BrEpic Communications LLC

Journalism Chair, College of Media Alumni Board

Jason Brett

Entertainment executive

Co-produced ‘About Last Night’

George Buchanan

Executive VP, Risk Management

Regions Bank

Mike Buchner

CEO, Fallon ad agency

Arby’s, BTN among clients

Jon Burgstone

Director, Symbol Capital

Illini Comeback Award

Jeff Carter

Manager

West Loop Ventures

Anna Catalano

Former BP executive

Global marketing head

Rick Cattell

Database systems whiz

7 patents, 5 books

Pedro Cevallos-Candau

President/CEO

Primera Engineers

Steve Chen

YouTube co-founder

Also co-founded AVOS