Gies College of Business Spring Luncheon


Hosted by Gies College of Business Alumni Association

Every year since 1960, the Gies College of Business family has met in Chicago to honor faculty and alumni achievements at the annual Spring Luncheon. Due to COVID-19 in-person restrictions, we are excited to continue the tradition virtually. The luncheon will recognize the recipients of the Excellence-in-Teaching Awards, the Gies College of Business Appreciation Award, and the Gies College of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award. Join the Gies Business Alumni Association and Gies Business for the 2021 Spring Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Josh Whitman, Director of Athletics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Keynote Speaker
Josh Whitman, Director of Athletics for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alumni Award Recipients
James R. Elsesser, CEO, Interstate Bakeries, and CFO, Ralston Purina (retired) - Gies College of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award

Cary D. McMillan, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, True Partners Consulting - Gies College of Business Appreciation Award

GBAA Excellence-in-Teaching Award Recipients

Rob Metzger, Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance - Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Michael Shaw, Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Chair of Information Systems - Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Minjeong Kim, Teaching Assistant in Accountancy - Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance