Gies College of Business Spring Luncheon


Hosted by Gies College of Business Alumni Association

The Gies College of Business Spring Luncheon planned for Friday, April 24, 2020 is being cancelled in the interest of public safety and in keeping with University of Illinois policies. The health and safety of our Illinois family and our broader community is our highest priority.
We sincerely appreciate the support of our sponsors and individuals who have purchased a table or seat for the 2020 luncheon, and will be reaching out to those individuals with additional details. 

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. Please join us as we welcome keynote speaker Larry Gies ’88, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Madison Industries. 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.

60th Annual Spring Luncheon

Thursday, April 24, 2020
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Hilton Chicago
International Ballroom
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60605



Keynote Speaker
Larry Gies ’88, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Madison Industries

Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient
Kelly Loeffler ’92, Chief Executive Officer, Bakkt

Appreciation Award Recipient
Susan Lambert Fish ’79 & ’80, Managing Director, JFO Group

CBAA Excellence-in-Teaching Award Recipients:

Fiona Yao, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Julie Shapland ‘98, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

George Pennacchi, Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Anand Ramaswamy, Excellence in Teaching Assistance