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Alumni in Business

Knox College graduates have shown success in business with their excellent background in writing, communicating and critical thinking that is the heart of a liberal arts education.

Graduate School
As a student in Knox's business and management program, you'll be prepared to join the many Knox alumni who have gone on to successful careers as analysts, managers, CEO's, teachers and other areas, and who have also succeeded in obtaining MBA degrees and other graduate-level education.

If fact, of the Knox alumni who completed MBAs, 41% studied at the top 25 business schools.

Knox graduates have obtained MBA's from some of the most prestigious business programs in the country, including those at:

Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Emory University
Harvard University
Indiana University at Bloomington
New York University
Northwestern University
Stanford University
Texas A & M University
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania

Business Leaders
Examples of Knox alumni who are prominent business leaders include:

Duke PetrovichChairman, Knox College Board of Trustees and retired President of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Chicago, Illinois. Dushan Petrovich '74. (Photo, right.)

Founding Partner of Centerview Partners, Rye, New York. James Kilts '70.

CEO and founder, Sub-Zero Refrigeration, Madison, Wisconsin. Homer Price '48.

Chair, Olson Rug Company, Chicago, Illinois. Diane Rosenberg '63.

Vice Chairman, Fellowes Manufacturing Company, Wheaton, Illinois. John Fellowes '37.

Mayor, City of Brookfield. Brookfield, Wisconsin. Katie Calvert '62.

CEO and Founder, Ronald J. Krumm and Associates, Itasca, Illinois. Ronald Krumm '74.

President, P. Wakefield & Co, Cambridge, Wisconsin. Peter Wakefield Jackson '80.

Business Analyst, Hewitt Associates LLC, Lincolnshire, Illinois. Jalin S. Karia '00.

Business Analyst, Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emerites. Sharika A. Menon '02.

Analyst/Programmer, Analytic Innovations, Chicago, Illinois. Robert Galfi '99.

Analyst, Department of State, Washington, D.C. Erik K. Telleen '99.

Financial Analyst, KBL Financial Management, St. Louis, Missouri. Kendall Young '88.

Corporate Trainer, Zurich Life Insurance Company, Schaumburg, Illinois. Joan Esser Wilson '97.

Senior Marketing Consultant, BHC Marketing, The Woodlands, Texas. Andrew T. Roth '00.

Business Risk Management Consultant, Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, Illinois. Brett Tilly '95.

Chief Consultant, Red Leaf Info-Consulting, The Colony, Texas. Celine Gura Matthiessen '92

Consultant, Deloitte & Touche, Chicago, Illinois. Nalini Prakash '03.

Business/ Management
Product Manager
, Johnson & Johnson, Athens, Greece. Spyridon-Vasileios Manias '95.

Analyst Management, Bearing Point, Inc. McLean, Virginia. Dina Fatima Abbas '02.

Project Manager, Analytic Innovations, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Saba Ahmad '97.

Product Marketing Manager, Interwoven, Inc. Sunnyvale, California. Mayur Bhatnagar '02.

Project Manager, United Science Industries, Woodlawn, Illinois. Daniel A. King '01.

Assistant Manager, The Waianae Store, Waianae, Hawaii. Pamela George Okimoto '01.

Assistant Director, Laborers' Pension Fund, Westchester, Illinois. Jeannette Zeck '90.

Executive Vice President, Strategics, Inc. Chicago, Illinois. Andrew J. Mauck '00.

Vice President/Owner, Trattoria Stefano (restaurant), Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Whitney Witt Viglietti '92.

Operations Manager, Motorola-Cellular Subscriber Group, Libertyville, Illinois. Michael Schwalbach '91.

Human Resources Administrator, G.H. Tool & Mold, Inc. Washington, Missouri. Julie Scannell '91.

Manager, Eastern Mountain Sports, Union, Jew Jersey. Andrew Rose '92.

Funeral Director, Gibbons Funeral Home, Chicago, Illinois. Patrick Robinson '90.

Manager,Midwest Rack Manufacturing, St. Louis, Missouri. Michael Sabados '89.

Business Manager, Volkswagen/Audi Financial Services, Libertyville, Illinois. Harry Rabenhorst, Jr. '92.

Director of Finance, Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Susan Horan Newton '89.

Education/Community Outreach/ Non-Profit/Religious/ Volunteer
Director of Missions
, Jewish United Fund, Chicago, Illinois. Melissa C. Chapman '98.

County Coordinator, C.H.O.I.C.E., Eugene, Oregon. Vanessa McDonald Truett '94.

Outreach Caseworker, Project Now, Rock Island, Illinois. Julie A. Lindbeck '01.

Owner, Happy Feet Day Care Center, Round Lake Beach, Illinois. Jessie Mural '00.

Communications/Public Relations Officer, Save the Children, Washington, D.C. Monika Gutestam-Hustus '89.

Director of Missions, Jewish United Fund, Chicago, Illinois. Melissa C. Chapman '98.

Director of Communications, Wheaton Bible Church, Wheaton, Illinois. Elizabeth Baldwin Sargis '92.

Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. Steven Posavac '92

Day Care Director, Poko Loko Children's Center, Glenview, Illinios. David Clatch '89.

Senior Assistant, Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, Illinois. Novia Pagone '97.

Rural Carrier Associate, United States Postal Service, Barrington, Illinois. Brent Dixon '02.

Program Officer, U.S. Department of State, Falls Church, Virginia. Andrew C. Schwartz '01.

Legislative Analyst, Illinois State Senate, Springfield, Illinois. Debra Beck Lounsberry '92.

Employee Relations, U.S. Department of Education, Chicago, Illinois. Jeffrey R. Turnbull '91.

Marketing/ Public Relations/ Communication/ Media/ Publicity
Marketing Manager, RBC Mortgage, Chicago, Illinois. Bert Fox '99.

Marketing Manager, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, California. Tara Linda Allgaier '95.

Director of Marketing, Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, Illinois. Shalini Gupta '89.

Marketing Manager, Northern Illinois University Press, Dekalb, Illinois. Sarah R. Clair Atkinson, '04.

Executive Advertiser, ICON, Coralville, Iowa. Adam Robinson '97.

Market Research Associate, Sheldon I. Dorenfest & Associate, Chicago, Illinois. Slavka P. Kabakchieva '01.

Director of Development, FAVACA, Hallandale Beach, Florida. Rebecca Reichert '91

National Advertising Manager, Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Elizabeth Reifert '94.

Marketing Manager, Cole-Parmer Instrument Company, Vernon Hills, Illinois. Christopher Poe '92.

Web Services Manager, The Sherwood Group, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois. Michael Patti '96.

Community Relations Specialist, Unit District #5 Schools, Normal, Illinois. Meghan K. Leiseberg '01.

Public Relations Coordinator, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois. Robin Stahl '94.

Publicity Manager, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois. Aisha Ansari '97.

Communication Publications Manager, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Anchorage, Alaska. Mariah Oxford '91.

Network Analyst
, AT&T Global Network Services, Schaumburg, Illinois. Matthew Brugam '99.

Database/Web Administrator, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Matthew Richardson '94.

Assistant Software Editor, Addison Wesley, Glenview, Illinois. Robert B. Carroll '02.

Software Trainer, The Valspar Corporation, Kankakee, Illinois. Christina Christensen Slaby '92.

Data Analyst/Naturalist, DuPage County Forest Preserve District, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Art Product Consultant
, Dick Blick, Galesburg, Illinois. Kristal Frisque '02.

Account Support Representative, AT&T Wireless, Portland, Oregon. Amber Tripp '99.

Production Assistant, J. Walter Thompson, Chicago, Illinois. Rachel M. Sypniewski '01.

Sampling Coordinator, Synovate, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Victoria A. Pawlik Blust, '00.

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