Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Kellogg World alumni magazine occasionally features graduates who have gone on to work in the nonprofit and civic fields or have donated their time to humanitarian and social causes:

Investing in Solutions
Fall 2011
Featuring David Chen '84, CEO and Founder, Equilibrium Capital Group; Lecturer of Social Enterprise at Kellogg; Debra Schwartz '88, Director of Program-Related Investments, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Agustín Vitórica '99 and Luca Torre '06, Founders and Co-CEOs, Ambers&Co Capital Microfinanzas; and Amit Bouri '07, Director of Strategy and Development, Global Impact Investing Network

Rochelle Michalek '02
Winter 2010
Adopting smart business strategies to save animals' lives

Roslyn M. Brock '99
Summer 2010
Leading the fight for equal opportunity and quality healthcare for all

John Vlahakis '85
Winter 2009
Through Earth Friendly Products, John Vlahakis takes care of the home, the planet and the bottom line

Jim and Sylvia Vail (both '80)
Winter 2009
By revamping the diets of the developmentally disabled, Jim and Sylvia Vail are saving lives — and money

Christy Wistar EMP-56
Spring 2009
Building labs in Tanzania to fight HIV/AIDS

Peter Kjome '00
Winter 2008
Grand Rapids Symphony president and CEO merges music and business for the perfect score

Sophia Siskel '99
Winter 2008
Chicago Botanic Garden's president and CEO provides a 100-year plan for enduring civic value

Nora El Goulli ’94
Winter 2008
Nora El Goulli ’94 uses Kellogg education to build pharmaceutical nonprofit

Big picture in focus
Spring 2008
These alumni are on a leadership journey that helps others

Wendy Church '92
Spring 2008
Kellogg grad cultivates sustainable communities

Jon Anda '80
Winter 2007
A different kind of banker: Jon Anda '80 takes on climate crisis with markets

Jill Gordon '80
Spring 2007
Hair and CARE strike the right style: Salon entrepreneur Jill Gordon '80 teams up with humanitarian organization for social change in Peru

Wade Fetzer '61
Spring 2007
A long-term relationship: Wade Fetzer '61 celebrated for decades of community service

Kevin Marinacci '96
Winter 2006
Plugging in for promise: Kellogg alum is helping first-generation Internet users in Nicaraguan primary schools embrace better learning and lifelong enrichment to benefit community

Paul Campbell '00
Winter 2006
As director of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Campbell helps save taxpayers $529 million

Allison Plyer '90
Summer 2006
A torrent of data to help stem the flood: Alum's nonprofit venture helping New Orleans surface after Katrina

Claudia Meirelles Davis '00 (EMBA)
Winter 2005
Tropical buzz: Leaving corporate America to lead a Brazilian organic coffee farm, Claudia Meirelles Davis finds sustainable business uplifting

Kevin Consey '99 (EMBA)
Winter 2005
The fine art of fund raising: EMP alum enjoys challenge, culture of museum management

Daniel José Custódio '05
Winter 2005
Have words, will travel; Poetry and empowerment mix in alum's initiative

Judy Buckley '98
Summer 2005
Buckley works for the U.S. Foreign Service where, most recently, she served as an economic and political officer for the State Department in Hong Kong.

Pam Carey '93
Spring 2005
Carey is the executive director for Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) Chicago, Chicago's largest nonprofit, no-kill humane organization.

B. Diane Williams '94 (EMP-29)
Winter 2004
As president of the Safer Foundation, Williams runs a Chicago nonprofit that helps ex-offenders obtain jobs and re-enter society.

Kay Branz '87
Summer 2004
Social entrepreneur Branz is finding ways to meet the resource crisis facing developmentally disabled adults.

Daryl Koehn '86
Summer 2004
Koehn is executive director of The Center for Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, her insights have appeared in The New York Times, CFO and CIO magazines, the Harvard Business Review, and in international newspapers and magazines.

Steve McDougal '95
Spring 2004
McDougal is helping bring renewable energy into the mainstream as manager of the renewable certificates division for 3 Phases Energy Services.

Kellogg – Creating leaders who care
Winter 2003
The issue's cover article highlighted the array of community-oriented leadership initiatives and academic programs that are the work of Kellogg School faculty, students, alumni and staff.

Beth Houle '95
Summer 2003
Houle and the Women's Opportunity Fund help women around the globe gain self-sufficiency.

Sophia Siskel '99
Summer 2003
Siskel leads Chicago's Field Museum into the 21st Century as the youngest-ever director of exhibitions and education.

Sharing their knowledge: With their passion for social change and entrepreneurial leadership, these alums are transforming lives
Spring 2002
Featuring John Wood '89, Kevin Marinacci '96, Matthew Candler '98, and Mark Medema '95

Marvin Pinkert '84
Winter 2000
Pinkert redefines museum management as vice president of programming at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.