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Award winners! Back row (L to R): Wade Fetzer '61, Marc
Landsberg '89, Neill Brownstein '68, Joel Weiner '58,
Jeffery Vender '98, Dale Park Jr., Doug Bell '89. Front
row: Wiwan Tharahirunchote '85, Donald Jacobs, Dianne
Loeb '80. Not pictured: Jim Oates, Mrs. Keith DeLashmutt,
Kathryn Gerber, Margaret Gerber and Gayle Lomax
Awards celebrate standouts in Kellogg's 'vibrant community'
Graduate School of Management honored several alumni and friends
of the school during an April 2 dinner at the James L. Allen
Center. As in previous years, the Alumni Awards bestowed special
recognition upon a select few individuals for their extraordinary
service to the Kellogg school. This year, in addition to granting
The Schaffner Award and The Kellogg Alumni Service Award to
its graduates, Kellogg also presented a new honor called the
Friends of Kellogg Graduate School of Management to acknowledge
the efforts of non-graduates.
passion for Kellogg compels me to seek ways to contribute
to the school and make it an even better institution for the
past, current and future students who will one day walk its
halls, experience its joys, and feel its rhythms," said
Marc Landsberg '89, who was one of three Alumni Service Award
winners. Landsberg, the executive vice president of Internet
strategy at Leo Burnett, added that his relationship with
the Kellogg school has flourished and deepened over the years.
to Landsberg, Doug Bell '89 and Gayle Lomax '94 received Alumni
Service Awards. Bell, president of a New York-based advertising
firm that bears his name, expressed his feelings about his
connection with Kellogg.
me, Kellogg is not about memories or even about what's happening
on campus today. It's about a vibrant community that's immediately
relevant to my personal and professional life," he said.
Bell added that his participation in the Kellogg Alumni Club
of New York has been a wonderful experience. "I've made
hundreds of friends, some of whom have become clients,"
he said. "I consider it a privilege to have worked with
Kellogg alumni, and I'm honored to be among those recognized
for our efforts."
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Prof. Bob Magee with Mrs. Keith DeLashmutt and Don Jacobs
vice president for T. Rowe Price Investment Services' individual
marketing group, acknowledged the benefits she has enjoyed
by maintaining her relationship with the Kellogg school. "I
am extremely honored to be a recipient of the Alumni Service
Award," she said.
education I received at Kellogg has served me well in my career,
and the friendships and networks established during those
years remain strong to this day. Kellogg gave me new directionŠand
the tools to take theoretical concepts and apply them to real-world
problems. The school remains a key resource in my professional
of this year's Schaffner Award were Dr. Jeffery Vender '98,
Neill H. Brownstein '68, Dianne Dardes Loeb '80, Wiwan T.
Tharahirunchote '85 and Joel Weiner '58. Vender is chairman
of the Department of Anesthesiology and director of critical
care at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He also serves on
the executive committee of the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board.
Brownstein is a founding member of the boards of directors
of Bisnet and Club One, among others, and has more than 30
years in the venture capital industry. He serves on the Kellogg
Alumni Advisory Board. Loeb is a co-founder of the Kellogg
Alumni Club of Seattle and was Kellogg's director of admissions
from 1982-1984. She is a strategic planning consultant who
works with her husband, Steve '81, in the family's business,
Alaska Distributors Co. Tharahirunchote is president of One
Asset Management Ltd., the second-largest fund management
company in Thailand. She has been the representative for the
Thailand alumni club since 1989 and was recently named to
the "New Breed of Talent" list by the Thailand newspaper
The Nation. Weiner was formerly executive vice president for
Seagram Distillers and executive vice president for corporate
marketing at Kraft Foods.
John D. Gray Distinguished Professor of Marketing Louis Stern
singled Weiner out, praising his "unbelievably deep knowledge
of marketing" and extraordinary capacity to assess and
guide others in their careers. "Joel is self-effacing,
but he's really a mentor par excellence," Stern said.
"It's beyond my imagination to even estimate the number
of future CEOs he hired and coached during his tenure at Kraft."
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Jacobs expresses thanks to Kellogg friend Jim Oates.
shared his feelings about winning the Schaffner. "Kellogg
helped me gain access to interviews with the top consumer
packaged goods companies. I believe we all owe something to
the unselfishness of people who helped us when we needed it."
recipients of the Friends of Kellogg Graduate School of Management
were: Mrs. Keith I. DeLashmutt; Margaret and Kathryn Gerber;
Jim Oates; and Dale Park Jr. DeLashmutt established a chair
in the Accounting and Information Systems Department in 1989
and has remained a generous supporter of Kellogg. In 1991,
the Gerber sisters endowed the J. Jay Gerber Chair at Kellogg
in honor of their brother. They have also provided funding
for a gift annuity to benefit Kellogg. Oates, who retired
as president of Leo Burnett Worldwide in 1999, has been a
member of the Kellogg Advisory Board for 10 years. He has
helped numerous Kellogg student groups organize international
trips. Park has been an active friend to Northwestern University
for more than threedecades and a university trustee since
1979. He has remained a member of Kellogg's Advisory Board