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The Experience

Kellogg Convocation

Celebrating the Class of 2023

This page is your one-stop shop for all the information you need to celebrate the Class of 2023. On Convocation Day and during Graduation Weekend, we give graduates a rousing send-off and share the excitement of your special day. This year's Convocation will be a momentous occasion to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of 2023 for the Full-Time MBA, Evening & Weekend MBA, MBAi, MSMS, and Doctoral Programs.

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The Class of 2023 convocation Mon, June 12 at 2 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

James Reynolds, Jr. ’82

We are pleased to announce that Kellogg alum James Reynolds, Jr. ’82 will be this year’s Convocation speaker. James is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Loop Capital, one of the largest privately-held investment banks in the United States.

Mr. Reynolds founded Loop Capital in 1997 and has led the organization’s growth and diversification from a municipal bond firm into one of the most dynamic and diversified investment banking firms in the country, providing corporate finance, global equity trading, taxable fixed-income trading, tax-exempt fixed income trading, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, infrastructure investment, and financial consulting services. A 30-year veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Reynolds held senior-level positions at several global Wall Street firms prior to founding Loop Capital.

A passionate advocate of giving back to the community, Mr. Reynolds currently serves as Chairman of Boards for the Chicago Community Trust and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Additionally, Mr. Reynolds serves as a Board Member of Hope Chicago Executive Leadership Advisory Board, World Business Chicago, Intersect Illinois, National Parks Conservation Association, and the Chicago Urban League.

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