Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Business Leadership Hub

Housed in the Quinlan School of Business

Solutions Summit 2019

Past Keynote Speakers

Keith Cienkus
DVP, Global Operations
Abbott Diagnostics
Dorri McWhorter
CEO 
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Past Featured Luncheon Speaker

Paul Neurauter
VP, Operations
Chicago Bears

Past Special Session Experts

Patrick Boyle
Director, Corporate Sustainability
Sloan Valve Co.
Bill Christiansen
Director of Programs
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Ryan Cisler
Account Executive
Amazon Advertising
Kara Clark
Principal, Actuarial Consulting
Oliver Wyman
Sean Connolly
Co-founder and CEO
Helix Chicago
Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago
Sue Fangmann
Director U.S. Supply Chain 
McDonald's
Laura Freveletti
Sr. Program Officer
The Allstate Foundation
Kate Gebo
EVP of HR and Labor Relations
United Airlines
Seth Green
Founding Director
Baumhart Center
Raymond Hamilton
Sr. Director for Emergency Preparedness
Medline
Matt Howard
VP, Water Stewardship and Director AWS N.A.
The Water Council
Imran Khan
CEO and Co-Founder
Embarc
Michael Konidaris
Principal Economist
Macroeconomic Advisers by IHS Markit
Jeff Korzenik
Chief Investment Strategist
Fifth Third
Amy Kyhos
Senior Lecturer
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Rosemary Matzl
Vice President
ITW
Dean Myers
Former VP, Global Supply Chain, Operations, Business Development
Coca-Cola Co.
 
Rosa Maria Noriega Gimenez
New Ventures President
Loyola Limited
Emma Petersen
Art Direction Intern
Cramer Krasselt Advertising
 
Vincenzo Sposito
Manager, Lean and RPA
Discover
Matthew Summy
VP, External Affairs
Comcast
 
Emilio Tenuta
VP, Corporate Sustainability
Ecolab
Mike Watson
Partner
Opex Analytics 
Kurt Wedgewood
NA Blockchain Leader for Retail, Consumer Products, Travel and Transportation
IBM  
Mike Welch
Executive Lecturer
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business 
 
Bob Wolpert
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Golden State Foods 
 

Session Highlights

For key takeaways from some of the different keynotes and panel discussions, click here.

Past Agenda

7:15 am Registration and Networking
8:00 am Welcome
8:15 am Morning Keynote
Business Transformation at Abbott Diagnostics

Keith Cienkus, Abbott Diagnostics
8:45 am Morning Presentation
USMCA and How It Could Affect the U.S. Economy
Michael Konidaris, Macro Advisors
9:15 am Panel Discussion
Blockchain in Action: Results and Lessons Learned from Leading Food Producers
Sue Fangmann, McDonald's
Kurt Wedgewood, IBM
Bob Wolpert, Golden State Foods
10:15 am Networking Break
10:30 am Breakout Session A
Strategic Water Stewardship: Challenges and Opportunities
Patrick Boyle, Sloan Valve
Bill Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Aaron Durnbaugh, Loyola University, IES (moderator)
Matt Howard, The Water Council & AWS North America
Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab

Breakout Session B
Cross-Sectional Partnerships That Enhance Your Business and Your Community Impact
Laura Freveletti, Allstate Foundation
Seth Green, Baumhart Center (moderator)
Imran Khan, Embarc
Rosemary Matzl, ITW
Matthew Summy, Comcast
11:30 am Luncheon Speaker
A Day in the Life: The Business of the Chicago Bears
Paul Neurauter, Chicago Bears
Noon Lunch and Scholarship Awards Presentation
1:00 pm Breakout Session A
Universal Principles to Being Influential in a VUCA World

Dean Myers, Coca-Cola (formerly)

Breakout Session B
Building Tomorrow's High Potential Leaders
Kara Clark, Oliver Wyman
Kate Gebo, United
Amy Kyhos, Loyola University Chicago (moderator)
Mike Welch, Loyola University Chicago
2:30 pm Afternoon Speaker
Loyola Limited: Providing Hands-on Experience, Giving Students an Edge
Ryan Cisler, Amazon Advertising
Sean Connolly, Helix Chicago
Rosa Maria Noriega Gimenez, Loyola Limited
Emma Petersen, Krasselt Advertising
Vincenzo Sposito, Discover Financial Services
3:15 pm Networking Break
3:30 pm A.I. and Machine Learning
Mike Watson, Opex Analytics
4:00 pm Humanitarian Supply Chain: Private Sector Lifelines in Disaster Recovery
Raymond Hamilton, Medline
4:30 pm Afternoon Keynote
Impact and Innovation: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Dorri McWhorter, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago
5:15 pm Cocktail Reception
Second Chance Hiring: Fostering Better Employment Outcomes for Ex-offenders
Jeff Korzenik, Fifth Third
7:00 pm Event concludes

Event Photos

 Solutions Summit 2019

Past Event Details

Date Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Location Loyola's Schreiber Center
16 E. Pearson St., Chicago