Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Kelly Hall YMCA in Chicago. We need volunteers to help unload a truck of produce and fresh food items, sort the food and distribute it to several hundred low-income seniors and families. The event runs from 8:45 am (check-in and orientation for the volunteers) until about 12:00 pm.
This event is open to BGS members and their friends and family over the age of 18. Don’t forget to register your volunteer hours as a part of BGS Gives Back. For more information on BGS Gives back visit www.betagammasigma.org/centennial/bgsgivesback.html.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Kelly Hall YMCA
824 North Hamlin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
RSVP: http://bgsgivesbackchicago.eventsbot.com by Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This event has been canceled. Stay tuned for a new date!
Learn about proven management techniques and effective management styles from the following well-seasoned management professionals:
MICHAEL R. IANNI
Vice President, Nuveen Investments, Inc.
President, Midtown Health
ARTHUR E. BRYAN III
Owner, The Redhead Piano Bar
Followed by networking and cocktail reception.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM DePaul University – Loop Campus DePaul Center North Café 1 E. Jackson Blvd., 11th Floor Chicago, IL 60604
By Monday, November 12, 2012
Cost (includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar is available): - In advance: $20 - DePaul students (with ID): $10 - At the door: $25
MICHAEL R. IANNI Vice President, Inside Sales & Service Manager, Global Private Client Consulting Group, Nuveen Investments, Inc. www.nuveen.com
As Vice President of National Accounts with Nuveen Securities, LLC, Mr. Ianni manages a team of 8 financial services professionals from Nuveen’s Headquarters in Chicago. His team works to develop and manage relationships with our top broker-dealer clients by offering consultative solutions and access to our wide range of resources.
Mr. Ianni started his career in 2001 as an Investment Management Analyst with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In 2003, Mr. Ianni joined the Austrian American Educational Commission’s U. S. Teaching Assistant Program offered in partnership with the U.S. Fulbright Commission. He spent two years working in Linz, Austria, for two private schools teaching English as a Second Language. Mr. Ianni returned to the U.S. and joined Nuveen Investments in 2005 as a Compliance Administrator, lending support to the internal constituents of Nuveen to adhere to industry regulations.
In 2006 he joined the Global Private Client Group at Nuveen as an Internal Advisor Service Representative. In this role, Mr. Ianni worked with inbound calls from Nuveen’s clients, including financial advisors and individual investors. He was promoted in 2007 to Internal Advisor Consultant covering northern California and northern Nevada with two external partners. In 2008, Mr. Ianni was asked to be the Team Leader of the Mutual Fund Sales Desk. Besides for leading an internal sales effort across the country, he was also responsible for Coaching and Mentoring 3 Mutual Fund Consultants. In 2011, Mr. Ianni was promoted to Vice President in the National Accounts group to assist the Head of National Accounts in supporting the Business Development goals of Nuveen. In 2012, Mr. Ianni took on the role of Vice President, Inside Sales & Service Manager group in supporting the sales efforts of Nuveen.
Mr. Ianni holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from The George Washington University, and a master’s of business administration degree in Sales Leadership and Entrepreneurship from DePaul University. While earning his MBA, Mr. Ianni was the President of the DePaul MBA Association.
In addition to his full-time role at Nuveen, Mr. Ianni is an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University teaching Effective Business Communication in the Richard H. Driehaus College of Business. Mr. Ianni earned his Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) designation through the College of Financial Planning.
DEBRA SIENA President, Midtown Health (a division of TCA Holdings, LLC) www.midtownhealth.com
Debra Siena joined TCA Holdings, LLC in 1986. She is currently President of Midtown Health, a leader in customized fitness center management and employee wellness solutions that deliver healthy results to clients nationwide. During her career with TCA, Ms. Siena has been involved in health club development, acquisition and management, adding amenity clubs, corporate fitness centers and hospital integrated wellness centers to TCA’s management portfolio. She has had responsibility for operations of more than 20 clubs, ranging from 1,200 to 200,000 sq. ft.
Ms. Siena has been a featured speaker at wellness industry conventions since 1989, including the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), Club Industry, the Medical Fitness Association, and the World Fitness IDEA convention, having presented in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. Debra served on the IHRSA board of Directors from 2003 through 2007. She is a certified Stress Transformation trainer with HeartMath and currently Co-Chairs the Worksite Wellness Committee for Building a Healthier Chicago.
Ms. Siena received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree “with Honors” from the University of Illinois in Champaign and taught Kinesiology at Columbia College.
ARTHUR E. BRYAN, III Owner, The Redhead Piano Bar www.theredheadpianobar.com
Mr. Bryan has managed a farm, run a trap range, worked for a law firm and at the Board of Trade and was a public auditor among other endeavors, but the Hospitality Industry has always drawn him back. His association with bars and restaurants pre-dates his attending college. Establishments/institutions that Mr. Bryan has worked for include Cork ‘n Cleaver, Bennigans, Colgate University, Ala Carte, Lodge Management and The Chicago Chophouse. He has worked in all areas of the front and back of house as well as the kitchen. Responsibilities have included running a college pub, head bartender/ bar trainer, manager, general manager and owner, to name just a few.
The Redhead Piano Bar opened June 10, 1993; Mr. Bryan bought into the establishment in January of 1994 and managed the front of house. In January of 1999, Art and his brother Dan (minority owner) bought the outstanding shares of The Redhead from his partners as well as the building at 16 West Ontario in which the club resides.
Once Mr. Bryan became majority owner, he was in a position to make the club more profitable and efficient. From 1999 through 2007 Mr. Bryan oversaw 9 straight years of growth. In 2008 there was a 3.6% drop in sales due to the effects of Illinois’ smoking ban as well as the downturn in the economy. Over the decade (1999-2008), which included this single down year, Mr. Bryan successfully increased sales by over 60%, branded The Redhead name and ensured that The Redhead achieved an iconic status in Chicago.
Since 2008 The Redhead has seen solid sales growth, and along with necessary cost-cutting, increased profitability. A new addition will be unveiled in early 2013 as well as an expanded legal smoking area on the adjacent property purchased in 2008.
Mr. Bryan received his B.A. from Colgate University and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Northwestern University. He is very involved in the River North Business Association; he is in the Executive Committee since 2003, as well as Board of Directors since 2001. He is also active with the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (Board of Directors), Chicago Hospitality Resource Partnership (Co-Founder/Treasurer), Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
Retirement Planning Now –
A discussion about your future
Katie Nestlerode is a Financial Advisor in Bernstein Global Wealth Management’s Chicago office. Prior to this role, she was a Senior Manager responsible for the client support hiring and strategy for Bernstein’s Midwest offices. Since joining the firm in 2002, Katie has been a Private Client Associate in addition to opening and managing Bernstein’s newly established Denver, Colorado, office in 2005. Prior to joining Bernstein, she worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the Electronic Trading Department. Katie earned Bachelor’s degrees in Communication and History from Denison University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bernstein Global Wealth Management’s Chicago Office
227 West Monroe, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606
We will need all attendees names 48 hours prior to the event as they will need to be provided access by security
The cost of the event will be $5 dollars which will include sandwich dinner with soda/water.
Please RVSP at http://sdsoctober.eventsbot.com by October 8th, 2012
Let’s start celebrating! Join the Beta Gamma Sigma Chicagoland Alumni Chapter to:
- Connect and socialize with fellow BGS professionals
- Learn more about BGS and its membership benefits
- Be involved in planning BGS events
- Enjoy a delicious Burger Bar!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Bar Louie
335 North Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 863-2363
Mention you’re there to attend the “Beta Gamma Sigma Event” $20.00 if you preregister and $30.00 at the door. The cost includes a burger bar & cash bar. Please RVSP by June 15th, 2012
You must RSVP to the link below to receive the $20.00 rate:
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join BGS Chicago and Loyola University for a discussion on “The Future of the Euro.”
Adolfo Laurenti is Deputy Chief Economist at Mesirow Financial. He has responsibilities for ongoing economic research and commentary and authors the firm’s newsletter “Themes on the Global Market.” Before joining Mesirow, Laurenti was an associate economist at LaSalle Bank / ABN AMRO. He is a board member for the National Association for Business Economics as well as a member of the Chicago chapter. He has a BA from Bacconi University (Milan, Italy), and a MA from George Mason University, where he also completed doctoral course work in economics.
George G. Kaufman
George G. Kaufman is the John F. Smith Professor of Finance and Banking and Director of the Center for Financial and Policy Research at Loyola University. He has published widely on the economics of financial institutions and markets and is the editor or associate editor of five professional journals. He is co-chair of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, past president of the Western Finance Association, the Midwest Finance Association and the North American Economic and Finance Association, as well as a past director of the American Finance Association. Kaufman has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
Timur Gök is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at DePaul University. Currently, he serves as the Chicago regional director of PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association). Timur is a former corporate finance practitioner. His professional interests include corporate and international finance, corporate risk management and governance. Lately, he has been exploring the applications of complexity and network theory in financial economics. Timur is a former Fulbright Scholarship recipient. He has a M.A. degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also did further graduate work, and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance from New York University.
A.G. (Tassos) Malliaris
Tassos Malliaris is the Walter F. Mullady Professor of Economics and Finance at Loyola University Chicago. He has published widely in many fields in economics and finance, including derivative securities, the mathematics of finance, asset price bubbles, and international finance. He has served as acting dean of the Business School. Malliaris has served as president of the North American Economics and Finance Association, the Multinational Finance Association and the Athenian Policy Forum. Malliaris has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago.
William Strauss is senior economist and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His major areas of responsibilities are the midwest economy, producing the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index, and organizing the annual Chicago Fed’s Economic Outlook Symposium. He has been an adjunct professor at Loyola University, DePaul University, and the University of Chicago. Strauss is past president of the Chicago Association of Business Economists and a past board member of the National Association for Business Economics. He has a BA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a MA in economics from Northwestern University.
April 18, 2012 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Lewis Towers, 13th Floor 111 East Pearson Street Chicago, IL 60611
The event is FREE with a reception to follow. RSVP at www.eurosymposium.eventsbot.com by Monday, April 16th. Make sure you wear your BGS pin to identify yourself as a BGS member.
Join BGS Chicago at Elephant & Castle on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM for the next Speaker Dinner Series entitled “Global Risks and How it Afffects You”. This talk considers some of the large changes afoot in the world today, from the rise of China, to the sovereign debt situation in Europe and the United States, to technological change and relates these risk factors to the personal level – particularly from the point of view of young business professionals.
Robert W. Kolb holds two Ph.D.s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Philosophy in 1974 & Finance in 1978) and has been a finance professor at five universities. He is currently a Professor of Finance at Loyola University Chicago, where he also holds the Considine Chair of Applied Ethics.
Kolb’s recent writings include Futures, Options, and Swaps 5e, and Understanding Futures Markets 6e, both co-authored with James A. Overdahl. Recent edited volumes are: Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future, Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default, and Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations, both forthcoming from Wiley. Kolb’s most recent book is The Financial Crisis of Our Time, published by Oxford University Press in December 2010, and his next book is Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation, to be published by Oxford University Press in summer 2012.
RSVP at http://www.sdskolb.eventsbot.com by Monday, March 19, 2012.
For more information on the Speaker Dinner Series visit: http://bgschicago.org/?p=116
Let the celebration begin! BGS begins its centennial celebration this year. Join other BGS Chicago members at Sullivan’s Steakhouse on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Come to socialize and learn more about BGS history. The cost for this event is $10.00 if you preregister or $20.00 at the door. RSVP by Friday, February 24th!
415 N. Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 527-3510
Mention you’re there to attend the “Beta Gamma Sigma Event” and make sure to wear your BGS pins!
For our holiday shopping event on Saturday, December 17th we will begin with a half hour orientation that will include a quick overview of BSA as well as the proper way to guide a person that is blind when walking around or crossing the street. Then each volunteer will be matched with one of our clients and they will let you know where they would like to go and what sort of shopping they will be doing. Thank you for your help with this program! Find out more information on our website: www.blindserviceassociation.org
“Professional Responsibility in Business”
Gretchen A. Winter, J.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (the “Center”). She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a frequent speaker on professional responsibility, ethics, corporate social responsibility, and legal matters for university classes, professional associations, governments, and corporate as well as not-for-profit organizations within and outside of the United States.
Prior to joining the Center in 2007, she worked for 18 years at Baxter International Inc. She served for more than a decade as Vice President and Counsel, Business Practices/Ethics and Compliance, and in that role developed the company’s global ethics program and provided guidance to those who saw ethical dilemmas in their work. Baxter’s business practice program received the Business Ethics Award from DePaul University and the Chicago Business Ethics Award, and the company was listed frequently as one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Officer (f/k/a Business Ethics) magazine.
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWhere: Elephant & Castle
160 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 440-1180
Cost: The price of your dinner and splitting the cost of the speaker’s dinner.
RSVP: http://sdswinter.eventsbot.com by Monday, October 31, 2011
He then took that experience and went on to be the VP of Finance and Operations for a custom home builder in Lake County and later as the CFO at New Resources Corporation, an Information Technology Services firm that was expanding at the time. After the Y2K tech crash he went to D’Ancona and Pflaum LLP, a mid-size law firm, applying expertise in expense billing and accounting for IT service firms and over 500 consultants. Over the past 10 years he’s been the senior financial manager at 3 different law firms.
Currently, he’s the CFO at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP. During his career, Alan has demonstrated his financial expertise and leadership across industries.
Date Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where Quartino 626 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 698-5000
Cost for Event Your own dinner and splitting the cost for the speaker’s dinner
RSVP http://sdsgoldman.eventsbot.com by Monday, September 19, 2011 . RSVP soon as these events fill up fast!