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Eight Join Board of Trustees

December 27, 2004

Eight distinguished business and civic leaders were elected to the Northwestern University Board of Trustees at the June board meeting. They are:

Mark A. Angelson, Chief Executive Officer, RR Donnelley & Sons.

D. Cameron Findlay, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Aon Corp.

T. Bondurant French, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Adams Street Partners.

Lawrence Levy, Founder and Chairman, Levy Restaurants.

J. B. Pritzker, Chairman, the Pritzker Group, and CEO, AmSafe Partners

Henry B. Reiling, Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

Alexander Rorke, Managing Director, UBS Financial Services.

Sona Wang, General Partner, Inroads Capital Partners.

Mark A. Angelson became CEO of RR Donnelley upon the combination of Moore Wallace and RR Donnelley. He was Chief Executive Officer of Moore Wallace Inc. and was the principal architect of the merger between Moore Corporation Limited and Wallace Computer Services, Inc.  Prior to joining Moore as CEO, Angelson served as Moore's non-executive Chairman and Lead Independent Director.

Angelson was educated at Rutgers College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and at Rutgers Law School.

Prior to joining Aon, D. Cameron Findlay joined the U.S. Labor Department in June 2001, following his nomination by President George W. Bush and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.  He was the No. 2 official and Chief Operating Officer of the Labor Department. Before joining the Labor Department, Findlay was a partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood.

He was elected to the Northwestern University Board of Trustees in June, 1997 and served for three years as an Alumni Trustee. He served on the Student Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee. He is an honors graduate of Northwestern (bachelor's degree in political science), Oxford University (master's in philosophy, politics and economics) and Harvard Law School (J.D.).

T. Bondurant French has been with Adams Street Partners and its predecessor organization, Brinson Partners, since 1980 and has been instrumental in the development of its private equity investment strategies, fund management and client service. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

French earned BA and MBA degrees from Northwestern.

Lawrence Levy has built Levy Restaurants, since its founding in 1978, into a dynamic culinary and hospitality business known nationwide for award-winning restaurants, and as the innovator and market leader of sports and entertainment dining.

Levy was awarded the Northwestern Alumni Award in 1982, the Kellogg School's Shaffner Award in 2003, and was honored by the creation of an annual student enterprise, which funds The Larry Levy Entrepreneur Scholarships at the Kellogg School. He and his wife also founded the Levy Institute of Entrepreneurial Practice at Kellogg School.

He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Kellogg School and a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Levy received his B.S. and MBA degrees from Northwestern.

J.B. Pritzker is Chairman of The Pritzker Group and CEO of AmSafe Partners, a leading provider of aviation passenger and cargo restraints. In addition, he is a founder and partner of New World Ventures in 1996, one of Chicago's largest early-stage technology fund managers. Pritzker has been an active proponent of a stronger technology base in the Midwest region.

Pritzker is a trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology and a member of the Board of Governors of the Northwestern University School of Law.  He was appointed by the Governor of Illinois as Chairman of the Illinois Human Rights Commission and was co-chairman of the Governor’s Transition Committee for Civil Rights.  He serves as Chairman of the Holocaust Museum Campaign for Illinois. He is also an attorney and a member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations.

He graduated with an A.B. in political science from Duke University and earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law

Henry B. Reiling joined the Harvard Business School faculty as a professor in 1976. His research interests focus on the interface of law, finance and accounting. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Accountancy, Michigan Law Review and other journals. 

He received Northwestern's Alumni Merit Award in 1996 and Service Award in 2002. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the Weinberg College and is Northwestern's Boston-area Regent.

Reiling holds a BA in History from Northwestern, an MBA from Harvard and a JD from Columbia. 

Alexander Rorke is Managing Director of UBS Financial Services Inc. UBS Financial Services was formed when Swiss banking corporation UBS AG merged with Paine Webber Inc. in 2000. UBS Financial Services is the operating subsidiary of the Wealth Management USA unit of UBS. The firm provides private clients with financial planning and investment services.

He has served on the Board for the Civic Federation and been involved with the Chicago Summer Business Institute, a program that places inner city youth with Chicago securities and law firms for summer jobs.

Rorke earned his undergraduate degree in communication and master’s in history from Northwestern. He received his MBA from Columbia University.

Sona Wang is a General Partner with Inroads Capital Partners, an Evanston-based venture capital firm that targets its investments to women business owners and entrepreneurs from other under-represented groups.

Wang received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg School. She was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1999 and served four years as an Alumni Trustee. She has been an active member of the Information Technology and Distributed Learning Committee, Associates Committee and Development Committee. Her service to the Board also includes the Leadership Committee of the Capital Campaign. She is also a member of Northwestern’s Council of 100 and the Asian and Asian American Alumni Association Steering Committee.

Six trustees have been named Life Trustees in recognition of their service. They are: Philip M.  Condit, W. James Farrell, Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Alan M.  Leventhal, William D. Smithburg and Judith A. Sprieser.

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