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GEN: Grow.  Educate. Network. - Chicago Hub Event

Join fellow alumni, LC members, and key stakeholders for our GEN Spring Initiative with a guest speaker from Intersect Illinois.

When: Thursday, April 11th
5:00 PM
Where: Bank of America
135 S. LaSalle St.
9th Floor Conference Room
United States
Contact: Tina Hurley

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Online registration is now closed.  If you are interested in attending, please email, text, or call!

All are welcome to to join us at Happy Hour starting around 6:30 at Elephant and Castle (111 W. Adams)

-Tina Hurley

Cell: 312-401-1743

Join us for a night of networking with fellow AIESEC alumni and students, and hear from Mark Peterson, President & CEO of Intersect Illinois.  Mark will discuss Illinois' assets/resources as an international investment destination, as well as the role of Intersect Illinois, a unique model for investment promotion that is completely privately funded.

We will start at the Bank of America (135 S. LaSalle, 9th Floor Conference Room) and like all good AIESEC events, we will wrap up our business over drinks and lively conversation across the street at Elephant & Castle (111 W. Adams).  Please join us for both!


5:00 pm  Arrival/networking

5:30 pm  Guest Speaker - Mark Peterson, President & CEO, Intersect Illinois 

6:00 pm  AIESEC update/networking

6:30 pm  Happy Hour at Elephant & Castle

RSVP today!  Registered guest names will be at the security desk.  You must present valid ID for access to the 9th floor conference room.



About our speaker:

Mark S. Peterson has an outstanding background in economic development, financial administration, and high-value fund raising. Prior to accepting the role of President & CEO, Intersect Illinois, Mark served as President & CEO of the Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), successfully recruiting scores of new companies, creating thousands of new jobs and more than $2.5 billion in new investments.  Mark has proven himself to be a strong advocate for the communities he serves, building a reputation amongst his colleagues as an exceptional leader and proactive change agent.

Mark is also an award-winning fund-raising executive with an impressive history of garnering substantial monies at several world-class nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $120 million.

A proud alumnus of St. John Fisher College, Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1983 and went on to earn his Master of Business Administration in Kent State University’s Executive MBA Program in 1994. Dedicated to giving back to his community, Mark has served on many community boards and was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, St. John Fisher College. Mark enjoys playing golf and spending quality time with his wife of 33 years, Kathleen, and their four daughters, Shannon, Megan, Erinn, and Liann.


Intersect Illinois is the go-to resource for doing business in Illinois. Intersect Illinois' mission is to bring new jobs, new investment and economic prosperity to the state of Illinois through dynamic partnerships and collaborations with companies, universities, not-for-profit organizations and the government to deliver a unified approach to economic development. Illinois offers businesses: -Unrivaled experience in numerous fields and industries -Exceptional and abundant talent -Unparalleled infrastructure and transportation network -Superior quality of life -Strong public support and partnerships

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