Hall of HonorS
The Graham School of Management at Saint Xavier University recognizes exemplary individuals who demonstrate professional success in responsible leadership and make outstanding contributions to the business world and society in support of human dignity and the common good, as described in the mission of the University.
The Graham School of Management's Business Leadership Award recognizes exemplary business professionals who demonstrate professional success, outstanding contributions to society and the Mercy values. Lifetime Achievement recipients are inducted into the GSM's Hall of Honor.
Terrence A. Duffy
The Honorable Terrence A. Duffy was selected to receive the 2017 Beta Gamma Sigma Business Achievement Award. This award was announced during the Beta Gamma Sigma Deans Luncheon at the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. Duffy received the award during our 2017 Awards Banquet on April 30. Duffy is chairman and chief executive officer of CME Group, the world's leading derivatives marketplace and the world's first exchange to demutualize and go public. In 2016, CME Group was named the world's fastest growing and most valuable exchange, with a brand value of $1.7 billion, beating out the New York Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Exchange. Duffy was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2003 to serve as a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), a position he held until 2013. Duffy was also the keynote speaker for our fall 2016 GSM Mentoring Program and nominated by GSM for this most prestigious award.
Chris Carosella, the CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma, stated: "Out of all the many worthy nominations we received from around the world, Terrence Duffy was a clear choice for this year's award. His accomplishments, commitment to community and extraordinary generosity exemplify the very best of Beta Gamma Sigma's ideals. He is a role model for our members worldwide and for emerging business leaders everywhere."
Ana Dutra is president and CEO of the Executives' Club of Chicago, a world-class senior executives organization focused on the development, innovation and connectivity of current and future top leaders.
A Brazilian native with over 25 years of experience in profit and loss management, business growth and C-Level business consulting in over 30 countries, Dutra's expertise lies in helping boards, CEOs and their teams to identify and execute growth strategies and turnarounds through innovation, acquisitions, culture change and new technologies. As a CEO, Dutra has led a number of turnarounds, global acquisitions, post-merger integrations and accelerated growth strategies, leading and advising businesses in the technology, manufacturing, CPG, pharma, retail, energy and professional services industries.
Dutra started her career with IBM where she managed clients and lines-of-businesses in a number of countries. After receiving her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, she led lines-of-businesses and global profit and losses with CSC, Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management), Accenture, and more recently, Korn/Ferry International.
Prior to her current position, she served as CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, a global management consulting company, and was CEO of Korn/Ferry Consulting and worked as a proxy officer for seven years, creating a $350+ million new global business through a combination of organic growth, seven global acquisitions, innovative go-to-market approaches and incorporating technology and digitalization of products and services.
In addition to her corporate and civic leadership roles, she is a director on the boards of the CME Group (CME-NASDAQ), Greeley and Hansen, CoachLogix, the Committee of 200, International Women's Forum, Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Governors State University and the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), a top school turnaround organization in the country. She is also a member of National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), WCD, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Aside from her MBA from Kellogg, she also holds a master's degree in economics from Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, a Juris Doctor from Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, all summa cum laude. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and is a frequent speaker at the Global Competitiveness Forum, World Economic Forum and other global conferences. She has been featured in the "Harvard Business Review" online, "Forbes," "WSJ" and "CEO" magazines and was the guest editor of the 2015 Best of the Boardroom issue of "Hispanic Executive" magazine.
Dutra has been awarded a Chicago United Business Leader of Color and served as the keynote speaker for the GSM commencement ceremony in May 2015. She was also the keynote speaker for the GSM mentoring program in fall of 2015 and is a member of the GSM Business Advisory Council.
On April 24, 2016, Dutra was honored as the Inaugural BGS Chapter Honoree in Business Leadership at the 2016 GSM Banquet Award ceremony at the Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park.Chris Carosella, CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma, joined in the ceremony that was highlighted in the spring 2016 global BGS magazine, "HONORS."
Dutra is an avid triathlete, meditator and yoga practitioner. She lives in Northfield with her husband and their three daughters.
Outstanding Alumni Service
The Graham School of Management's Service Leadership Award recognizes exemplary alumni who demonstrate professional success, outstanding contributions to society and the Mercy values.
Alumnus Jose Garcia, president of Northwest Community Credit Union, was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Service Award for his service and contributions to SXU and our GSM BEST Mentorship Program. As the 2017 alumni honoree, Garcia was inducted into our chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Jose Garcia joined Northwest Community Credit Union as president and CEO in December 2012. Garcia has over 27 years of financial experience, 18 of which have been in the credit union industry. He previously held positions as a CFO for several credit unions, a health care company and the Illinois Finance Authority. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Credit Union League in 2015 and recently was appointed by Governor Rauner to the Board of Credit Union Advisors. Saint Xavier University now has a branch student-operated of the Northwest Community Credit Union. Garcia and his staff work with our current students in offering a credit union branch on SXU's campus for current students, alumni, faculty and staff. His time and effort that has gone into this credit union branch goes beyond most alumni contributions. He has given our students a very valuable experience. Along with the credit union branch, Garcia is also one of the founding mentors for our Business Executive for Student Transformation (BEST) Program. Garcia has mentored one of our students throughout his time here and plans to mentor other students.
Jack Love received his B.A. from Saint Xavier University and is currently the CFO at Feralloy Corporation. Love and his company have proudly provided internship opportunities to Saint Xavier accounting students to support their education and career aspirations.
Love also holds a MBA from DeVry University and is an Illinois certified public accountant (CPA).
A 2009 Saint Xavier University graduate, Jim Rybarczyk is Berger/Allied's director of Corporate Business Development. In his current role, he is responsible for leading Berger's Business Development Team and was most recently responsible for centralizing Berger's Corporate Account Customer Service Team.
Rybarczyk is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2009, he earned his Master of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University. He is also chair of the Graham School of Management Business Advisory Council. Outside of work, Rybarczyk and his wife Maria enjoy their two children, Kristina and Jimmy.
Dr. Laura Shallow
Dr. Laura Shallow is a three-time SXU alumna, receiving three different degrees from GSM at different times: Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing in May 1978, MBA with a concentration in management in May 1986 and M.S. in Finance in 2003.
Professionally, Dr. Shallow has been in the banking industry since 1974. She was the vice president of Marketing, Business Development, Retail, and Professional Banking at Standard Bank and Trust Company in Evergreen Park/Hickory Hills from May 1974 to September 1993. Following her time there, she went onto become vice president of Municipal and Small Business Banking at Marquette Bank Chicago. She also served as senior vice president of Sales, Retail Banking and Branches; senior vice president and all-bank sales manager at Bank Financial in Burr Ridge.
From May 2003 to May 2013, Dr. Shallow was the vice president and senior relationship manager for Government and Institutional Banking Group, Commercial Banking, at Fifth Third Bank, Chicago. And since 2013, she has been the group senior vice president for Government and Institutional Banking, Investments, at Standard Bank and Trust Company in Hickory Hills.
Dr. Shallow has been active in University and GSM events, including Saint Xavier's annual golf outing, homecoming activities, the President's Scholarship Celebration, as well as GSM's retreat, Career Pathfinder Webinar and the school's Marketing Council. She has been the inaugural president of the GSM Alumni Advisory Board since its creation in fall 2014 and has helped with mobilizing alums to establish the group with assistance from several committees. One of these committees has been charged to help GSM with its Business Executive for Student Transformation (BEST) Mentoring Program, where GSM graduates mentor current students in in support of their education and career. Dr. Shallow has contributed significantly in implementing this initiative, including hosting a meeting for the program at her bank.
She is the recipient of the inaugural GSM Alumna of the Year Award, Distinguished Alumni Award and inaugural GSM Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Alumna Recognition Award, an international honors society for business programs accredited by AACSB International, encouraging and honoring the academic achievements and personal excellence in the study and practice of business.
Dr. Shallow has also been an adjunct instructor for GSM since 1986 and has served on the Saint Xavier University Alumni Association, Golf Committee, President's Advisory Board Sisters of Mercy and the Mercy associate, among others.
Outside of SXU, she also serves on numerous community and charity organizations, including the Beacon Therapeutic, Brother Rice High School, Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce, Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation, Mother McAuley High School, Environmental Commission for the Village of Evergreen Park and is a Eucharistic minister, reader and active member of Saint John Fisher parish.
She received her Doctor of Business Administration from Argosy University in November 2014.