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Week of March 12, 2007

Practitioner's Lunch

Guest:

Fran Maher, CEO of the American Red Cross Greater Chicago

When: Friday, March 23rd

Time: 12:00 - 1:00

Where: Italian Village, 71 West Monroe (Map)

SPACE LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS -- First Come/First Served

Please contact nsls@kentlaw.edu or Caitlin Ewing to reserve a spot

Lunch provided by NSLS

Fran Maher was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2005.

Before joining the Red Cross, Fran had previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of UAL Corporation and United Airlines.  During her decade at UAL, she served on the senior executive team that steered the company through the September 11th tragedy and UALís bankruptcy filing.  She has experience in the public sector, having served as the Director of the Securities Department for the State of Illinois in the mid-1980s.

Fran began her legal career in 1981 with the Chicago office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe, & Maw LLP where she was named a partner in the corporate/securities group in 1989.  In 2003-2004, she served as an advisor to the firm on change management strategies involving client development, knowledge management, and risk management.

Fran has served in volunteer leadership positions for many nonprofit and professional organizations, and currently sits on the boards of the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Illinois Humane Society for Children. A co-founder and steering committee member for the Senior Businesswomen's Forum, Fran is also a member of the Executives Club and the Economic Club of Chicago. Fran has been recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as one of its "40 under 40" leading business executives.  She holds a law degree and a bachelorís degree in economics from Loyola University of Chicago, both earned with honors.  Fran is a native to the Chicago area, and currently resides in Oak Park with her two sons.

 

 

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