Chicago Alumni Networking Event
Advance your career.
Help fellow Britons advance theirs.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Come participate in this dynamic networking event that seeks to connect you with other Britons in the Chicago area to advance your career and/or assist in advancing theirs. A panel of three accomplished Albion College alumni will share how their career paths have been shaped and how they were able to utilize contacts along the way.
As an added bonus, President Ditzler will also be in attendance!
The cost to attend is $15 (includes a $5 tax-deductible gift to the Albion College Fund)
There will be a period for open discussion as well as plenty of time to mingle and network. Bring plenty of business cards. Professional attire preferred.
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
6:30 p.m. - Panel and Discussion
7:30 p.m. - Networking
John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave, 26th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Hilary Hansen, '01
Traveling Exhibitions Manager
The Field Museum
After graduating with a B.A. in History and Spanish from Albion College in 2001, Hilary began her museum career in Chicago as Director of Program and Events at the International Museum of Surgical Science. In 2002, she began her work in the Exhibitions Department at The Field Museum. Hired first as Special Projects Coordinator, she was quickly promoted to Exhibitions Project Manager and most recently to Traveling Exhibitions Manager.
As Project Manager, she coordinated development, design and production of 25 temporary exhibitions at The Field Museum, including high profile exhibitions with international partners.
For the last 3 years she has served as Traveling Exhibitions Manager, responsible for bringing in revenue critical to the operation of The Field Museum by marketing its traveling exhibitions to museums and other cultural institutions around the world. She's cultivated relationships at museums in Canada, the UK, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, among others.
Patti Temple Rocks, '81
Patti Temple Rocks is Managing Director for GOLIN (formerly GolinHarris), a multinational communications firm with 800 employees in 24 offices. She manages the agency's largest office in Chicago.
After two previous stints at GOLIN, Temple Rocks returned in 2011 to help lead the agency's massive industry-changing organizational shift, moving from a traditional PR agency to an idea-based creative marketing agency. Temple Rocks is responsible for attracting, motivating and retaining top talent representing Strategy, Creative, Digital and Traditional Media and Client Relationship leaders (called Catalysts at GOLIN). Collectively, these teams deliver break-through brand-building ideas for clients like McDonald's, Unilever, Corona, Mountain Dew, Discover and Eli Lilly.
In her 30+ years of communications experience, Temple Rocks has help leadership positions in three different areas of the industry: corporate/client-side, PR agency and ad agency. This diversity of experience now drives her passion for integrating communications platforms at the local, national and global levels.
Mark D. Warner, '91
Director of Institutional Advancement
Interfaith Youth Core
In January, Mark joined Interfaith Youth Core as its director of institutional advancement. For the past five years, he has been President of MDW Consulting, and prior to that, vice president of development at the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in Oak Park. As his own faith has grown, he has increasingly seen the need for building partnerships among religious and non-religious communities. In particular, he was drawn to Interfaith Youth Core’s mission of making interfaith cooperation a social norm and building religious pluralism.
Previously, Mark was a consultant with The Alford Group serving a broad-range of client sectors including health care, religion, social service and the arts. His diverse project engagements included campaign feasibility studies, marketing research, campaign counsel and major gift programs. Among the organizations he has been affiliated with include the Illinois Poison Center, Providence-St. Mel School and Howard Brown Health Center.
In 2002, Mark Warner received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University majoring in marketing and management & strategy. He graduated from Albion College in 1991 with a BA in political science and a concentration from the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Service.
Andrew Smerczak-Zorza, '02, will be the moderator for the Chicago Alumni Networking Event. Andrew is a Consultant for Executive Search at Campbell & Company.