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Lucas McKinney, a 2016 alumnus and BGS member, traveled to Hong Kong this summer to begin his graduate degree. He was inspired to attend Lingnan University after discussing the opportunity with Dean Roberto Curci. Dean Curci was once a Fulbright Scholar at Lingnan and enthusiastically sponsored Lucas' application to the university.
He had this to say about his experience so far: "For having a population of over 7 million people, Hong Kong is a very exciting place. In one day, it is possible to go hiking, to the beach, visit a street market and a light show at the harbor. So far, I have faced a few cultural shocks, but this different culture has been exciting to experience. For me, the business culture of Hong Kong is also quite exciting. This year, Hong Kong was ranked the freest economy in the world for the 22nd year in a row. It holds a top spot for many global financial indicators and is one of the leading financial sectors in the world. I can see few places better to study for my master's degree in international banking and finance. I know it will be very difficult, but I am excited for the challenge."
BGS officers, Renee Hogan and Charles Spry, received two scholarships and full sponsorship for the for BGS Global Leadership Summit. The conference takes place November 3-6 in Dallas, Texas.
Kara Brown was recently named as Vice President of Marketing for Rubicon Global, the world's leading provider of cloud-based waste and recycling solutions. Using its proprietary technology-enabled platform, the company provides comprehensive waste stream solutions that enable companies to reduce operating expenses and implement recycling programs. Rubicon's goal is to create a more sustainable solution for businesses and the planet.
Brown has spent more than a decade building a marketing skill set specific for the supply chain and technology space. She has worked for startups and large firms, and her expertise ranges from PR to enterprise data management.
Monica Doyle was named Vice President, Director of Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management in January 2015 at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. She is responsible for the enterprise-wide oversight and management of procurement, vendor risk, vendor governance and also supplier diversity. Prior to being named Director, Monica held the position of Assistant Controller, responsible for accounting and financial reporting.
Ms. Doyle has been with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago since 2004 and has held various positions throughout the company within accounting and financial reporting. Before joining FHLBC in 2004, Ms. Doyle held various accounting jobs while gaining experience within the banking industry. Ms. Doyle earned her Bachelors of Science in Accounting at DePaul University in Chicago and earned her MBA at Dominican University. Ms. Doyle was inducted into Dominican University’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 2015.