The Booth Consulting Roundtable is excited to feature a panel of directors, consultants, and instructors all working to develop sustainable businesses that advance social initiatives. While a typical business may reference social objectives in their values, authentically or not, social ventures hold these objectives as a core mission of the enterprise. Chicago is becoming a global leader in developing these businesses.
Chicago Booth has arranged with the AMC Theater-River East Self-Parking Garage for discounted parking at the following:
300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$6.00 after 3:00pm
Garage: Self Park Facility
Payment: Automated: at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.
To receive discounted rate: Go to card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. The new system for the AMC Theater- River East Self Park Garage is automated: Insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. You can also validate your parking ticket at any time between your arrival at and departure from the Gleacher Center. When you leave the lot, you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.
Detailed Directions to Garage:
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street. b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking and Reception
6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Panel Event
8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Networking
Please join us at this special panel event to advance your understanding of:
• What makes social ventures similar and different to typical businesses
• Various business entity formations available to social businesses
• The breadth and depth of various social venture initiatives in Chicago
• How Chicago Booth is advancing the success of these enterprises
Pon Angara (Panelist)
Principal Consultant, Barkada Creative
Pon Angara is Principal of Barkada Creative, a branding and design studio for nonprofit organizations, and leader of Barkada Circle. Part artist, part engineer and part advocate, Pon brings diverse perspectives from his real-world experience in communication design, event marketing and brand management. He believes that innovation begins with blending seemingly unrelated ideas into something unique and unexpected. As a partner of local nonprofits, Pon is passionate about unveiling their authenticity, building their identity, and engaging their community.
For more than 15 years, Pon's goal has been to motivate leaders to work with bold ideas in transforming their organizations into positive agents of change. He has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity International, A Silver Lining Foundation, Adler Planetarium, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Association of Endodontists, American Heart Association, Business Marketing Association, Chicago Yacht Club, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Green City Market, Local First Chicago, The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management and the Village of Barrington.
Maire Daly (Panelist)
Managing Director, First Principals
Maire Daly is a second-year student in the full-time MBA program at Chicago Booth. Prior to business school, she worked at a major publishing house and developed middle and high school science textbooks. This summer, as an Education Pioneers fellow, Maire worked with the Illinois State Board of Education to design and implement an internal marketing campaign for the statewide system of support for struggling schools and districts.
First Principals is a non-profit organization that provides executive leadership coaching to school principals. Experienced processionals are recruited to be trained as volunteer executive coaches and are connected to principals seeking to develop their managerial and leadership capacity. First Principals believes great schools need great leaders, and that coaching can help drive improvements in school leadership and ultimately student outcomes. To test the concept, First Principals launched a pilot program in 12 schools during the 2012-2013 school year and have been thrilled with the early results.
Brady Gott (Panelist)
Managing Director, Cleanslate
Brady Gott is a social entrepreneur with a firm belief that business models are capable of addressing social needs; especially for those affected by poverty. Brady has a diverse background in the private sector as a small business owner and nonprofit experience with a number of organizations. Brady is currently leading Cleanslate, one of America's most recognized and successful social enterprises focused on workforce development. He is responsible for overseeing Cleanslate's business operations, including personnel management, budgeting, planning, quality control, and business expansion. He also oversees the missional aspects of participant recruitment, internal retention and Cleanslate's unique recycling initiative. In 2011 Cleanslate was featured by No Margin, No Mission as social enterprise of the month for October. Additionally, Cleanslate was voted Most Likely to Succeed by its peers at the 2011 Social Enterprise National Summit. Brady earned a B.A. in Urban Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and is a M.B.A. 2014 candidate at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business in Chicago.
Christina Hachikian (Panelist)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Christina Hachikian is responsible for leading the growth of the Initiative to enhance the impact of social sector organizations through research, communication, and education.
Prior to joining Booth, she was Vice President and Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Development for Cole Taylor Bank. In this role, Christina was responsible for building relationships within the investment community and crafting financial communications. In addition, she was managed projects such as corporate capital actions, strategic planning, and financial and trend analysis. Prior to joining Cole Taylor, Christina was an Assistant Vice President and Senior Project Manager for ShoreBank (now Urban Partnership Bank), a triple-bottom line community development bank. There she was responsible for managing projects including growth strategy, capital raising initiatives and operational efficiencies. She held several other related positions at ShoreBank during her six and a half year tenure. Christina has also served as a Research and Planning Analyst for Raytheon Company. There she directed research projects and developed leadership curriculum.
Christina holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a focus on Strategic Management and Managerial & Organizational Behavior. She also earned an AB in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.