Business Community Council

Led by Chicago's Best Business Minds

The Business Community Council (BCC) at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management is made up of business leaders and specialists acquainted with corporate and not-for-profit business community needs in the greater Chicago area. Members represent institutions ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium size businesses.

BCC members are experienced business professionals or equivalent with a minimum of 15 years experience and are often senior level professionals, officers or owners.

The diversity of the BCC reflects the constituencies we serve, including students and corporate clients. BCC members are actively engaged in the life of the School, particularly in making introductions that can benefit the school.

The full BCC meets three-to-four times per year and counsels the School on pertinent business education issues. BCC subgroups regularly support the School through participation in event strategy, business-to-business activities, and other special projects.


Business Community Council

Bill Agnello
Sr. Vice President (Retired)
Sun Microsystems

Gary Chan
Sr. VP Finance Transformation
Mondelēz International

Chuck Edwards
Lenze Americas Corporation

Martha R.  Hinchman
Managing Director
Northern Trust Company

Renee F. Hochberg
Account Director
Towers Watson

Bernard Layton
Managing Director
Stanton Chase International


Juan J. Rocha
Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, LLC

Robert J. Thomas
Executive Director and CEO
Rainbows For All Children

Sharon Walton
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum