Blackhawks CEO to speak at Benedictine

February 19, 2016

Blackhawks President and CEO John F. McDonough will speak at Benedictine University at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium as part of a program sponsored by BenU’s Office of University Development.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear exclusive behind-the-scenes insight from McDonough about his experience with the Blackhawks, as well as directly ask him questions. Tickets are $35 for the event and personal meet-and-greet session with McDonough at 6:00 p.m.; $20 for general admission; and $5 for Benedictine University students.

McDonough joined the Blackhawks in 2007 as president and was named president and CEO in 2011. Under his guidance, in what Forbes magazine has called “the greatest sports-business turnaround ever,” the Blackhawks have revitalized the team’s profile and re-energized their fan base. Since McDonough joined the Blackhawks, the team has won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015, becoming the first organization in the NHL’s salary-cap era to capture three championships.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, and the University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area.

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