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Networking Breakfast

January 16, 2014 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am

Join other great alumni for our networking breakfast!

Register Today at www.events.org/januarybreakfast


Location: St. Peter’s in the Loop – 110 W. Madison, Chicago – St. Clare Auditorium in the Basement


  • Doors Open 7:15 am
  • Open Networking 7:15 to 7:45 am
  • Program: 7:45 – 8:45 am (Three rounds of formal networking.)
  • Adjourn Promptly at 8:45 so you can get to the office by 9:00 am!
  • Room open 8:45 – 9:15am for those who want to linger and chat.

Cost: $5 per person payable at the door.

No need to bring business cards, we will have an attendance handout with contact information.

Guests welcome: family, friends, colleagues & business connections. Please be sure that all guests register.

Breakfast Hosts
Kate O’Malley: President and Founder of K.O. Strategies

K.O. Strategies is a communications & strategy firm that helps companies and nonprofits create and execute strategies to achieve their goals, communicate with target audiences, and manage challenging issues and stakeholder relationships. Kate serves as thought partner with executive leaders as they tackle issues and pursue opportunities, building on more than 25 years’ experience in government, business, law, and communications. Previously, Kate served as managing director of Wilhelm & Conlon Public Strategies, attorney at the law firm of Altheimer & Gray, and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in Washington, D.C. O’Malley received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and law degree from the University of Illinois, studying at Harvard Law School in her third year.

Michael Marrion: Vice President Tenant Advisory Services, Transwestern
Michael Marrion is currently a Vice President with the tenant advisory services group of Transwestern in Chicago. Over his career, Mr. Marrion has gained extensive knowledge of the tenant representation process. Prior to joining Transwestern, Mr. Marrion was a Senior Associate with Grubb & Ellis Company in Chicago. There he concentrated on tenant representation services in the Chicago Metropolitan market and represented a variety of organizations including national law firm Ogletree Deakins, the British Consulate and the Alzheimers Association. Previously, he spent four years in the airline industry where he was involved in the development of executive air carrier, Indigo, and then lead sales strategy efforts at United Airlines. Michael began his career at Insignia/ESG in Washington D.C. While there, he represented more than 1.5 million square feet of office space on behalf of property owners. Mr. Marrion earned a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Ross Hogan: Ferrous Metals Trader, National Material Trading
Ross hails from Deerfield, IL and graduated from Notre Dame in 2006. He joined Countrywide Financial in Los Angeles, CA upon graduation and held various roles in its institutional mortgage banking division. Countrywide was acquired by Bank of America in 2008 and he continued with Bank of America until 2011. He left Bank of America and Southern California to take on a unique opportunity working with his father in Chicago for a firm called National Material Trading (NMT). NMT is an international raw material trading firm focused on supplying the North American steel and foundry industry. Ross is a passionate Notre Dame football fan and enjoys playing basketball, tennis and golf in his free time. He is a junior board member of Catholic Charities Chicago and also serves as co-chair of the ND Alumni Club of Chicago Service Committee.

Patrick Stonelake: Co- founder, Fruition Partners
As the co-founder of Fruition Partners, Patrick has worn a lot of hats for the fast-growing IT consulting company. In his ten years with Fruition he has founded practice areas in IT Asset Management and Innovations while guiding large-scale IT Service Management implementations for Fortune 500 companies. Fruition is the largest and best regarded services partner of cloud software success story ServiceNow, Inc. Patrick’s B.A. is in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. In his off hours he performs improv comedy at the world-famous iO Theater in Chicago, where he spent 7 years on the artistic committee. He also likes sailing, bicycling, and reading, but not at the same time.

Interested in sponsoring a breakfast?

Every cent of the $5 admission is a donation to the church to support the services it provides to those who work in the Loop and to the many who are less fortunate than most ND alumni.

Sponsors ensure that we are able to provide a light breakfast and coffee for attendees. They receive name and/or logo placement on this page and on the Club’s calendar. Sponsors will also receive verbal recognition at the event. Please contact director@ndchicago.org for more information.


January 16, 2014
7:15 am - 9:00 am
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St Peter’s in the Loop – Basement
110 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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