Kellogg Reunion Weekend Celebrates Alumni

The following article was originally sourced from the news piece “A Grateful Kellogg,” published on Kellogg’s News & Events page. 

The Kellogg School of Management celebrated a trio of alumni for their achievements and commitment to the school, community and their individual industries. Jim Reynolds ’82, David Chen ’84 and Joe DePinto ’89 were honored at the “With Gratitude, Kellogg” awards ceremony held at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago. 

DePinto, CEO and president of 7-Eleven, received the Wade Fetzer Award for outstanding dedication in supporting the school alumni. A West Point graduate, he has used the team-building and leadership skills he developed in the military and at Kellogg to run 7-Eleven. He also has continued to support his regional alumni club and routinely speaks at Kellogg. He delivered the 2012 EMBA graduation keynote.

“I have so many wonderful friends from Kellogg, and giving back is very important to me and a way to stay connected,” DePinto said.

Chen, co-founder and principal of Equilibrium Capital Group and lecturer at the school, won the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, which recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to society and, through their professional achievements, have exemplified Kellogg’s dynamic culture helped shape Kellogg’s strategy, culture and brand.

Reynolds, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Loop Capital, received the Schaffner Award, which honors Kellogg leaders who have made significant contributions to society and, through their professional achievements, have exemplified Kellogg’s dynamic culture.

With Loop Capital, Reynolds transformed what was a small municipal bond firm into a full-service investment bank, brokerage and advisory firm. Last year, he partnered with Allstate CEO Tom Wilson ’80 to create the Chicago Public Safety Action Committee, a group that already has raised $45 million to combat gun violence and provide educational opportunities to at-risk youth.

“I have a pretty strong understanding of what young people go through and some of the challenges they have in their lives,” said Reynolds, who grew up in Englewood, one of Chicago’s most crime-ridden areas.


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