Personal summary

Pat McDonnell on an elk hunt

Every elk wants to go to heaven — and Pat has just sent one on the way.

Education

University of Notre Dame BBA, 1965
University of Michigan MBA, 1970

Military

Commissioned Officer, U.S. Marine Corps, 1965 to 1968
Honorably discharged as a Captain

Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant

Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of First Midwest Bancorp, a $7 billion SEC Registrant Bank Holding Company.  Designated Audit Committee “Financial Expert.”

Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Material Sciences Corporation, a $150 million SEC Registrant provider of laminated steel products to the auto industry.  Designated Audit Committee “Financial Expert.”

Former member of the Board of Directors, and the Audit Committee, of SS&C Technologies, Inc., a then $100 million SEC Registrant provider of accounting software and services to the financial industry.

Former member of the Board of Directors of LAI Worldwide Inc, a $100 million SEC Registrant Executive Search and Consulting firm.

Former faculty member, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  Subject taught was Leading Organizational Change.  Taught for approximately 20 terms over 10 years.  Twice awarded Excellence in Teaching.

Named the Notre Dame Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Alumnus of 1993.

Publications

Author of Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven: Six Steps To Organizational    Excellence.  Available at www.themcdonnellcompany.com, or Amazon.

 

Author of Mitigate Risk, Create Excellence in the January 2003 issue of the Journal of Accountancy.

 

Author of My Biggest Mistake – Too Much Focus on the Next Customer, the Chicago Tribune, September 27, 2004

 

Author of Let’s Hear it for Sarbanes-Oxley in the November 2004 issue of Darwin’s Online Magazine.

 

Author of The PCAOB and the Future of Oversight in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of Accountancy.

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