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Chicago Regional Council has new members, leadership

Regional Council NewsThe Chicago Regional Council has named the following alumni as new members Ron Chin ’97, Eric Crites ’07, Marc Micek ’92, and Sandra Micek ’91, and a new council chair, Kathleen Bannan ’91. David Edelstein ’78 has stepped down as council chair, a position he held since 2012. Council members—alumni and friends who are well-informed about the University—serve as a core group of University ambassadors in Chicago. They are advocates for the University in the region and serve as representatives of the area to the University administration and the Board of Trustees.

“I’m pleased to welcome our new Chicago Regional Council members and am certain they will be instrumental in helping us continue to build the University’s presence and visibility in the region,” says Matt Ter Molen, SU senior vice president and chief development officer. “My sincere thanks to Kathleen Bannan for serving as the new chair, and to David Edelstein for many years of giving his invaluable time and support to Syracuse University. His efforts have greatly strengthened and enhanced the University’s reputation in the region.”

New members
Ron Chin ’97 is vice president of prime brokerage sales for Goldman Sachs, joining the company in 2000 after a three-year stint at Morgan Stanley. He moved to Chicago from New York City and now calls the Midwest home—considering it a “hidden gem” due to the lower cost of living and greater career growth opportunities he’s found at Goldman Sachs. A graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Eric Crites ’07 is senior director of strategic partnerships and sales operation for Q-Centrix health care company. A graduate of the Whitman School of Management, he served as vice president of the University’s Student Association and was co-founder of OrangeSeeds. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Crites and his wife, Diane, moved to Chicago from Boston.
Marc Micek ’92 is senior director of Global Partner Organization, SAP. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Whitman School of Management and an MBA in finance and marketing from the NYU Stern School of Business. His father, Sid Micek, served as Syracuse University’s vice president of development.
Sandra Micek ’91 is senior vice president for global brands for the Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and an MBA in marketing and strategy from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. When the Newhouse School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, she was recognized as one of the 50 “best and brightest” alumni during the 50Forward gala.