help with 2016 Chicago Olympic bid
Chicago vies to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the business
community — including Kellogg alumni — has rallied
to the cause.
felt like a real ambassador to my firm, the city and Kellogg,"
says Eileen Schreiber '06 of her consulting stint with
the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Committee, chaired by Pat
Ryan '59, the committee's chief executive officer. She
recalls the whirlwind of meetings and events with area leaders
to support the U.S. Olympic Committee's visit to Chicago and
explain why the city should host the games. "It was a
two-day affair of panels with some of the most influential
people in the Midwest."
is a senior consultant at Deloitte, one of the firms to lend
its strategic expertise to the Olympic bid. "I came on
with a team to look at the organization structure and make
recommendations to bring it to the next level."
visits to finalist cities Los Angeles and Chicago early this
year, the U.S. Olympic Bid Committee named Chicago the official
2016 U.S. bid city in April. Though hopeful, Schreiber says
there is much to do before the international bid is locked
up, and even more to do should Chicago emerge victorious.
The city's proposal includes plans for several ambitious construction
projects, among them an 80,000-seat stadium and a lakefront
"Olympic Village" to house 17,000 athletes and officials.
enjoyed working with Chicago 2016 staff and fellow business
leaders, including Kellogg alums Mark Mitten '83 and
Gordon Kane '86, and she hopes her work with is not
are so fired up," she says. "I've never had a client