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8:34am EDT March 28, 2006
Born: Chicago, 1942

First job: Credit analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Education: Bachelor’s degree, business administration, John Carroll University, Cleveland; MBA, finance, Loyola University

What is the biggest business challenge you’ve faced?
This job right here. I’m 63 years old, I’m an Irishman, and this is my last hurrah. I wanted this to be something that had staying power and that we could leave for future generations.

What is the biggest business lesson you’ve learned?
Be proud of what you do. If you ever do something that you are not proud of, it will come back to kick you in the slats.