CHICAGO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John C. Robak (BS '89), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Greeley and Hansen, a leading environmental engineering and architectural consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, was appointed to serve on the Commerce Advisory Council for the College of Commerce at DePaul University. Dr. Ray Whittington, Dean of the College of Commerce, appointed Mr. Robak to the Council.
"This appointment is truly an honor and I am privileged to be able to serve on this highly-respected Board," said John C. Robak, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Greeley and Hansen. "As an alumnus of DePaul, I am looking forward to giving back to the University. I believe my years of experience will be beneficial to the Board, the Dean, and the University."
The Commerce Advisory Council is comprised of business leaders in Chicago who volunteer to advise the Dean on matters including shaping the direction and course curricula of the college. Board members share their business expertise as a complement to the academic scholarly work done by DePaul faculty in order to achieve the goal of providing a relevant and practical business education to DePaul University College of Commerce students.
Dean Whittington commented that he "looks forward to Mr. Robak serving on the Commerce Advisory Council and adding insight from his extensive career in operations and human resources management."
Currently serving as Chief Operating Officer for Greeley and Hansen, Mr. Robak, 43, oversees the day-to-day internal business operations of this 17-office national firm, and provides oversight to future business planning. He is also responsible for leading all firm-wide human resources, information technology, and corporate communications activities, as well as legal affairs and the firm's governance system.
Mr. Robak has more than 20 years of wide-ranging human resources and operations management experience for professional services organizations, including GolinHarris, a global public relations agency, where he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Human Resources. He holds an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and a BS in Commerce in Human Resources from DePaul University. Mr. Robak was recently named to the National Board of Directors of Upwardly Global, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate barriers to professional workplace entry for foreign-educated immigrants and refugees in the United States. Mr. Robak is also a founding member of the Workplace Excellence Committee of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce.
About Greeley and Hansen
Founded in 1914, Greeley and Hansen is a leader in developing innovative engineering solutions for a wide array of water, wastewater, water reuse, and solid waste challenges aimed at improving public health, safety, and welfare. Headquartered in Chicago, Greeley and Hansen has a staff of more than 300 in 17 locations across the U.S. The firm provides services for all phases of projects ranging from master planning and feasibility studies through design, construction, and start-up. Greeley and Hansen has consistently been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources as one of Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Places to Work and by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace 2010. For more information about the firm, please visit www.greeley-hansen.com.
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