Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Volunteer Spotlight: Brian Lange

Recent Notre Dame graduate Brian Lange knows a leader when he sees one. As a research analyst at Egon Zehnder International, he assesses and recruits top-level executives for leadership roles at organizations across the globe. Therefore we are particularly glad that when he was searching last year for a meaningful place to volunteer in his spare time, he ended up here at Cabrini Connections. Last year Brian was paired up with a student, Anthony Allen, in a one-on-one mentoring relationship. Anthony did not return this year, so Brian decided that this year he would be well suited for the volunteer coordinator role, which he is currently filling on Thursday nights. Brian has slipped into the role with ease, given his easy-going demeanor and leadership skills, which he will be further honing beginning next year at the University of Chicago.

Brian was recently accepted into the U of C Booth School of Business where he will be studying marketing, strategic management and behavioral finance beginning in fall. 2009 is shaping up to be an important year for Brian as he will be getting married to his fiancĂ© Elizabeth this summer, who is a 3rd year medical student at Northwestern University. They met during Brian’s time at Notre Dame where he studied modern European history and business. Though he was busy in college, he found time to share his time with worthwhile organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. His most memorable experience with them was when he decided to join a group of concerned individuals in 2005 and travel to Sri Lanka for 3 weeks to help rebuild after the devastating tsunami that killed nearly a quarter million people in late December 2004.

About Cabrini Connections, Brian says: “it’s a good group, doing a good service to the city… I’m proud to be a part of it.” We’re glad you agree Brian!

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