Four new members were elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees this week.
“These four distinguished alumni bring a diverse range of talents and backgrounds to Marquette University’s Board of Trustees,” said Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. “I’m looking forward to hearing their perspectives and ideas as we work together to elevate Marquette to new heights of excellence.”
Patrick S. Lawton, a 1978 graduate of the College of Business Administration and a 1980 graduate of the Graduate School of Management, serves as the managing director of fixed income capital markets at Robert W. Baird & Co., where he is responsible for all areas of fixed income capital markets, including public finance banking, sales and trading. Prior to joining Baird in 1988, Lawton spent seven years with the Merrill Lynch Capital Markets group, the last three of which were spent in Chicago.
Lawton is a member of Baird’s board of directors, serves as chairman of the board of WaterStone Financial Inc., and is on the board of the BMO Harris Bradley Center. He is also a member of the College of Business Administration's Dean’s Council of Excellence.
Kelly McShane, a 1968 graduate of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is a retired school psychologist. McShane received a master’s degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota, where she worked as a research assistant and later as a member of the pediatric neurology diagnostic team in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Minnesota Hospital. She completed her educational program at Loyola University Chicago, earning professional certification in school psychology. McShane also served as an instructor at Loyola University Chicago, where she taught an educational psychology course. Her career focused on serving special needs children as a school psychologist. She was employed by special education cooperatives in the public school system, working with preschool-age children through young adults and has experience with a wide range of disabilities.
McShane is a long-term member of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. In 2010, she and her husband were jointly awarded the university’s Alumni Service to Marquette Award.
Scott H. Schroeder graduated from the College of Business Administration in 1992 and from Marquette’s joint juris doctor/M.B.A. program in 1996. He is a founding partner at Balyasny Asset Management, a globally diversified, multi-strategy hedge fund manager focused on combining high quality, proprietary, fundamental research with top investment talent, a dynamic capital allocation process and comprehensive risk management. Schroeder is a member of the investment and executive committees and is directly responsible for oversight of the trading desk, firm-wide accounting, international expansion, recruiting, finance and reporting, and the legal and regulatory aspects of the firm.
Schroeder joined the predecessor to Balyasny Asset Management, a group within Schonfeld Securities, in 1999. Previously, he was an associate at the law firm of Foley & Lardner in the securities and mergers and acquisitions division.
Owen J. Sullivan, a 1979 graduate of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is president of specialty brands for ManpowerGroup, where he serves multiple roles, including CEO of Right Management and Experis, as well as leader of ManpowerGroup’s global sales organization. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup, Sullivan worked as a management consultant with several venture capitalists and private equity groups, and served as president of the Financial Services Group of Metavante Corporation, as well as president of Metavante’s Enterprise Solutions Group.
Sullivan currently serves on the board of directors for Journal Communications, Ministry Health Care, Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin. He has completed several advanced business management programs through Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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