Thursday, March 29, 2012

Princeton Club of Chicago to Honor David Chandler

David Chandler will be presented with the Arnold M. Berlin '46 Distinguished Service to Princeton Award on April 17 by the Princeton Club of Chicago at its annual dinner. The event will be held at the University Club of Chicago at 76 East Monroe Street. A cocktail reception is at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. The event features Jeffery A. Smisek '76, S77, P09, the President and CEO of United Continental Holdings, Inc. In addition to David, the Club will also honor Heather Steans '85 with its Distinguished Service to the Community Award.

The Club notes about Dave:

Dave Chandler joined William Blair & Company in 1987 from Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division. At William Blair, he partnered with others to build the firm’s merchant banking capabilities, ultimately known as William Blair Capital Partners. In 2004, the team leading William Blair Capital Partners established Chicago Growth Partners (“CGP”) to pursue its growth-oriented buyout strategy on an independent basis. Since 2004 David has served as Managing Partner and Co-Founder of CGP. Dave received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA from Princeton University.

In addition to numerous current and past directorships, he currently serves as Board Chair of The Golden Apple Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, developing and supporting teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. David lives in Northfield, IL with his wife Liz and four children, three of whom have left the family “nest.”

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Doug McGrath Film Featured in Spanish Newspaper Promotion

Steve Hughes passes along this update from the world of global cross-media cinema marketing:

The Spanish national daily newspaper El Mundo has an offer (one of several) for subscribers to its digital platform, consisting of a DVD of an auteur film a day. This week, one of the films is… Doug McGrath's Infamous. He's in good company this week, too, such as David Lynch and Fran├žois Truffaut. Not bad!

Here's a link to the offer this week's offer. Infamous is the first from the left, under its Spanish title, although the DVD has both the original English and the dubbed Spanish version.