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Michael J. McGrath, Sr. - CEO, McGrath Auto Group
BS Management 1970

NIU alumnus and 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Mike McGrath visited campus to participate in the College of Business Executive in Residence program and interact with students and faculty.

As a guest of Dr. Tim Aurand, Mike and Kristina McGrath (Customer Relations, McGrath Automotive Group) presented to UBUS 310 on the importance of distribution (car dealerships) and customer relations in the automobile industry.

About the Executive in Residence Program
Successful alumni give back to NIU by getting involved in the "Executive in Residence" (EIR) Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage successful alumni and friends to share their experiences in the business environment with College of Business students, re-enforcing our positioning statement, "Where the Classroom Meets the Business World." Enthusiastic and talented alumni tell real-life stories and give an insider's perspective of life outside the NIU campus. These EIR sessions equip our students with practical tools and mentorship to prepare them for life after graduation.

See entire Executive in Residence schedule.