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Two for One: OM&IS Pride Challenge

Chris and Lorraine Millington, longtime friends of the College of Business, have created a unique opportunity for all Operations Management & Information Systems (OM&IS) alumni, family and friends — a two for one challenge. Any new donor has the opportunity to make a donation to the Department of OM&IS and the Millingtons will donate twice the amount — that's a 200% return on your investment. For instance, donate $100 and the Millingtons will donate $200. The $300 donation will support areas such as:

  • Student Scholarships
  • Academic Research
  • Technology Improvements
  • Faculty Development

This opportunity is available through December 31, 2014. With your help, you can make a difference in the OM&IS Department. Act now as challenge funds are going fast.

To take advantage of the OM&IS Pride Challenge, go to niufoundation.org/give.

About Chris Millington
Chris' true passion has always been for people and organizational development. Organizational transformations have been his focus for many years." Leading from Every Seat" is his mantra. Without empowered people very little success can be anticipated from technology organizations. Chris has extensive experience with a broad and varied suite of coaching and development tools.

Chris served McDonalds Corporation as global CTO for twelve years. Chris' global responsibilities included Infrastructure Operations, Strategy, Architecture, Outsourcing Relationships, Supplier and Vendor Management, I/T Procurement and CORE Business Application Solutions. Chris transformed his organization into a trust-based team focused on open honest communications, treating all people with respect and dignity, valuing the differences by leveraging the strengths of each individual and creating an environment owned and lead by the team.

Chris retired from McDonalds in 2010 and formed Top-Down Leadership Consulting, LLC. The focus of the firm is Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, I/T Organizational Transformations and Outsourcing Organizational Transitions.

Chris's forty years of experience includes senior I/T leadership roles in financial services, computer services, and manufacturing, distribution, and telecommunications industries with companies such as American Express and Avnet Computer. He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. These experiences have given Chris broad insights into leadership development and organizational transformations.