SEI Social Impact Leadership Series: Todd Babbitz
Monday, April 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Shifting Sands and Reduced Resources: How Rapid Demographic Changes and Budget Pressures Led to 50 School/Program Closures and Continue to Challenge our Ability to Modernize our Schools
Todd Babbitz, '04
Executive Director, Office of Strategy Management
Chicago Public Schools
Join SEI for our Social Impact Leadership Series event featuring Todd Babbitz, '04, Executive Director of the Office of Strategy Management for Chicago Public Schools, and formerly served as CPS’s Chief Transformation Officer.
Todd Babbitz and his team are responsible for the development and ongoing refinement of CPS’s 10-year Educational Facilities Master Plan, for long term capital planning, demographic projections, and managing the school actions process, which includes closures, consolidations, phase-outs and co-locations of schools. Todd has fifteen years of professional experience as a senior business executive, a management consultant, and a partner in a multinational law firm. Prior to joining CPS he was the Chief Marketing Officer, Benefits Outsourcing for Hewitt Associates, where he led markets and strategy for a $1.5 billion business unit. Prior to Hewitt, Todd was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he helped Fortune 500 organizations tackle their toughest problems, including leading them through transformative change and managing portfolios of strategic initiatives. Todd has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, where he was the Robert S. Hamada Distinguished Fellow. He has a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative
Launched in 2012, the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business supports the aspirations of students and alumni to impact societal issues and furthers research on how institutions help solve global problems.
As the line between the public and private sectors grows increasingly blurred, a multidisciplinary approach is critical to engage leaders across fields. Through ongoing curricular development, alumni and student programming, and support of faculty pursuits, SEI seeks to foster both the leadership on the ground and rigorous academic research which are vital to addressing the complex issues our society faces.