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+ Mark A. Vargas Joins ACI Board of Trustees
+ Bon Appétit Management Company Becomes ACI Corporate Partner

Mark A. Vargas Joins ACI Board of Trustees
Feb. 20, 2020

ACI welcomed Mark A. Vargas, a graduate of Judson University, Elgin, to the Board of Trustees as a corporate trustee. Vargas’ election by the ACI Executive Committee raised the number of corporate board members to 40.

Vargas is a trusted adviser and close confidante to some of the most high profile political and business leaders in America. His work as a tech entrepreneur in health care with Licentiam, and political opinion writer and advisor have been featured in significant Chicago and national publications as well as national news programs. From 2007 to 2010, Vargas served as a civilian within the Office of the Secretary of Defense on a special task force handpicked by senior Defense officials. A former student body president at Judson, Vargas is host of the university’s World Leaders Forum program, “Conversations with Mark Vargas,” a speakers series where he invites well-known leaders in business and politics for informal, one-on-one conversations. This year’s program is Oct. 20, in Schaumburg, Illinois, and features former CIA Director and retired U.S. Army General David H. Petraeus. The program’s inaugural guest in 2019 was Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner.

Bon Appétit Management Company Becomes ACI Corporate Partner
Jan. 31, 2020

ACI welcomed Bon Appétit Management Company as our seventh corporate partner. Corporate partners provide significant funding for ACI’s professional development conferences, and they offer products and services relevant to higher education.

Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, museums and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, California, the company operates more than 1,000 cafés in 33 states for dozens of marquee clients.

In addition to Bon Appétit, ACI’s corporate partners include Baker Tilly, Michael Best, Paycor, PNC, RBO PrintLogistix and Sikich.

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