Patty Theokas (’08) is currently an HR Business Partner at a global commercial real estate firm, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), in Chicago IL. Prior to JLL she worked at Bloomberg in NYC, and at InnerWorkings, Inc. in Chicago. She has 8+ years of HR experience, with an emphasis on talent management, succession planning, change management, and recruitment and an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago.
Patrick Smitowski is the HR Director for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. He currently leads the UM HR Community of Practice, a professional development group encompassing HR practitioners on the academic campus and health system. Prior to joining UM, Patrick worked for Allstate Insurance Company and Mesaba Airlines, a marketing partner with Northwest Airlines. He holds an MBA from Wayne State University and a BA from the University of Michigan where he pursued organizational studies when it was an individualized concentration program.