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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

John P. Pappas

John Pappas

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Interim Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

Specialization

Entrepreneurship
Innovation
Marketing
Leadership

Education

MBA in General Management, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
BS, College of Business and Public Administration, Drake University

Academic Experience

Lake Forest College (2017—present)
ENTP 120 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTP 380 Entrepreneurial Ventures

DePaul University (2015—2017)
ICS 392 Business Capstone

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (1992—2017)
MKT 5210 Marketing
BUS 5807 Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making
MKT 5871 Leading the Sales Function
Marketing Bench Facilitator (2010—17)
Marketing Specialization Development Team Leader (2011—17)

Professional Experience

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (2004—present)
Chairman of the Board (2017—present)
Member, Board of Directors (2004—present)

Chicago Collaborators, (2014—present)
President

Coleman Cable Inc. (1984—2014)
Senior Vice President - Corporate Marketing (2011—2014)
Senior Vice President - U.S. Retail Group (2005—2011)
Vice President and General Manager - OEM Group, (2000—2005), Corporate Vice President of Marketing (1993—2000)
Director of Marketing (1987—1993)
National Sales Manager (1984—1987)

National Association of Electrical Distribution (1983—1984)
Regional Manager

Electri-Flex Company (1978—1983)
Marketing Director/Regional Sales Manager

Motorola, Inc. (1976—1978)
Marketing Services/Convention Administrator

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Faculty Award (Teacher of the Year), Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (2014, 2008, 2000)

Contribution to Learning Excellence Award, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994)