Jan 222019

Kwabena A. Appenteng ’04 has been promoted to shareholder for Littler’s Chicago Office. Littler is the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management.

Kwabena counsels employers on a range of day-to-day employment issues with a focus on workplace privacy and information security issues, including: cross-border transfers of human resources data, biometric privacy issues, responding to security breaches, background checks, workplace surveillance, searches, and electronic monitoring issues, social media issues and questions stemming from the European General Data Protection Regulation and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. He has published employment and privacy-related articles in a variety of publications, including Law360, Inside Counsel, Corporate Counsel and SHRM Online, and he routinely speaks on privacy-related topics. Kwabena also defends clients in employment actions in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Kwabena has been named a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers© since 2013 and an “Emerging Lawyer” by Illinois Leading Lawyers© since 2015.

Congratulations to Kwabena on his promotion!

Jan 072019

Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.

Oct 232018

Kristin Schleiter, JD, LLM, has taken a position with the American Board of Medical Specialties as the Vice President of Policy, Government Relations and Strategic Engagement. Kristin will play a key role in providing strategic and operational oversight for ABMS policy development and advocacy initiatives and will lead strategic engagement with governmental, professional and health care organizations, as well as other public stakeholders of specialty certification to strengthen and increase the value of ABMS specialty board certification. Kristin worked in Advocacy for the American Medical Association prior to her role at ABMS.

Congratulations to Kristin in her new role!