Mendoza School of Business

Notre Dame Trustee Bill Goodyear to speak at Mendoza graduate commencement

Published: April 5, 2018 / Author: Carol Elliott

Bill Goodyear (B.B.A. ’70), retired chairman and CEO of Navigant Consulting, will serve as the keynote speaker for the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business 2018 Graduate Commencement and Diploma Ceremony. The event takes place at 10 a.m. on May 19 in the Joyce Center Purcell Pavilion.

A member of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees since 1996 and a fellow of the University since 2005, Goodyear is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Navigant Consulting, a specialty consulting firm which he led for 12 years and that provides industry-specific professional services to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. He previously spent nearly three decades in the banking industry as chairman of Bank of America Illinois, president of Bank of America’s Global Private Bank and in domestic and international executive positions with Continental Bank Corp.The graduate programs bestowing degrees include Notre Dame MBAExecutive MBAMaster of Nonprofit AdministrationMaster of Science in AccountancyMaster of Science in ManagementMaster of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Business Analytics.

A graduate of Notre Dame, Goodyear earned a master of business administration degree from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. He is the lead independent director of Exterran Corp., an oil and gas compression company, and a director of Enova Inc., a financial technology company. He serves as chairman of the board of Rush University Medical Center and is past chair and a current trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry, both in Chicago.

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