Business Faculty Honored!Apr 26th, 2012 | By cherrymi | Category: College of Business, FACULTY
We are fond of saying that the faculty of our programs blend practical experience and ‘know-how’ with a deep understanding of the functional discipline that they teach. An example of this is the recipient of the 2012 De La Salle Award for Service and Leadership in the Community award, John Greuling. John has taught in the Adult Business Programs since 2006. Highlights from his award citation include,
John experienced a very formative Lasallian education at St. Joseph High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy in 1974 from Illinois State University. John completed his Master of Science Degree in City and Regional Planning at Southern Illinois University in 1976.
In 2001, he applied his exceptional talents in his current position as President and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development. John’s many achievements in this position include major improvement of the economic climate of Will County through transportation by promoting the development of an inland port, two intermodal yards, and bringing more than $2.5 billion of private investment to the area and the development of 25,000 jobs. He continually leads the way in improving workforce development and education, and he has encouraged the establishment of partnerships aimed at strengthening the relationship between business and education.
Nationally known as an innovative leader in economic development, John has served as Chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency on Planning; President of the Metropolitan Economic Growth Alliance; as Vice Chairman on the Illinois Development Council; and as a member of the Will County Workforce Investment Board. He is a founding member of the Will County Community Foundation Board of Directors, an adjunct faculty member in the Lewis University College of Business, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Lowell Stahl Center for Entrepreneurship and Real Estate.