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Loyola University Chicago Names Jill McCall as Director of its Family Business Center


CHICAGO, IL – November 16, 2022

Loyola University Chicago announced today that Jill McCall will be joining the University as Director of the Family Business Center, effective November 21, 2022. She is a community builder and innovator who brings to the center and its members extensive experience in association leadership and consulting.  

“Jill’s breadth of interdisciplinary skills and her experience supporting family businesses make her a strong fit for our Family Business Center,” said Michael Behnam, dean of the Quinlan School of Business. “Her commitment to serving members collectively and individually will also strengthen how the center serves the family business community.”

Kristen Napleton, chair of the Family Business Center’s board of advisors, shared her excitement about the new director: “Jill inherits a strong and committed family business community – one that is grounded in shared values, confidentiality, participation, non-solicitation, research, and learning. I am confident in her commitment to leading our community to a bright future, while continuing to offer the exceptional services and support that makes our Family Business Center so special.” 

Most recently, McCall served as the founder of Managing Momentum, a strategic services firm that specializes in empowering emerging leaders. She also has served as the chief executive for both the Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago and Independent Physicians and Providers of Illinois, as well as in various leadership roles at the American Bar Association.  

Among McCall’s areas of interest are next-generation initiatives and engagement, peer group facilitation, strategic advising, one-on-one executive coaching, and experiential training and development.

McCall succeeds former Family Business Center Director Anne Smart, who retired in early November 2022. 


About Loyola University Chicago  

Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 17,500 students. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a course location in Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens), and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 15 schools, colleges, and institutes. Ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations including AmeriCorps and the Carnegie Foundation. To learn more about Loyola, visit or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.

About the Quinlan School of Business  

The Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago educates responsible leaders who strengthen the local and global business system. Quinlan draws on the resources of a world-class location in the heart of Chicago and on industry-leading faculty to offer leading undergraduate, graduate, and executive education. Quinlan’s highly respected degrees include the Baumhart Scholars MBA for purpose-driven professionals and the one-of-a-kind Next Generation MBA. The school is named for Michael R. Quinlan, a double Loyola alumnus, and former president and CEO of McDonald’s Corporation. Learn more at or find us on LinkedIn, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LoyolaQuinlan.

About the Loyola Family Business Center 

Founded in 1990, the Family Business Center is an integral part of the Quinlan School of Business. The center’s mission is to support and help family businesses navigate complex generational transitions, strengthening both the family and business. The center believes that a community of family businesses learning together contributes to the sustainability of families, businesses, and society. Learn more at or find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.