Guest Speakers

Joe Buck talks with Willie Brown at a past Associates Luncheon

Illinois Wesleyan Associates invite local business and professional leaders to an annual luncheon, featuring special guest speakers.

Over the years, speakers have included Sir Edward Heath, former British Prime Minister; Steve Bornstein, then-CEO of the ESPN television network; David Gergen, former Chief Editor for US News & World Report and a former White House staffer; Jack Sikma '77, retired professional basketball player; B. Charles Ames '50, Vice Chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and author of numerous books on management; Edward B. Rust, Jr. '72, Chairman of the Board and CEO of State Farm Insurance Companies; and Joe Buck, radio and television announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1991.

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