Todd French performs with the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra.
Illinois Wesleyan Trustee Featured in New York Times Article

Illinois Wesleyan Trustee Todd French, a 1993 graduate of the University, is featured in a story about entrepreneurs in the October 27, 2005, edition of The New York Times.

The story recounts the way in which French is able to run his Appleton, Wis.-based company, StringWorks, while residing in the Los Angeles area where he is a cellist with the Los Angeles Opera Company.

Accompanying the story is a photograph of French rehearsing with the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra on the day prior to his performance with the orchestra during Homecoming weekend.

Of his ability to operate StringWorks essentially in absentia, French says: "Nobody could do what I do without having a staff that can basically run the business without you.” As the article notes, that staff includes a sales manager he has known since childhood and a vice president and office manager he has known even longer — his mother.

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