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Eileen Kamerick

Adjunct Faculty Member

Eileen A. Kamerick was recently appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Press Ganey Associates. Press Ganey is the leading health care performance improvement and data analytics firm in the United States. The company works with more than 10,000 health care organizations, including 50% of US hospitals, to improve clinical and business outcomes through an extensive suite of analytic and performance management tools. Press Ganey is owned by Vestar Capital Partners and the management team of Press Ganey. Ms. Kamerick brings 25 years of senior level financial and legal experience to the role.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Kamerick served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey, a leading international investment bank and financial advisory firm. She also served as President of the Houlihan Lokey Foundation. Houlihan Lokey was named the leading M&A firm and financial restructuring firm for transactions under $3 billion for 2011 by Thomson Reuters.

Prior to her appointment to this senior position at Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Kamerick served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer for TectaAmerica Corporation. Tecta is the country’s largest commercial roofing company with particular expertise in the area of environmental services. Tecta is majority owned by KRG Capital. Previously, Ms. Kamerick served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer for Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII). Heidrick & Struggles is a leading international executive search and leadership development firm. She joined the company from her position as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bcom3, parent company of Leo Burnett and Starcom Media, following the successful sale of Bcom3 to Publicis, SA.

Ms. Kamerick has served as a senior legal and financial executive for several Fortune 500 companies. Among these positions, she was Vice President and Chief Financial officer, BP Amoco Americas, following the merger of BP, p.l.c. and Amoco. In this role, Ms. Kamerick served on the pension and investments committee for the company’s defined benefits plan. Prior to the merger, Ms. Kamerick served as Vice President and Treasurer of Amoco Corporation, a Fortune 20 oil, gas, and petrochemical company. Before joining Amoco, she practiced law with the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where she concentrated in the areas of securities law and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Kamerick graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Boston College, received a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and holds an MBA, with honors, in Finance and International Business from The Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. She also completed postgraduate work at Exeter College, Oxford University.

Ms. Kamerick serves on the Board of Directors for Associated Bancorp (NASDAQ: ASBC) a $23 billion regional bank holding company, and for Westell Technologies (NASDAQ: WSTL), a telecommunications equipment manufacturer. She serves as Chair of the Audit Committee for both companies and is qualified as a financial expert. She also serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee for both companies. She serves on the Board of Directors of the closed end mutual funds for Legg Mason & Co, LLC and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee for the Funds. Ms. Kamerick previously served on the Board of Directors for ServiceMaster (NYSE: SVM), a Fortune 500 services company, and Information Resources (NASDAQ: IRIC), prior to both companies going private.

Ms. Kamerick is active in Women Corporate Directors and National Association of Corporate Directors and is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She is a lecturer in corporate governance at the University of Iowa College of Law, Washington University College of Law, and Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business. Ms. Kamerick serves on several charity boards including Christ the King High School in Chicago, a Jesuit preparatory school for underprivileged students, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, and the Juvenile Protective Association of Chicago. She is a frequent contributor to CFO magazine and she was recently profiled in the book entitled The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors. She lives in Chicago with her husband, a clinical psychologist, and their son, Connor.

Eileen A. Kamerick was recently appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Press Ganey Associates.

Address: 
280 Boyd Law Building
Education: 

AB, Boston College, summa cum laude, 1980

Exeter College, Oxford University, 1981

JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1984

MBA, The Graduate School of Business of The University of Chicago, 1993