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  • Congratulations, Andrea Ruedi (EMBA 2013)

    We’re delighted to announce that Andrea Ruedi (EMBA ’13) has taken up a position as CEO at Fox Development Corporation. This is her second stint with FDC. While previously at FDC, Andrea was instrumental in marketing the Research Park to prospective companies, successfully garnering state funding for infrastructure to allow for the Research Park’s expansion, and developing the I Hotel and Conference Center at Champaign.  Prior to taking the job at FDC, Andrea served as Deputy Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the world’s premier transportation research centers. In that role, Andrea was responsible for strategic planning and business development and also managed ICT’s $30 million research program.

    Andrea is an accomplished leader with expertise in various domains, a characteristic that serves her well in leadership positions. Our heartiest congratulations to Andrea on this significant accomplishment. Go Illini!


    Raj Echambadi
    Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement
    Professor of Business Administration and
    James F. Towey Faculty Fellow and
    Executive MBA Academic Director