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John Parker earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Benedictine University in 2001. While an undergraduate, Parker was a business club member and also a captain on the men’s baseball team. He is still an active member of the Benedictine community, serving as president of the Alumni Board from 2008–2011.
Parker currently works at Northwestern Medicine as the manager of the Project Management Office. He leads the tracking and reporting of project savings to executive management, capturing several million dollars each year. Currently, Parker is leading the implementation of strategic initiatives at the Delnor Hospital Campus, as well as managing a team of eight project managers.
Prior to Northwestern Medicine, Parker worked in retail lending/investment banking. During his 10 years of experience, he served as the lead in many process improvement projects as well as assuming the role of market sales manager. Parker also achieved his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2012 and earned an M.B.A. in 2014.
In his spare time, Parker enjoys boating, playing softball and traveling with family. He lives in Fox River Grove with his lovely wife, Maura (Gulling) Parker, M.P.H.’10, and daughter, Gwen. They are looking forward to welcoming baby number two in July 2015.