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Empowering Woman in the Workplace 


Louise O'Sullivan, an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning industry executive, is embarking on a new career as a Leadership Speaker. O'Sullivan's key presentations are designed for Management Teams and Groups. Speaking engagement topics include:
 

  • Helping Women Flourish in a Male Dominated Industry
  • Things Are Really Different Now...Aren't They?
  • Unveiling Your Corporate Culture: Making Sure Every Employee Flourishes, Especially the Women, in Your Company
  • Get the Most from your Female Team Members AND Maximize Your Reputation
     

O'Sullivan founded Prime Advantage in 1997, following a 22-year management career in industrial manufacturing. Prime Advantage, a manufacturer's buying consortium, was sold to Omnia Partners in 2017. She was president of a Dover company, Groen, for more than 12 years. A former elementary school teacher, she joined Groen in 1975 as a part-time advertising writer.
 

O'Sullivan has a distinguished history as an industry leader. She was named 2013 "Pro to Know of the Year" by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine. She is past President of NAFEM (North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers) with 600+ Members, and past Director of the Illinois Racing Board. Louise is the 2005 winner of NAFEM's highest honor, the William W. Carpenter Award, Louise served on the boards of Taylor Capital Holdings and The Entrepreneurial Advisory Board for University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. She was Vice President of the University of Chicago's Executive Program Alumni Club, received the "Pacesetter of the Year" award for Women in Marketing, as well as MAFSI's "Market Mover Award".
 

O'Sullivan is referenced in General Managers in Action, 1992, by Harvard Professor Frank Aquilar, as well as in Managing Corporate Ethics, published in 1994 by Oxford University Press, and in Lessons in Leadership by Charles Bernstein, 1993. In 1987, Harvard Business School published a case study on O'Sullivan and her management challenges at Groen.  

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Education

MBA, University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business

M.A. Child Guidance, Northeastern Illinois University

B.S. Elementary Education/Psychology, College of St. Teresa

Louise Speaks

Helping Leadership Teams Achieve 


Speaking engagement topics:


  • Helping Women Flourish in a Male Dominated Industry
  • Things Are Really Different Now...Aren't They? 
  • Unveiling Your Corporate Culture: Making Sure Every Employee Flourishes, Especially the Women, in Your Company
  • Get the Most from your Female Team Members AND Maximize Your Reputation


Louise O'Sullivan  louise@louiseosullivan.com

312-497-3101   www.louiseosullivan.com

In the Spotlight

Breaking Ground: A Q&A with Prime Advantage’s Louise O’Sullivan

FEDA.com, March 2018

Value Employees as Much as Customers

Entrepreneur, November, 2016

2013 Pro to Know of the Year

United Plans Huge Jet Order

[GOVERNOR] EDGAR APPOINTS 3 TO RACING PANEL

Chicago Tribune, September, 1996

Groen: A Dover Industries Company, Louise O'Sullivan, President, Video

Career References in Print

Dover Corporation, A History, 1995-1989

Smith and Sobel, 1991

General Managers in Action

Harvard Professor Frank Aguilar, 1992

Lessons in Leadership

Charles Bernstein, 1993

Managing Corporate Ethics

Oxford University Press, 1994

Past Board Positions

Director, Dukane Manufacturing

St. Charles, IL

Director, Cole-Taylor Bank

Chicago, IL

Trustee, Kendall College

Chicago, IL

Commissioner, Illinois Racing Board

Springfield, IL

President, NAFEM (North American Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers)

Chicago, IL

Vice-Chair, IFMA (International Foodservice Manufacturer’s Association)

Chicago, IL

Vice-President, University of Chicago’s Executive Program Club

Chicago, IL

Chair, CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) Board of Governors

Chicago, IL

Trustee, Illinois Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation

Chicago, IL

Chair, FCSI (Foodservice Consultant Society International) Allied Member Advisory Committee

Louisville, KY

Member, American School Foodservice Association’s Foundation Advisory Committee

 National Harbor, MD 

Awards

SDCE Pro To Know of the Year

William A. Carpenter Award

Edward B. Sweeney Award

Baltimore All Industry Council

Ph.D., Honorary

Johnson and Wales University

Market Mover Award

Manufacturers' Agents to the Foodservice Industry

Pacesetter of the Year Award

Roundtable for Women in Foodservice

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