CJ Bak

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Skills and Qualifications

I previously served on the Wharton Club of Africa board and supported the Africa Investment Forum in Addis. Mostly this meant panelist recruitment, event planning and advertising support. I was in charge of fundraising for my undergrad Williams class for 10 years, managing a team of volunteer classmate agents, and have organized reunions. Local volunteer work has focused on the outdoors, particularly removal of invasive species from forest preserves. Hobbies include fishing, art collecting and ultimate frisbee. Professionally post-Wharton, I've been deeply involved in launching small businesses, mostly through franchising, so I'm familiar with advertising on the main social media platforms.


The small group dinners are a great idea, and I’d be happy to host one, or a happy hour in the western suburbs. My undergrad regional network has two very popular annual events, one that focuses on a dinner discussion with a high-profile alum, and the other brings faculty members in for a moderated discussion of current events.