New leaders named for UCMC, U. of C.

Staff Writer

Both the University of Chicago Medical Center and the University of Chicago boards of trustees announced new members last week.

Emily Nicklin was named chair of the Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Nicklin works as a corporate litigator at Kirkland and Ellis LLP and has been a trustee at the university since 2004.

Nicklin graduated from the University of Chicago and began working at the firm, where she is currently a partner. Benchmark Litigation named her one of the “Top 250 Women Litigators” last year.

The previous chair, Rodney Goldstein, was appointed in 2010 and will remain on as a board trustee.

Paul Carbone, a managing partner of private equity at The Pritzker Group, was also named to the board as a trustee. He graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1983, and a masters from Harvard Business School in 1987.

Jonathan Kovler, president and treasurer of the Blum-Kovler Foundation, was also appointed to the board as a trustee. Kovler’s family is the benefactor of the Kovler Diabetes Center and the Marjorie B. Kovler Viral Oncology Centers at the university.

University Board of Trustees

The University of Chicago Board of Trustees also elected three new members at its June 6 meeting.

Rachel D. Kohler, is the president of the Interiors Group for Kohler, Co., which produces home furnishings. She graduated with her MBA from the university in 1989. She is also a member of the Council on Chicago Booth.

Nassef O. Sawiris is the chief executive officer for OCI N.V. and its predecessor, Orascom Construction Industries, an engineering and construction firm that also produces fertilizer.

Donald R. Wilson Jr., is the founder and chief executive officer of DRW Trading Group. He was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Forty Under Forty” list in 2007. He serves as a board member of Children’s Memorial Hospital and at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.