Veterans: A Purpose-Driven Life
William B. McNulty III '95
Founder Emeritus of Team Rubicon and former CEO of Team Rubicon Global
Mike Lowe '97
General assignment reporter, WGN-Channel 9
In January 2010, two tectonic plates beneath Haiti shifted and jerked apart, generating a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince.
With no time to lose, William McNulty ’95 and his friend and fellow former marine, Jake Wood, spun into action.
In partnership with Illinois Masonic Hospital, the pair formed an emergency response team with Brother James J. Boynton, SJ; Haitian-born Glenview resident and Loyola mom and nurse Rosite Feteau Merentie; and two Milwaukee firefighters. Amidst the rubble of Port-au-Prince, Team Rubicon was born.
During this thought-provoking presentation, McNulty will share the story of Team Rubicon’s early days in Haiti—when the nimble team provided medical care for thousands of Haitians while many larger humanitarian organizations were still mobilizing their disaster response operations. You will also learn about the nonprofit’s current mission to provide humanitarian aid around the world while giving veterans ongoing opportunities to experience a renewed sense of purpose, community and identity by utilizing their military skills and training to serve others in disaster situations.
After the lecture, WGN broadcaster Mike Lowe ’97 will continue the conversation with McNulty and moderate a question-and-answer session with audience members.
William B. McNulty III ‘95—a U.S. Marine who served in the infantry and intelligence—is the founder emeritus of Team Rubicon and former CEO of Team Rubicon Global, which has been referred to as one of the greatest innovations in disaster response since the creation of the American Red Cross in 1879 and the most innovative veteran reintegration program since the founding of the American Legion system after World War I.
Mike Lowe ’97 is a general assignment reporter for WGN-Channel 9. A 21-time Chicago/Midwest Emmy winner, three-time regional Edward R. Murrow award winner and the recipient of the national Walter Cronkite Award for Political Journalism, he previously covered politics and government issues as a FOX6 news reporter in Milwaukee.
Tuesday, November 6
9:30 to 9:50 a.m.—Coffee in the Marillac Room
10 to 11:30 a.m.—Lecture and Q&A session in the Loyola Theater
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—Luncheon in the Marillac Room