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Join Consulting Magazine and fellow Rising Stars for two hours of empowering interaction designed to elevate your career trajectory and equip you for the ever-evolving landscape that is your career in the consulting industry.

Kick off the experience with a captivating Keynote Presentation by John Norkus, Managing Director at KPMG, who will share invaluable insights on navigating the strategic path to leadership. Engage in a thought-provoking session filled with storytelling and humor, challenging you to reflect on your journey and consider what propels you into the future.

Following this we will delve into the critical connection between personal branding and success in a Panel Discussion led by Audra Nichols, COO of MBO Partners, featuring industry experts like Jenny Rae Le Roux, CEO of Management Consulted.

Finally, join your peers and experienced industry experts for a Roundtable Discussion exploring the challenges faced by successful young professionals, with a focus on foundational practices for excellence, ethics, and advancement.

Registration for the professional series program DOES NOT INCLUDE NETWORKING/DINNER attendance. Individuals who will be attending the Networking/Dinner do not need to register separately for the Professional Series. 

Featured Faculty

John Norkus
Managing Director, Pricing & Commercial Excellence

Audra Nichols
Chief Operating Officer
MBO Partners

Jenny Rae Le Roux
Chief Executive Officer
Management Consulted

Brianna Leung
Red Bird Strategy, LLC

Alberto Villarreal
Managing Director

SueEllen Carroll
Managing Director


Rising Stars Professional Series: Future-Proofing Your Professional Career


April 11 prior to the 2024 Rising Stars of the Profession awards gala


3:00 PM — Arrival and Registration
3:30 PM — Keynote Presentation
4:00 PM — Panel Discussion
4:45 PM — Roundtable Discussion
5:30 PM — Program ends
6:00 PM — Pre-Awards Dinner Cocktails (For registered awards dinner attendees) 


Swissotel, Chicago