Christopher M. Millington is an accomplished businessman, visionary, philanthropist and friend. As an honorary alumnus of the NIU College of Business and Department of Operations Management and Information Systems, he plays an important role advancing vitally important objectives for NIU. His hands on participation reflects his passion for experiential learning. While his philanthropic support is having an important impact, his contribution of time and mentorship has influenced many and is a significant part of his legacy.As a recently retired Chief Technology Office and Vice President of McDonald’s IT Solutions organization, he has had a distinguished career. Chris’ responsibilities included Global Infrastructure and McDonald’s IT CORE Business Application Solutions. Chris joined McDonald’s in January of 1999. Prior to joining McDonald’s, he was Vice President/Chief Technology Officer for Kemper Insurance.In addition, he worked in financial services, insurance, computer services, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and telecommunications industries. Former companies include American Express, Ameritech, Amex Life Assurance, Avnet Computer, and Informatics, Inc. He has owned and operated a structural moving company and spent six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.Chris has a broad and extensive background in information technology management. His experience includes operations, architecture, engineering, network, data, systems development, security, customer service and large-scale outsourcing. Chris has a real passion for people/organizational development.He and his wife, Lorraine, reside in Algonquin, Illinois.