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Business alumnus Richard H. Driehaus named a 2019 influential leader

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This story originally appeared on the College of Business website.

DePaul University business alumnus Richard H. Driehaus has been named to the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the international business school accreditation organization.

Driehaus was among 33 alumni — and the business schools that prepared them — recognized by AACSB in its fourth annual Influential Leaders list released Feb. 5. Each honoree was chosen for being a “shining example of how AACSB-accredited business schools prepare their graduates to create lasting impact in their communities, industries, and around the world.”

“AACSB is honored to recognize Richard H. Driehaus and congratulates the Driehaus College of Business for its role in preparing alumni who are leading examples of business education as a force for good in the world,” says Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “The diversity of backgrounds, industries and career paths of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing graduates to succeed wherever their passions may take them.”
Richard H. Driehaus
Richard H. Driehaus

Driehaus, founder of Driehaus Capital Management and a philanthropist, was honored for his role as a momentum investing pioneer, his contributions to DePaul’s business college, and his philanthropy benefiting arts, culture and economic empowerment programs, primarily in his hometown of Chicago.  AACSB noted that his “generosity supports the hiring and retention of high-quality business faculty, founded an innovative center in behavioral finance, and funded an international business center that enables students to study business abroad” at the DePaul college that was named for him in 2012. Through his wide-ranging philanthropy, AACSB added, Driehaus is “strengthening economic opportunities and education for underserved communities and improving society for all.”

“AACSB’s honor is a tribute to Richard Driehaus’s transformational role as a finance industry visionary and generous benefactor for our business college and community,” says Misty Johanson, dean of the Driehaus College of Business. “We’re proud that Richard is a Triple Demon alumnus of our college.”

AACSB’s 831 accredited institutions were invited to nominate their outstanding alumni for Influential Leader consideration. The submissions outlined the nominees’ commitments to lead or innovate within their industries, the impact they’ve had on their communities or society, and their efforts to inspire future business leaders. Chosen honorees graduated from business schools in 13 countries.

Read more about how DePaul shaped Richard H. Driehaus’s education and career in Business Exchange​.