Our Staff- Mulligan/Associates

Michael V. Mulligan Ph.D., CMF, a Career Coach who has helped over 3,500 executives and non-managers advance their career.
Dr. Mike Mulligan
Founder and Principal
Michael V. Mulligan Ph.D., CMF, has helped over 3,500 individuals with career planning and advancement. He is recognized nationally as one of the best Career and  Business Coaches in the U.S.A. He has been helping executives and young adults move forward in their career for over 40 years. He is the founder and director of Mulligan & Associates, a boutique career management firm established in 1983.
Dr. Mulligan has served as a Fellow Manager with the International Career Certification Institute and wrote a leading article entitled “How to be an effective outplacement consultant” which was published in 12 editions by Kennedy Information in the Career  Management Consulting Firm book. Dr. Mulligan has coached 100 CEOs and Presidents, 400 franchise owners, 500 Chief Level Officers and1, 500 managers and professionals. Earlier Dr. Mulligan served as Management Development Director for Century 21 of Northern Illinois where he helped owners create a business plan and make profit.
Dr. Mulligan received his Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Georgia, M.A. from Michigan State University in counseling and personnel and B.A. in history from Alma College. He can help clients look at their career options because he has helped individuals from all industries and functional areas and done his research in writing seven career books and creating 10 assessments and the website www.managemycareer.info
He worked earlier as an academic advisor at Michigan State, Asst. Director of Admissions at the U of Georgia, Counselor in the Georgia Tech Counseling Center and Regional Director of the American College Testing Program. He served as Chairman of the Career Advisory Council at Alma College.
Steve Blondell, M.B.A. is known in executive circles as a leading connector, a title earned through his own collective experience as a Chair of Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) – Chicago Suburban Chapter, business developer, and a trusted financial leader. He has a proactive desire to match business professionals to their targeted positions so they are successful. His enthusiasm to help those meet their personal goals is a gift that has served him well. He has an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School and B.S. from Valparaiso University. His career has spanned a broad spectrum of organizations from Fortune 500 industries including Zurich North America, General Electric Commercial Finance Services, American Family Insurance to small, privately-held businesses.
Jerry Donahue, M. Ed. has served as Asst. Director of Career Services at the Medill School of Journalism Career Center at Northwestern University, Director of Career Services and Coordinator of Employer Relations at St. Norbert College, Director of the Career Center at Canisius College, Director of Career Placement Services at Indiana University and Career Consultant in the Engineering Career Resource Center, College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned an M.ED in curriculum and supervision from Loyola University and a B.C.E. in Civil Engineering. He is a member of The National Association of Colleges and Employers, Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers and SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).
Keith North, M.A. has worked as a Senior Vice President for Mulligan & Associates over 25 years helping hundreds of clients from all industries and functional areas with career planning and finding employment. He has a M.A. in Administration from Northern Illinois University and B.A. from Cornell College. His earlier career included working in business and career services with young adults in School District 214.
Suzanne Starmann, C.C.I., has been a member of our staff for over 25 years and helped over 2,500 individuals plan and advance their career. She has an English major from Alma College and is certified as a Career Counselor by the International Career Certification Institute.
Advisory Council
Dr. George M. Gazda - Research Professor Emeritus, College of Education, University of Georgia, Served as Past President American Counseling Association, President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, President and Co-Founder, Association for Specialist in Group Work, President of Counseling Psychology of APA, Authored and Co-Authored 16 Books
Dennis Hall - Chairman: European multinational roofing company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Chairman: US/Japanese joint venture global shipping container company, Managing Director: Publicly listed Australian manufacturing company, President: NYSE listed multi-industry, multi-national manufacturing company. Owner and partner of private equity firm
Robert Keith - Employee Relations Consultant-Former Senior Vice President of CNA insurance and former school board member of the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, IL
Dr. William Muse - Former President of Auburn University, East Carolina University, University of Akron and - Now Executive Director of the National Issues Forum Institute in Dayton, Ohio (presently conducting national seminars on the challenges facing higher education today).
Ben Sacor is presently a senior at Maine South High in Park Ridge, Illinois and will major in computer science in college in 2020. He helped create our websites www.managemycareer.info and www.mulliganassoc.com.  He is on the varsity baseball team at Maine South and he and his friends provide input to us on what high school students need in regard to mentoring help.
Amy Sacor - Math Teacher in Park Ridge School District, Mother of three children who will be attending Maine South High School, Park Ridge, IL
Richy Waller - Senior Mechanical Engineering Major, Michigan State University. Richy provides input to us based on the mentoring needs of college students and website design.
Richmond Waller- Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft-Midwest Region
Milton Wordlow - A mentee of Dr. Mulligan, Father of four children who have attended and will be attending the Chicago Public Schools.
Special Note - We have other certified adjunct consultants on staff.

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