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Season 2, Episode 4: Mark Malnati

The fourth episode of season 2 features Marc Malnati, SAE alumnus, and owner of Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza chain, Lou Malnati’s. Foundation CEO Steve Mitchell interviewed Marc over Zoom late last year. Marc is the son of Lou Malnati, founder of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. Shortly before his father passed away, Marc graduated from Indiana and started working for the family business, a business that has grown from just three locations at the time to 64 locations today. In addition to their restaurants, Lou Malnati’s is also the largest shipper of pizza worldwide. Through Tastes of Chicago, they ship 500,000 pizzas across the country yearly as well as other Chicago specialties.  In addition to his work as chairman of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Marc is also the Co-Founder of the Marc & Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation, co-chair of the Lou Malnati Cancer Research Foundation, and board member for the Northwestern Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute.

Tune in today for a thoughtful conversation focusing on people, relationships, and how they can contribute to an individual’s success. We decided to name it Emotional Intelligence because of Marc’s firm belief in the importance of learning more about yourself and how you interact with others. He attributes his success to these lessons as well as surrounding himself with good people.

TG Talk is brought to you by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation and Fraternity and is an opportunity to engage with staff, volunteers, undergraduates, and notable alumni. Join us for discussions on all things SAE, including chapter operations, alumni engagement, university relations, ritual, and values. Additionally, TG Talk is a speaker series. We feature guest speakers focusing on leadership, professional development, and current events. As True Gentlemen, we must always strive to rise above. One of the ways we do that is by continuously learning.

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