June 24, 2011—North Central College recently announced that Brian Hanlon, assistant professor of marketing, was named the new holder of the Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship endowed chair. He succeeds retiring faculty member Gary Ernst, professor of international business and marketing, and first holder of the chair.
Hanlon received a B.S., M.B.A. and juris doctor from DePaul University. A member of North Central College’s faculty since 2006, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship, business law and marketing. He serves as a faculty advisor to students in the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law organization and to the College's American Marketing Association student chapter. Hanlon frequently consults leading real estate developers in the United States and Europe and regularly presents his research at business and academic conferences.