CSI’s Gurnee Campus to Host Presentation from Kenosha Kingfish General Manager Jake McGhee

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On February 11, CSI’s Gurnee campus will host Kenosha Kingfish General Manager Jake McGhee. During this Community Resource Event, Mr. McGhee will focus on business management and sports marketing, sharing career insights with business students who will soon be joining the job market.

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On Wednesday, Feb. 11, Computer Systems Institute will welcome Jake McGhee — General Manager for the Kenosha Kingfish baseball organization — to the CSI campus in Gurnee, Illinois. The free event, which takes place at 5330 Grand Avenue, is open to CSI students from Gurnee as well as surrounding communities, including Waukegan, Racine, and Kenosha. During the Community Resource Event, Mr. McGhee will speak about business management, sports marketing, and related job opportunities in our current economy. Designed for students in the Business Career Program, this informative presentation will help prepare CSI graduates for the working world.

As one of 18 teams in the collegiate-level Northwoods League, the Kenosha Kingfish practice at Simmons Field in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This popular, minor-league style organization provides entertainment for local Wisconsin residents and visitors from the Midwest. In 2014, the City of Kenosha invested more than $1 million to restore the 83-year-old Simmons Field, and the Kingfish played its first official season at Simmons that year. The team ranked third place in the South Division, with an average of over 2,000 fans per game. The Kenosha Kingfish, Madison Mallards, Green Bay Bullfrogs, and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are all managed by the same ownership group.

As General Manager of the Kingfish, Mr. McGhee oversees the team’s day-to-day operations, not limited to player transactions, contracts, and overall finances. Mr. McGhee has extensive experience in sports management and marketing, which makes him an ideal guest speaker at CSI. In addition to his role as Kingfish General Manager, he has worked with the Madison Mallards for three years, including two seasons as Corporate Account Manager. His duties for the team have included field maintenance operations, financial management, stadium management, and the supervision of more than 70 fan ambassadors at games. During this time, Mr. McGhee has seen the Mallards advance through the Northwoods League, while managing the overall game-day experience and working with local business leaders to promote baseball outings for their employees. Originally from Hartland, WI, Mr. McGhee earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About Computer Systems Institute:

CSI offers postsecondary career programs in networking, healthcare, and business designed to be completed in as little as 32 weeks, as well as English Language and professional programs for international students. The school has five Chicago-area campuses in the Chicago Loop, Skokie, Gurnee, Elgin, and Lombard, plus two Massachusetts locations in Charlestown and Worcester. Collectively, the campuses serve students from more than 70 countries.

Founded in 1989, CSI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CSI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept the GI bill, and authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. It is also a Microsoft IT Academy and Prometric Testing Center. For more information, visit http://www.CSINow.edu.

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