Saint Mary's SEBA professor James Hawley was quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business and Illinois' Better Government Association (BGA) story about a possible conflict of interest scenario involving a Chicago mass transit union official and pension board member who solicited donations from a financial firm doing business with the union's retirement fund.
Hawley, A professor in Saint Mary's Graduate Business Program, Hawley is an expert on corporate governance, executive compensation and pension fund management. He was interviewed about the possible problems, or perceptions of improprieties, that arise when an organization that administers assets for union, is asked for favors, albeit charitable ones, by that same union.
Crain Chicago Business is a weekly newspaper that tracks the business news of the Windy City. It has a circulation of more than 50,000 business readers. The BGA is an investigative journalism organization focusing on corruption in Illinois government. The article "CTA Union Hits Up Pension Advisers" was carried by both the BGA and Crains.