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Marketing expert joins Board of Trustees

Marketing expert joins Board of Trustees


Holy Cross College is honored to announce the appointment of a new members to the institution's Board of Trustees:  Ms. Elizabeth Naquin Borger of Elkhart, Indiana.


"Liz Borger brings to our Holy Cross Board a spirit of generous service, complemented by her extensive experience as a board member for a number of service organizations. I am looking forward to working with her as we further the mission and goals of the college," said Br. John Paige, C.S.C., President of Holy Cross College.


Liz Borger  brings to the College's Board extensive experience in the areas of finance, marketing, and strategic planning. Ms. Borger received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in business from Northwestern University. 


During her professional career, Liz Borger has held a number of key positions with the Inland Steel Company of Chicago, including manager of the galvanized and aluminized steels product lines, manager of commercial and industrial marketing, and finally, a leadership position in development of corporate strategy initiatives.  After 14 years with Inland Steel, Borger went on to hold the position of Senior Vice President - Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors.  She has 20 years of experience in the financial industry and was a member of the elite Premier Advisors Group which pools from the company's more than 15,000 advisors worldwide.


For more than 23 years Liz has provided classroom lectures at the University of Notre Dame on topics related to marketing and strategic planning.  She has also lectured at several other colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, Drake University, and the Harvard University Business School.  


An active community member, Ms. Borger has held board positions for Loveway, the Elkhart Centre, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, the Elco Commission by appointment of the Mayor of Elkhart, the Indiana University-South Bend Performing Arts Council, the Notre Dame Club Of Chicago, Wellfield Botanic Gardens, and WNIT-TV Michiana Public Broadcasting.  She has also served as Chairman of the Board for the Women's Care Center, and as Board President for the Elkhart County Symphony, the Notre Dame Club of St. Joe Valley, and Premier Arts.  Liz recently completed a nine year board term with the Elkhart County Community Foundation.  She continues to serve on the board for Premier Arts - a theatre company with more than 3,000 volunteers and strong regional support -- and maintains her role with Shakespeare in Performance at Notre Dame. 


Liz has received a Woman of the Year Award from the regional YWCA and the inaugural Woman of the Year award from the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.  However, Liz's greatest honor was to serve as the Personal Representative for the estate of the late David Gundlach -- a man whom she feels reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of Elkhart, and in his generosity left behind a transformation gift to his home town. 


Ms. Borger, along with her husband, reside in Elkhart, Indiana.