Former Chairman of the Board, Chicago Bears
After receiving his B.A. from Yale, Michael McCaskey served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia from 1965-1967. He taught science, English, and music to junior high school students in Fiche, a somewhat remote farming village and provincial trading center north of Addis Abeba. "My two years there stretched and challenged me, at the same time I was learning about Ethiopian people and culture,' McCaskey said.
Following his Peace Corps service, he earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior and taught in the graduate schools of business of UCLA and Harvard for ten years. In 1983 McCaskey joined the Chicago Bears as President/CEO and served as chairman until 2011.
Several years ago McCaskey joined with four other returned Volunteers to try to help mediate growing conflicts between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
n March 2011, he traveled to Ethiopia with fellow returned volunteer and family members, where he enjoyed reconnecting with more than a dozen of his former students.
He and his wife Nancy have two children.
Last updated Jul 16 2012