Since Leo High School’s founding in 1926, Leo graduates have been leaders and innovators in all walks of life.
A brief list of distinguished Leo grads:
ANDREW J. McKENNA ’47
Chairman Emeritus, Schwarz Supply Source; former president, University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees; former president, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox; Chicago Bears Board of Directors; recipient of Leo High School’s 90-year anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award.
WILLIAM F. CONLON ’63
Senior counsel, Sidley Austin law firm. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney. Two-sport standout and Honors graduate, Leo High School. Recipient of Leo High School’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.
TOM OWENS ’54
Retired Chairman, XL Datacorp, Chairman, Owens Charitable Trust, founder, the Cara Program to assist Chicago’s homeless, was the recipient of Leo High School’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
HAROLD BLACKMON ’96
Northwestern University football; Seattle Seahawks; head football coach, St. Laurence High School.
JOHN BOLES ’66
Lewis University baseball; St. Xavier University coach; two-time Florida Marlins manager.
TOM BRENNAN ’74
Lewis University baseball; major league pitcher, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers.
ANDRE BROWN ’00
McDonald’s All-American; DePaul University basketball; overseas pro basketball career.
MARIO BULLOCK ’03
Intercollegiate boxer and graduate, United States Military Academy at West Point.
FRANK CONSIDINE ’39*
CEO, National American Can Company and noted Chicago civic leader and philanthropist.
CURTIS COOPER ’75
University of Illinois football; Chicago marketing executive.
BENJAMIN H. DeBERRY ’74
Chicago entrepreneur; senior vice-president, the Carlyle Group.
TERRENCE A. DUFFY ’76
Executive Chairman and President, the CME Group.
THOMAS A. DURKIN ’64
Prominent criminal defense attorney, founding partner, Durkin and Roberts.
BILL FIGEL ’72
President, Figel Public Relations Inc.; Journalism instructor, Leo High School.
DONALD FINN ’85
Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134.
JACK FITZGERALD ’69
Former Leo and Richards basketball coach, member of Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, Midwest college scout, Miami Heat.
HON. THOMAS FITZGERALD ’59*
Chief Justice, Illinois Supreme Court.
DONALD F. FLYNN ’57*
CFO, Waste Management, CFO, Blockbuster International; Founder, Emerald Ventures.
BOB FOSTER ’58
Retired President, Leo High School, former head football coach, athletic director and principal over 40 years as “Mr. Leo.”
MOST REVEREND JOHN GORMAN ’43
Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago.
BOB HALLBERG ’62
More than 1,000 basketball coaching victories at Chicago State, UIC and St. Xavier; women’s coach and athletic director, St. Xavier University.
MICHAEL HOLMES ’76
University of Illinois football, vice-president, head football coach, director of admissions, Leo High School.
JASON JEFFERSON ’00
University of Wisconsin football; retired professional player, New Orleans Saints.
EDWARD JOYCE ’70
Retired President, Chicago Board Options Exchange.
JAMES JOYCE ’60
Retired Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department.
WILLIAM KOLOSEIKE ’45
Decorated World War II veteran, President and CEO, Bill Kay Auto Group.
H. RICHARD LANDIS ’47
Co-founder, Landis Plastics; member of the National Plastics Hall of Fame.
SAM LENO ’63
U.S. Navy officer and Vietnam veteran; retired COO/CFO with Fortune 500 healthcare company.
JAY R. LUCHSINGER ’68
Senior counsel, Horwitz & Horwitz law firm.
STATE SEN. EDWARD MALONEY ’64
D-Chicago (retired), educational consultant.
STATE REP. KEVIN McCARTHY ’68
D-Orland Park (retired), educational consultant.
TIMOTHY McCARTHY ’67
Former Secret Service agent decorated for bravery after being wounded in 1981 attempt on President Reagan’s life, Orland Park police chief.
DAN McGRATH ’68
Former sports editor, Chicago Tribune; president, Leo High School.
LT. GEN. GEORGE MUELLNER ’61
U.S. Air Force (retired), former President, Strategic Defense Systems, Boeing Corp.
THOMAS AQUINAS MURPHY ’34
Former Chairman, General Manager and CEO of General Motors Corp.
JOHN O’DONNELL ’68
Founder, president and CEO, O’Donnell Investment Group.
THOMAS O’MALLEY ’57
Men’s basketball coach, St. Xavier University; more than 900 wins at St. Xav’s, Reavis and Evergreen Park high schools.
JIM O’TOOLE ’57
Major league pitcher, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox; 1961 World Series; member of Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.
TONY PARKER SR. ’73
Loyola University basketball; overseas professional career; father of NBA All-Star Tony Parker.
WILLIAM PAYNE ’76
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, Purdue University; Head of Advanced Technologies, Nokia-Siemens Networks.
JOSEPH POWER JR. ’70
Founder/managing partner, Power, Rogers & Smith law firm.
SHAKA RAWLS ’93
Principal, Leo High School.
TRACY ROBINSON ’04
Leo High School state basketball champion; Loyola University basketball; overseas professional career.
ROBERT J. SHEEHY ’71
Purdue University football; co-owner, Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home; vice-president, State Bank of Countryside.
RAYMOND J. SIEGEL ’65
St. Joseph’s College football; founder, President and CEO, RJS Consulting.
ROBERT J. STANDRING ’70
University of Illinois football; founder and President, Standring Financial Services.
DR. JAMES STANKIEWICZ ’66
Nationally renowned ear, nose and throat specialist, Loyola University Medical Center; distinguished professor, Stritch School of Medicine. Loyola University.
MICHAEL THOMPSON ’73
President and CEO, Fair Oaks Farms Foods.
DONALD WHITESIDE ’87
Northern Illinois University basketball; Toronto Raptors NBA basketball.