Joseph P. Flanagan
cHAIRMAN AND ceo
When did you join the YJC Board?
Why did you join the YJC Board?
I hope to improve the career opportunities for everyone in Evanston.
What is your occupation?
CEO of Acquirent, LLC
What was your first job?
Maintenance and garbage boy at a country club
What did you learn from your first job?
I had just graduated from 8th grade and was working for my gym teacher. I learned the importance of showing up on time and the importance of doing a good job the first time; it was no fun picking up garbage around the garbage dumps that I failed to place in the right spot the first time. I did not like to compete with the rats who coveted the garbage.