A Moment in Bank History
Brushes with Celebrities in the Course of Business...
By Johnny Torrance-Nesbitt
So, while on West Coast MBA recruiting trips I made for Chemical Bank's Management Recruitment Department between 1977 and late 1980, I encountered several notable Hollywood personalities.Once Shannon James (a Chemical Bank officer in San Francisco) and I were enjoying a drink or two at the Polo Lounge after hosting a USC MBA recruiting event in 1979, and we were seated next to John Belushi. We spoke to him, and he was a true gentlemen and very friendly. We regret not having asked him for an autograph. (Obviously in those days, there were no cell phone pictures to be taken.Similarly, in 1978, after I hosted a UCLA MBA event we went to Carroll O'Connor's bar, The Ginger Man, in Beverly Hills after the Yankees had won a playoff game. Mr. O'Connor came over to our group and chatted us up. He mentioned how he had been a Chemical Bank customer once in his New York days.JOHNNY NESBITT, MBACHEMICAL BANK ASSISTANT SECRETARY/MBA RECRUITER, 1977 TO 1980FIRST CHICAGO CORPORATE FINANCE ASSOCIATE, 1989 TO 1992
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