Motorola CEO hosts American Cancer Society’s Discovery Ball
Updated: May 28, 2012 8:29AM
Live, from Chicago, it’s Saturday night. But it’s not at the “Weekend Update” News Desk but the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Ball April 28 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel where Kevin Nealon will serve as Saturday night’s anchorman.
Trend e-mailed Barrington Hills’s Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions chairman and CEO to ask why he and his wife Anna chose to chair the annual American Cancer Society’s fete.
What is it about the American Cancer Society that makes you want to step up and donate your time? I believe Motorola Solutions and the American Cancer Society are kindred spirits. The purpose of our company is to help people be their best in the moments that matter. Our innovations, products and services play essential roles in peoples’ lives. And ACS focuses on improving the lives of those impacted by cancer. That matters.
Has cancer touched your life? Motorola Solutions has been a longtime supporter of the Discovery Ball. As a corporation, we initiated the very first one in 2006. Both Anna and I have lost a parent to cancer, so we’ve been personally touched. And in honor of our parents, friends and colleagues who have been impacted by cancer, we’re happy to give our time and resources to help this cause.
Are you a Kevin Nealon fan? I am. Kevin set the standard on “SNL” as the anchor of the “Weekend Update,” which is one of my favorites.
Comparatively speaking, guys have it easy when dressing for galas. But is there a special touch you add to your tuxedo to stand out from the rest of the crowd? No, nothing in particular.
How many hands do you expect to shake Saturday night? As many as I can. Because, quite frankly, it is all about the special people gathered that evening that will make this such a memorable event. — Meg Moore