Jeffrey “Jeff” Swallow is a 1994 graduate of North Central College. He is a visionary corporate leader, North Central College Trustee and generous philanthropist.
After completing an associate’s degree at Lincoln College in downstate Lincoln, Jeff Swallow received his bachelor’s degree at North Central College and called crossing the stage at Commencement “one of my proudest moments.” Jeff Swallow earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern University in 2001 and a Ph.D. from Benedictine University in organizational development in 2008. His research interests include issues of organization development and behavior and international management.
Currently president and chief executive officer of Magnetrol International Incorporated in Aurora, Jeff Swallow has spent his career in planning, implementation, administration, and management of growing and expanding manufacturing environments. The success of Magnetrol reflects his wise management and business acumen.
Jeff Swallow has a special interest in providing financial assistance to students obtaining their college degrees. “My mother, Judy Stevenson, always taught us that if you’re in a position to give back to your community and to the things that bring you the most pleasure and to people in need, then ‘give back till it hurts’_. She couldn’t have been more right, or set a better example. All the pleasure is in the giving.”
Jeff Swallow continues to support North Central College through his generous continued support of the Judy G. Stevenson Scholarship and the Harold Emery Meiley Scholarship. The Meiley-Swallow Hall is named in the family’s honor and to commemorate the many ties between the family and the College.
Jeff Swallow became a charter member of North Central College’s Board of Trustee Associates in 1997 and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2006. In 2014, Jeff Swallow was honored with an Outstanding Alumni Award from North Central College.