Tim Salvesen operates as the corporate controller and a vice president of GridLiance GP, LLC, in Chicago. An alumnus of Northern Illinois University (NIU) with a BS in accounting, Tim Salvesen has given back to his alma mater in the form of donations.
Affinity groups, which connect individuals with similar backgrounds and interests, enabling them to network around their shared college experiences and passions, are an easy way for NIU alumni to stay connected after graduation. These groups include the Black Alumni Council, which is dedicated to the retention and success of black college students, and the Honors Alumni Council, which focuses on fostering a long-lasting relationship between honors students and NIU. Computer science, Greek life, and Latino heritage represent additional interests around which such groups have been developed.
Regional groups also provide a way for alumni to stay in touch. At present, there are 11 such groups across the country, and new ones can be suggested via the NIU Alumni Association website at www.myniu.com.