When Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson weds cinematic icon George Lucas, the bride will be given away by former U.S. senator and New York Knicks star Bill Bradley.
“Bill is walking me down the aisle,” Hobson said Thursday night at Groupon headquarters, 600 W. Chicago Ave., during the company’s women mentoring program kickoff.
The Chicago executive said she met Bradley when she was 17, and he has been a mentor and father figure since. When he joined Starbucks’ board, he brought her along as a director.
When Hobson became engaged to the “Star Wars” creator, she informed Bradley it was time to step up.
“I told him, ‘Hey! You’ve got a job to do!’” she said. “He started crying.”
Hobson did not disclose where or when the wedding will take place.