School of Business Dean's Advisory Council
The Dean’s Advisory Council represents a wide cross section of leadership.
The Council represents a wide cross section of leadership. Members and former members include governors of Kansas, past president of Dillon's supermarket chain, the past president of Schering Laboratories, a vice chairman of Black and Veatch, the president and COO of Sprint, and many other company presidents, directors, partners, attorneys and government leaders.
The Council meets once a year to address issues of importance to the School of Business and to provide insight and help with assessing the School's programs and activities. Four committees work throughout the year to help meet the goals of the Council and the School of Business. These committees include: Jobs & Internships, Business Environment, Fundraising, and Student Engagement.
The Dean meets with some members individually throughout the year to provide additional opportunities for members to become better acquainted with the School and provide feedback.
The members of the DAC have been instrumental in raising funds for the School. This group considers and responds regularly to the appropriateness of the School of Business mission and other strategic decisions.
Bob Baker, President, Clark Investment Group
B.J. Bayer, Plant Manager, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp.
Scott Bender, Director, Automation & Modernization, Koch Industries, Inc.
John Blaufuss, Managing Director, Deloitte LLP
Michael Burbach, Assistant VP/Asst. General Counsel, Security Benefit
Karl Burrell, Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company
Brad Clark, Managing Director, C3-Clark Corporate Consulting
Craig Clark, Board Member and Co-Founder, STRUXUS, L3C
Brad Cochennet, Retired, CEO, Pagosa Springs Medical Center
Aron Dunn, Senior Vice President, Assurance Services, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, CPAs
Tom Fangman, Retired, Vice President - Population Health Management, Cerner Corporation
Jason Fanning, Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Black & Veatch
Tony Forcum, Retired, Principal, Deloitte LLP
Joyce French, Retired, Vice-President, S & S Oil & Propane Co., Inc.
Ron Frierson, Director of Economic Policy, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Michael Gonzales, Retired, Leader of Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Cory Haag, Director of Operations, Haag Management, Inc.
Ken Harmon, IT Audit Director, Koch Industries, Inc.
Eric Hazen, Partner, Edgehill Venture Partners
Kent Heerman, President, Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas
Matt Hertig, Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Alight Analytics
Troy Johnston, Audit Partner, KPMG LLP
Jim Kessler, Retired, President/Owner, Modern Air Conditioning, Inc.
Brad Kraft, President & CEO, Hopkins Manufacturing Corp.
Craig Kuckelman, Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP
Mike Law, Vice President - Programming; Program Director, Steel City Media - KC; Q104 KBEQ
John Lohmeyer, Retired, Director of Development, ESU Foundation
Teresa Martin, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC
Jeanine McKenna, President/CEO, Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce
Tim Miller, VP Sales & Commercial Operations, Mylan Specialty
Mark Ohm, President/CEO, Metal-Fab Inc.
Ron Ott, Retired, Investment Banker, Ott Financial Corp.
Bob Peterson, Retired, New Business Development Manager, Florida Gulf Coast University
Bill Pickert, Partner, BKD LLP
Jeremy Rusco, Owner, Dynamic Discs
Steve Sauder, President, Emporia's Radio Stations KVOE/KFFX
Mark Scoles, Partner, Grant Thornton, LLP
Gary Sherrer, Retired, Consultant, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Karen Sommers, Vice President/Marketing, ESB Financial
Jan Steinert, IT Senior Manager, CRM, Spirit Aerosystems
Randy Steinert, Sr. VP & Internal Audit Director, Emprise Bank
John Stibal, SVP, Sales & Client Management, Unum
Brad Stratton, President/CEO - Investment Advisor, Overland Park Wealth Management
Gary Tenpenny, Master Certified Coach, Halftime Institute
Mel Wagner, CEO, INDATEL Services, LLC.
Chris Waldeck, President, Lee/Rock & Republic
AngelaWatson, Corporate Tax Accountant, Garmin International
Brian Wilkinson, Partner, GJ & Company, LLC
Bob Wright, CEO, Newman Regional Health
Tim Wright, Retired, President, Wright CPA Group, PA
Brad Yount, Executive Vice President, Lyon County State Bank
Diane Beatty, Retired, General Manager Upstream Financial, ConocoPhillips
Dale Davis, Retired, President/CEO, Sauder Custom Fabrication, Inc.
Paul DeBauge, Retired, President, DeBauge Bros, Inc.
John Dicus, President/CEO, Capitol Federal Savings
Ed Eilert, Chairman of the Board, Johnson County Board of Commissioners
Russ Everhart, Executive Director - New Channel Development, Catalina Marketing
Steve Fitzwater, Retired, Executive VP, COO, CFO, Secretary, LabOne, Inc.
Dale Gibbens, Consultant, Koch Industries, Inc.
Bill Graves, President/CEO, American Trucking Association
Kieth Hiesterman, Retired Consultant, Hiesterman & Associates, Inc.
Don Landoll, President/CEO & Founder, Landoll Corporation
Ralph Laster, Private Investor, Self-Employed
Nick Laurent, Owner, F & N Leasing, L.C.
Jason McClelland, President/CEO, Pratt Industrial
John McPherson, Retired, President/COO, Florida East Coast Railway
Ed O'Malley, President and CEO, Kansas Leadership Center
Bob Palmer, Retired, Human Resources Director, Koch Industries, Inc.
Kim Pember, President, Glendo, LLC
Carl Ricketts, Executive Vice President, Corp. Services Division (Retired), Capitol Federal Savings - Topeka
Cal Roberts, Retired, President/CEO, Cal Roberts & Associates
Janet Schalansky, Retired, President/CEO, KS Children's Service League Foundation
Jim Schwartzburg, Retired, President/Owner/Inventor, Packer Plastics, Inc.
Susan Thomas, Founder/President, 10Fold Communications
Nestor Weigand, Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.
Errol Williams, V.P. Human Resources (Retired), Security Benefit Foundation
Richard Zahn, Corporate VP, Merck & Co., Inc.