The College of Business has a number of advisory councils that provide advice, guidance and support for the continuing development of our academic programs. Advisory councils also promote the College of Business to the business community, augmenting the College of Business' career counseling and placement services while providing our faculty with opportunities for interaction with the business community.

Dean’s Council

The Dean’s Council of Excellence provides an opportunity for alumni and friends to become engaged with the College of Business, to use their influence, networks and affluence to advance the college’s goals and to participate in ensuring future success. As we celebrate more than 100 years of providing quality business education, we are also driving the reinvention of what it means to be a college of business that develops work-ready future innovators and leaders. The council promotes a positive image and good relations with business students, alumni, business partners, and across the OSU campus, as well as with the state, region and nation. Membership on the Dean’s Council of Excellence is by invitation only.
 

Members:

Rajiv Amar, OSU Parent - Chief Technology Officer, CDK Global

David Andersen, OSU '80 - CEO & Chairman of the Board, Andersen Construction Company, Inc.

Leonard Aplet, OSU '76 - Sr. Portfolio Mgr., Head of Short Duration and Stable Value, Columbia Management Company

Don Atkinson, OSU '89 - Chief Financial Officer, TrojanLitho

Steve Bailey, OSU '70 - Partner, BEV Ventures LLC

Larry Brown, OSU '75 - Founder, Earl & Brown

Tanja Cebula, OSU '84 - Chief Innovation Officer & Exec. Vice President, RGP

Jim Coleman, OSU '58 - Co-chairman, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Mary Coucher, OSU '83 - VP, Greater China Group Technology Partnerships, IBM Corporation

Diane Detering-Paddison, OSU '81 - Founder & President, 4Word Women

Gayle Fitzpatrick, OSU '78 - Vice President of Global Technical Support, New Relic

Steve Gilley, OSU '56 - R Stevens Gilley Real Estate Consultant

Brad Harlow, OSU '79 - Managing Partner, B. Harlow & Associates, LLC

Scott Hibbs, OSU '84 - VP & Chief Investment Officer, Standard Insurance Company

Ronald Hudson, OSU '69

Pam Johnson, OSU '83

Steve Johnson, OSU '81 - Publisher and Charter Specialist, The Best of Yachting

Mark Kralj, OSU '77 - Principal, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc

John Lefferts, OSU '80 - Senior Executive Vice President, AXA Advisors, LLC

Toby Luther, OSU '96 - President & CEO, Lone Rock Timber Company

Gerry Marshall

Elizabeth "Betsy" Maust - Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Elise McClure, OSU '81

Dave Miller, OSU '91 - Partner, KPMG LLP

Eric Nelson, OSU '84 - President & CEO, Enumclaw Insurance Group

James Parkin, OSU '86 - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Scott Parrish, OSU '81 - President & CEO, A-dec, Inc.

Russ Pattee, OSU '86 - VP & Corporate Controller, Precision Castparts Corporation

Tod Perkins, OSU '86 - Founding Investor, Head of Strategy, GiftFly LLC

Rebecca Rooks, OSU '82 - Financial Advisor, Vice President, Ameriprise Financial Inc. 

Eric Schoenstein, OSU '88 - Managing Director, Jensen Investment Management Inc

Jean Shearer, OSU '82 - Consultant, Partners Group

Tim Sheerin, OSU '87 - Vice President North America Sales, Nike, Inc. 

Ryan Smith, OSU '95 - Senior Finance Director, Global Commerce, Nike, Inc.

Angela Snow, OSU '81 - Vice President & Sr. Dir. of Design Culture & Community, Nike, Inc.

John Stirek, OSU '82 - President, Western Operations, Trammell Crow Company

Ken Thrasher, OSU '71

Jack Wilborn, OSU '69

Dave Williams, OSU '75

Trey Winthrop, OSU '93 - CFO & SVP of Finance, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc.

Ron Young, OSU '84 - Executive Vice President of Global for Williams - Sonoma, Inc.

This rigorous program prepares you for a successful career in fields such as tax accounting, cost accounting, auditing, corporate accounting, and not-for-profit accounting. (B.S.).

Dean’s Regional Councils are established by the College of Business dean are an opportunity for partners and supporters of our students and alumni to use their influence and affluence to further the college’s initiatives and to enhance the reputation of the college in select regions across the U.S., including in Oregon, Arizona, California and Washington. As the college celebrates more than 100 years of training graduates to drive change in their industries, it also aspires to grow its presence in key geographic areas that align with where our alumni have built their careers.

Bay Area Regional Council Members:

Jim Coleman, OSU '58 - Co-chairman, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Grant Cyrus, OSU '04 - Engineering & Facilities Sr. Group Leader, Target Corporation

Steve Gilley, OSU '56 - R. Stevens Gilley Real Estate Consultant

Dave Miller, OSU '91 - Partner, KPMG LLP

Judy Owen, OSU '75

James Parkin, OSU '86 - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Karen Schwindt, OSU '94 - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Seattle Regional Council Members:

Doug Kemper, OSU '69 - Director, International Banking Services, Washington Trust Bank

Richard Nicholson, OSU '66

Larry Salter, OSU '74 - President, LGS Solutions Inc.

Brad Harlow, OSU '79 - Managing Partner, B. Harlow & Associates, LLC

Jean Shearer, OSU '82 - Consultant, Partners Group

Jerry Weed, OSU '67

Donald Atkinson, OSU '89 - Chief Financial Officer, TrojanLitho

Keith Claeys, OSU '91 - VP of Finance & Corporate Controller, Kestra Medical Technologies

Jill Hendrick, OSU '93 - Manager, International IT & Global Planning, COSTCO Wholesale Corp

Jeffrey Schaberg, OSU '94 - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Christopher Dieringer, OSU '00 - Technology Director, Microsoft Corporation

Daniel Nelson, OSU '03 - Director, Amazon Inc.

Holly Ostrom, OSU '04 - Senior Financial Analyst, Boeing Company

Derek Potter, OSU '05 - Director, Executive Compensation, T-Mobile

Jay Levesque, OSU '11 - Filament, LLC

John Amato - Managing Director, Cascadia Capital LLC

Program Advisory Councils

The OSU Accounting Advisory Circle is dedicated to providing fundraising and advisory guidance for the advancement of the accounting program and its students. The accounting circle will achieve its mission by:

  • creating profession ready graduates that will become the next the generation of business leaders;
  • creating a distinguished and nationally recognized reputation by attracting high caliber faculty and students;
  • assisting the OSU accounting program in acquiring the resources necessary to be a leading research institution; and
  • maintaining connections between accounting alumni and the OSU accounting program.

Led by: Assistant School Head, Logan Steele, Ph.D.

Members:

Larry Brown, OSU '75 - Founder, Earl & Brown

Sara Fagan, OSU '08 - Assurance Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

George Graves, OSU '82 - Partner, KPMG International

Timothy Hildebrandt, OSU '06 - Chief Financial Officer, Summit Development Group

Danielle Kintz, OSU '14 - Tax Manager, Grant Thornton LLP

Emily Kralj, OSU '10 - Staff Accountant, Geffen Mesher & Company

Rob Moody - Partner, PlanB Consultancy, Inc.

Lindsey Oman, OSU '06 - Director of Treasury Accounting, Nike, Inc.

Gregg Peat, OSU '10 - Senior Director, FTI Consulting

Joel Powell, OSU '77 - Partner, Moss Adams LLP

Jeffrey Schaberg, OSU '94 - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Scrichfield, OSU '07 - Sr. Manager, Audit, KPMG International

James Walker, OSU '76

Mandy Wilson, OSU '00 - Campus Recruiting, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Jennifer Yoss, OSU '01 - VP, Accounting/Principal Accounting Officer, CorVel Corporation

The Business Analytics Advisory Circle is an opportunity for alumni, friends and professionals to engage with the Business Analytics Program in the College of Business. Members of the Circle use their networks, influence and affluence to advance the college’s goals and to participate in ensuring the future success of the Business Analytics Program at the OSU College of Business. The Business Analytics Advisory Circle consists of distinguished individuals and company representatives who are active in the growing analytics industry, including alumni and other friends of the college.

Led by: Program Director, Dr. Bin Zhu

Members:

Andrew Eiden - Head of Analytics, Portland Timbers

Mike Jackson, OSU '93 - IT Director, Viewpoint Construction Software

Trevor Moore, Manager R&D - Enterprise Data and Analytics, CDK Global

Vivek Narendra, OSU '06 & '14 - Director CRM Strategy, OSU Foundation

Eric Peterson, OSU '96 - Founder and Senior Partner, Analytics Demystified

Mike Schumacher, OSU '01 - Director of Business Analytics, Portland Trail Blazers

Hema Sundaram, Senior Manager, Portland General Electric

The Design Advisory Circle is an opportunity for alumni, friends, professionals and community members to engage with the design community and the design programs. Members of the advisory council use their networks, influence and affluence to advance the college’s goals and to participate in ensuring future success of the design program at the OSU College of Business. The council promotes a positive image for business students, alumni and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

Led by: Program Director, Marilyn Read, Ph.D.

Members:

Nicole Misiti, OSU '93 - Owner, Felt Hat Inc.

Janet Moss, OSU '86 - Sr. Director, Global Apparel Technical Development, Nike, Inc.

Morgan Toth, OSU '04 - Owner, Mackenzie

Matt Watson, OSU '99 - Creative Director, Watson Creative

The Supply Chain and Logistics Management Advisory Circle provides an opportunity for alumni and friends to provide expertise, consultation and support for the supply chain and logistics management MBA and undergraduate degree option. Council members also serve as advocates to promote a positive image of the MBA and undergraduate programs and OSU College of Business, ensuring positive relations with business students, alumni, business partners and industry.

Led by: Program Director, Zhaohui Wu, Ph.D.

Members:

Soren Andersen - Investor/LP, Oregon Venture Fund 

Matthew Bader - Practice Area Lead/Director, Nuevva 

Mitchell Barrington - Analytics Manager, Mentor, a Siemens Business

Tim Brown - VP and General Manager, Genetech 

Debbie Dennis - CPO, State of Oregon 

Rodolfo De Oliveira, OSU '14 - Supplier Development Manager, Yogi Tea

Alf Dueser - Sr. Global Supply Manager - Strategic Relationships, MKS Instruments 

Karen Edwards - Instructor, Chemeketa Community College

Steve Fawver

Susana Ferraris - Principal, Velella Global LLC 

Dante Fornari - CEO, Magnate Worldwide

Eric Gonzalez - Area Corporate Accounts, Vice President, Motion Industries, Inc.

Suzan Huntington - President & CEO, Boys & Girls Aid 

Matt Kelly - Director, Global Procurement, adidas 

Doug Kemper, OSU '69 - Director, International Banking Services, Washington Trust Bank

Dave Kratochvil - Owner, QuandaryBusiness Solutions

Ciara Lamia - Director of Supply Chain, Burgerville, LLC 

Dianne Lancaster - Chief Procurement Officer, State of Oregon Administrative Srvs

Devin Layman - Director of Supply Chain & Logisitics, A-dec 

Bill Lozier, OSU '93 - Director of Supply Chain, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc.

Chris Marantette, OSU '00 - President & CFO, Netrush.com, Inc.

Gonzalo Masias - Strategic Procurement Manager, HP 

Brett Miller, OSU '87 - Director, Global Sourcing and Procurements, Russell Investments 

Brian Moe - Global Senior Director Strategic Sourcing, Avid 

Lora Muller - Strategic Commodity Manager, Lam Research Corporation

Cliff Parrish - Product & Customer Data Management Manager, Intel Corporation 

Jeff Ross, OSU '89 - Director of Global Supply Chain Procurement, Nike, Inc.

Danelle Schultz - Materials Planner, Arnprior Aerospace Inc. 

Nancy Sheld - Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing, Allergan

Floyd Sutz - Chairman and CEO, Vanguard Ems Inc

Patrick Werner, OSU '80 - Owner, Patrick Werner Apparel Sourcing Consultants 

Walt Weyler - Sequence USA

Daphne Wu - Management & Supervisory Development Faculty, Portland Community College

The Marketing Advisory Circle is an opportunity for alumni, friends and professionals to engage with the Marketing Program in the College of Business. Members of the Circle use their networks, influence and affluence to advance the college’s goals and to participate in ensuring the future success of the Marketing Program at the OSU College of Business. The circle promotes a positive image for business students, alumni and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

Led by: Program Director, Michelle Barnhart, Ph.D.

Members:

Kendall Cook, OSU '01 - Immunology Specialist, Rheumatology, AbbVie Incorporated

Steven Finnerty - Assist. Vice President, Liberty Mutual Group

Tony Grech, OSU '12 - Senior Project Manager, Consumer Digitial Technology, Nike, Inc.

Jessica Larson, OSU '10 - Store Director, Target Corporation

John Lobbato, OSU '82 - Owner Elephant Cargo LLc

Linda Locker, OSU '79 - Principal, Locker Properties

Dave Lundahl, OSU '79 - President & CEO, InsightsNow Inc

Susan Munne, OSU '83 - Director, CEO Initiatives, Jive Software

Mary Oldham, OSU '91 - Account Executive, USA Today Network

Nic Vu, OSU '95 - Chief Executive Officer, RevZilla

Gloria Zabel - Former Vice President Corporate Marketing, Lattice Semiconductors

The Family Business Advisory Council is an opportunity for family business leaders and family business service providers to use their influence and affluence to further family business education and to participate in ensuring the future success of the Austin Family Business Program. Council members are selected for their distinction in family business leadership to provide advocacy, consultation, and support for the program.

Led by: AE Coleman Chair in Family Business, Sherri Noxel, Ph.D.

Members:

John Amato - Managing Director, Cascadia Capital LLC

Clint Bentz - CPA, Boldt Carlisle & Smith LLC

Becky Berger - Partner, Berger Seed Co.

Barbara Cardinale - SVP & Team Sales Leader, Business Banking, Key Bank

Jim Fowler - James W. Fowler Company

Kevin Gienger - Managing Partner, Boldt Carlisle & Smith LLC 

Grant Jones - Chief Financial Officer, Day Wireless Systems

Ken Madden, OSU '85 - Owner, Madden Industrial Craftsmen

Joanna Morill - Leupold & Stevens Foundation

Karolyn Neupert Gordon - Chairman of the Board, Consolidated Supply Co

Chris Thompson, OSU '12 - New Truck Sales Manager, TEC Equipment Inc

June Wiyrick Flores - Senior Counsel, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP

The BIS Advisory Council provides an opportunity for alumni and friends of the program to use their expertise, influence and affluence to support the BIS program and to participate in ensuring its future success. The council contributes advice, modest financial support and consultation for the BIS program and its continuing development. In addition, council members serve as advocates to promote a positive image of the program and good relations with business students, alumni, business partners and industry.

Led by: Program Director, Rene Reitsma, Ph.D.

Members:

Ben Berry - CEO and Chief Digital Officer, AirShip Technologies Group, Inc.; Executive Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Bonneville Power Administration

Brad Denney - Regional Director of IM, Pacific Northwest / Society of Information Management (SIM) Education Chair

Gayle Fitzpatrick, OSU '78 - Vice President of Global Technical Support, New Relic

Callie Gates, CPA, CISA - Director, Information Systems Global Operations, Tektronix Inc.

Tim Jakubowski, OSU '03 - Managing Director, KPMG 

Pradeep Kumar - Practice Manager/Principle Engineer, Kaiser Permanente

Betsy Maust - Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Paige O'Connor, OSU '15 - Transition Manager, Nike, Inc. (Junior Council Member) 

Erik Pearson, OSU '05 - Director of Product Services, Huron Consulting Group

Stuart Peschka, OSU '93 - Sr. Software Manager, Northwest Evaluation Association

Frank Sampson - Retired, Vice President and Technical Manager, Kipe Technology Resources

Kim Sather, OSU '94 - Director of Customer Service, Samaritan Health Services

Doug Stearns - Director of IT Infrastructure, Standard Insurance Company

Carl Stutz, OSU '14 - Software Engineer, New Relic (Junior Council Member) 

The Finance Advisory Circle is an opportunity for alumni, friends and professionals to engage with the College of Business and specifically the finance curriculum and programs. Members of the circle use their networks, influence and affluence to advance the college’s goals and to participate in ensuring future success of the finance program at the OSU College of Business. The circle promotes a positive image for business students, alumni, and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

Led by: School Head, John Becker-Blease, Ph.D. 

Members:

Leonard Aplet, OSU '76 - Sr. Portfolio Mgr., Head of Short Duration and Stable Value, Columbia Management Company

Scott Christianson, OSU '08 - Sr. V.P., Portfolio & Wealth Management, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc

Andrew Darkins, OSU '08, Portolio Manager, Vista Capital Partners 

Larry Ellis, OSU '90 - Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Lori Kaliher, OSU '95 - Sr Vice President & COO, Oregon Bankers Association

Jay Levesque, OSU '11 - Filament, LLC

Denise Patridge, OSU '83 - Vice President, The Charles Schwab Corporation

Gregory Sherwood, OSU '86 - President & Chief Investment Officer, Quest Investment Mgmt Inc

Ron Stahl, OSU '91 - Portfolio Manager, Columbia Management Company

Ted Stalick, OSU '87 - Vice President & CFO, Mercury General

Steve Zamsky, OSU '90 - COO of Fixed Income, Commodities, Morgan Stanley

The Management Advisory Circle provides an opportunity for alumni and friends to become engaged with the College of Business, specifically with the management program, to use their influence, networks and resources to further the management program’s goals and to participate in ensuring the future success of the management program. Our management faculty and advisory circle members are passionate about developing profession-ready graduates who are fully equipped for today’s workplace and future leaders who will drive positive innovation for organizations of the future.

Led by: Board Liaison, David Baldridge, Ph.D.

Members:

Matt Betts, OSU '06 - Director of Operations - Health Policy and Analytics, Oregon Health Authority 

Grant Cyrus, OSU '04 - Engineering & Facilities Sr. Group Leader, Target Corporation

Jack Drexler - Faculty Emeritus

Ken Graves, OSU '88  - LEK Consulting 

Sunny Grover, OSU '05 - Director, Strategy Lead for Sustainability, Nike, Inc.

Bruce Hohensee - President, Talent Driven Consulting 

Toni Jaffe, OSU '78 -  Senior Director of HR & Organizational Development, NWEA

Kari Johnson, OSU '94 - Principal, Global Mercer Marketplace

Laurie Lemieux, OSU '10 - Vice President of Administration, PacificSource

Derek Potter, OSU '05 - Director, Executive Compensation, T-Mobile

Mari Jo Prlain, OSU '83 - Corporate Director, Reser's Fine Foods, Inc.

Lucille Valley - Chief Administrative Officer, Northwest Community Credit Union

The Merchandising Management Advisory Circle is an opportunity for alumni, friends and professionals to engage with the College of Business and, specifically, with the merchandising management program. Members of the circle use their networks, influence and affluence to advance the college’s goals and to participate in ensuring future success of the merchandising management program at the OSU College of Business. The circle promotes a positive image for business students, alumni and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

Led by: Program Director, Hal Koenig, Ph.D.

Members:

Mark Allen - V.P., Global Footwear Sourcing & Manufacturing, Nike, Inc.

Michelle Billingsley - OSU '93, Director of Merchandising, Columbia Sportswear Company

Samantha Free - OSU '11, Global Cross-Category Merchandising Director, Nike, Inc. 

Lois Gearhart – OSU ’87, Store Development Manager, Adidas

Corey Mosley - Oregon District Manager, Kohl's Department Stores

Molly Nelson – OSU ’09, Buyer, Coastal Farm & Ranch

Daniel Reynoldson – OSU ’08, Senior Manager Buying, Adidas

Marj Turner –  OSU '74, SVP Merchandising (retired), Macy's

Todd Watson, OSU '93 - DMM - Toys, School and Office, The Kroger Co.

Susan Wright – OSU ’85, Personal Stylist, Nordstrom

Anita Winn - OSU '79