Advisory Councils

Providing Guidance

The College of Business has 13 advisory councils which provide an opportunity for alumni, friends, and professionals to engage with the College’s academic programs and Centers. Members of the Advisory Councils use their networks, influence and affluence to advance the college’s goals and to participate in ensuring future success of the programs in the OSU College of Business. The councils promote a positive image for business students, alumni and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

To learn about joining an advisory council, please reach directly out to Maria Schell, Senior Director of Advancement.

The Accounting Advisory Council supports our AACSB-accredited accounting program by providing financial support for accounting students and faculty. The council also helps strengthen relationships among accounting students, faculty, alumni, firms and other members of the accounting community.

Led by: Associate School Head & Accounting Program Director, Mary Ellen Phillips Professor in Financial Accounting, Logan Steele, Ph.D.

Renae Davis '96 — Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Sara Fagan '08 — Assurance Manager, PwC
Amy Fenerty '99 — CPA + Partner, Aldrich CPAs + Advisors
Justin Fox '06 — Managing Director, Advisory, KPMG LLP
Paul Freese '05 — Senior Director - Operations Finance & Accounting, StanCorp Mortgage Investors
George Graves '82 — Partner (Retired), KPMG LLP
Danielle Groves '06 — Partner, Merina & Co., LLP
Timothy Hildebrandt '06 — Corporate Controller, Radisys Corporation
Andy Kaiser '05 — Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Michael McKelvey '82 — Director of Philanthropy, Southern Oregon University
Lindsey Oman '05 — Senior Director Accounting, Global Logistics and Geo Operations, Nike, Inc
Gregg Peat '10 — Managing Director , FTI Consulting
Joel Powell '77 — Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Jeff Schaberg '94 — Partner, Deloitte LLP
Mark Scrichfield '07 — Sr. Manager, Audit, KPMG International
Mandy Wilson '00 — Assurance Entry Level Talent Acquisition Leader - West Region, PwC
Jennifer Yoss '01 — VP, Accounting/Principal Accounting Officer, CorVel Corporation

The Apparel Design Advisory Council 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: Instructor & Professional Development Coordinator for Merchandising Management & Apparel Design, Brigitte Cluver, Ph.D.

Janet Moss '86 — Senior Director Womens & Kids Technical Design, Nike, Inc.
Meryl Muckenthaler '19 — Assistant Technical Designer, Perry Ellis International
Mallory Trost '14 — Technical Designer, Hanna Andersson

The Business Information Systems (BIS) Advisory Council provides industry insights and support to the BIS undergraduate program, The Council provides guidance to the implementation and management of the BIS curriculum, technology in business and the pursuit of professional excellence by BIS students.

Led by: Business Information Systems Program Director and Professor, Rene Reitsma, Ph.D.

Joshua Axelrod '06 — Director, Security Assurance CTO, Amazon Web Services
Rama Balasubramanian — Director of Information Systems, Director of Operations (Interim), Jensen Investment Management
Ceasar Bernardo — Agile Project Manager, CDW
Ben Berry — CEO and Chief Digital Officer, AirShip Technologies Group, Inc.
Evan Clark '14 — Cyberspace Warfare Operations Officer, U.S. Cyber Command Cyber Mission Force Junior Council Member
Brad Denney — Principal/Senior Director, Pepper Foster Consulting
Gayle Fitzpatrick '78 — Vice President, New Relic
Callie Gates, CPA, CISA — Director, Information Systems Global Operations, Tektronix Inc.
Jeff Honsowetz '93 — President, Interject data Systems
Tim Jakubowski '03 — Partner, KPMG
Zafor Khan — Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Pradeep Kumar — Practice Manager/Principle Engineer, Kaiser Permanente
Denise Littrell '13 — IS Operations Manager, Samaritan Health Services Junior Council Member
Betsy Maust — Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Paige O'Connor '15 — Transition Management Specialist, NIKE Inc. Junior Council Member
Erick Pearson '05 — Director of Product Services, Huron Consulting Group
Rebecca Prewitt '06 — Sr. Program Manager, Nike
Will Rehse '11 — Supply Chain Analytics and Technology Manager, Ichor Systems Junior Council Member
Frank Sampson — Vice President (Retired), Kipe Technology Resources
Doug Stearns — Sr. Director, IT Solutions Delivery, The Standard Insurance Company
Carl Stutz '14 — Software Engineer, New Relic Junior Council Member
Brian Yoss '01 — Director of Applications, Corelight, Inc.

The Business Analytics Advisory Council is an opportunity for alumni, friends and professionals to engage with the Business Analytics Program in the College of Business. Members of the council 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 Council 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: Business Analytics Program Director, Dr. Bin Zhu, Ph.D.

Erik Jaqua '14 — Business Data Analyst, Oregon Health and Science University Junior Council Member
Trevor Moore — Head of Technology, Nation Safe Drivers
Vivek Narendra '14 — Director CRM Strategy, OSU Foundation
Dan Perez '14 — Business Systems Analyst II, Tektronix Junior Council Member
Daniel Pitluck '18 — Data Analyst, Columbia Sportswear Company Junior Council Member
Michol Porter '10 — Driving Digital Vehicle Strategy, Daimler Trucks NA
Mike Schumacher '01 — Director of Business Analytics, Portland Trail Blazers
Uma Venkatachalam — Principal Information Architect , Portland General Electric

The Career Success Center (CSC) Advisory Council is an opportunity for alumni, talent acquisition professionals, human resource professionals, and business professionals to engage with the Career Success Center and engage in relevant discussions regarding a wide variety of career and employment issues. Information gathered from these discussions will contribute to the quality and impact of services and programs for College of Business students.

Led by: Sandy Neubaum, Executive Director of Student Engagement and Susan Crist, Assistant Director of Employer Relations

Melissa Adams — Director, Talent Attraction, NAVEX Global
Keith Dragoo '84 — CEO and Founder, Northwestern Mutual Life
Stephen Erdmann '98 — Strategic Growth Executive, Cambia Health Solutions
Wayne Hanson — Membership Development Manager, Mid Oregon Credit Union
Chris Howard '15 — Strategic Sourcing Manager , AirBnb
Greg Jackson '02 — Sr. Business Development Representative, AmeriTitle
Tim Kidd '98 — General Manager, Cintas
John Ranstead '14 — Outside Sales, Stusser Electric
Tana Thomson '96 — Chief People Officer, Vista Capital Partners
Seth Warren '98 — Senior Account Executive, Gartner
Taylor Wentworth '07 — District Senior Director, Target
Jody White '96 — Director of Strategic Sales & Talent, Express Employment Professionals
Andrea Zechmann — Enterprise Success Partner, Fiserv

The Design and Innovation Management Advisory Council 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: Design and Innovation Management Program Director, Andrea Marks

Tom Briggs — Founder/CEO, epigraph
Garrett Gonzales '03 — Head of Global Online UX , Volvo Cars
Erin Gudge '12 — Graphic Design Specialist, Samaritan Health Services Junior Council Member
Nicole Misiti '93 — Partner, Felt Hat
Drake Ramberg — Blue Ribbon Studio Design Operations Director, Nike Inc.
Matthew Teske — Founder / CEO , Chargeway
Matt Watson '99 — CEO - Executive Creative Director, Watson Creative

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 Center for Family Enterprise. Council members are selected for their distinction in family business leadership to provide advocacy, consultation, and support for the program.

Led By: Director, Center for Family Enterprise, L. W. "Bill" Lane Professor in Family Business Management, Ted Paterson, Ph.D.

John Amato — Managing Partner, Lake Street Capital Partners
Clint Bentz — Owner/CPA , Business Navigators LLC
Becky Berger — Partner, Berger Seed Co.
Barbara Cardinale — SVP & Business Banking Team Sales Leader, Key Bank
Langdon Evans — Manager, PwC
Kevin Gienger — Partner, SingerLewak LLP
Arseniy Goldberg '15 — Strategy Consultant, EmzingoIU Junior Council Member
Kenneth Madden '85 — Board Chair, Oregon Workforce Talent and Development Board
Joanna Morrill — Talent Acquisition Specialist, Leupold + Stevens, Inc
Maddie Mullins '19 — Project and Account Manager, Western Precision Products Inc. Junior Council Member
Karolyn Neupert-Gordon — Chairman of the Board, Consolidated Supply Co
Mary Sutherland Crouse — Chief Executive Officer, David H. Sutherland Co.
Chris Thompson '12 — Regional Sales Director, TEC Equipment
June Wiyrick Flores — Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

The Finance Advisory Council 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 council 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 council promotes a positive image for business students, alumni, and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

Led by: Associate Dean for Graduate Student Development, John Becker-Blease, Ph.D. 

Leonard Aplet '76 — Former Managing Director and Head, Short Duration Fixed Income (Retired), Columbia Management Company
Michael Beall '10 — Vice President, Treasurer , D.A. Davidson Companies
Scott Christianson '08 — Executive Vice President of Portfolio & Wealth Management, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Leo Clarke '18 — Officer, Corporate Banking Analyst, U.S. Bank Junior Council Member
Andrew Darkins '08 — Portolio Manager, Vista Capital Partners
Sean Edwards '01 — Partner, Village Family Capital
Larry Ellis '90 — Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Brad Gaman '18 — Investment Analyst, Evolytical Investments Junior Council Member
Yuki Igarashi '08 — Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Janet Johnson '88 — Head of Transformation, Argo Group
Lori Kaliher '95 — SVP & COO, Oregon Bankers Association
Jay Levesque '11 — ., Filament, LLC
Brian Marsh '17 — Analyst, Lease Advisors Junior Council Member
Jay Price '87 — Global Treasurer, Mercy Corps
Skye Root '10 — Founder & Owner, Root Agricultural Advisory
Gregory Sherwood '86 — President & Chief Investment Officer, Quest Investment Managment Inc
Parker Snook '18 — Senior Research Analyst, M Science Junior Council Member
Ron Stahl '91 — Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Columbia Management Company
Ted Stalick '87 — SVP & CFO, Mercury Insurance
Brad Stricklin '18 — Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, Umpqua Bank Junior Council Member
Cynthia Thompson — COO/CFO, Johnson Bixby and Integrated Tax Services

The Interior Design Advisory Council 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: Interior Design Program Director, Laura B. Smith Faculty Scholar, Marilyn Read, Ph.D.

Sarina Kemmerich '04 — Market Manager, Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
Morgan Toth '04 — Interior Design Project Manager/Department Head, Mackenzie

The Management Advisory Council promotes an effective partnership among management professionals and the students and faculty of the Management Program in the College of Business at Oregon State University. The Council provides advice and guidance pertinent to maintaining and enhancing a distinguished management education program.

Led By: Professor of Management, David Baldridge, Ph.D.

Matthew Betts '06 — Director of Operations, Health Policy & Analysis, Oregon Health Authority
Grant Cyrus '04 — Senior Director Fulfillment Center Distribution, Target
Kenneth Graves '88 — Partner, OneMedTech Advisors
Manan Grover '05 — Senior Director, Customization Operations, Nike, Inc
Trudy Hylemon '94 — Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Professional, Cascade Employers Association
Kari Johnson '94 — System Director of Benefits, PeaceHealth
Bryan Smith '85 — Operations Manager, The Partners Group

The Marketing Advisory Council is an opportunity for alumni, friends and professionals to engage with the Marketing Program in the College of Business. Members of the council 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 council promotes a positive image for business students, alumni and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

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

Lesa Banks '02 — Co-Founder, RBLB Marketing
Maggie Bluhm '14 — Senior Specialist, Employer Branding & Attraction, Banfield Pet Hospital Junior Council Member
Jill Cassidy — Director of Digital Marketing, Oregon State University Foundation
Kendall Cook '01 — Associate Director - Marketing, AbbVie
Tony Grech '12 — Senior Director - SEC Finance Technology, Nike, Inc. Junior Council Member
John Lobbato '82 — Owner, Elephant Cargo LLC
Linda Locker '79 — Principle Broker , Locker Properties
Scott Loftin '91 — Senior Vice President , Moda Health
Dave Lundahl '79 — Founder & CEO, InsightsNow
Yuri Mikitchenko '11 — Head of Growth Marketing, Veriff Junior Council Member
Susan Munne '83 — Board Member, BAWSI
Danielle White '11 — Sales & Marketing Manager, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Junior Council Member

The Merchandising Management Advisory Council 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 council 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 council promotes a positive image for business students, alumni and business partners throughout the state, region and nation.

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

Kimmie Arnett '14 — Senior Planner, Global Integrated Marketplace Planning, Nike, Inc. Junior Council Member
Michelle Billingsley '93 — Global Product Merchandising Director - Sportswear , Columbia Sportswear Company
Katie Brodie '03 — Apparel Product Coordinator, Kroger
Molly Durbin '17 — Assistant Planner, Kroger Junior Council Member
Anne-Marie Eggers '17 — Planner, Kroger Junior Council Member
Samantha Free '11 — Director of Merchandising, Nike, Inc.
Alex Kasprick '13 — Product Manager, Adidas Junior Council Member
Kimi Nakayama — Early Talent Recruiter, Kohl's
Nikki Neuburger '04 — Chief Brand Officer, lululemon
Molly Peterson '09 — Buyer, Coastal Farm & Ranch
Marj Turner '74 — Partner, WP Consultants
Liz Wilson '91 — Vice President, Product Creation, Outdoor Research
Anita Winn '79 — Director of Business Planning, Nike Factory Stores (Retired), Nike, Inc.
Susie Wright '85 — Digital Creator, So Susie

The Supply Chain and Logistics Management Advisory Council 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: Supply Chain and Logistics Management Program Director, Zhaohui Wu, Ph.D.

Soren Andersen '88 — Investor/LP, Oregon Venture Fund
Matthew Bader — Practice Area Lead/Director, Nuevva
Ian Baker '14 — Innovation Manager, Global Express Lane, Nike, Inc.
Mitchell Barrington '14 — Analytics Manager, Mentor, Siemens Business
Brian Birch — Chief Supply Chain Officer, Netrush
Eric Blackburn — Executive Leader - CFO/Strategy/M&A, Blackburn Consulting
Tim Brown — VP and General Manager, Genetech
Scott Burroughs '95 — Sr. Practice Lead, Aerotek Inc.
Prasenjit Chowdhury — Chief Exec and Lifestyle Marketing Specialist & Consultant in Fashion Week and FashioNXT, FashioNXT, Portland
Rodolfo de Oliveira '14 — Senior Supply Chain Manager, GloryBee Foods
Debbie Dennis — CPO, State of Oregon
Alf Dueser — Sr. Global Supply Manager - Strategic Relationships, MKS Instruments
Karen Edwards — Instructor, Chemeketa Community College
Steven Fawver — Senior Supply Chain Manager, PCC Structurals
Greg Fernandez — Remote Factory Operations Head & Sr Manager of Supply Chain, Lam Research Corporation
Susana Ferraris — Principal, Velella Global LLC
Dante Fornari — CEO, Magnate Worldwide
Eric Gonzalez — Area Corporate Accounts, Vice President, Motion Industries, Inc.
Jillian Hall — Director of BU Planning, Adidas America, Inc.
Tim Hay — Principal Consultant, HiLine Associates
Douglas Hensler — President, Alfred Douglas Associates
Florian "Flo" Houguet — Digital Innovation Director, Nike, Inc.
Teri Hudson — Territory Account Manager, Staples
Suzan Huntington — President & CEO, Boys & Girls Aid
Matt Kelly — Director, Global Procurement, Adidas
Douglas Kemper '69 — Director, International Banking Service, Washington Trust Bank
David Kratochvil — Owner, QuandaryBusiness Solutions
Jill Kratochvil — Managing Partner, JCK Consulting
Ciara Lamia — Director of Supply Chain, Burgerville, LLC
Devin Layman '96 — Director of Supply Chain & Logistics, A-Dec
Ji Li — Supply Chain Director, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
William Lozier '93 — Director of Supply Chain, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc.
Alexander Malaket — President, OPUS Advisory Services Interenational Inc.
Christopher Marantette '00 — President & CFO, Netrush.com, Inc.
Gonzalo Masias — Strategic Procurement Manager, HP
Jeff Mermis — Component Engineering and OEM Procurement Manager, Tektronix Inc
Jared Meyer — Senior Operations Manager, Target
Mark Michaels '86 — VP, LF Logistics
Jim Mitchell — VP of Operations, Avalign Thortex
Brian Moe '96 — Global Senior Director Strategic Sourcing, Avid
Lora Muller '96 — Director of Supply Chain, Tektronix
Sean Neill — VP of Operations, ControlTek
Stephen Nelson — PCMM Chief Procurement Officer, Oregon State University
Nancy Ortiz — Treasurer, Secretary, Portland Chapter APICS
Matthew Oyer — Chief Learning Officer, National Association of State Procurement Officials
Brad Padgett — Supply Chain Services Manager, TTI Inc.
Cliff Parrish — Product & Customer Data Management Manager, Intel Corporation
Chris Petrocelli — Adjunct Professor, SUNY Maritime College
Tammy Rimes, MPA — Executive Director, National Cooperative Procurement Partners
Jeff Ross '89 — Director of Global Supply Chain Procurement, Nike, Inc.
Danelle Shultz — Supply Chain Analyst, Adidas
Jeffrey Steiner '81 — Associate Director, OSU Global Hemp Innovation Center
Floyd Sutz — Chairman, Vangard EMS Inc.
Sachin Tharakan — Operations Management, UPS
Chuck Toombs — CEO - Founder, Oregon Dulse
Long Trinh '18 — Interim Regional Executive Director, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Oregon, Providence Health & Services
Emily Vedaa — Global Trade Manager, Columbia Sportswear Company
Patrick Werner '80 — Owner, Patrick Werner Apparel Sourcing Consultants
Walter Weyler Sequence USA
Brandi Willard — Academic Affairs Manager, National Association of State Procurement Officials
Daphne Wu — Management & Supervisory Development Faculty, Portland Community College
Lihong Wu — Vice President, Global Procurement & Quality, SVP Worldwide