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


  • 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
  • Leo Clarke, OSU '18 - Corporate Banking Analyst, U.S. Bank (Junior Member)
  • Andrew Darkins, OSU '08 - Portolio Manager, Vista Capital Partners 
  • Sean Edwards '01 - Partner, Village Family Capital
  • Larry Ellis, OSU '90 - Senior Vice President, Bank of America
  • Janet Johnson, OSU'88 - Head of Transformation, Argo Group
  • Brad Gaman, OSU '18 - Analyst, Evolytical Investments (Junior Member)
  • Yuki Igarashi '08 - Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Lori Kaliher, OSU '95 - Sr Vice President & COO, Oregon Bankers Association
  • Jay Levesque, OSU '11 - Filament, LLC
  • Brian Marsh, '17 - Senior Analyst, Lease Advisors 
  • Jay Price, '87 - Global Treasurer, Mercy Corps
  • Skye Root '10 - Founder & Owner, Root Agricultural Advisory
  • Gregory Sherwood, OSU '86 - President & Chief Investment Officer, Quest Investment Managment Inc
  • Parker Snook, OSU '18 - Equity Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray (Junior Member)
  • Ron Stahl, OSU '91 - Portfolio Manager, Columbia Management Company
  • Ted Stalick, OSU '87 - Vice President & CFO, Mercury General
  • Brad Stricklin, OSU '18 - Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, Umpqua Bank
  • Denise Patridge Young, OSU '83 - Vice President, The Charles Schwab Corporation