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: Program Director, Michelle Barnhart, Ph.D.


  • Lesa Banks '02, Co-Founder, RBLB Marketing
  • Maggie Bluhm, OSU '14, Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing, Banfield Pet Hospital (Junior Member)
  • Jill Cassidy, Director, Communications & Marketing Strategy, OSU Foundation 
  • 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
  • Scott Loftin, OSU '91 - Senior Vice President, Sales & Account Services, Moda Health
  • Dave Lundahl, OSU '79 - President & CEO, InsightsNow Inc
  • Yuri Mikitchenko, OSU '11 - Director of Cloud Solution Sales, Zones LLC (Junior Member)
  • Susan Munne, OSU '83 - Director, CEO Initiatives, Jive Software
  • Danielle White, OSU '11 - Sales & Marketing Manager, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management (Junior Member)
  • Gloria Zabel - Former Vice President Corporate Marketing, Lattice Semiconductors