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: Program Director, Hal Koenig, Ph.D.


  • Kimmie Arnett – OSU '14, Global Nike Direct Planning, Nike, Inc. (Junior member)
  • Michelle Billingsley – OSU '93, Director of Merchandising, Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Samantha Free – OSU '11, Global Cross-Category Merchandising Director, Nike, Inc. 
  • Molly Nelson – OSU ’09, Buyer, Coastal Farm & Ranch
  • Marj Turner – OSU '74, Partner, WP Consultants
  • Todd Watson– OSU '93 - DMM - Toys, School and Office, The Kroger Co.
  • Liz Wilson – OSU '91, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Nike World Headquarters
  • Anita Winn – OSU '79, President, OSU Design Network
  • Susan Wright – OSU ’85, Personal Stylist, Nordstrom
  • Angela Xiong – OSU ’12, Early Talent Recruiter, Kohl's Department Stores