Business Advisory Council

What is the BAC?

The principal mission of the Business Advisory Council The Council advises the Dean of the School of Business on strategic and policy-related matters; to be a resource to students, faculty, and staff in enhancing the quality and reputation of the School; and to take a leadership role in assuring that the School of Business has the financial resources to accomplish its objectives.

 

LARRY A. BARDEN
Partner & Vice Chairman of
the Management Committee
Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, Illinois


JIM BARR
Executive Vice President
and Chief Digital Officer
OfficeMax
Naperville, IL


GRANT BEARD
Chairman, President and CEO
Wolverine Advanced Materials
Dearborn, Michigan


GEORGE H. BENNETT, JR.
Partner
Talisman Capital Partners
Dublin, Ohio


ANDREW J. BILLMAN
President
Worthington Cylinder Corp.
Columbus, Ohio


JILL A. BOERGER
Vice President of Sales
Phoenix Brands LLC
Dallas, Texas


S. BIFF BOWMAN
Executive Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer
The Northern Trust Company
Corporate & Institutional Services
Chicago, Illinois


ELIZABETH (BETSY) CADWALLADER
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Division
US Bank
Chicago, Illinois


DR. RICHARD A. CHAIFETZ
Founder, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer
ComPsych Corporation
Chicago, Illinois


CHRIS CONSIDINE
President
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Chicago, Illinois


CHRISTOPHER B. CURTIS
Senior Executive Vice President
Schneider Electric
President and Chief Executive Officer
North America
Chicago, Illinois


DAVID C. DAUCH
CEO
American Axle & Manufacturing
Detroit, Michigan


TYLENE J. ELLIOTT
Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer
Oneida Partners, LLC
Morrisville, North Carolina


LEE ESLER
Partner
Spencer Stuart
Atlanta, Georgia


JOSEPH B. FLANNERY
President
Canadian Mountain Holidays
Banff, Alberta, Canada


JOHN F. GEHRING
Executive Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer
ConAgra Foods
Omaha, Nebraska


BRENT GLEDHILL
Global Head, Investment Banking
William Blair & Company
Chicago, Illinois


CHRISTOPHER M. GORMAN
President, Key Corporate Bank
Chairman and CEO
KeyBank, NA
Cleveland, Ohio


JUDY GREFFIN
Executive Vice President and CIO
Allstate
Chicago, Illinois


RAYMOND M. GUERIN
Chief Operating Officer
Reyes Beverage Group
Rosemont, Illinois


GEORGE HEATH
President, Global Finishes Group
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Cleveland, Ohio


PAUL JANTSCH
Vice President, International
Cintas Corp.
Mason, Ohio


BOLAND T. JONES
Chairman & CEO
PGi
Atlanta, Georgia


GREGORY K. JONES
Partner and Chief
Operating Officer
The Edgewater Funds
Chicago, Illinois


JIM KAUFFMAN
President, U.S. and Canada Full Service Hotels, The Americas Marriott International, Inc.
Bethesda, MD


PETER KIRCHOF
New York, NY


BRUCE R. KNOOIHUIZEN
San Antonio, Texas


THOMAS L. KUZIO
Managing Partner
Kuziogroup
Highland Beach,
Florida & Nice, France


ROBERT LAUTZ
Co-Founder & Managing Director
St. Cloud Capital, LLC
Los Angeles, CA


STEVE LINEHAN
Executive Vice President
and Treasurer
Capital One Financial Corporation
McLean, Virginia


GERARD LOPEZ
Managing Partner
Mangrove Capital Partners
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


THOMAS P. McGRATH
Americas Senior Vice
Chair – Accounts
Ernst & Young Americas
New York, NY


MARK MITTEN
Consultant
Chicago, Illinois


JEFFERY J. MORA
Partner
Makena Capital
Menlo Park, California


ROBERT MORRISON
Lake Forest, Illinois


YULEE NEWSOME
Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer
Dow Chemical Company
Chicago, IL


BRIAN NICCOL
President
Taco Bell Corp.
Irvine, CA


MATTHEW H. O'TOOLE
Chief Marketing Officer and Global Head
Reebok
Canton, MA


DINESH PALIWAL
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
and President
Harman International
Stamford, Connecticut


ANNE R. PRAMAGGIORE
President and CEO
ComEd
Chicago, IL


WILLIAM W. PULLEY
President and Chief
Executive Officer
W.W.P. Properties, Inc.
Oxford, Ohio


STACY REICHERT
SVP Strategy and Business Development
PepsiCo Foodservice Division
Somers, NY


PAUL C. REINBOLT
Chief Financial Officer &
Executive Vice President
Hyperdynamics Corporation
Houston, Texas


BRADLEY C. RICHARDSON
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Diebold Incorporated
Canton, Ohio


AARON RYAN
Vice President, Team Marketing & Business Operations (TMBO)
National Basketball Association
New York, New York


JAMES T. RYAN
Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Lake Forest, Illinois


ANDREA SAIA
Director
Coca-Cola Enterprises and
Align Technology
Chicago, Illinois


JUSTIN D. SHEPERD
Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Aurora Investment
Management L.L.C.
Chicago, Illinois


NATAN SHKLYAR
Partner
Bain & Company
Moscow, Russia


DENIS G. SIMON
Senior Executive Vice President
Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Dallas, TX


DONALD J. STEBBINS
Van Buren Township, Michigan


PAT SULLIVAN
Managing Director
Monticello Associates
Cleveland, Ohio


JEFFREY A. SWORMSTEDT
Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Cincinnati, Ohio


JOHN D. WATKINS
President and
Chief Executive Officer
GE-AVIC Civil Avionics
Systems Co., Ltd.
Beijing, China


EDWARD J. WEHMER
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Wintrust Financial Corporation
Lake Forest, Illinois


J. SCOTT WHITE
Senior Vice President
International Nutrition,
Abbott Laboratories
Chicago, IL


SHELDON WHITE
Vice President of Pro Personnel
Detroit Lions, Inc.
Allen Park, Michigan


JOSEPH J. WILLKE
President, Nielsen NeuroFocus
The Nielsen Company
Cincinnati, OH


KEVIN D. WILLSEY
Managing Director & Chairman
of Global Capital Markets
J.P. Morgan


BRIAN S. YOUNG
Senior Vice President, Sales, Tyco International
St. Paul, MN