Welcome NEW COB Faculty and Staff

College of Business Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Gregory Banchy, J.D.
Lecturer, Information Systems

Gregory Banchy joins the College of Business as a lecturer in information systems. He is a UW-Eau Claire information systems and business administration graduate, and received his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School. He has worked as an attorney, in information technology positions for IBM, Harley-Davidson, Allen-Bradley, and currently owns a business that provides legal services in estate planning and IT consulting services to local businesses.

In his spare time, Gregory enjoys bicycling, playing tennis, and woodworking. He grew up in Eau Claire, moved away after receiving his B.B.A. from UW-Eau Claire, and returned just over two years ago. He is married to his wife of 18 years, Margaret. Together, they have raised two children, James and Monica. Monica just received her degree in psychology from Denver Metro College, and James will graduate this spring with his Master’s degree in history.

Faith Bogstad, B.B.A.
Dean's Assistant

Faith BogstadFaith Bogstad joins the College of Business as the Dean's Assistant for Diane Hoadley. Faith has worked on the UW-Eau Claire campus for over twenty years, previously as the academic associate in the biology department.

She received a B.B.A. in Office Administration, Secretarial Administration from UW-Eau Claire. Faith is pleased to have moved into her role in the College of Business Dean's Office, where she can blend what she has learned from her other positions on campus, and can continue to be challenged and grow.

In her spare time, Faith enjoys quilting, reading, traveling, and gardening. She is married with three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and three beautiful grandchildren.

Brenda Catt, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Associate Lecturer, Accounting

Brenda CattBrenda Catt joins the College of Business as an associate lecturer in the accounting and finance department. She received her B.S. degree in accounting and finance and her M.B.A. from UW-Eau Claire, and has worked in public accounting for ten years.

In her spare time, Brenda enjoys listening to financial podcasts, especially those of Dave Ramsey. Brenda and her husband (who is a high school teacher) have two children, ages 4 and 6 months.

Captain Bradley Frahm, M.S.
Assistant Professor, Military Science

Captain Bradley FrahmCaptain Bradley Frahm joins the College of Business as Assistant Professor of Military Science for the UW-Eau Claire Army ROTC.

Captain Frahm holds a B.S. degree in Physical Education/Health Education from UW-Stevens Point, and an M.S. degree in Human Performance from UW-La Crosse. He has been an Officer Candidate School Instructor and an Army Fitness Improvement Training Program Instructor. Captain Frahm also served a 12-month tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Linda Pophal, M.A.
Lecturer, Business Communication

Linda PophalLinda Pophal joins the college of business as lecturer in business communication. Linda received her B.A. in Psychology from UW-Eau Claire, and an M.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

She manages her own marketing communication consulting firm, Strategic Communications, LLC. Prior to that, she was the Director of Corporate Communications for Luther Midelfort and was also the the Administrator, Communications for Northern States Power (now Xcel Energy). She is also a freelance business journalist, writing for trade and professional publications, and has two books scheduled to come out this spring.

In the summer, she enjoys boating, biking, and golfing. This time of year, she takes advantage of indoor activities like reading, watching movies, and making jewelry. She has three adult children and four grandchildren who she enjoys spending time with.

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