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Leaders in Business

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a group of local and regional business owners or management-level professionals who provide suggestions and advice to the dean of the College of Business and provide feedback on the dean's proposals. The council focuses on the big picture and overall direction of the college to ensure that our students are being prepared for careers in a global business world. Their unique vantage points allow them to observe emerging trends and identify the impact on business and business education.

Jason Craig

Jason Craig '00, Regional Chair, Mayo Clinic Health System

Chad Crutchley

Chad Crutchley '03, Director of Talent Acquisition, Thrivent

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Doug Frederick, VP, COO, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, National Presto Industries, Inc.

Brian Johnson Business Advisory Council member

Brian Johnson '04, Co-Founder and Partner, Katapult Network

Curt Krizan, Business Advisory Council

Curt Krizan '93, Chief Financial Officer and Ticket Revenue Officer, Fiesta Bowl

Scott Manion

Scott Manion '96, Partner, Boulay

JR Menard

J.R. Menard '02, Executive VP & Treasurer, Menards, Inc.

Mark Oldenberg

Mark Oldenberg '92, President & CEO, Security Financial Bank

Ryan Ring

Ryan Ring, '19, Legislative Aide, Wisconsin State Legislature

Greg Schmidt

Greg Schmidt '96, VP of Finance, Coloplast

Jim Schroeter

Jim Schroeter '14, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Jeff Tobak

Jeff Tobak '02, President & CEO, Heritage Premium Meats (Hormel Foods - Subsidiary)

Eric Wan

Eric Wan '96, Chief Growth Officer, Southern Scripts

Pat Watkins

Patricia Watkins '85, Managing Director, HR, KPMG LLP

Associate Members

  • Mark Faanes '79, Retired, Wipfli CPAs & Consultants
  • Dennis Heyde '72, President, Heyde Companies
  • Justin Kaufenberg '03, Managing Director, Rally Ventures
  • Thomas Larson, President, Larson Companies
  • Kurt Mueller '79, Retired, Hormel Foods
  • Brady Nagel VP Commercial Banking/South Region Market President, CCF Bank
  • Patrick Quinn '87, Retired, Ayres Associates 
  • Todd E. Schnobrich '86, Chief Information Office-Americas, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Sue Tietz '71, President & Ower, McDonough Manufacturing Co.  
  • Kimberly Underwood '84, Independent Consultant, Underwood Consulting
  • James Vaudreuil '80, CEO, Huebsch Services
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