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Advisory Councils

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.

Jana Haynes

Jana Haynes '94, VP & Controller, Hormel Foods

Brian Johnson Business Advisory Council member

Brian Johnson, Co-Founder and Partner, Katapult Network

Justin Kaufenberg

Justin Kaufenberg '03, Managing Director, Rally Ventures

Scott Manion

Scott Manion '96, Partner, Boulay

JR Menard

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

Mark Oldenberg

Mark Oldenberg '92, CFO, Peoples State Bank

Ryan Ring

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

Greg Schmidt

Greg Schmidt '96, VP of Finance, Coloplast

Jim Schroeter

Jim Schroeter '14, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Eric Wan

Eric Wan '96, President, Wan Consulting Group

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
  • 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
  • Peter Scobie '71, Area Chairman, R. W. Scobie
  • Steve Senn '69, CEO & Owner, Senn Blacktop, Inc.
  • 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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