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Advisory Council

The distinguished alumni and executives who serve on the Driehaus College of Business Dean's Advisory Council provide insights and ideas for the college to design its curricula and student services to prepare graduates for the real world of business.

Executive Committee

  • Denis E. Springer | Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (Chair)
  • J-P Contreras* | Practice Director, IT Operations Management, Contender Solutions
  • Paul M. Rand* | Vice President for Communications, University of Chicago
  • Kenton J. Klaus* | Tax Partner, Deloitte
  • Malik T. Murray* | Senior Vice President, Institutional Marketing & Client Services, Ariel Investments
  • Frank Ptak* | Chairman and CEO, Marmon Holdings, Inc.
  • Brian Ruben* | Audit Partner, Deloitte

Members

  • Peter C. Argianas, CPA* | Chairman, President and CEO, Gold Coast Bank
  • Todd Berger | CEO, Redwood Logistics
  • Kevin Boyle* | President and CEO, Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co.
  • Brian P. Campbell* | President, Campbell Industries, Inc.
  • Jeffrey R. Chicoine* | Retired Managing Director, Mesirow Financial, Inc.
  • Sebastian Cualoping* | Retired President, Ampac International, Inc.
  • Thomas S. Cygan* | Retired President and CEO, ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Coil Processing Group
  • Michael de Anda* | Principal, de Anda Capital, LLC
  • Anne S. Drennan* | Former Senior Vice President, AllianceBernstein, L.P.
  • Spero Droulias* | Senior Vice President & U.S. Chief Financial Officer, McDonald's USA, LLC
  • H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani | Chairman, Al Faisal Holding Co.
  • Berchmans J. Fernandez* | Managing Director, UNA Worldwide
  • Cary D. Flynn* | Retired Senior Vice President, Tax Duke Energy
  • Tom Gimbel | Founder and CEO, LaSalle Network
  • Arnold T. Grisham*Arnold T. Grisham* | President and CEO, Tri-Valley Bank
  • Howard Goss*  | Retired Chairman of the Board, Transco Inc.
  • Roberto R. Herencia | CEO, BXM Holdings, Inc.
  • David Hinman | Senior Commercial Banker, Senior Vice President Fifth Third Bank
  • Paul Wm. Hoefert* | Senior Vice President and Head of Private Banking, First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • Michael E. Hora | CEO, Hora Enterprises
  • James M. Jenness* | Retired Chairman and CEO, Kellogg Co.
  • Rick H. Kash | Vice Chairman, The Nielsen Co.
  • Dennis Kessler | Founder and President, Midwest Family Business Advisors
  • William P. Kusack, Jr.* | Retired Managing Director, JPMorgan Capital Corp.
  • Barbara L. Laughlin | Retired Chief Information Officer, First Union Corp.
  • Jim G. Logothetis* | Southeast Area Senior Client Service Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Tom Loughlin | Area Vice President (North Central Region), Hilton Worldwide
  • James R. Maurer* | Audit Partner and Practice Leader, Consumer and Industrial Products, Grant Thornton
  • Vito Mitria* | Principal, Beacon Management Advisors, LLC
  • Fergal J. Mulchrone | Executive Chairman, Hugh Jordan & Co. Ltd.
  • Ron Nahser* | Director, Urban Sustainable Management Programs, DePaul University
  • Morris M. Oldham | Retired Partner, McGladrey LLP
  • Diane M. Pearse* | CEO, Hickory Farms, LLC
  • Christopher Pieszko* | Retired Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller, McDonald’s Corp.
  • Sam Ramesh | President, Showatech Inc.
  • William Ramirez* | Adjunct Professor, Portland State University
  • George L. Ruff* | Senior Principal, Trinity Hotel Investors LLC
  • Christian A. Saccameno* | Vice President, Segment Manager US Bank
  • John Sassaris* | Group President, Commercial Banking, MB Financial Bank
  • Tom Skallas* | Partner,Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Joseph Skender* | Chairman of the Board, Skender Construction
  • Robert J. Smith, Jr. | Owner, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home
  • Stephen S. Stack | Retired President, SeamCraft, Inc.
  • William J. Tomazin, Jr.* | Partner, KPMG, LLP
  • Daniel C. Ustian* | Chairman, Zemco Enterprise
  • Monsignor Kenneth Velo | Senior Executive, Office of Catholic Collaboration, DePaul University
  • John J. Vitanovec* | Former Executive Vice President, Tribune Broadcasting Co.; Senior Professional Lecturer and Coordinator of Faculty and Curriculum, School of Accountancy & MIS, DePaul University
  • Thomas S. Weber* | Vice President, Internal Audit Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.
  • Michael P. Whelan | Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young
  • James Winikates* | Retired Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Ernest R. Wish*  |  Retired Executive Partner, Coopers & Lybrand

*DePaul University alumni