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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.


Denis Springer

Denis E. Springer

  • Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Vice Chair

Paul Rand

Paul M. Rand*

  • Vice President for Communications
  • University of Chicago


  • Peter C. Argianas, CPA*

    Peter C. Argianas, CPA*

    • Chairman, President and CEO
    • Gold Coast Bank
  • Todd Berger

    Todd Berger

    • CEO
    • Redwood Logistics
  • Kevin Boyle*

    Kevin Boyle*

    • President and CEO
    • Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co.
  • Brian P. Campbell*

    Brian P. Campbell*

    • President
    • Campbell Industries, Inc.
  • Jeffrey R. Chicoine*

    Jeffrey R. Chicoine*

    • Retired Managing Director
    • Mesirow Financial, Inc.
  • J-P Contreras*

    J-P Contreras*

    • General Manager, IBM Business Analytics
    • Perficient
  • Sebastian Cualoping*

    Sebastian Cualoping*

    • President
    • Ampac International, Inc.
  • Thomas S. Cygan*

    Thomas S. Cygan*

    • Retired President and CEO
    • ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Coil Processing Group
  • Michael de Anda*

    Michael de Anda*

    • Principal
    • de Anda Capital, LLC
  • Anne S. Drennan*

    Anne S. Drennan*

    • Former Senior Vice President
    • AllianceBernstein, L.P.
  • H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani

    H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani

    • Chairman
    • Al Faisal Holding Co.
  • Berchmans J. Fernandez*

    Berchmans J. Fernandez*

    • Managing Director
    • UNA Worldwide
  • Cary D. Flynn*

    Cary D. Flynn*

    • Retired Senior Vice President of Tax
    • Duke Energy
  • Tom Gimbel

    Tom Gimbel

    • Founder and CEO
    • LaSalle Network
  • Howard Goss*

    Howard Goss*

    • Retired Chairman of the Board
    • Transco Inc.
  • Arnold T. Grisham*

    Arnold T. Grisham*

    • President and CEO
    • Tri-Valley Bank
  • Roberto R. Herencia

    Roberto R. Herencia

    • CEO
    • BXM Holdings, Inc.
  • David Hinman

    David Hinman

    • Senior Commercial Banker, Senior Vice President
    • Fifth Third Bank
  • Paul Wm. Hoefert*

    Paul Wm. Hoefert*

    • Senior Vice President and Head of Private Banking
    • First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • Michael E. Hora

    Michael E. Hora

    • CEO
    • Hora Enterprises
  • James M. Jenness*

    James M. Jenness*

    • Retired Chairman and CEO
    • Kellogg Co.
  • Rick H. Kash

    Rick H. Kash

    • Vice Chairman
    • The Nielsen Co.
  • Dennis Kessler

    Dennis Kessler

    • Founder and President
    • Midwest Family Business Advisors
  • Kenton J. Klaus*

    Kenton J. Klaus*

    • Tax Partner
    • Deloitte
  • William P. Kusack, Jr.*

    William P. Kusack, Jr.*

    • Retired Managing Director
    • JPMorgan Capital Corporation
  • David Landsittel

    David Landsittel

    • Certified Public Accountant
    • David L Landsittel CPA
  • Barbara L. Laughlin

    Barbara L. Laughlin

    • Retired Chief Information Officer
    • First Union Corp.
  • Jim G. Logothetis*

    Jim G. Logothetis*

    • Southeast Area Senior Client Service Partner
    • EY
  • Tom Loughlin

    Tom Loughlin

    • Area Vice President (North Central Region)
    • Hilton Worldwide
  • James R. Maurer*

    James R. Maurer*

    • Audit Partner and Practice Leader, Consumer and Industrial Products
    • Grant Thornton
  • William J. McNally*

    William J. McNally*

    • Retired Chief Executive
    • Tribune Co.
  • William C. Mitchell*

    William C. Mitchell*

    • Retired Chairman
    • Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc.
  • Vito Mitria*

    Vito Mitria*

    • Principal
    • Beacon Management Advisors, LLC
  • Fergal J. Mulchrone

    Fergal J. Mulchrone

    • Executive Chairman
    • Hugh Jordan & Co. Ltd.
  • Ron Nahser*

    Ron Nahser*

    • Director, Urban Sustainable Manageement Programs
    • DePaul University
  • Morris M. Oldham

    Morris M. Oldham

    • Retired Partner
    • McGladrey LLP
  • Diane M. Pearse*

    Diane M. Pearse*

    • CEO
    • Hickory Farms, LLC
  • Christopher Pieszko*

    Christopher Pieszko*

    • Owner
    • CJP Properties, LLC
  • Frank Ptak*

    Frank Ptak*

    • Chairman and CEO
    • Marmon Holdings, Inc.
  • Sam Ramesh

    Sam Ramesh

    • President
    • Showatech Inc.
  • William Ramirez*

    William Ramirez*

    • Adjunct Professor
    • Portland State University
  • Brian Ruben*

    Brian Ruben*

    • Audit Partner
    • Deloitte
  • George L. Ruff*

    George L. Ruff*

    • Senior Principal
    • Trinity Hotel Investors LLC
  • Christian A. Saccameno*

    Christian A. Saccameno*

    • Vice President, Segment Manager
    • US Bank
  • John Sassaris*

    John Sassaris*

    • Group President, Commercial Banking
    • MB Financial Bank
  • Joseph Skender*

    Joseph Skender*

    • Chairman of the Board
    • Skender Construction
  • William J. Tomazin, Jr.*

    Robert J. Smith, Jr.

    • Owner
    • Smith Corcoran Funeral Home
  • Stephen S. Stack

    Stephen S. Stack

    • Retired President
    • SeamCraft, Inc.
  • William J. Tomazin, Jr.*

    William J. Tomazin, Jr.*

    • Partner
    • KPMG, LLP
  • Daniel C. Ustian*

    Daniel C. Ustian*

    • Chairman
    • Zemco Enterprise
  • Monsignor Kenneth Velo

    Monsignor Kenneth Velo

    • Senior Executive, Office of Catholic Collaboration
    • DePaul University
  • John J. Vitanovec*

    John J. Vitanovec*

    • Former Executive Vice
    • President, Tribune Broadcasting Co. - Senior Professional
    • Lecturer and Coordinator of Faculty and Curriculum
    • School of Accountancy and MIS, DePaul University
  • Thomas S. Weber*

    Thomas S. Weber*

    • Vice President, Internal Audit
    • Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.
  • Michael P. Whelan

    Michael P. Whelan

    • Partner, Assurance Services
    • Ernst & Young
  • James Winikates*

    James Winikates*.

    • Retired Partner
    • KPMG LLP
  • Ernest R. Wish

    Ernest R. Wish*

*DePaul alumni