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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.

Chair

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*

  • President and CEO
  • Zocalo Group, a division of Critical Mass

Members

  • Peter Argianas

    Peter C. Argianas*

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

    • President and CEO
    • Redwood Logostics
  • Kevin Boyle*

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

    • President
    • Campbell Industries, Inc.
  • Tom Gimbel

    • Founder and CEO
    • LaSalle Network
  • Jeffrey 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 Cygan

    Thomas S. Cygan*

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

    • Principal
    • deAnda Capital, LLC
  • Thomas J. Loughlin

    • Area Vice President, North Central Region
    • Hilton Worldwide
  • Anne Drennan

    Anne S. Drennan*

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

    • CEO
    • Al Faisal Holding
  • Berchmans Fernandez

    Berchmans J. Fernandez*

    • Managing Director
    • UNA Worldwide
  • Cary Flynn

    Cary D. Flynn*

    • Retired Senior Vice President of Tax
    • Duke Energy
  • Howard Goss*

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

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

    • CEO
    • BMX Holdings
  • David Hinman

    • Senior Commercial Bank
      Senior Vice President
    • Fifth Third Bank
  • Paul Hoefert

    Paul Wm. Hoefert*

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

    • CEO
    • Hora Enterprises
  • James M. Jenness*

    • Retired Chairman and CEO
    • Kellogg Company
  • Rick Kash*

    • Vice Chairman
    • The Nielsen Co.
  • Dennis Kessler

    • Founder and President
    • Midwest Family Business Advisors
  • Kent Klaus

    Kenton J. Klaus*

    • Tax Partner
    • Deloitte
  • William Kusack

    William P. Kusack, Jr.*

    • Retired Managing Director
    • JPMorgan Capital Corp.
  • Dave Landsittel

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

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

    Jim G. Logothetis*

    • Midwest Area Senior Client Service Partner
    • EY
  • James Maurer*

    • Partner and Practice Leader, Consumer and Industrial Products
    • Grant Thorton
  • William McNally, Jr.*

    • Retired Executive
      Tribune Co.

  • Fergal Mulchrone

    Fergal J. Mulchrone

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

    Ron Nahser*

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

    Morris M. Oldham, C.P.A.

    • Retired Partner
    • McGladrey LLP (RSM)
  • Diane M. Pearse*

    • CEO
    • Hickory Farms LLC
  • William Pelafas

    William Pelafas*


  • Christopher Pieszko

    Christopher Pieszko*

    • Owner
    • CJP Properties, LLC
  • Frank Ptak*

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

    • President
    • Showatech Inc.
  • William Ramirez*

    • Adjunct Professor
    • Portland State University
  • John C. Robak*

    • President and Chief Operating Officer
    • Greeley and Hansen
  • William C. Mitchell*

    • Retired Chairman
    • Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc.
  • Brian Ruben

    Brian Ruben*

    • Audit Partner
    • Deloitte
  • George L. Ruff*

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

    • Vice President, Segment Manager
    • US Bank
  • Vito Mitria*

    • Principal
    • Beacon Management Advisors, LLC
  • John Sassaris*

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

    Joseph Skender*

    • Chairman of the Board
    • Skender Construction
  • Stephen Stack

    Stephen S. Stack

    • Retired President
    • SeamCraft, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Thomas S. Weber*

    • Vice President, Internal Audit
    • Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.
  • James Winikates

    James Winikates*

    • Retired Partner
    • KPMG LLP
  • William J. Tomazin, Jr.*

    • Partner
    • KPMG, LLP
  • Michael P. Whelan*

    • Partner, Assurance Services
    • Ernst & Young
  • Ernest R. Wish*

*DePaul alumni