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College of Business Administration

Dean's Business Advisory Council


The Business Advisory Council provides a forum for interaction between the business community and the College of Business Administration at K-State. The Business Advisory Council is made up of business leaders who volunteer their time to discuss issues pertinent to the ongoing success of the CBA.

These issues include the continued relevancy of the college's curriculum in today's changing international business world, long-range strategic planning, and the support needs of the colege. These individuals are thought leaders in business, committed to making the College of Business Administration at K-State a top business school and an integral part of K-State Vision 2025.

The next Dean’s Business Advisory Council is scheduled for October 12, 2018 in the Executive Conference Room of the Business Building. Click for more details!

Dean's Business Advisory Council Executive Committee

Barry Robinson - Chair
Rand Berney
J. P. Bilbrey
Greg Case
Charlie Chandler
Paul Edgerley
Tom Giller
Mike Goss
Steve Lacy
Jan Marks

Terry Matlack
Joleen Moden
Barry Robinson

John Vanier
Dennis von Waaden
Stan Woodworth
Kevin Gwinner - Dean

Current Business Advisory Council Members

Jonathan Baum - Chairman & CEO | George K. Baum & Company
Rand Berney - SVP, Corporate Shared Services (Retired) | ConocoPhillips | CBA Executive-in-Residence
J.P. Bilbrey - President & CEO | The Hershey Company
Jeanne Burnette - Owner | Jeanne J. Burnette, CPA
Randy Buseman - Partner | Ernst & Young
Bernie Butler - Owner | Pizza Huts of Eastern North Carolina, Manhattan, Junction City & Clay Center, Kan.
Richard Calhoun - President, Cargo Carriers | Cargill, Inc.
Greg Case - President, CEO & Director | Aon
Charles Q. Chandler, IV - Chairman, President & CEO | Intrust Bank, N.A.
Kathy Collins - Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, H&R Block
Mike Daniels - President & CEO | KS State Bank
Jerry DeVault - Partner, Global Client Service | Ernst & Young
Dave Dreiling - Owner | GTM Sportswear
Candace Duncan - Area Managing Partner | KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation
Paul Edgerley - Managing Director | Bain Capital
James Eichman - Commodity/Petroleum Trader | Hess Energy Trading Company, LLC
D. Edward (Ed) Elder - President | Colliers International, Kansas City
Jeff Gates - Founding Partner, President & Portfolio Manager | Gates Capital Management
Tom Giller - Community Bank President | Commerce Bank Manhattan
Kent Glasscock - President | Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization
Tina Glover - CFO | Family Member Veterinary Hospital
Mike F. Goss - Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations | Bain Capital
Vern Herbel - CEO and President | United American Insurance Company
Doug Hill - Senior Partner | Edward Jones
Ann Keehn - Senior Consultant/HS Director of Operations | John Snow, Inc.
Robert Knight - EVP & CFO | Union Pacific Railroad
Stephen M. Lacy - Chairman & CEO | Meredith Corporation
John D. Lagemann - SVP, Sales and Marketing - Region 3 & 4 | John Deere
Dennis Leatherby - EVP & CFO | Tyson Foods, Inc.
Mary Lynn Manning - Senior Vice President, Global Competitive Strategy (Retired) | The Medicines Company
Janice Marks - CEO | Varney & Associates, CPAs, LLC
Terry Matlack - Managing Director | Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Earl McVicker - Chairman, President & CEO | Central Bank and Trust Co.
Fred L. Merrill, Jr. - President | Merrill Companies, LLC
Joe Miller - SVP Energy Futures | CitiGroup Global Markets Inc.
Joleen Moden - SVP Internal Auditing (Retired) | Verizon Communications
Audrey Mross - Senior Partner & Chair of the Labor Employment Section |  Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Dennis Mullin - Chairman, President & CEO | Steel & Pipe Supply Company
Brad Razook - President & CEO | Flint Hills Resources, LLC
James M. Reed - President | Reed Financial Services
Barry Robinson - EMEIA Tax Markets Leader (Retired) | Ernst & Young
Rob Schneider - Managing Director | Prairie Capital Management, LLC
Joe Searles - President | Joseph Searles & Co., Inc.
Kenneth A. Selzer - Kansas Insurance Commissioner | State of Kansas
Dennis Shuler - EVP, Human Resources Officer | Scripps Networks Interactive
Randy Sims - SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary | Cerner Corporation
Roger Sink - Partner | Sink Gordon LLP
Randall Stuewe - Chairman of the Board & CEO | Darling International, Inc.
William P. Trenkle, Jr. -  Attorney at Law & Senior Partner | Foulston Siefkin, LLP
Michael Upchurch - EVP & CFO | Kansas City Southern
John Vanier, II - Vice President | Western Star Ag Resources, Inc.
Dennis von Waaden - Vice President (Retired) | American Century Corporation
Tammie Wahaus - CPA, Senior Finance Executive & Big 4 Audit Partner
Stan Weber - Vice President and CFO | Tower Properties
Mark Whitehead - President | Whitehead Oil Co.
Stanley Woodworth - Attorney at Law | Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC

College of Business Administration Emeritus Advisory Council Members

Chance Bahadur* (1997-2014)
Marilyn Creson Brown (2003-2014)
Joseph F. Bunk* (1998-2015)
Robert Crouch 
Nelson Galle 
Glatz (1997-2014)
John R. Graham* (1997-2013)
H. Philip Howe (1997-2014)
Lawrence Kendall 
Ron Lutz
Richard Pearson
Bill Sanford
Paul Stephenson (1997-2013)
L.W. Stolzer (1997-2014)
Rod Sturgeon (1997-2014)

* Deceased