Accounting Advisory Council

The department of accounting builds strong partnerships with our alumni and the firms they represent in public and corporate accounting through our Advisory Council. Companies are able to:

  • Obtain valuable exposure to some of the top business students in the country
  • Create strong recognition for their company amongst our highly qualified student body
  • Gain immediate access to research developments as they emerge

Advisory Council members provide the department with much needed financial and other support. Members also participate by providing advice and counsel to accounting students and faculty. The Advisory Council allows firms to participate in a variety of ways that directly impact many accounting students annually.


2023-24 Accounting Advisory Council Members

Lisa Acosta Partner, KPMG
Anna Adams Senior Manager, Deloitte
Edward Bartak Partner, RSM
Julie Bryant Retired, Phillip 66
Randy Buseman Retired, EY
Steve Collins VP Global Controller, Hallmark
Michelle Crow CEO, Varney & Associates
Jackson Day Partner, EY
Lee Driver Partner, Grant Thornton
Kaitlin Edwards Director of Accounting, QTS Data Centers
Dan Gaston Partner, Forvis
Travis Gillmore President, Phelps-Tointon
Larry Green Retired, Performance Contracting Group
Vern Herbel Retired, Torchmark
Bradley Homant Partner, RSM
Dan Hynek Retired, KC Southern
Scott Jimison General Director, BNSF Railway
Zach Kohlrus Senior Manager, KPMG
Mark Lacy Partner, Deloitte
Michael Loritz National Assurance Leader, MHM
Brad Markes Partner, KPMG
Scott McVicker Partner, EY
Sally Morrison Partner, Deloitte
Chad Parker Senior Partner, SGA
Denise Peterson Principal, SJHL
Jay Power Director, CBIZ
Cory Ramsey SVP, Amarillo National Bank
Joe Ronnebaum Partner, PwC
Brianne Simoneau VP of Accounting, QTS Data Centers
Kent Simpson Partner, Pinion
Shannon Stites Senior VP, Huhtamaki
Somer Torres Audit Director, Forvis
Stan Weber CEO, Tower Properties
Laurie Werth Commercial Finance Manager, Conoco Phillips
Dan Wicker Managing Partner, Cain, Watters & Associates

College of Business Administration

Department of Accounting
Brett Wilkinson
Department Head

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1301 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506