About the Dean's Advisory Council

The College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council provides guidance, advice, and support to the dean to help the college achieve its goals.  The Council, comprising of business leaders from the region, builds and sustains a strong foundation for collaboration and communication between the business community and the College of Business.  It serves as an advocate for the college’s mission, values, and academic programs, as an ambassador who extends the college’s reach into the wider community and as an enthusiastic fundraiser and “friend raiser” for the institution.

    Upcoming Meeting Dates

    There are currently no scheduled meetings for the Dean's Advisory Council

    Advisory Council Members:


    Mark Aho, Vice Chair President, Mark Aho Financial Group Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services
    Denise Albrecht Sr. Vice President, Regional Managing Director, US Bank Private Client Group
    Kristen Bjorne Assistant Director of Human Resources-Benefits, Northern Michigan University
    Roxanne Daust Executive Vice President, Range Bank
    Joseph Esbrook CEO, Hiawatha Log Homes
    Joseph Evans Vice President, Defense Programs, Saab Microwave Systems
    Lee Francisco CEO, 906 Technologies
    Richard Glenn Retired Chief Executive Officer, RWC/Incorporated
    James Grundstrom President, Frei Chevrolet
    Mark Hangen Cheif Pilot, EasyIce LLC
    Scott Holman President, Bay Cast, Inc.
    Robert Jacquart President, Jacquart Fabric Products
    Ray Johnson CEO, Innovate Marquette Smartzone
    Tanya Jennings HR Manager/Executive Assistant, Upper Peninsula Health Plan
    Paul Kotz Owner/General Manager, Express Employment Professionals
    Leann Kroncich Clinic Office Supervisor, UP Health System – Marquette, Brain and Spine Center
    Eve Lewis Retired Executive Editor, South-Western Cengage Learning
    Robert Marquardt Executive Vice President, Transwestern Commercial Services
    Paul Nardi      Partner, Makela, Toutant, Hill & Nardi, PC
    Ken Palmer, Chair President & CEO, Range Bank
    John Prophet Schenck Business Solutions
    Francesca Sarvello Manager, Human Resources, Molina Healthcare of Utah
    Tami Seavoy Attorney, Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Chilman, Greenlee, PC
    Thomas Sobeck Chief Financial Officer, Presque Isle Electric and Gas Co-op
    Eric St. Germain President, Summit Capital Finance, LLC
    Thomas Ungrodt President & CEO, Ideation, Inc.
    Christine VanAbel Owner, Hetrick & Associates Insurance Agency
    Mark Verlinden Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank
    Dennis West President, Northern Initiatives
    Linda Winslow UP Health System – Marquette, Department and Conference Center
    Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois Director Continuing Education Workforce Development, Northern Michigan University