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