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M. Hanssens has been appointed executive director of the Marketing Science
Institute (MSI), a role in which he will oversee MSI-sponsored
research and coordinate the interests of corporate members
and academics from some 200 universities around the world.
Hansenns is the Bud Knapp Professor of Marketing at the UCLA
Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he has been
on the faculty since 1977.
Bauer has been
awarded the status of Fellow in the Society for Industrial
and Organizational Psychology, an honor granted to only a
small percentage of members. This was Bauer’s first
year of eligibility, and she was the youngest of 10 recipients.
Bauer is a professor of management at the Portland State
University School of Business Administration in Oregon.
Kathy Parkison has been awarded a Fulbright for research
and teaching in Tbilisi, Georgia, for fall 2005. Parkison
has been at Indiana University–Kokomo since 1993 and
has served as the MBA director there since 2001.
Valev has been promoted
to associate professor with tenure at Georgia State University.
A member of the economics department, Valev previously served
as an assistant professor.
joined the information systems and operations management
faculty at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business
in Connecticut as an assistant professor of management.
N. Hirsch, MSIA,
has joined BioMimetic Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Franklin, TN,
as executive vice president, orthopedics, and chief operating
officer. Hirsch comes to BioMimetic from Smith & Nephew
Orthopaedics, where he was president of its European business.
has become only the second woman to chair the Greater Cincinnati
Chamber of Commerce, a business advocacy group she recently
helped rename the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Since
2002, Otto has served as global external relations officer
for Procter & Gamble Co., where she has worked for nearly
30 years. She is P&G’s first female corporate officer.
Scott E. Schubert, MSIA, has joined TransUnion as its new
chief financial officer. Schubert comes to the Chicago-based
global information solutions company from NTL Inc., where he
was executive vice president and CFO. Schubert has also served
as CFO for Williams Communications, vice president of global
financial services for BP Amoco, and vice president of worldwide
financial services for the Amoco Corporation.
Dominique M. Hanssens, MSIA. See PhD Alumni 1977
has recently published his fifth book, titled Bringing Balance
to Your Life. All five of the books Mohr has published
deal with life issues surrounding entrepreneurs and leading
a fulfilling life. He also presents motivational seminars
and speeches to businesses in transition, along with giving
general motivation-orientated public speeches.
Kent Thomas, MSM, has been appointed by the governor of Missouri
to serve on the state’s Military Preparedness and Enhancement
Commission, which works with communities that are affected
by military issues. Thomas is chancellor of Southwest Missouri
State University (SMSU)–West Plains. He served in
the U.S. Army for
24 years, achieving the rank of colonel, before joining SMSU.
Clary, MSM, has
been promoted to assistant to the provost for academic affairs
at New Mexico State University, where she works in the areas
of student grievances, university accreditation, transfer
student issues, and student retention. Clary was a faculty
member for nine years and has also served the university
as interim associate dean for academic programs in the College
of Agriculture and Home Economics.
Larson, MSM, has
been appointed Pontiac-GMC divisional marketing general manager
in Detroit, MI, and will continue as Buick, Pontiac-GMC general
manager. Larson joined General Motors in 1986 and has held
a variety of marketing and finance positions at Cadillac,
GMAC, and GM Fleet and Commercial. He also is a member of
the GM National Dealer Council and the GMAC Dealer Advisory
C. Varga, MSM,
has been named CEO of Brown-Forman Corp. in Louisville, KY.
Varga joined the company while working on his master’s
degree at Purdue and became a full-time employee in 1987.
He progressed through a series of increasingly responsible
positions before becoming CEO of Brown-Forman Beverages,
the corporation’s largest operating segment, in 2003.
He is only the third leader of the company to come from beyond
the Brown family.
See PhD Alumni 1994.
W. Fleisher, MSM,
has accepted a position as a business process consultant
with Eagle Point, a civil engineering firm in Dubuque, IA,
and a leader in land development business solutions. He previously
was an independent consultant Tri-State Logistics Inc. and
president of his own consulting firm.
Klemme, MSM, has
been named to lead the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse
Licensing Agency, a program that reduces risk to grain producers
through licensing and inspections of grain handlers. Klemme
has been with Indiana agribusiness and investment group Demeter
LP since 1979, and was most recently a member of the BioCrossroads
Ag Strategy Advisory Board.
Elkins, MSM, has
been named chief information officer of the state of Arkansas
by Governor Mike Huckabee. Most recently, Elkins served as
Arkansas’ executive director of the state’s Department
of Information Systems.
has been promoted to vice president and chief information
officer for Cummins Inc. in Columbus, IN. In her new role,
Farnsley will implement a global IT strategy to drive standard
processes, architecture, and applications across Cummins.
She joined the company in 1997 as an internal consultant,
and held several positions of increasing responsibility prior
to her current appointment.
has joined Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.’s Global Markets
division in New York City as a managing director covering
the healthcare facilities sector, including acute care hospitals,
ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient dialysis facilities,
behavioral hospitals, and hospice providers. Lehrich previously
was a managing director and senior analyst covering the healthcare
facilities sector at Piper Jaffray and Co.
M. Ramos, MSM,
writes, “After six years as a consultant for CGI-AMS
(formerly AMS), I’ve recently accepted a senior consultant
position at Booz Allen Hamilton with their Defense Systems
group in the Washington, DC, metro area.”
MSM, married Megan L. Brown on September 18, 2004. He is
a senior business analyst with Caterpillar Logistics Services
Inc. in Morton, IL.
has accepted the position of corporate responsibility manager
with Wal-Mart. She has relocated to Bentonville, AR, to work
in the company’s corporate office.
MBA, has been named executive vice president of marketing
and product development at Gemeinhardt Co. LLC in Elkhart,
IN. An accomplished flautist, Discepolo previously was president
of the Haynes Flute Company and vice president of Boston-based
Eastman Winds. Gemeinhardt is the world’s largest exclusive
manufacturer of flutes and piccolos.
MBA, married Brian Getten (BSAE 1997) on April 16, 2005.
She is a senior projects accountant at Washington University
in St. Louis, MO.
Jose V. Proano, MBA, and his wife, Margarita Munoz, announce
the birth of their son, Jose Manuel, on July 15, 2004. Proano
is director of finance for Enlace Negocios Fiduciarios in
has taken a position with LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson
Company, in Milpitas, CA.
Jessica W. Pettry, MSHRM, is a human resource management
associate in the rotational program for Northrop Grumman
Mission Systems in Alexandria, VA.
Admiral Michael P. Kalleres, BSIM, has been promoted to national advisor
for emergency disasters services on the Salvation Army’s
board of directors. In addition, the American Hellenic Educational
Progressive Association (AHEPA) awarded Kalleres the 2005
Medal of Freedom for public and charitable service. Kalleres
retired in 1994 after 32 years in the U.S. Navy, and currently
serves as president of Dare to Excel Inc. in Jacksonville,
40th Anniversary Year
has authored David Scott’s Guide to Investing in Common
Stocks and David Scott’s Guide to Managing Credit and
Debt, both recently published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Scott is a professor of finance at Valdosta State University
Henry “Hank” Mayer,
BSIM, and his wife, Sandy, have moved from Annapolis to the
Maryland eastern shore and opened the Old Gratitude House
Bed & Breakfast on Chesapeake Bay. Mayer is executive
director of Urban Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
E. Juday, BSIM,
has been inducted into the Purdue University Reserve Officer’s
Training Corps Hall of Fame. A retired colonel in the U.S.
Air Force, Juday has received numerous awards and decorations,
including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service
Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal,
and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross. He is an attorney
in Vancouver, WA.
William “Dick” Dugger
II, BSIM, has retired from Philip Morris USA after serving
the company in a variety of sales and sales management positions.
He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Granger, IN.
A. Bruner, BSIM,
writes “I joined O’Neil Color & Compounding
Corp. as president in March 2005. O’Neil is a leader
in the production and sales of plastic resin color masterbatch
and specialty thermoplastic compounds with plants in New
Jersey and Tennessee. My wife, Sue, and I will be relocating
to Chattanooga later this year.”
Nick Synko, BSIM, founder and principal partner of Synko Associates,
has relocated his company’s corporate office into the
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) building
located in Ann Arbor, MI. Synko Associates has also opened
its new Career Transition Education Center at the NCMS building.
a longtime and now retired executive with GTE Hawaiian Tel
and Verizon Hawaii, has been named president and chief executive
officer of Grove Farm Co. of Kauai. Haruki also serves on
the boards of First Hawaiian Bank, Pacific Guardian Life
Insurance Co., Blood Bank of Hawaii, and the Parker Ranch
30th Anniversary Year
Samuel Allen, BSIM, has been named president,
Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division, at Deere & Company
in Moline, IL. Allen joined Deere in 1975 and has held a
variety of management positions of increasing responsibility.
Most recently, he served as president of Global Financial
Services. In addition to his new role, Allen will continue
to have responsibility for John Deere Power Systems and Corporate
Scott E. Schubert, BSIM. See Master’s Alumni 1976.
John A. Higgins, BSIM, has begun a new
retirement career as a Certified Surgical Technologist for
Indian River Memorial Hospital. He and his wife Jeanine are
building new home in Vero Beach, FL.
John H. Gott, BSIM, recently relocated
back to southwest Florida and accepted new position as LAN
Administrator for Lynx Services.
Tim Bauer, BSIM, is managing director of the Phoenix, AZ,
office of Stratera, a business and technology solutions provider.
Bauer has more than 25 years of experience in the technology
industry, most recently serving as practice manager for Microsoft’s
Consulting Services Southwest District.
Tom J. Grasson, BSM, has joined GIE Media
in Cleveland, OH, as editor of Today’s Medical Developments
(TMD) magazine. Prior to joining GIE, a leading business-to-business
publisher, Grasson served Penton Media Inc. as editorial
director for American Machinist, Cutting Technology, and
Welding Design & Fabrication magazines. He has won numerous
awards for his articles and editorials.
Michael B. Berry, BSM (ACCT), has been
promoted to senior vice president of corporate development
at Standard Management Corporation in Indianapolis, IN. In
his new role, Berry will continue to perform the duties of
treasurer for Standard Management while also focusing on
strategic acquisitions for the company.
Amy Martich, BSM, has been appointed
national account director for Janus Global Adviser. She is
based in the Chicago area and has an office in Denver, CO.
Martich has more than 11 years experience in mutual funds
at Scudder and Kemper, where she was a vice president and
senior account manager in the broker-dealer division.
Spencer Rakes, BSIM, and his wife, Carie, welcomed a new
daughter to their family on November 23, 2004. Rakes serves
as regional finance director for Kmart in Palatine, IL.
Jessica Sommer, BSM, has been named senior
project manager at Dulce Design Co., a boutique graphic design
agency in Seattle, WA, specializing in illustrative designs
for lifestyle products and services. Most recently, Sommer
served as product manager for Microsoft’s Macintosh
Business Unit, where she led creative development and production
efforts for global marketing campaigns and product packaging.
Shannon Knobel, BSM, and her husband,
Jeff, have returned to Ball Corp.’s U.S. headquarters
in Broomfield, CO, after two years in Europe, where Jeff
served as vice president and treasurer of the company’s
Germany operations. The couple’s son, Nicholas, was
born while they were abroad. “Nick has been able to
visit 14 countries, meet the Queen of England, and see the
world,” she writes.
Peter Lemire, BSM, became a founding member of the law firm
Leyendecker, Lemire and Daley in 2004. The firm specializes
in patents, trademarks, copyrights, business law, and contract
law. He and his wife, Sarah, welcomed their new son, Lucas
Charles, on December 10, 2004, and report that he already
loves his Purdue football jersey.
Yisel M. Ramos, BSM. See Master’s Alumni 1999.
Kevin Schulhof, BSIM/BSM (ACCT), is controller at Spraying
Systems Co., an international manufacturing and engineering
firm. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Aurora, IL, and
have two children, Nathan and Megan.
Geoff McCuen, BSM (ACCT), writes, “In
February, I became the human resource manager for Elkhart
General Hospital in Elkhart, IN. I will be responsible for
coordinating recruiting and hiring processes as well as employee
relations and retention issues. Although we hire in a wide
range of fields, I could use a bunch of great Purdue nurses
Getten, BSM (ACCT).
See Master’s Alumni 2004
Bowman, BSM, married
Jeremy Bowman on June 11, 2005. She is an account supervisor
with Leo Burnett in Chicago, IL.
Gregory T. Carter, BSIM. See Master’s
Andrea Livesay, BSM (ACCT), is the venue accounting manager
for Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE) in Denver, CO.
KSE owns the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Pepsi Center,
and Colorado Rapids, Mammoth, and Crush teams. Livesay
was previously the director of finance and administration
at Colorado Ballet.
Ross G. Harmon, BSM, writes, “I
completed my master of science degree in computer information
systems at Colorado State University in December 2003. I
am now employed as a consultant with Hitachi Consulting in
Denver. I also recently completed both the CPIM and CIRM
certifications through APICS.”
Royce Lippert, BSM, and Jennifer (Farrington) Lippert (BSIE ‘03)
were married in Pensacola, FL, on September 4, 2004.
Lori Szczypiorski, BSIM, is a purchasing agent with Conn-Selmer
in Elkhart, IN. She was previously with Ferguson Enterprises
in South Bend.
Aaron King, BSM, was recently spotlighted
in an article in the South Bend Tribune about Better World
Books, where he serves as Great Lakes regional director.
The company organizes book drives to fund literacy initiatives
locally, nationally, and around the world.
Brandy M. Brandt, BSM (ACCT), is engaged
to Steve Meyer (BSA ’04). She lives in Batesville,
Bart Collins, BSM (ACCT), has been named assistant athletic
director at Brebeuf Jesuit in Indianapolis. He previously
was a marketing coordinator for Arlington Park horse track
in Arlington Park, IL. Collins is expected to advance the
data and information technology systems of the Brebeuf athletic
Aaron J. Drake, BSM, is working as a technical consultant
for Aprimo Inc. in Indianapolis, IN.
Karlene Gomes, BSM, is working at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis
as an information analyst and was recently added to the Pacemate
squad for the Indiana Pacers.
Angela M. (Kopka) Green, BSM, is assistant manager of Bob
Evans restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana.
Usman Qayyum, BSM (ECON), has a new position as an analyst
for Union National Bank in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan.
Adam C. Markovich, BSIM, has accepted
a production position with Cargill/Sunny Fresh Foods in Monticello,
Wittink, PhD 1975,
the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing
at the Yale School of Management, died on June 4, 2005, at
his home in Connecticut. Before joining the Yale faculty in
1998, Wittink taught at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School
of Management and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
He also was a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
and had been editor of the Journal of Marketing Research since