Krannert MBA and Master's Program Team
Meet Our Team
Peggy Blessing, Office Manager
Peggy's primary responsibility is to manage and coordinate the Master's Programs office. She is often the first point of contact for students and handles student requests for both student services and admissions. Peggy enjoys traveling, water skiing, camping, gardening and spending time with her pets and family.
Tad Brinkerhoff, Assistant Director of Recruiting
Tad oversees the MBA and HR Academy, a program that allows select undergraduate students to experience opportunities at Krannert and gives them insight to prepare them for graduate school whether for an MBA or Master's in Human Resource Management. Tad likes spending time with his five kids, can play the piano and cello and has a wealth of international travel and experiences.
Dan Eilen, Associate Director of Student Services
Dan's primary role is to work directly with MBA and Master's Programs students regarding advising, registration and preparing them for graduation. He also works with the Krannert Mentors program. Outside of work, Dan enjoys playing golf, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, watching college basketball and taking his two chocolate labradors to the park.
Stefanie Elliott, Assistant Director of Admissions
Stefanie provides important data and reports for the Master's Office and processes applications. Stefanie is an avid Purdue fan (Boiler Up!). When she isn't in the Master's Programs office, Stefanie likes to play golf, read, spend time with family and participate in church activities.
Dan Gaines, Associate Director of Marketing
Dan plans and executes the marketing strategies and campaigns for the MBA and MS programs. He is a "Double-Boilermaker", holding degrees in exercise science as well as a masters in Sports Marketing. He joins us after having worked with the Olympic Training Center, the Indiana Pacers, and most recently, the Texas A&M University system. Through those experiences he has worked in community relations, public relations, marketing, development and communications in corporate, non-profit and higher education environments. He enjoy spending time with family, writing and staying active in his free time.
Michelle Hadley, Associate Director of Marketing, Recruiting and Yielding
Michelle leads the Marketing, Recruiting and Yielding teams for the Krannert MBA and Masters programs. She has spent more than two decades in the heavy industrial and automotive industries, holding positions in Engineering, Quality, and Operations, as well as senior-level responsibilities in Marketing and Business Development before joining the team at Krannert. Michelle is a “Double-Boilermaker”, completing her B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology in 1992, and her MBA at Krannert in 2011. Michelle enjoys traveling and seeing the world with her family, with currently 11 countries in her passport. While traveling, she enjoys always meeting Boilermaker alumni in the most interesting places around the world.
Amy Hamilton, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Amy processes applications for the Master's Programs Office. She provides information to prospective students and assists students with filling out the application and scholarship information. She also assists with admissions decisions. In her free time Amy likes to shop, garden and spend time with family and friends.
Jill Lynn, Associate Program Director (One-Year MBA for STEM Professionals and MSHRM)
Jill is responsible for all aspects of the One-Year MBA for STEM Professionals and MS in Human Resource Management programs including marketing, recruiting and advising of students. As the program manager, she will guide students from enrollment to graduation. Jill enjoys spending time with her son and daughter, two cats and traveling around the world.
Allene Manning, Associate Director of Student Services
Allene is a double Boilermaker with bachelor and master degrees from Purdue in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She uses her problem-solving background to manage the Graduate Assistantship program, advise the Krannert Graduate Student Association (KGSA) and advise and train students who are submitting their Electric Plan of Study. In her spare time, Allene enjoys swimming, playing/watching tennis, teaching and gabbing on the phone with her twin sister, Arlene.
Shelloy Mason, Recruiting Events Coordinator
Shelloy works to coordinate interviews for prospective students and handles logistics for recruiting events. She also works as part of the Admissions Committee to process incoming applications and selects students for admission. Shelloy enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an active member of her church.
Judy Rife, Administrative Assistant
Judy is a staff member whom students seek out when they have any questions or problems. Judy serves as a valuable resource for students and can direct them around campus for support. She works with advising and registration. Judy loves shopping, trying new food, church activities and spending time with her family.
Don Roush, Associate Director of Weekend MBA
Don's mission is to market, recruit and assist with admissions for the Weekend MBA Program. He is also responsible for strategic development and coordination with faculty, student services and with Master's Program office. Don enjoys outdoors activities such as hiking and enjoys reading and spending time with his family.
Andrae´ Sailes, Associate Director of Admissions
Andrae´ leads the Admissions team and is charged with ensuring accurate information for all incoming and current Master's Programs students. He also leads the Admissions Committee and provides an initial review of all applications. Andrae´ enjoys cooking and is always experimenting with new dishes. He also likes to spend time with his family.
Jonathan Schramm, Associate Program Director - (Master of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Accounting)
Jonathan's duties center on the marketing, recruitment and advising of students with a Master of Science with a concentration in Finance (MS(F)) and those with a concentration in Accounting (MS(A)). As a program manager, he is passionate about students having a great Purdue experience. Jonathan oversees the Business English Bootcamp (BEB), and Reutlingen University Exchange Program. Jonathan also enjoys traveling and skeet shooting.
Emily Warter, Weekend MBA Program Manager
Emily is responsible for the logistical aspects of the Weekend MBA Program. She concentrates on the student's overall experience while on and off campus to ensure success. She assists with coordination with faculty on the program and also recruitment. Emily also uses her talents to also coordinate Krannert's Orientation Programs, including Krannert Launch. She likes to spend summer out on the lake with family and friends and enjoys playing with her two dogs. She is a life-long fan Purdue fan!