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NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

The National Advisory Board is made up of prominent College of Business Administration alumni throughout the country. The board provides an external point of view that provides COBA with vital resources to connect with important external constituencies for information, financial support, expertise and information.

Members


  • R. Louis

  • BOARD CHAIR

    R. LOUIS SCHNEEBERGER

    Executive Chairman Performex

    Louis Schneeberger is the Executive Chairman of Performex. Prior to his services at Performex, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Panther Premium Logistics. He previously worked for Olympic Steel and OM Group, as well as one of the largest private international producers of commercial explosive products, Austin Powder Company. He has been engaged in several business turnarounds, as well as being involved in 100+ acquisitions and the sale of 30+ companies, both public and private. Mr. Schneeberger graduated from Kent State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting.

  • VICE - CHAIR

    PATRICK S. MULLIN

    Retired Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche

    Patrick S. Mullin is a Certified Public Accountant and retired Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Mullin graduated from Kent State University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting.

  • Joe Artiste

  • JOE ARTISTE

    President, ZOOM! Branding Group

    Joe Artiste is President of ZOOM! Branding Group and previously served as President of Smart Business Network. Mr. Artiste graduated from Kent State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.

  • Gary Brahler

  • GARY BRAHLER

    First Vice President - Investments Morgan Stanley

    Gary Brahler is First Vice President of Investments at Morgan Stanley. He is a former Principal in the Polcar, Brahler, Heil, Belden Wealth Management Group. Mr. Brahler is the Immediate Past Chair of the Kent State University Foundation Board and graduated from Kent State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in marketing.

  • Donald C. Brown

  • DONALD C. BROWN

    Retired, Chief Financial Officer FedEx Freight

    Donald C. Brown is Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, and CFO of FedEx Freight. Mr. Brown graduated from Kent State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Business Administration where he majored in accounting.

  • Dennis C. Cuneo

  • DENNIS C. CUNEO

    Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Dennis C. Cuneo is the Managing Partner of the Washington D.C. office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP. He serves on the Boards of AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) and Borg Warner (NYSE: BWA). Mr. Cuneo graduated from Kent State University in 1973 with a Master of Business Administration.

  • Renee Deluca Dolan

  • RENÉE DELUCA DOLAN

    Founder and President, Contempo Communications

    Renée DeLuca Dolan is Founder and President of Contempo Communications and Publisher of Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) magazine. Deluca Dolan graduated from Kent State in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications.

  • Timothy D. Eippert, Board Chair, National Advisory Board, College of Business Administration at Kent State University
  • TIMOTHY D. EIPPERT

    President / CEO MC Sign Company

    Timothy D. Eippert is the Owner and President of MC Sign Company, which he purchased in 1994. He serves on the Kent State University Alumni Foundation Board and is a member of the Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce, The Executive Committee (TEC), and is a member of the President’s Council. In 2004, Eippert was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and was featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 Under 40. Mr. Eippert graduated from Kent State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in marketing and management.

  • James P. Even

  • JAMES P. EVEN

    VP Finance and Assistant Controller Eaton

    James P. Even is Vice President of Finance and Assistant Controller for Eaton, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Even received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in 1984.

  • Janet Haughn

  • Janet Haughn

    Owner, Haughn & Associates

    Janet Haughn is owner of Haughn & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc., an independent full service insurance agency that specializes in commercial and agricultural risks, bonding, benefits, life and personal lines. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in merchandising and marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University.

  • John S. Brinzo, National Advisory Board Member, College of Business Administration, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

  • ARTHUR KARAS

    President C&K Industrial Services, Inc.

    Arthur Karas is a recognized leader in the industrial and environmental service industries. As a senior executive and experienced industry professional, he provides leadership, insight and innovative solutions for his clients in these fields. His firms provide a myriad of specialized services for industry and community infrastructures.

  • Angelo Kinicki

  • Dr. Angelo Kinicki

    Co-Founder and Vice President Kinicki and Associates, Inc.

    Dr. Angelo Kinicki is Emeritus Professor of Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University where he held the Weatherup/Overby Chair in Leadership. Kinciki graduated from Kent State University with a Management Science degree in 1977, MBA in 1979 and DBA in organizational behavior in 1982.

  • Matthew Likens

  • MATTHEW E. LIKENS

    President & CEO GT Medical Technologies

    Matthew E. Likens is President and CEO of GT Medical Technologies. Formerly, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ulthera Division, Merz Pharma GmbH. Likens graduated cum laude from Kent State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in marketing.

  • Gregory Long

  • GREGORY A. LONG

    Managing Partner Long, Cook & Samsa, Inc.

    Gregory A. Long is Co-Founder, President, and Managing Partner of Long, Cook & Samsa, Inc. Mr. Long graduated from Kent State University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in accounting and business management.


  • Robert Noyse

  • ROBERT A. NOYES

    Vice President The Noyesgroup

    Robert A. Noyse is Vice President of The Noyesgroup. Mr. Noyes earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Kent State University in 1975 with a major in marketing and finance.

  • Edward C. Thompson Jr.

  • EDWARD C. THOMPSON JR.

    Sr. Vice President & Controller Global Finishes Group The Sherwin-Williams Company

    Edward C. Thompson Jr. is a Senior Vice President & Controller, Global Finishes Group, of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. Thompson graduated from Kent State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting.

  • Andrew G. Traicoff, National Advisory Board Member, College of Business Administration, Kent State University

  • ANDREW G. TRAICOFF

    Vice President, Sales and Customer Development North America Consumer The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

    Andrew G. Traicoff was named Vice President of Sales and Customer Development, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s North America Business Unit in 2012, having joined Goodyear in 2000. Mr. Traicoff graduated from Kent State University, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications in 1984 and his Master of Business Administration in 1986.

  • Gary

  • Gary P. Trinetti

    President, Garick LLC

    Mr. Trinetti is the President of Garick, LLC. Mr. Trinetti received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from Kent State University in 1976. eriod 1976-1980. Mr. Trinetti is a former Trustee and Board Member of Clean-Land Ohio and The Green Industry Expo. Garick was recognized as an INC 500 company in 1986 and a Weatherhead 100 company in 1988 and 1989.

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  • Jeffery Tushar

    Senior Vice President, Finance Aramark

    Jeffery Tushar ’85 is Senior Vice President, Finance at ARAMARK Corporation. He graduated from Kent State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting.

  • James R. Unger

  • JAMES R. UNGER

    President, Miller Transfer

    James R. Unger joined Miller Transfer in 1971 where he has held various positions serving as Treasurer and Executive Vice President before becoming the President in 1996. Mr. Unger graduated from Kent State University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management science.

  • David Webster

  • DAVID WEBSTER

    President and CEO, Electrical Components International

    David Webster is President and Chief Executive Officer of Electrical Components International, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Webster graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.