Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council provides advice, counsel, and assistance to the leadership of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The Council includes a cross-section of business leaders from the Greater Cincinnati region and national business community, representing small, medium, and large companies from the public, private, and family-owned sectors.  Council members are appointed to three-year terms.

Business Advisory Council meetings focus attention on the College’s progress and notable achievements, new initiatives and how they relate to business, challenges facing the academic and business community, and other areas of mutual concern. Members take an active role in Council deliberations, ultimately recommending actions that contribute to the quality of our programs and strengthen the College’s overall reputation. Members can also contribute by:

  • Educating others about the mission, objectives, and accomplishments of the College
  • Financially supporting the College
  • Volunteering for specific committees
  • Serving as guest speakers or lecturers
  • Offering individual consultation on specific problems within their areas of expertise
  • Hiring our coops and graduates
  • Identifying new Council members


(as of August 2016)

Mr. Josef Allen
Leader, U.S. Global Operations Center

Mr. Peter A. Alpaugh
Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Co.

Mr. Edward J. Babbitt
Vice President and Senior Counsel
Western & Southern Financial Group

Mr. Walter W. Becky II
Morton Salt Group (Retired)

Mr. John B. Berding
American Money Management Corporation

Mr. Elroy E. Bourgraf
Ferno Washington Inc.

Mr. Robert R. Buck
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.

Mr. James E. Bushman
Chairman and Director
Cast-Fab Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Kerry R. Byrne
Executive Vice President
Total Quality Logistics

Mr. Philip D. Collins
Managing Director
Orchard Holdings Group, LLC

Mr. Howard D. Elliott
Elliot Management Group

Mr. Robert L. Fealy
The Duchossois Group (Retired)

Mr. Timothy J. Fogarty
Chief Executive Officer
West Chester Protective Gear

Mr. Michael L. Fordyce
President & Chief Executive Officer
Craig Hospital

Mr. Jerry L. Fritz
Kent Precision Foods Group

Mr. Gene A. Fugate
Vice President
US Bank

Mr. John B. Goering

Mr. Paul D. Green
Partner, Tax Services

Mr. Arnold C. Hanish
Eli Lilly and Company (Retired)

Mr. Richard Hannan
Mercury Instruments, Inc. (Retired)

Mr. J. Phillip Holloman
President and Chief Operating Officer
Cintas Corporation

Mr. Steven P. Hube
Managing Director
Barnes, Dennig & Company, LTD

Dr. Timothy E. Johnson
Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc.

Mr. Bill J. Keating Jr.
Keating Muething Klekamp PLL

Mr. Robert J. King Jr.
Senior Advisor
FNC Corp.

Mr. Marvin P. Kolodzik
Emerson Electric (Retired)

Mr. Dean Kuroff
Managing Director

Mr. David M. Lance
Restaurant Management, Inc. (Retired)

Mr. Louis H. Lauch Jr.
KBM, Inc. and Moo Technologies LLC

Mr. Jerry P. Leamon
Deloitte (Retired)

Mr. Craig Lewis
Senior Vice President,
Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
Assurex Health

Mr. Michael R. Light
Fidelity Investments (Retired)

Mr. Kevin R. McDonnell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Skyline Chili

Lynn Marmer
Group Vice President
The Kroger Company

Mr. Thomas E. Mischell
American Financial Group (Retired)

Mr. Jerome P. Montopoli
Andersen Worldwide (Retired)

Mr. Rick Naber
LOTH, Inc.

Mr. W. Troy Neat
First Vice President, Investments
Merrill Lynch

Ms. Jacqueline C. Neumann
Deloitte & Touche LLP (Retired)

Mr. Roger Newport
AK Steel

Ms. Clarissa Niese
Executive Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer
Tire Discounters

Mr. William C. Ogle

Dr. Terrance J. O’Hara
Strategic Consultant
Author, Speaker, Political Commentator

Mr. Michael J. Paxton
Founder and CEO
MJP Growth Partners

Mr. David C. Phillips
Cincinnati Works

Mr. Douglas W. Roeder
Managing Director & Leader
Financial Services Regulatory Practice
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mr. Carl P. Satterwhite
President & CEO
The RCF Group

Mr. Wilbert F. Schwartz

Ms. Kathleen Selker
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tony L. Shipley
Queen City Angels

Ms. Erin Sills
Director, Consumer Insights

Mr. Gary F. Simmons
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gerber Childrenswear LLC

Mr. Kenneth W. Stecher
Chairman of the Board
Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Mr. Richard E. Thornburgh
Vice Chairman
Corsair Capital

Mr. Woodrow Uible
Senior Portfolio Manager
Bartlett & Company

Mr. Steve Valerius
President, Individual Division
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

Warren Weber
Executive Vice President
and Marketing Manager,
Corporate Banking, PNC
Financial Services Group

Mr. Mark White
Chief Operating Officer
SAP AG (Retired)

Mr. Steven A. Wilson
VNU Advisory Services (Retired)



Ex Officio Members

Michael Fry
Dept. of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems

Kevin Hardy
Director, Career Services

Brian Hatch
Dept. of Finance

Mr. Trent Hershenson
Director, Marketing

Ralph Katerberg
Dept. of Mangement

Robert Larson
Dept. of Accounting

Karen Machleit
Dept. of Marketing

Adison Nelson
Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Debashis Pal
Dept. of Economics

Patty Ragio
Executive Director, Corporate Engagement

Steve Rosfeld
Senior Director of Development

Scott Schuster
Director of Development

Nicolas Williams
Associate Dean
Graduate Programs

David Szymanski

Jerry Von Deylen
Director of Business Affairs

BJ Zirger
Associate Dean for Distance Learning