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Advisory Boards

The Grainger Center has deep ties to industry. Our extensive network of corporate partners provides real-world perspective that enhances the curriculum and applied learning program, and provides invaluable career guidance to students.

The Executive Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives at leading firms renowned for supply chain management excellence. The Alumni Advisory Board is composed of early- and mid-career Grainger Center alumni from the BBA and MBA programs.

Throughout the year, board members provide guidance and recruiting opportunities and participate in numerous development activities. Students interact with board members during their job search, at speaker events, and at the annual meeting.

Executive Advisory Board

Yvette Henry

Yvette Henry

Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing
Kennametal
Sean Ketter

Sean Ketter

Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Oshkosh Corporation
Sheri Lewis

Sheri Lewis

Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain
Avantor
Steve Loehr

Steve Loehr

Vice President, Global Technology Services
IBM
Scott Morey

Scott Morey

Head of Global Business Operations
Poly
Ernest Nicolas

Ernest Nicolas

Chief Supply Chain Officer
HP
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Kevin O'Marah

Co-Founder
Zero100
Eric Seip

Eric Seip

SVP Global Operations & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ingredion Incorporated
Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Specialist Leader, Supply Chain
Deloitte
Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Senior Director of Operational Excellence
REV Group
Kevin Weadick

Kevin Weadick

President
Zoro.com
Carolyn A. Woznicki

Carolyn A. Woznicki

Vice President Global Strategic Sourcing and Environmental, Health & Safety
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Executive Advisory Board Emeritus Members

John C. Kenny

John C. Kenny

President
Freeflow Ltd.
Claudia Knowlton-Chike

Claudia Knowlton-Chike

Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations – Retired
Google
Thomas F. Pyle Jr.

Thomas F. Pyle Jr.

Chairman
The Pyle Group
Robert Stefansic

Robert Stefansic

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
James Hardie

Alumni Advisory Board

Joseph Arnson

Joseph Arnson

Senior Supply Chain Data Analyst
Molson Coors Beverage Company
Matt Bartoe

Matt Bartoe

General Manager
Food Colors North America for Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT)
James Elkin

James Elkin

Buyer – Value-Added Ingredients
General Mills, Inc.
Brian Figueroa

Brian Figueroa

Director
Logistics at KBX
Bennett Fole

Bennett Foley

Area Operations Manager
Shipt
Lisa Kirkwood

Lisa Kirkwood

Senior Supply Chain Manager
Raytheon Technologies
Kelley Kollock

Kelley Kollock

Manager – Environmental, Social & Governance
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Evan Meyer

Evan Meyer

Global Supply Chain Manager
AriensCo
Chris Schleich

Chris Schleich

Customer Success Manager
Proterra
Michael Walters

Michael Walters

Sourcing Agent
3M
Cassie Warton

Cassie Warton

Loyalty Marketing Analyst
bp
Kyle Ye

Kyle Ye

Consulting Senior Analyst
Accenture
Charlie Zignego

Charlie Zignego

Senior Financial Analyst
Intel Corporation