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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

John C. Kenny

John C. Kenny

President
Freeflow Ltd.
Claudia Knowlton-Chike

Claudia Knowlton-Chike

Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations
Google
Sheri Lewis

Sheri Lewis

Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics
Medtronic, Inc.
Steve Loehr

Steve Loehr

Vice President, Global Technology Services
IBM
Scott Morey

Scott Morey

Senior Director, Strategy & Planning- Global Distribution Sales
Cisco
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Terry Nadeau

Vice President, Global Procurement
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Ernest Nicolas

Ernest Nicolas

Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Rockwell Automation
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Kevin O'Marah

Director, Amazon Global Communities
Amazon
Thomas F. Pyle Jr.

Thomas F. Pyle Jr.

Chairman
The Pyle Group
Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Specialist Leader, Supply Chain
Deloitte
Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Supply Chain Director
Kohler Co.
Robert Stefansic

Robert Stefansic

Sr. VP, Operating Excellence, Information Technology and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ingredion, Inc.
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.

Alumni Advisory Board

Samy Affo

Samy Affo

Senior Planning Analyst
Intel Corporation
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)
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Saskia Burmeister

Global Supply Manager
Apple Inc
Mark Dyer

Mark Dyer

Director of Supply Chain Operations and Global Planning
Cisco
Brian Figueroa

Brian Figueroa

Director
Logistics at KBX
Justin Goninen

Justin Goninen

Manager of Supply Chain Network Optimization
Kohl’s
Gloria Guo

Gloria Guo

Director of Global Supply Chain
Mars Wrigley
Kelley Kollock

Kelley Kollock

Brand Product Design & Development
Target
J.R. Petnkeu

J.R. Petnkeu

Lincoln Operations Specialist
Ford Motor Company
Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Associate Supply Chain Manager
PepsiCo
Chris Schleich

Chris Schleich

Customer Success Manager
Proterra
Joren Thompson

Joren Thompson

Supplier Business Manager
Lam Research
Kyle Ye

Kyle Ye

Consulting Senior Analyst
Accenture