Leadership Council

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Melisa Ackerman

Position: Senior Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, OH

Experience:

Melisa’s HR career spans over 20 years including the last 15 with Nationwide Insurance, where she currently serves as the Senior Associate Vice President. Prior to joining Nationwide, she was an HR Generalist at STRS Ohio, one of the nation’s premier retirement systems. She is now an active member of the United Way of Central Ohio and its Women’s Leadership Council, and also serves on the BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business Insurance Advisory Board.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/melisa-ackerman-3759773/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. in Education and Allied Professions ‘92

Ohio State University, Master of Labor and Human Resources ‘05

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Ken Barton

Position: Franchise Owner
Minuteman Press
Lewis Center, OH

Experience:

Ken is now a Franchise Owner of Minuteman Press, a full-service design, print and marketing agency in Lewis Center, Ohio. Throughout his 40-year career in accounting, Ken has held various senior leadership positions. From 2007 to 2018, he was the Director Emeritus at the Columbus office of Blue & Company LLC, ranked as the 51st largest CPA firm by U.S. Accounting Today. Before joining Blue & Co., Ken was the founding partner of Sheridan, Barton, Vasko & Company and spent 19 years leading the retirement plan administration and consulting practice while assisting clients with related services.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-barton-8192b14/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘77

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Scott Beaverson

Position: Global Smart Spend Lead
Owens Illinois
Perrysburg, OH

Experience:

Scott is currently the Global Smart Spend Lead at Owens-Illinois. He is also a current member of the BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business Accounting Advisory Board.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-beaverson-b145769/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘99

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Angelene Bonner

Position: BBVA
Executive VP Talent & Culture
Birmingham, Alabama

Experience:

Angelene is known as an adaptable global strategic senior executive with demonstrated and proven track record collaborating with business leaders to design forward leaning strategies and roadmaps to build organizational effectiveness. She has more than 18 years of progressive leadership leading high performing teams who execute high impact organizational solutions in complex or high-growth organizations.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelenebonner/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘90

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Andy Cajka

Position: President
SHG
Greenville, SC

Experience:

With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Andy founded Southern Hospitality Group (SHG) and now serves as the President. His role involves developing and managing franchised hotels with Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, US Franchise Systems, Inc., Cendant Corporation, and Hyatt Hotels. Prior to establishing SHG, Andrew spent fourteen years with Hyatt Hotels serving as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Greenville, and was nominated as Hyatt 1996 General Manager of the Year.

 https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-cajka-18090611/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘82

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Cindy Clark

Position: Vice President, Clean Products Value Chain
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Findlay, OH

Experience:

Cindy currently serves as Vice President, Clean Products Value Chain at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. She began her career with Marathon in 1995 as a Brand Marketing Representative in Detroit, Michigan. She assumed her current position in October 2020.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindy-clark-a602a262/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘95

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Kevin Cochran

Position: Managing Director
Patina Solutions (Retired)
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Kevin was the Managing Director at Patina Solutions until February 2020. Prior to that he worked at Aarthun Performance Group, Ltd. and Owens Corning.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinmcochran/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Sales & Sales Management ‘78

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Chris Corwin, Vice Chair

Position: Principal
CN Corwin Consulting, LLC
Houston, TX

Experience:

Chris currently owns and operates CN Corwin Consulting, LLC, an HR strategy and services company, working closely with clients in the energy industry.  Chris retired from Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) in 2018 as corporate director of human resources (HR) where he was responsible for the oil & gas and midstream businesses’ HR operations.  Throughout his 37 year career with Oxy, Chris held multiple HR positions of increasing responsibility.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-n-corwin-991b506/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘81

University of Houston, Graduate Studies in Economics.

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Mark Eisele

Position: CFO & Treasurer
Applied Industrial Technologies Inc. [Retired]
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Retired after 26 years with Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (NYSE-AIT), a North American distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission products, fluid power products/systems and other industrial products.  After BGSU Mark spent 13 years with Deloitte & Touche in the audit area before moving to Applied Industrial Technologies.  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-eisele-4a2431125/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘78

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William Ficken Jr., Emeritus

Position: Realtor
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Westlake, OH

Experience:

For the past 13 years, Bill has been serving as a realtor at the Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. He has an extensive career in the housing and automotive industry. He spent his first 11 years working for IBM in Northeast Ohio, then proceeded to serve in senior management sales and marketing with Moen Faucet, Merillat Cabinetry, Gerber Plumbing Products and Fields Automotive Group.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/billfickenbgsu/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘63

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David Glass

Position: Partner
BeaconCFO Plus
Akron, Ohio

Experience:
 

David is an accounting, finance and management professional with over 35 years of public accounting and private industry experience. His strengths lie with small to medium-sized, privately-held businesses where the CFO has responsibility not only for the accounting and finance functions but often human resources, IT and other related areas.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-glass-a6a2771/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting ‘78

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Pam Heminger

Position: Vice President, Strategic Procurement Division
Caterpillar Inc.

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Cynthia Hoffman

Position: Global Tax Director
Catalina Marketing.
Palmetto, FL

Experience:

Cynthia is currently the V.P. in Tax Planning & Compliance. She leads the global tax function of Feld Entertainment in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment. Prior to joining Feld, she served in various leadership positions overseeing the international tax aspect at Bloomin’ Brand, Schneider Downs & Cos., and Wendy’s International.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-hoffman-cpa-j-d-4016391/

Education:

BGSU, B.S., Business Administration ‘84

Georgetown University, Juris Doctor (J.D.), ‘91, Washington DC

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Joe Hoffman

Position: CEO
Timco Rubber Products, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Joe began his career with Timco Rubber Products in 1989 as an outside salesperson where he served in that capacity for over 18 years.  In 2008, he was appointed Vice President of Operations and Sales while also being selected to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.  In 2014, Joe took over the reins as the 5th President of the company, and now serves as the CEO.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-hoffman-527bb613/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘83

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Steve Jenkins

Position: Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Steve has been with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland since 1986. Now serving as the Senior V.P., he is responsible for the Bank’s Supervision and Regulation Department, which oversees more than 260 financial institutions in the Fourth Federal Reserve District. He also oversees the Bank’s Credit Risk Management and Statistics and Analysis departments.

Education: BGSU, B.S., Business Administration ‘83

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Susan Kern

Position: Assistant Controller
Marathon Petroleum
Findlay, OH

Experience:

Susan is an Assistant Controller at Marathon Petroleum.  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-kern-29a15166/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘88

BGSU, Masters in Business Administration ‘93

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Michael Laming, Chair

Position: Executive Vice President, Human Resource
Genworth Financial, Inc. [Retired]
Richmond, VA

Experience:

Michael is now retired from Genworth Financial, Inc, a financial security company providing insurance, wealth management, investment and financial solutions. He spent 16 years with the company as the head of Human Resources. Before Genworth, Michael worked at GE and held various human resources roles at their Corporate Headquarters, manufacturing  operating units and financial services businesses within GE and GE Capital.  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-laming-7424744/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘74

BGSU, Masters of Organization Development ‘83

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Debra (Box) Lugli

Position: Director and Head of Global Corporate Procurement Operations and India, China, and LATAM Sourcing
Amazon [Retired]
Seattle, WA

Experience:

Debra had an illustrious career in global supply chain management as a senior leader at Amazon, Bank of America, Compaq Computer, Frito-Lay, Lennox, and Motorola. She retired from Amazon in 2020 where for the last 6 years, she led the Global Procurement Operations and Systems organization and the Strategic Sourcing teams in India, China, and Latin America.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-box-lugli-2973394/

Education: BGSU, B.S., Business Administration ‘86

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Marilee MacAskill

Position: Area Director - Certified Trainer
Dale Carnegie Training of Northeast Ohio
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Marilee has been with Dale Carnegie Training, a global training organization that offer private consulting, coaching, and training, for over 25 years. She is a certified Dale Carnegie Instructor as well as a consultant for businesses and organizations that wish to offer professional development for their employees, and she was appointed the Area Director in 2015. Prior to joining Dale Carnegie, Marilee served as the Vice President, Account Management and New Business Development for Griswold Advertising in Cleveland.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marileemacaskill/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘86

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Douglas MacRae

Position: CMO
Chief Outsiders, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

Experience:

Douglas is a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Chief Outsiders, LLC, a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm focused on growth strategy and implementation in the middle market, while working part time as an adjunct professor at Xavier University, teaching strategy, execution, organizational management and leadership for MBA students. He is a business leader in private equity portfolio and publicly traded organizations in construction, building materials and industrial chemicals markets.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcmacrae/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘84
Xavier University – Williams College of Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

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Matt Maurer

Position: Senior Vice President & General Manager
WasteZero.
Chicago, IL

Experience:

Matt currently serves as the Senior Vice President & General Manager for WasteZero, a certified B Corp and the leading residential waste reduction company in the US. Previously, he spent 9 years at Reynolds Consumer Product, most recently serving as a senior director leading the Hefty business. Matt serves on BGSU's Alumni Board of Directors as well as the Foundation Board Directors for Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewmaurer1/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Sales/Marketing

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, EMBA, ‘17

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Kate Murawa

Position: Global Director of Talent, Learning, and Culture
Owens-Illinois
Perrysburg, OH

Experience: 

Kate is a Global Director of Talent, Learning, and Culture at O-I, where she is responsible for building an integrated talent system that includes strategies for capability building, cultural change and engagement, and practical organizational effectiveness solutions. Previously, she spent 12 years at Findley Davies leading strategic talent management, communications, and management consulting initiatives. She has been an active member of several Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapters, and has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by HRCI.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katemurawa/

Education: 

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘02

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Staci Music

Position: Regional Marketing Manager
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Mentor, OH

Experience:

Staci is an experienced Regional Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. She is skilled in Property & Casualty Insurance, Customer Service, Sales, Strategic Planning, and Sales Management.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/staci-music-cpcu-clcs-cic-220628b2/

Education:

BGSU, BS Business Administration, Management ‘87

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D'Aun Norman, Past Chair

Position: Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young, LLP [Retired]
Detroit, MI

Experience:

D’aun was an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young (EY). She has extensive experience leading audits of public and private companies that operate globally, including coordination of audit teams in over 40 different countries. In 2016, she earned the Americas Inclusiveness Award at EY, recognizing leaders who actively work to create diverse high-performing teams by regularly practicing inclusive leadership. She is also a member of the Ernst & Young Global Account Partner Group.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/d-aun-norman-13099b179/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘88

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Paula O'Reilly

Position: Managing Director
Accenture
Columbus, OH

Experience:

Paula leads the financial services business in the Midwest. She works with clients in Insurance, Banking and Capital Markets.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paula-o-reilly/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Finance ‘93.

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Katherine Russell

Position: Senior Council
Honda
Marysville, OH

Experience:
 

Katie has been with Honda for 16 years. She provides legal support to the Honda manufacturing companies in Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina and North Carolina in the areas of contracts and corporate governance.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-russell-4795751b/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Management ‘95

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Ron Ranallo

Position: Chief Financial Officer - Retired
Velocity Inc.
Toledo, OH

Experience:

Before retiring Ron was responsible for the overall financial leadership of Velocity, a private company specializing in managed services. Before Velocity, he was Vice President, Global Business and Information Services, at Cooper Tire and Rubber, where he focused on transforming the IT organization from technical service provider to business partner. Previously, Ron spent more than 25 years serving as senior controller, audit, and treasury roles with organizations such as Owens Corning, Eaton Corporation, and Marathon Oil.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-ranallo-77a6b86/

Education:

Ohio University, B.S. Business Administration ‘81

BGSU, Master of Business Administration ‘82

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Jack Randolph

Position: CEO
Fitz-Randolph Consulting Resources
Sylvania, OH

Experience:

Jack is now the CEO of Fitz-Randolph Consulting Resources. He has more than 35 years of industry experience in healthcare. He has held positions at Paramount Healthcare, The Toledo Hospital and ProMedica Health System. Jack also serves on the BGSU Insurance Advisory Board.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-randolph-93920711/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘82

The University of Toledo, Master of Business Administration, Finance

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Phil Ridolfi

Position: President
Ridolfi and Associates
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Phil is currently self-employed as the President of Ridolfi & Associates. He previously held the role of CEO at NAS Recruitment Innovation, an organization with a 67-year tradition of excellence in HR recruitment strategies. He has also held various notable positions in various other organizations such as Decker Forklifts, America’s Body Company, and Buckeye Truck Equipment.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-ridolfi/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘77

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Scott Saunders

Position: SVP, Head of Global Supply Chain, Food Services and Housewares
D4DT, Inc.
Sarasota, FL

Experience:

Scott recently became the SVP, Head of Global Supply Chain, Food Services and Housewares at D4DT, Inc., a data service firm that aims to transform the digital landscape into an automated, seamless, friendly, and trustworthy experience.  During his supply chain career, Scott orchestrated and lead integrated chains for large multi-national organizations. Previously, he served as the Sr. Vice President of Supply Chain Management for HAVI, the lead supply chain integrator for McDonald’s system.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-saunders-a8a1388/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, ‘82

Cleveland State University, MBA, Quantitative Business Analysis and Marketing ‘86

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Angie Schmucker

Position: Principal, Consultant
Schmucker Advising Group
Rochester Hills, MI

Experience:

As the Principal of Schmucker Advising Group, Angie consults management, leadership, organization effectiveness, strategic planning and fundraising. She also served as the Chief Development Officer at the Cornerstone Education Group, where she was responsible for establishing professional fundraising programs.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/schmuckeradvisinggroup/

Education

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘91

BGSU, Master’s, Organization Development ‘20

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Spencer Seaman

Position: First VP Wealth Management
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Rocky River, OH

Experience

Spencer is currently serving as the Vice President of Wealth Management at UPS Financial Services. He used to be the VP of Smith Barney Inc. Prior to the role at Smith Barney, he served as a tax manager at Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-seaman-16424512/

Education

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘79

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Mark Sponseller

Position: Chief Financial Officer
Prime 360
Schaumburg, IL

Experience:

Mark is the Chief Financial Officer at Prime 360. He has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience across manufacturing, distribution and services sectors with a significant focus in consumer products. He also served as the CFO at Northwest Pallet Services.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksponseller/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘95

University of Manchester, Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration/Finance ‘05

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Scott Stoll

Position: Independent Director
Farmers Group, Inc. and Farmers New World Life Insurance Company
San Francisco, CA

Experience:

Scott is currently the Audit Committee Chair for Farmers Group, Inc. and Farmers New World Life Insurance Company; both companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the global insurance company Zurich Insurance Group. He previously served as the Treasurer of the Board and Finance Committee Chair of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), a non-profit, non-partisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, ‘82

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Jeff Thieman

Position: Head of Financial Sponsors Group
5/3 Securities
Nashville, TN

Experience:

Jeff is the head of Fifth Third’s Financial Sponsors Group which provides preeminent advisory and investment banking services to the middle market and upper-middle market private equity community.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-thieman-08b0969/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Finance ‘98

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Kshitja Toke

Position: Partner Assurance
Ernst & Young LLP
Nashville, TN

Experience

Toke has been with EY since 2002, where she served public and private clients including multinational ones.

Education:

University of Mumbai, Bachelor of Commerce

BGSU, Master of Business Administration/Accountancy ‘02

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Rich Wallack

Position: Regional Vice President, Northeast Region
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Cleveland, OH

Experience: 

Rich has been with Cleveland-based Medical Mutual for over 25 years. He is responsible for retaining and growing business with groups of all sizes and market segments in the region. Prior to his current role, he was the VP Public Sector Business for Medical Mutual.  He has also worked in Network Development, for UnitedHealthCare, in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-wallack-7a11099/

Education

BGSU, B.S Business Administration ‘85

Cleveland State University, Master of Business Administration/Finance ‘95

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Michael Ward

Position: Partner
Reminger Co., L.P.A.
Cleveland, OH