Supply Chain Management Institute Advisory Board

The Supply Chain Management Institute Advisory Board is comprised of successful alumni and friends of the Department of Management. The Board draws upon their professional expertise to advise the Dean, Department Chair, and faculty on strategic planning, curricula, student mentorship, co-ops, job placement, career development, faculty engagement with industry, and alumni affairs. In addition, the Board promotes the Department by highlighting the achievements of faculty, students, and alumni in their professional network. The Board meets once or twice per year. Members are expected to attend meetings and be available to advise the Chair between meeting(s).

Members are selected by the Dean and Department Chair. Prospective members should send a resume and statement of interest to the Department Chair. See the highly successful business leaders who have already made the commitment to serve on the Supply Chain Management Institute Advisory Board.


Andrew Benner

  • Position: Procurement Specialist
    Toledo, OH


Andrew currently serves a Procurement Specialist for Owens-Illinois in the Packaging Category over the past 2 years. His main job duties involve leading Strategic Sourcing Projects, Supplier Relationship Management, and execution of cost savings initiatives surrounding changes in process and engineering. He also leads O-I’s Supply Chain Management Internship Program, and currently is an MBA student at BGSU graduating in May 2021.


BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Supply Chain Management ‘18


Lauren Diehl

  • Position: Purchasing Analyst
    Toyota Motor North America
    Saline, MI


Lauren currently works as a Purchasing Analyst at Toyota Motor North America, where she is responsible for direct procurement while monitoring performance indicators and mitigating supply chain risk. She spent 6 years at Leadership Ohio serving on the Member Board of Trustees and Youth In Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence, where she was involved in the organization’s fundraising efforts.


BGSU, B.S. in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management and International Business, Entrepreneurship ‘16


Christine Garramone

  • Position: General Manager - Purchasing Supplier Development - Functional
    Toyota Motor North America
    Detroit, MI


Chris is a General Manager with Toyota, responsible for $7 billion in direct parts for their North American vehicles. After 28+ years in automotive, she understands how to optimize the cyclical nature of the automotive market, the cost drivers and the importance of a strong strategy including risk management. She is an active member of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), Chair of the Toyota R&D Women’s Business Partnering group and a strong advocate of self-development as well as mentoring.


University of Dayton, Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering ‘89

University of Dayton, Master’s Degree, Materials Engineering ‘97


Bryan Geha

  • Position: Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing Global (Direct Materials & Indirect)
    First Solar
    Perrysburg, OH


Bryan is a Global Sourcing Manager for First Solar leading its module (back end) sourcing team.  Currently, his group has responsibility for its global materials supply base with specific metrics around cost and supplier performance for current and future products.  Bryan began working for First Solar in 2008 and has held various supply chain roles across its Module and EPC business units.


BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Supply Chain Management ‘03

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Master of Business Administration ‘07


Jon Gilberg

  • Position: Manager, Category Management
    Arlington, VA


Jon currently serves as Manager of the Category Management team at CACI International Inc. (CACI), where he is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and management of CACI’s procurement categories. He has eight years of contracts & procurement experience, and is also responsible for leading CACI’s procurement internship program.


George Mason University, Masters of Business Administration ‘18.

BGSU, B.S. in Business Administration, Specializing in Supply Chain Management ‘12


Shannon Jordan

  • Position: Supply Chain Sourcing Lead
    Owens Corning
    Columbus, OH


During her 4 years at Owens Corning, Shannon has served in various supply chain roles and now is the Supply Chain Sourcing Lead. In this role, she is accountable for developing and executing the sourcing strategy for the Newark plant and driving continuous improvement and value creation initiatives.


BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Supply Chain Management ‘16


Aaron Keller

  • Position: Chief Sales Officer
    Keller Logistics Group, Inc.
    Defiance, OH


Aaron is a sales management professional, specializing in problem solving in the logistics industry with an emphasis in trucking, warehousing, secondary packaging, and freight brokerage. He currently manages Keller Logistics Group, Inc.’s all sales & marketing entities.


Purdue University, Bachelor of Arts ‘97


Brian Keller

  • Position: CEO
    Keller Logistics Group, Inc.
    Defiance, OH


In 1990, at the age of 21, Bryan joined his uncle’s trucking company and over the past 30 years has been an integral part of the strategic growth at Keller Logistics Group and its affiliates. In 2000 he took over as CEO and since then has focused on leading the strategic direction, planning, and execution of all operational activities for Keller Trucking, Keller Freight Solutions, Keller Warehousing & Co-Packing, and Hydrofresh HPP. Bryan is responsible for setting the tone for the company’s values and culture throughout the organization. His areas of proficiency includes sales, organizational leadership, logistics operations, strategic business growth, and philanthropy. Bryan founded Operation K.A.V.I.C. (Keller Assists Veterans in Crisis) in 2015 and since that time has raised over $330,000 for veterans and their families in Defiance County.


Ball State University - Miller College of Business, Marketing - Business ‘90


Joseph Lenahan

  • Position: Group Manager – Purchasing Project Management
    Covington, KY


Joe has been with Toyota for over 24 years. He now serves as a Group Manager for the automotive giant, and is responsible for Project Management for all of Toyota's North American built vehicles. His other responsibilities include: advanced vehicle planning, sourcing strategy development, cost reduction strategy development, and compliance planning (USMCA, CAFE).


Bellarmine University

Xavier University, Master of Business Administration, ‘01


Timothy Leonard

  • Position: AVP- Purchasing, Materials Management and MMIS
    Toledo, OH


Tim became the Associate V.P of Purchasing, Materials Management and MMIS in June 2020. During his 18 years at the firm, he has served in various roles in auditing and supply chain.


BGSU, B.S Business Administration, General Business ‘00

The University of Toledo, Master of Business Administration, Information Systems ‘02


Lisa Sekas

  • Position: Commodity Manager
    Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions
    Sydney, OH


Lisa joined Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions in 2016, and now serves as Commodity Manager. Prior to this, she was a procurement co-op at Emerson Climate Technologies.


BGSU, B.S Business Administration; Accounting and Supply Chain Management ‘14



Emily Springsteel

  • Position: Material Analyst
    Bendix Commercial Vehicle System LLC
    Cleveland, OH


Emily was a Demand Planning co-op at Bendix Commercial Vehicle System LLC in 2014 before she joined the firm in 2016. Currently she serves as the Material Analyst.


BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Supply Chain Management and Marketing ‘16

Ashland University, Master of Business Administration, Supply Chain and International Business ‘20


Ryan Szabo

  • Position: System Analyst/Recruiter
    Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
    Marysville, OH


Ryan now serves as a System Analyst/Recruiter at Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. He is responsible for cost system administration, budget, department recruiting, and procurement business planning.


BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management ‘08

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