Marketing Advisory Board

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The Marketing Advisory Board is comprised of successful alumni and friends of the Department of Marketing. 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 Marketing Advisory Board.

Dan Boehm

Dan Boehm
Executive Vice President
Kantar Retail

Patrick-Bruen

Patrick Bruen
Media Account Executive
WTOL
Toledo Ohio

Currently:

Media Account Executive

WTOL, Toledo Ohio

Previous Positions:

Marketing Research, Promotions and Digital Media Specialist

Time Warner Cable Media and Spectrum Reach

Education:

College of Business M.B.A. 2010, Bowling Green State University
Franciscan University, B.A. Communications

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

Marketing is an ever evolving industry and the changes are happening faster than ever before.  The Marketing Advisory Board allows us to help the students with real world examples of industry changes and emerging trends.  Being involved with the Marketing Advisory Board is an opportunity to help connect the students to the business side of the industry, and learn what to expect as we welcome the next wave of marketers into their professional careers.  Being a mentor and guide to the students is a rewarding opportunity to give back, learn from the students, share ideas and strategy.

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William H. Ficken, Jr.
Realtor
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Westlake, OH

Current Career:

Realtor
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Westlake, Ohio

Previous:

OFFICE EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY:

IBM Corporation, Cleveland, OH;  Office Products Division;  National Accounts & Federal Government Accounts Manager

HOUSING INDUSTRY:

Building Products Manufacturer
Residential & Commercial Construction

Moen Faucet, Cleveland, OH;  Vice President, Sales, Wholesale Division & Builder Division

Merillat Cabinetry, Division of Masco Corp., Adrian, MI;  Vice President, Marketing

Gerber Plumbing Products, Chicago, IL;  Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY:

Fields Automotive Group, Chicago, IL;  Sales Manager, Infiniti & Volvo dealerships

Education:

BGSU College of Business B.S.B.A. 1963
Specializations: Marketing, Finance, Speech (RTVF)

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

There is a very important continuing need for communications between the academic business  world and the “real life” business world.  Each need to learn from the other.  For over 30 years I have served on the M.A.C. and have witnessed the sharing and learning between business practitioners, faculty and administration and students.  Mentoring and internship support has grown significantly during this time.  The Marketing Advisory Council provides the platform for this interchange of ideas and information.  I have a strong passion for mentoring students.  The M.A.C. has created mentoring programs for CoB Marketing students in which I continue to participate.  This is an excellent vehicle for academic and “real world” exchanges.

Davida-Frick

Davida Frick
CTIA (The Wireless Association)
Director of Sales, Ret.
Washington, D.C.

Currently:

CTIA (The Wireless Association)
Director of Sales, Ret.
Washington, D.C.

Previous Positions:

Decision Health (Technology firm for healthcare organizations), Director of Sales
XO Communications, General Manager/AVP
The Paragon Group (IT and Telecommunications Consulting), Vice President, Sales & Operations
Global Crossing Telecommunications, Sales Manager

Education:

Kent State University, Bachelor of Business Administration May 1995
Majors:    Economics and Business Management 
Hill Associates, Certified:  Mission Data Course
Professional Selling Skills and Manager/Training Skills
F.C. 4 Disciplines of Execution
Corporate Executive Board Challenger Messenger Sales Methodology 

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

While I did not attend Bowling Green State University, I am a Falcon and love the campus, sporting events, and town.  However, I most enjoy working directly with the students.  Mentoring the students has been just as rewarding as closing a major deal in my professional career.  Being part of the Marketing Advisory Board allows me to mentor students interested in a sales and/or marketing career by providing real world experiences and advice.  Further, I'm able to help shape ideas for the entire department.  When students learn and grow through a mentor they are more likely to become a mentor themselves and give back to future Falcons.

Jon Harding

Jon K. Harding
Executive Vice President
ORC International
Cincinnati, OH

JON K. HARDING

Currently:

Executive Vice President
ORC International

Previous Positions:

With over 25 years of experience in the market research industry, Jon leads the strategic planning for ORC Key Accounts, seeking out new growth opportunities for both ORC and clients alike, and also serves as the Cincinnati office lead.  Prior to joining ORC, Jon held a number of senior level positions at TNS, NFO WorldGroup (acquired by TNS), Nielsen, and Harris Interactive.  Most notably, he served as President, General Manager of NFO USA, where he led 600 people and a $250m P&L, and President, U.S. – Client Services at TNS, where he concentrated on extending the business beyond CPG and Retail into several other vertical industries, as well as driving strategic business opportunities and developing target account relationships. 

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Marketing specialization (1985) Bowling Green State University

GMP (2000) Harvard Business School

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

In addition to the ubiquitous “to give back,” I serve on the MAC because I’m very interested in helping BGSU continue to be a recognized, national leader in the Marketing space.  I’ve especially enjoy my time mentoring Advance students, many of whom we’ve hired, I’m delighted to say!

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Grace Heese
Underwriting Account Manager
ideastream WVIZ/PBS – WCPN-NPR – WCLV Classical
Cleveland, OH

GRACE HEESE 

Currently:

Underwriting Account Manager at ideastream -- Sales

Previous Positions:

2001-2009:  Senior Account Executive, Northern Ohio Live Magazine

1999-2001:  Account Supervisor, Wolf Group Advertising Agency

1990-1998:  Marketing Manager, Penton Publishing

Prior to 1990:  Various Marketing/Advertising positions

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Advertising major (1978) Bowling Green State University

MBA Marketing (1983) Kent State University

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

My BGSU education prepared me for a full career in Marketing and Advertising, and the school organizations I participated in prepared me for leadership positions. It gave me the skills necessary to lead the Cleveland Ad Club (now AAF-CLE) as president and active board member. I enjoy interacting with current BG students and sharing career and networking tips that will help them in their own careers. 

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Steven Kammeyer
Advertising Specialist
Marathon Petroleum Company
Findlay, OH

STEVEN KAMMEYER

Currently:

Advertising Specialist, Marathon Petroleum Company

Previous Positions:

Asphalt Territory Manager

Commercial Accounts Territory Manager

Wholesale Territory Manager

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Marketing specialization (2011) Bowling Green State University

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

As a proud graduate of BGSU in Marketing, I was honored to have the opportunity to give back to my alumnus by participating on the Marketing Advisory Council. I learned many invaluable skills during my time at BGSU that have aided me in my career thus far with Marathon Petroleum, and I’m thrilled to help prepare our future leaders for their upcoming careers.

Ben-Kister

Ben Kister
Business Analyst
Centric Consulting
Columbus, Ohio

Currently:

Business Analyst, Centric Consulting, Columbus, Ohio

Previous:

Internships included:

Product Management Intern - Big Lots

Branch Manager - Student Painters

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Marketing specialization, 2016, Bowling Green State University

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

The three main reasons why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Board are to:

1. Continue to give back to the department that has set me up for success in my future by dedicating my time and talents.

2. Influence the programs that will be creating future leaders the Marketing Department develops.

3. Connect with other leaders with similar passions and goals.

Michael Kister

Michael Kister
VP of Marketing and Product Management
Novagard
Cleveland, OH

MICHAEL KISTER

Currently:

VP of Marketing and Product Management, Novagard Solution

Previous Positions:

President & CEO, Acceleration Systems

VP & General Manager, Cycle Therapy

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (1991) Bowling Green State University

Juris Doctor (1994) Case Western Reserve University

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

I believe that Marketing and Business students are best served by having opportunities to interact with working professionals. I make myself available to our Marketing and Business students through the Marketing Advisory Council.  

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Stephanie Kuharik
Vehicle Line Product Planner – Jeep Grand Cherokee
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Auburn Hills, Michigan

Currently:

Vehicle Line Product Planner – Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Previous:

Corporate Leadership Development Program, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Brand Territory Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company, Champaign, Illinois

Program Territory Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

Education:

M.B.A., 2015, University of Illinois

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Marketing specialization; Entrepreneurship minor, 2011, Bowling Green State University

Why I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Council:

I serve on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Board because I am passionate about BGSU and the success of its students.  I was lucky enough to have so many amazing mentors and opportunities and my goal is to help make sure that all students have the same or even more opportunities than I did.  I also enjoy engaging with alumni and finding ways to better connect future, current, and past students.