The Dean's Advisory Council includes leading business executives from throughout the Commonwealth and successful Gatton College alumni at major corporations. DAC members provide advice and counsel to the Dean of the college.
Craig J. Andreen
Senior Managing Director, NXT Capital
Gerald R. Benjamin
Partner, Atlanta Equity Investors, LLC
Michael W. Bowling
President, DirecTV LATAM North Region
Gregory L. Burns
President, Burns Consulting Group
David P. Calzi
Partner, EY LLP
Craig J. Carlson
Market President, BB&T
Paul W. Chellgren
Partner, SnowPhipps Group LLC
Villa Hills, KY
Ruth Cecelia Day
Advisor, Landstar System, Inc.
Vice President for Administrative Services (ret.), Landstar System, Inc.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Luther Deaton, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO, Central Bank & Trust Co.
John H. Dicken, Jr.
President/Commodity Trader, Dicken Commodities, Inc
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton
Owner, Gatton Chevrolet-Cadillac
James E. Geisler
Senior Operating Executive, Cerberus
J. Douglas Gerstle
Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, The Procter and Gamble Company
John L. Gohmann
Regional President, PNC Bank
Cindy H. Grimm
Vice President, Asst Sec & Asst General Counsel, Texas Instruments Incorporated (retired)
Fort Worth, TX
Richard J. Huxley
Owner, Richard J. Huxley, LLC
Fort Myers, FL
Catherine K. Jacobs
Jason A. Jacobson
Founder & CEO, Precari Capital
Thomas B. Kessinger III
President, Hilliard Lyons, Inc.
Howard L. Lewis
Founder, Chairman Emeritus
Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America
Broadview Heights, OH
Elizabeth Griffin McCoy
President and CEO, Planters Bank
W. Rodney McMullen
Chairman and CEO, The Kroger Co.
Samuel J. Mitchell, Jr.
CEO, Valvoline Inc.
CEO, Rubicon Global
Ronald L. Robinson
CEO & Owner, LCP Transportation LLC
Chairman & CEO (former), Lexmark International, Inc.
Geoffrey H. Rosenberger
Owner, Lily Pond Ventures, LLC
David E. Russell
Senior Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller, Yum! Brands, Inc.
James A. Seale
President, Seale & Associates
Mc Lean, VA
Gary A. Smith, Sr.
President and CEO, Kentucky Trailer
Sean S. Smith
Charles M. Sonsteby
Vice Chairman, The Michaels Companies, Inc. (retired)
James W. Stuckert
Chairman and CEO (former), Hilliard Lyons, Inc.
Rosemarie A. Thurston
Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP
Dr. M. S. Vijayaraghavan (Viji), MD
President, Resources International, Inc.
President, Alpha Resources International Ltd. LLC
Chairman, Vass Enterprises Ltd. LLC
Douglas J. Von Allmen
Chairman, Von Allmen Capital Partners
Fort Lauderdale, FL
John A. Williams, Sr.
Chairman, Computer Services, Inc.
Dean, Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky
D. Michael Richey
Vice President for Philanthropy and Chief Philanthropy Officer
University of Kentucky