MBA Advisory Council

About the MBA Advisory Council

Our MBA Advisory Council is a group of individuals that are vested in advancing our MBA program and our MBA candidates. The council has three primary goals:

  • Help improve our program through ensuring that the program is providing the tools for our candidates to excel in the workplace
  • Help mentor and develop our MBA candidates through providing functional and career advice to our candidates
  • Help place our MBA candidates through providing networking as well as internship opportunities

MBA Advisory Council members

Our advisory council is comprised of MBA alumni, faculty and employers, selected by Gatton faculty and the MBA Admissions Committee, and approved by the Dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics. We are privileged to have the following individuals on our advisory council:

Robert Brewer

Robert Brewer
Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Raymond James and Associates

Adrienne Duvall

Adrienne (Cates) Duvall
Strategic Business Analyst at Big Ass Solutions

Jessica Green

Jessica Green
Financial Team Lead at Lexmark International, Inc.

Marian Guinn

Marian Guinn
President at MG Coaching & Consulting, Co-Founder of the High Impact Leadership Project and former CEO of God's Pantry Food Bank

Jerry Hale

Jerry Hale
Director of Human Resources at Keeneland Association

Linda Hollembaek

Linda Hollembaek
Senior Vice President, Integration Management Officer at Lexmark International, Inc.(retired)

Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson
Marketing Director at Tempur Sealy International

Beth Lakes

Beth Lakes
Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management at Central Bank

Suniti Mujumdar

Suniti Mujumdar
Manager, Educational Engagement at Alltech

Brad Patrick

Brad Patrick
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Shearer's Snacks

Tony Puckett

Tony Puckett
President at Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Jody Shoup

Jody Shoup
Vice President, International Corporate Banking at Fifth Third Bank

Randy Siever

Randy Siever
Co-Founder at the Lean Office and Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky

Ed Quinn

Ed Quinn
President and CEO at R.J. Corman Railroad Group

John Vidal

John Vidal
VP, Director Portfolio Innovation Projects, Global Production at Brown-Forman Corporation


Join the UK MBA Advisory Board

If you would like to be considered to serve on the University of Kentucky MBA Advisory Board, then please contact:

Karl Gustafson
Lecturer and Project Connect Leader
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.323.4134 (office) | karl.gustafson@uky.edu