Dean's Advisory Council

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
Nashville, TN
Senior Managing Director
NXT Capital - Retired
Gerald R. Benjamin
Atlanta, GA
GreenSky, LLC; Atlanta Equity Investors
Michael W. Bowling
Dallas, TX
Chief Marketing Officer - Business Solutions
Global Altitudes LLC, Managing Partner
Gregory L. Burns
Nashville, TN
Burns Consulting Group
John S. Cain
Florence, KY
Wiseway – CEO Emeritus & Strategic Advisor
David P. Calzi
Louisville, KY
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville, CEO and Executive Director
Craig J. Carlson
Lexington, KY
Market President
Truist, Middle Market Banking Leader, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana
Paul W. Chellgren
Villa Hills, KY
SnowPhipps Group LLC
Ruth Cecelia Day
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Advisor and Vice President for Administrative Services (ret.)
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Chief Information Officer
Luther Deaton, Jr.
Lexington, KY
Chairman, President and CEO
Central Bank & Trust Co.
James E. Geisler
Lexington, KY
Senior Operating Executive
John L. Gohmann
Lexington, KY
Regional President
PNC Bank
Troy Hammett
Chattanooga, TN
Division SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Region CFO – Central Region CommonSpirit Health
Cindy H. Harkins
Fort Worth, TX
Vice President, Asst Sec & Asst General Counsel
Texas Instruments Incorporated (retired)
Sam Hazen
Nashville, TN
Chief Executive Officer
HCA Healthcare
Richard J. Huxley
Fort Myers, FL
Richard J. Huxley, LLC
Catherine K. Jacobs
Lexington, KY
Jason A. Jacobson
Nicholasville, KY
Founder & CEO
Precari Capital
Thomas B. Kessinger III
Louisville, KY
Howard L. Lewis
Broadview Heights, OH
Founder, Chairman Emeritus
Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America
Elizabeth Griffin McCoy
Hopkinsville, KY
President and CEO
Planters Bank
W. Rodney McMullen
Cincinnati, OH
Chairman and CEO
The Kroger Co.
Samuel J. Mitchell, Jr.
Lexington, KY
Valvoline Inc. - Retired
Nate Morris
Lexington, KY
Founder and CEO
Morris Industries
Ronald L. Robinson
Indianapolis, IN
CEO & Owner
LCP Transportation LLC
Geoffrey H. Rosenberger
Pittsford, NY
DAC Chair Owner
Lily Pond Ventures, LLC
David E. Russell
Louisville, KY
Senior Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller
Yum! Brands, Inc.
James A. Seale
Mc Lean, VA
Seale & Associates
Sean S. Smith
Jupiter, FL
Castellan Group
Gary A. Smith, Sr.
Louisville, KY
President and CEO
Kentucky Trailer - Retired
Charles M. Sonsteby
Dallas, TX
Vice Chairman
The Michaels Companies, Inc. (retired)
James W. Stuckert
Prospect, KY
Chairman and CEO (former)
Hilliard Lyons, Inc.
Rosemarie A. Thurston
Atlanta, GA
Alston & Bird, LLP - Retired
Douglas J. Von Allmen
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Von Allmen Capital Partners
Michael Wiechart
Nashville, TN
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
John A. Williams, Sr.
Paducah, KY
Computer Services, Inc.
Allan Zachariah
Atlanta, GA
Pathstone, The Family Office, Co-Chairman