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
Gerald R. Benjamin
Atlanta, GA
Partner
Atlanta Equity Investors, LLC
Michael W. Bowling
Dallas, TX
Chief Marketing Officer - Business Solutions
AT&T
Gregory L. Burns
Nashville, TN
President
Burns Consulting Group
David P. Calzi
Louisville, KY
Partner
EY LLP
Craig J. Carlson
Lexington, KY
Market President
BB&T
Paul W. Chellgren
Villa Hills, KY
Partner
SnowPhipps Group LLC
Ruth Cecelia Day
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Advisor and Vice President for Administrative Services (ret.)
Landstar System, Inc.
Luther Deaton, Jr.
Lexington, KY
Chairman, President and CEO
Central Bank & Trust Co.
John H. Dicken, Jr.
Memphis, TN
President/Commodity Trader
Dicken Commodities, Inc.
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton
Bristol, TN
Owner
Gatton Chevrolet-Cadillac
James E. Geisler
Lexington, KY
Senior Operating Executive
Cerberus
J. Douglas Gerstle
Cincinnati, OH
Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
The Procter and Gamble Company
John L. Gohmann
Lexington, KY
Regional President
PNC Bank
Cindy H. Grimm
Fort Worth, TX
Vice President, Asst Sec & Asst General Counsel
Texas Instruments Incorporated (retired)
Troy Hammett
Chattanooga, TN
Division SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives
Richard J. Huxley
Fort Myers, FL
Owner
Richard J. Huxley, LLC
Catherine K. Jacobs
Lexington, KY
Jason A. Jacobson
Nicholasville, KY
Founder & CEO
Precari Capital
Thomas B. Kessinger III
Louisville, KY
President
Hilliard Lyons, Inc.
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
CEO
Valvoline Inc.
Nate Morris
Atlanta, GA
CEO
Rubicon Global
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
President
Seale & Associates
Sean S. Smith
Jupiter, FL
Chairman
Stratose
Gary A. Smith, Sr.
Louisville, KY
President and CEO
Kentucky Trailer
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
Partner
Alston & Bird, LLP
Dr. M. S. Vijayaraghavan (Viji), MD
Lexington, KY
President
Resources International, Inc. and Alpha Resources International Ltd. LLC
Douglas J. Von Allmen
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chairman
Von Allmen Capital Partners
Michael Wiechart
Nashville, TN
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
TeamHealth
John A. Williams, Sr.
Paducah, KY
Chairman
Computer Services, Inc.