Advisory Boards

Analytics professionals from leading organizations make up two advisory boards for the MS in Business Analytics program and the Information and Decision Sciences department. Working in collaboration with faculty, advisory board members bring industry perspective to ongoing program strategy and development. MSBA students have opportunities to meet and engage with board members at various department events. 

  • Adnan Awow, Pricing, Best Buy
  • Collin Cook, Practice Leader Data & Analytics, Slalom Consulting
  • Tyler Deutsch, Global Data Science Leader, Cargill
  • Rajeev Duggirala, Vice President, Ameriprise
  • Hamza Farooq, Senior Statistician/Analyst, Walmart
  • Bonnie Holub, Principle Data Scientist, Terradata
  • Monika Khandelwal, Data Scientist, Thomson Reuters
  • Melissa Ludack, Sr. Director BI & Analytics, Target
  • Maribet McCarty, Director Analytic Center of Excellence, Fairview Health Services
  • Sarah Peterson, Senior Director of Cartwheel, Target
  • Jason Rowgowski, Sr. Director Data Science, Polaris
  • Prasoon Sharma, Director of Analytics, McKinsey Digital
  • Janette Smrcka, IT Director, Mall of America
  • William Stentz, Director of Analytics, Carmichael Lynch
  • Nick Stuber, Associate Director, Optum
  • John Tong, Director of Digital Marketing Strategy & Analytics, Sears
  • Veronika Torarp, Director Strategy, PwC
  • Abe Weston, Associate Principal, Google
  • Matt Wharton, Director Finance, Regis
  • Jim Willenbring, Director of Strategy and Marketing, Medtronic
  • Pat Bajari, Chief Economist and VP, Amazon
  • Doug Bond, Managing Director, PwC
  • Prashant Gandhi, Managing Director Head of Digital Payments, JPMorgan Chase & Co.   
  • Dan Johnson, EVP Healthcare Strategy, Experian 
  • Justin Kershaw, Corporate VP & CIO, Cargill
  • Mike Martiny, CIO, General Mills
  • Steven Penn, VP & CFO, UHG Optum Technology    
  • D. Steve Boland, Managing Director, Bank of America
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