Working in collaboration with faculty, advisory board members bring industry perspectives to the Information & Decision Sciences Department. Three different boards advise department leaders on strategy, programs, and various initiatives.

IDSC Department Advisory Board

  • 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

MSBA Program Advisory Board

  • Collin Cook, Practice Area Lead, Slalom Consulting
  • Tyler Deutsch, Global Data Science Leader, Cargill
  • Rajeev Duggirala, Vice President, Ameriprise
  • Hamza Farooq, Senior Statistician/Analyist, Walmart
  • Bonnie Holub, VP Talent Analytics, Korn Ferry
  • Monika Khandelwal, Data Scientist, Thomson Reuters
  • Gray Knowlton, CIO, Upsher-Smith
  • Maribet McCarty, Lead Health Info Data Analyst, Fairview Health Services
  • Sarah Peterson, Senior Director of Cartwheel, Target
  • Ben Schein, Senior Director BI & Analytics, Target
  • 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
  • Eric Weber, Senior Data Scientist, LinkedIn
  • Abe Weston, Associate Principal, Google
  • Matt Wharton, Director Finance, Regis
  • Jim Willenbring, Director of Strategy and Marketing, Medtronic

Executive Advisory Board on Curriculum

  • Ben Amel, Vice President of Information Technology, Boston Scientific
  • Tim Boos, Sr. IT Manager SAP QA and Testing Services Enterprise Applications Service Delivery, Medtronic 
  • Chris Bretoi, Compliance Lead, Information Security, Risk & Compliance, 3M
  • Jessica Bottensek, Lead Scrum Master, Target 
  • Alex Carlon, Senior Consultant, Deloitte 
  • Martin Caride, Project Manager, Ag Tech, Land O'Lakes
  • Pat Keran, Vice President, Innovation, Research and Development, UHG/Optum
  • Rob Kehr, Director, Infrastructure Services, Information Technology, Securian Financial Group
  • Todd Loncorich, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Data Warehouse and Reporting/Analytics Platforms, General Mills
  • Brent Murray, Worldwide Solutions Executive, IBM Customer Engagement, IBM 
  • Mike McFarlane, Regional Infrastructure Outsourcer Capacity and Demand Lead, Cargill 
  • Matt Schmidt, Information Security Oversight Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Kate Siegrist, Partner, Lurie LLP
  • Zachary Silverman, Manager Consultant, Capgemini 
  • Mary Texer, Manager, Documentation and Training Readiness, Questar Assessment Inc.