Industry Advisory Boards

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

Focus: Overall Strategic Direction for Department Programs and Initiatives

  • Pat Bajari, Chief Economist and VP, Amazon
  • Deb Bauman, CIO, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Teddy Bekele, CIO, Land O Lakes
  • Doug Bond, Managing Director, Slalom
  • Rajeev Duggirala, Sr. Vice President, Ameriprise
  • Prashant Gandhi, Managing Director & Head of Digital Payments, JPMorgan Chase & Co.   
  • Justin Kershaw, Corporate VP & CIO, Cargill
  • Dan Johnson, Consultant
  • Tammylynne Jonas, Global CIO, Self Esteem Brands
  • Mike Martiny, Executive in Residence, Carlson School of Management
  • Steven Penn, Sr. Vice President - Corporate Finance Director, US Bank   
  • Janette Smrcka, VP of Information Technology, SoFi Stadium & Hollywood Park

Executive Advisory Board on Curriculum

Focus: Curriculum, Especially Undergraduate Courses

  • Cynthia Bahr, US Bank
  • Tim Boos, Medtronic
  • Jessica Bottensek, Target
  • Chris Bretoi, 3M
  • Martin Caride, Best Buy
  • Alex Carlon Deloitte
  • Craig Espelien, 1201 Partners
  • Mike Grosso, Gartner
  • Pat Keran, UHG/Optum
  • Todd Loncorich, General Mills (board chair)
  • Mike McFarlane, Cargill
  • Brent Murray, CoreMedia AG
  • Mary Texer, EVS Consulting
  • Renata Torola, Lurie LLP
  • Tara Wyborny, Genesis 10

MSBA & MABA Programs Advisory Board

Focus: Business Analytics Graduate Programs

  • Colleen Chrisco, Sr. Director of Analytics, Bungie
  • Bonnie Holub, VP Consulting, NTT Data
  • Chelsea Ihle, Sr. Director of Data & Analytics, Slalom Consulting
  • Melissa Ludack, Sr. Director BI & Analytics,Target
  • Chris Manrodt, Head of Data Transformation, Philips
  • Jennifer Pettersen, Sr. Manager - Data Science, Best Buy
  • Jason Rowgowski, Sr. Director Data Science, Polaris
  • Prasoon Sharma, Director of Analytics, McKinsey Digital
  • William Stentz, Director of Analytics, Carmichael Lynch
  • John Tong, Head of Marketing Analytics, Capital One
  • Erik Tonsfeldt, Consultant, BCG
  • Veronika Torarp, Director Strategy, PwC
  • Jack Vishneski, Director of Data Experience, Cargill
  • Jim Willenbring, Consultant & Board President