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

  • Pat Bajari, Amazon
  • Teddy Bekele, Land O Lakes
  • D. Steve Boland, Bank of America
  • Douglas Bond, PwC
  • Rajeev Duggirala, Ameriprise
  • Prashant Gandhi, JP Morgan Chase
  • Dan Johnson 
  • Justin Kershaw, Cargill
  • Mike Martiny, Carlson School of Management
  • Steven Penn, US Bank (board president)
  • Janette Smrka, SoFi Stadium

MSBA Program Advisory Board

  • Adnan Awow, Target
  • Collin Cook, Slalom Consulting
  • Bonnie Holub, Terradata
  • Monika Khandelwal, T-Mobile
  • Dylan Kuntz, Digital River
  • Melissa Ludack, Target
  • Jason Rowgowski, Polaris
  • Prasoon Sharma, McKinsey Digital
  • William Stentz, Carmichael Lynch
  • Nick Stuber, UnitedHealth Group
  • John Tong, Capital One
  • Veronika Torarp, PwC
  • Erik Tonsfeldt, BCG
  • Jack Vishneski, Cargill
  • Matt Wharton, Prairie Field Services
  • Jim Willenbring, Medtronic (board president)

Executive Advisory Board on Curriculum

  • 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