Board of Advisors

The Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors is comprised of industry leaders whose guidance enriches teaching and research at the Carlson School, and creates career opportunities for students. By partnering with member organizations, the School delivers real-world wisdom to inform the next generation of supply chain leaders.

The Board of Advisors offers its members opportunities to network with senior supply chain executives, engage in a discussion of cutting-edge issues, access Carlson School academic programs and resources, and make a difference in the lives of aspiring professionals by bringing their expertise to the classroom.

Board meetings are held twice per year, in the fall and spring. To join the board, contact KK Sinha at ksinha@umn.edu.

Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors Members

  • Brig Knott
    VP, Supply Chain Operations

  • John Russell
    Director of Operations
  • Steve Kirby
    VP, Supply Chain Services
  • Kolleen Schneider
    Director of Supply Chain
  • Sallie Burke
     
  • Lisa Cotter
    Senior Director of Supply Chain
  • Sandra LeClerc
    Director, Global Supply Chain, Interventional Cardiology 
  • Mark Hong
    VP Strategy and Analytics
  • Kelli Bluth
    Global Indirect Sourcing Manager
  • Laura Crosby
    Global Operations Lead, Cargill Transportation and Logistics 
  • Greg Good
    Assistant VP, Strategy & Business Development
  • Greg Mueller
    Global Supply Chain COE Leader-Business Operations and Supply Chain
  • Trent Oelkers
    Logistics Manager, Technical Warranty Services
  • Ted Angelo
    Global Product Director
  • Sean Wu
  • Eric Haynor
    VP Global EQ Supply Chain Operations
  • Marc Schopp
    VP Global Logistics 
     
  • Manny Comstock
    Senior Solutions Advisor
  • Bill Goins
    Worldwide Account Manager
  • Rock Sherman
    Managing Director, District Ops
  • Heather Larson
    VP, Innovation, ITQ Operations and Shared Services
  • Pat Murphy
    Supply Chain Leader-Baking
  • Rob Vislosky
    SVP & Chief Procurement Officer
  • Tanya Dowda
    Director, Strategic Projects
  • Sheri Henck
    VP, Global Supply Chain, Distribution Logistics
  • Jim Schuld
    Senior Operations Manager, CRHF Sourcing
  • Ted Sherman
    Senior Global Trade Supply Chain Director
  • Scott Martens
    Senior Systems Director 
  • Richard Murphy
    President/CEO
  • Tom Pettit
    Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer
  • Chitanya Karri
    Director, Global Strategic Sourcing
  • Tony Abel
    Managing Director 
  • Vicki Schwartz
    VP, Customer Supply Services
  • Doug Bilec
    Senior Director, Global Logistics
  • Tony Wixo
    VP, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Quality
  • Briana Birkholtz
    Senior Director of Development
     
  • Kara Weiner
    VP of Operations
  • Moid Alwy
    VP, Global Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Doug Houseman
    Director, Distribution Engineering & Facilities
  • Brain Urkiel
  • Steve Van Vossen
    Senior Director, Global Strategic Supply
  • Chris Peterson
  • Nadim Zoberi
    Supply Chain Leader