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

Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors Members

  • Scott Jeffers

         Senior Vice President, Global E2E Service, Operations and LSS

  • Kolleen Schneider

          Director of Supply Chain

  • Sallie Burke

          VP, Health Integration

  • Chad Hewitt

         Director of Materials Management

  • Sandra Leclerc

          Global Supply Chain Planning Leader - Medical Device

  • Greg Mueller

          Global Supply Chain Leader 

  • John Schmidt

          VP, Global Data Center Solutions

  • John Van Hoomissen

          Director, Global Supply Chain

  • Rob Brown

         VP, Supply Chain Global Planning 

  • Marc Schopp

         VP, Global Logistics, Trade Compliance and Distribution 

  • Pat Murphy

          Director, Supply Chain Leader - Convenience & Foodservice

  • John Kelly

          Sr. Director, Head of Global Planning & Supply Chain Shared Services


  • Angie Wordell

         EVP, Operations

  • Jennie Pontillo

         Director, Global Supply Chain Engineering Adhesives

  • Kevin Spinti

          VP, Global Procurement 

  • Tanya Dowda

          Director of Sourcing, Business Alignment and Diversity

  • Dustin Braun

          VP, Logistics and Planning

  • Nimer Al-Shadfan

          Director, Income Optimization and Formulation

  •  Jim Schuld

           Value Stream Director

  • Joe Ruzynski


  • Tony Abel

          Managing Director, Procurement & Supply Chain; Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Lead

  • Anthony Rossa 

         VP, Supply Chain Optimization

  • Briana Birkholz 

         VP, Strategy Execution & Enterprise Systems

  • Eric Wold

         VP, Customer Service & Logistics

  • Christine Jacobson

          Director, Global Strategic Supply


  • Lisa Cotter

         Head of Supply Chain Strategy, Communication & Culture

  • Chris West

         SVP, Enterprise Operations