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College of Business Administration

Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council is a committee of senior-level volunteers who use their influence and expertise to further the College’s goals and to participate in ensuring future success. Members actively support the mission of the College by 1) providing expertise and counsel to the Dean, faculty and staff on the College strategic direction and operations, curricula and programs, career planning and placement, alumni engagement and external affairs, 2) providing an additional avenue of direct liaison between faculty and the business community for the purpose of promoting understanding, cooperation, and mutual gain through consulting arrangements, arranging for guest lectures and bringing students in direct contact with business executives, 3) engaging in development activities that include fundraising efforts, and 4) acting as an advocate for the College.


The mission of the Dean’s Advisory Council is to assist the Dean, faculty and staff in the qualitative growth and reputation of the College to become a premier, polytechnic business program in the nation recognized for developing and producing the business leaders of tomorrow.


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John Pollara 
Retired CEO
Zieman Manufacturing

DAC member Michael Ferguson

Michael Ferguson 
Chair Elect  
Stephens Media Group

DAC member Thomas Galindo

Thomas Galindo  
Immediate Past Chair
Market President IE
BBVA Compass Bank

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John Finton 
Finton Construction

DAC member Joe Guerra

Joe Guerra
Sequoia Golf Holdings

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Katherine Holland
Retired – General Manager & VP  Life Sciences and Healthcare

DAC member Thomas Mauss

Tom Mauss
President  & CEO
Wurth Louis & Company

DAC member Danielle Murcia

Danielle Murcia
Co-founder/Operations Officer
Crepes Bonaparte
Brats Berlin

DAc member Doug Ramsey

J. Douglas “Doug” Ramsey
Vice President & CFO
EXCO Resources

DAC member Mickey Segal

Mickey Segal
Managing Partner
Nigro, Karlin, Segal and Feldstein, LLP

DAC member Thomas Stoerck

Thomas Stoerck
Senior Director
Liquidity Services Inc.

DAC member Larry Taff

Larry Taff
Shidler Group

DAC member Dean Tellone

Dean “Dino” Tellone
Tellone Management Group

DAC member Pawan Tomkoria

Pawan Tomkoria
PNAB Advisors LLP

DAC member Kathy Tully

Kathy Tully
Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanley

DAC member Kent Valley

Kent Valley
Senior Vice President
Majestic Realty Foundation

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Lance Williams
Williams Homes