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Business Advisory Council

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The Business Advisory Council consists of experienced leaders from business and non-profits who offer a real world perspective to the faculty and students of the business and management and financial mathematics programs. The group consists of both Knox alumni and other business professionals.

The council meets annually to offer insight on Knox's educational offerings and internship and placement programs. Members of the council also serve as guest lecturers in the business program.



Camilla Neri '65. Financial Planner, Retirement Capital Strategies.


Robert Benedict. President, Mechanical Service Inc. (MSI).

Robert Bondi. President, Bondi Building Corporation.

Robert T. (Pete) Boynton '65. Purchasing Agent, Retired, G&M Distributors.

Christine Burden '55. Regional Director, National Accounts, Bridgestreet Consulting Group.

Michael J. Burns '69. Executive Director, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.

P. Christopher Earley '80, Dean, University of Connecticut School of Business

Alicia J. Jackson '72. Dean, Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University.

Mark Kleine. President, Kleine Equipment, Inc.

Richard S. Kowalski. President and Chief Executive Officer, OSF Healthcare System, Western Region and St. Mary Medical Center.

Margery Rosen Kraus '67. President and Chief Executive Officer, APCO Worldwide Inc.

Edward O. Lanphier II '78. President and Chief Executive Officer, Sangamo Bio Sciences, Inc.

John T. Lawler '88. Chief Financial Officer -- Asia Pacific and Africa, Ford Motor Company.

William A. Longbrake. Vice Chair, Retired, Washington Mutual, Inc.

Larry Miller. Founder, Miller Dredge Insurance.

Jim Purlee. Owner, Purlee Farms.

Laura Rosene '90. Human Resource Executive.

Michael Sabados '89. Manager, U.S. Storage Group, LLC.

Tino H. Schuler '87. Director of Marketing, Medtronic Xomed.

James E. Straus '78. President, Holtz Industries, Inc.

Lee J. Woolley '85. Director of Advisory Services, Northern Trust Corporation.

Amanda Weimer Ziehm '99.


Thomas L. Anderson '66. President, Hema Source.

Joseph C. Bastian '67. Franchise Owner, Panera Bread Company.

Matthew R. Doye '98. Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

William L. Fuerst '69. Professor, Kansas University School of Business.

Homer L. Price '48. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Retired, Sub Zero Refrigeration.

Albert Reilly. Chief Executive Officer, Rough Brothers, Inc.

John Sheedy. Senior Vice President, Consumer Products Division, Retired, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Walter C. Smith '60. Chairman of the Board, Galesburg Manufacturing Company.

Joseph E. Wagner '50. Chairman, Wagner Equipment Company (Caterpillar).

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