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School of Business Advisory Council

The School of Business Advisory Council represents stakeholders - such as corporate executives, managers, and entrepreneurs - who are from firms employing or potentially employing graduates and successful, outstanding alumni. The Council serves as a resource of guidance and support to the School of Business.


Laura Babbage

Ms. Laura S. Babbage

Community Volunteer
(Retired, Healthcare Management)
Lexington, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’81 BS Nursing
University of Kentucky, MA International Business
EKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni 1992

Cynthia Bohn

Cynthia F. Bohn, Ed.D.

Owner
Equus Run Vineyard
Versailles, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’80 BA Speech & Theater, AS Broadcast Engineering; ’81 MA Industrial Technology
University of Kentucky, ’96 EdD Educational Technology
EKU Dept. of Technology Distinguished Alum 2000
EKU CB&T Distinguished Speaker 2010

Dale Cooper

Mr. Dale Cooper

Founder, President & CSO
Xact Communications
Lexington, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’80 BBA Business Administration

Dennis Doggett

Mr. Dennis D. Doggett

President & Founder
New Initiatives, LLC
Richmond, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’73 BBA Marketing
Morgan State University, MBA
EKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni 2007
EKU CB&T Distinguished Speaker 2000
EKU Dept. of Management, Marketing & Administrative Communication Distinguished Alum 2001

Matt Evans

Mr. Matthew A. Evans, Council Chair

President and CEO
Bankers Service Corporation
Lexington, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’91 BBA Finance
EKU Dept. of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems Distinguished Alum 2012

Lisa Foley

Ms. Lisa DeVaughn Foley, CPA

Member, Baldwin CPAs, PLLC
Richmond, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, BBA Accounting

John Hamilton

Mr. John Hamilton

Vice President, Commercial Banking
Kentucky Bank
Richmond, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’77 BBA Finance; Kentucky School of Banking, '78 Graduate; Ball State Commercial Lending School, '88 Graduate; EKU Colonel Club President, '86 and '02

Steve Hardy

Mr. Steven C. Hardy

Vice President, Human Resources
Fiserv
Allen, Texas

Eastern Kentucky University, ‘89 BBA Accounting
EKU CB&T Distinguished Speaker 2008
EKU Dept. of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems Distinguished Alum 2011 

Jeri Isbell

Ms. Jeri L. Isbell, CPA

Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
Lexmark International, Inc. (retired)
Lexington, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ‘79 BBA Accounting
Xavier University, MBA
Certified Public Accountant 

Dick Kelly

Mr. Dick Kelly

Associate Publisher
The Lane Report
Lexington, Kentucky

University of Notre Dame, '65 BA; Penn State University, '67 MA

Dave Koeninger

Mr. David M. Koeninger, CPA

Managing Consultant
Physician Healthcare Transistions, LLC
Sarasota, Florida

Eastern Kentucky University, '75 BBA Accounting
Virginia Tech, Master of Accountancy
Certified Public Accountant

 

Will McIntosh

Will McIntosh, Ph.D.

Global Head of Research
USAA Real Estate Company
San Antonio, Texas

Eastern Kentucky University, ’77 BBA Business Education;
’79 MBA University of North Texas, ’87 PhD Finance & Real Estate
EKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni 2003
EKU CB&T Distinguished Speaker 2002

John McPhearson

Mr. John McPhearson

Chief Executive Officer
Lectrodryer, LLC
Richmond, Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Scott Northcutt

Mr. Scott Northcutt

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Bacardi & Company, Limited
Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

Eastern Kentucky University, ’84 Speech Communication; Miami Univeristy in Ohio, MA in Organizational Communication
EKU CB&T Distinguished Speaker 2005
EKU Dept. of Communication Distinguished Alum 2002

Don Perry

Mr. Donald James Perry

Senior Vice President and Investments Manager
Kentucky Farmers Bank
Ashland, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’86 Industrial Technology; ’95 MBA

   
Blanca Ramirez

Ms. Blanca Ramirez

Chief Marketing Officer
Lectrodryer, LLC

ITESM (Mexico), International Business, ’01; Tec Milenio (Mexico), MBA Quality and Operations, ’10

Joseph W. Richardson, M.D.

Emergency Room Physician
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, ’78 BA Music Education

Jerry Rickett

Mr. Jerry Rickett

President and Chief Executive Officer
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
London, Kentucky

Cumberland College, ’72 BS Geography
Eastern Kentucky University, ’73 MS Geography; ’75 MA Recreation

George E. Ridings

Mr. George E. Ridings

Founder and Vice President
Ridings Insurance & Financial Services, LTD
Richmond, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, '64 BS Commerce
EKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni 1993
EKU Dept. of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems Distinguished Alum 2004
Life Member, Million Dollar Round Table
Kentucky State Association of Life Underwriters Medal of Honor, 1986

Tracy Wilkerson

Ms. Tracy L. Wilkerson

Technology Security Assurance Manager, Enterprise Information Protection (EIP), Corporate Assurance
Humana, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, '87 BBA Accounting, Computer Information Systems

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