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Butler Business Consulting Group Advisory Panel

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The Butler Business Consulting Group Advisory Panel is comprised of business professionals who provide guidance and strategic input to the Accelerator leadership team.

Members

Kathy Paulson Gjerde
Assistant Professor, College of Business, Butler University ~ Show Profile

Kathy Paulson GjerdeKathypaulson Gjerde

Education

B.A. Emory University, Department of Economics, May 1989 Summa cum laude
M.S. Purdue University, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Department of Economics, May 1991
Ph.D. Purdue Univeristy, Krannert Graduate School of Managment, Department of Economics, Decemers 1993

Current Profession

Assistant Professor, College of Business, Butler University 

Past Professions

Assistant Professor, W. Averell Harriman School for Management and Policy, State University of New York at Stony Brook (September 1993 - August 1997)
Graduate Instructor, Krannert School of Management, Department of Economics, Purdue University (August 1990 - May 1992)
Research Assistant, Krannert School of Management, Department of Economics, Purdue University (January 1992 - May 1992)
Economist, Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Administration and Internal Operations, Quality and Information Management Staff, Washington, D.C. (June 1991 - August 1991)
Research Assistant, Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Washington, DC (June 1988 - August 1988)

James L. Jay
President and CEO & Chairman, Viniculum ~ Show Profile

James Jay

JamesJay

Education

B.S., Butler University

Current Profession

President and CEO & Chairman, Viniculum
President, TechEquity Ventures 

Current Civic Activities

Member of Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Advisory Board Member, Cincinnati Christian University Business School
Development Committee Member, Oaks Academy
Member of Board, Salvation Army
Member of Board, T.C. Inc. 

Andre B. Lacy
Chairman of the Board, LDI, Ltd. ~ Show Profile

Andre Lacy

Andre Lacey

Education

B.A., Economics, Dennison University, 1961

Current Profession

Chairman of the Board, LDI, Ltd.

Current Civic Activities

Board of Directors, Patterson Companies, Inc. (St. Paul, Minn.)
Board of Directors, Herff Jones, Inc. Indianapolis
Board of Directors, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, Hulman & Co.
Chairman, Indiana Motor Speedway

Past Civic Activities

Chairman, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
President, Indianapolis Public Schools
Chairman, Indianapolis 500 Festival Association 

Jon Loftin
President and COO, MJ Insurance ~ Show Profile

Jon LoftinJon Loftin

Education

B.S., Indiana University
MBA, Butler University

Current Profession

President and COO, MJ Insurance

Current Civic Activities

Providence Cristo Rey High School Board of Directors

 

Marni McKinney
Chairman, M & I Bank ~ Show Profile

Marni McKinney

Marni McKinney

Education

Theatre major, Tulane University
B.S., Economics, Butler University

Current Profession

Chairman, M&I Bank
Indiana Community Bank Advisory Board

Current Civic Activities

Member, Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee of the City of Indianapolis
Board of Directors, Fairbanks Hospital, Inc.
Board of Directors, Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc.
Board of Directors, Indiana State Symphony Society
Board of Directors, Indiana Bond Bank
Board of Directors, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Board of Directors, Indiana State Chamber of Commerce
Board of Visitors, Butler University College of Business
Investment Committee Member, Central Indiana Community Foundation

Past Civic Activities

Board of Directors, Phoenix Theatre, 1988-1994
Women in Business Project, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Advisory Board, The Women's Fund of Central Indiana
Board of Directors, Indiana State Symphony Society
Board of Directors, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors, Indianapolis Public Transit Authority
Board of Directors, Indianapolis Public Transit Authority (Metro)

Kevin Morris
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP ~ Show Profile

Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris

Education

B.S., Marketing, Butler University, 1995
M.B.A., Butler University, 1996
J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2002

Current Profession

Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Committee
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Recruiting Committee
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Secretarial Review Committee 

Current Civic Activities

Board of Directors, Chicago Council on Urban Affairs

Past Civic Activities

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Lawyers in the Classroom

William R. Neale
Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP ~ Show Profile

William R. Neale

Bill Neale

Education

B.S., Finance, Indiana University, 1970
J.D., Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Current Profession

Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP

Current Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, United Student Aid Funds, Inc.
Director, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Director, Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation
Member and Former Chairman, Board of Visitors of the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Member and Former Director, Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis
Member, Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Association

Past Civic Activities

Director, Conner Prairie Museum, Inc.
Director, Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc.
Director, USA Group, Inc.
Director, Fairbanks Hospital, Inc.
Chairman and Director, Young Audiences of Indiana
Presidential Appointee, Council of the Administrative Conference of the US

Lawrence A. O'Connor, Jr.
Emeritus Executive Director, Butler Business Consulting Group ~ Show Profile

Lawrence A O'Connor, Jr. Larry OConner

Education

BBA Degree, 1965, The University of Notre Dame 
MBA Degree, 1966, The University of Michigan 
Alumnus of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking 

Past Professions

Executive Director of the Butler Business Consulting Group 
Interim Director & CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art 
CEO/President of Bank One

Current Civic Activities

Board member of the Economic Club of Indiana - emeritus 
Board member of the Friedman Foundation - Treasurer/Finance 

Past Civic Activities

Capital Improvements Board (Indianapolis)
Indianapolis Airport Authority 
Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee - Past President
Center for Leadership Development
American Bankers Association - Commercial Executive Committee
Butler University 
United Way of Central Indiana - Campaign Chair 2nd District
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Indianapolis Symphony
Citizens' Gas and Coke Utility
Indianapolis Museum of Art - Finance & Development committee 
Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

John Perry
Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management ~ Show Profile

John Perry

JohnPerry

Education

B.S., Finance, Real Estate & International Business, Kelley School at Indiana University, Bloomington MBA, Finance, Butler University

Current Profession

Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Co-Founder of Medivate, LLC - Manufacturer of Medical Devices

Current Civic Activities

Butler University College of Business - Butler Business Consulting Group Advisory Panel
Butler University College of Business - Advisory Member of Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
Goodwill Industries

Past Civic Activities

Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series - Class XXXIV
Association of Corporate Growth - Past President, Former Board Member

Robert (Bob) Postlethwait
Retired president, Neuroscience Project Group at Eli Lilly and Company ~ Show Profile

Robert (Bob) Postlethwait

Bob Postlethwait

Education

B.S.C.E, Purdue University, 1970
MBA, Butler University, 1974
Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1988

Current Profession

Retired president, Neuroscience Product Group at Eli Lilly & Co.

Current Civic Activities

Butler University Trustee
Board of Directors, Eagle Creek Park Foundation
National Advisory Board, TeenScreen, Columbia University Medical School
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Indiana Affiliate Branding Task Force and Advisory Council

Past Civic Activities

Commissioner, President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
Chairman, Families Reaching for Rainbows
President, Indianapolis Humane Society
Member, National Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Member, Indiana Red Cross
Member, Indiana Mental Services Transformation Task Force
Member, Indiana Legislative Commission on Mental Health
Member, Indiana DMHA Advisory Council
Member, IU School of Medicine Dept. Psychiatry Citizens Advisory Board 

Jatinder-Bir Singh (Jay) Sandhu
President, NYX, Inc. ~ Show Profile


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Education

B.Sc., Zoology & Physics, Butler University, 1987
M.B.A., University of Detroit, 1991 

Current Profession

President, NYX, Inc

Honors and Awards

Butler University "50 under 50"

Current Civic Activities

Childrens Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Michigan Minority Business Development Council Scholarship Committee
Butler University Board of Trustees

Past Civic Activities 

Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive Program, Trustee

Professional/Organizational Memberships

YPO (Young Presidents Organization) 

Gregory P. Stanley
Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Indianapolis, IN ~ Show Profile

Gregory Stanley

GregStanley

Education

B.S. Marketing Butler University, 1990

Current Profession

Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Indianapolis, IN
Marketing & Sales Leader (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana)

Current Civic Activities

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Past Civic Activities

Board Member, JDRF 
Advisory Board, Kid's Voice (Former Board President)
Italian Festival Chair, St. Maria Goretti
CYO Youth Basketball Coach 

Dave Ritzler
Executive Vice President of Finance, OurHealth LLC ~ Show Profile

Dave Ritzler

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Education

B.S., Butler University

MBA, Butler University

Current Profession

Executive Vice President of Finance, OurHealth LLC

Current Civic Activities

Member of the Indiana CPA Society Leadership Cabinet
Board Member for Outside the Box, a NFP based in Indianapolis