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Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business

Center for Closely Held Business Team

Dean of the Lacy School of Business—Stephen Standifird

Steve StandifirdAs Dean of the Lacy School of Business, Steve Standifird is responsible for making sure the Center has the resources and support it needs to be successful. Steve has extensive experience working with centers and institutes. As an Associate Dean at the University of San Diego School of Business, Steve was responsible for the school’s five centers and institutes including the school’s two endowed centers: The Ahlers Center for International Business and the Burnham-Moore Real Estate Center. While serving as the Dean at the University of Evansville, Steve was involved in creating the business school’s Institute for Banking and Finance. 

Administrative Director—Dennis Wimer

Dennis Wimer is the Director of the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business. His role as the Director is to lead the Center in its mission to provide training, education, mentoring, and networking opportunities to privately-owned businesses throughout Indiana to help them succeed. Prior to joining Butler, Dennis held multiple executive-level positions in profit, non-profit, and government organizations. Most recently he was the Associate Chief Operating Officer with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Dennis has his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as a navigator on the C-141B starlifter for nine years.

Academic Director—Dick Fetter

Dick FetterDick Fetter brings extensive experience to his role as Academic Director. In addition to his role as a current faculty member and former Lacy School of Business Dean, Dick was involved in a family business that he eventually sold. Dick has been involved in a multitude of closely held businesses throughout his career and the successful sale of four other businesses. He is currently invested in a variety of closely held businesses throughout Indiana. With his dual experience as an academic and business owner, Dick has a unique perspective on how the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business can best serve the needs of client firms.

Administrative Specialist—Jennifer Dewitt

Jennifer DeWittJennifer Dewitt joined the Lacy School of Business team after working with the Major Gifts team in the Advancement Division at Butler for several years. She had previously worked with both the Indiana Federation of Teachers and the Indiana State Teachers Association in roles to increase member engagement. Jennifer has a unique blend of skills in strategic planning, as well as execution, and will provide support to the Center in a number of ways. She will be the key contact for information concerning events and engagement for the Center.