About the Lacy School of Business

The future of business education starts at the Lacy School. Here, education isn’t confined to a traditional lecture hall. Our students are immersed in the business of doing business. They develop business plans, launch new ventures, and engage with experienced executives each and every day.  It’s a model our friend and benefactor Andre B. Lacy believed in. And a model that sets us apart.

College Advisory Boards

The Dean’s Advisory Council was established to assist the Andre B. Lacy School of Business in offering a business education of the highest quality. The council is composed of business professionals who serve as counsel to the School for proposed changes and innovations. Members help define and implement standards of excellence in faculty-student partnerships, intellectual development and service.

Erin Roth is the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Council Members

The MPA Advisory Board is comprised of alumni and friends, all accounting professionals, who span public and corporate, as well as large and small accounting firms. The members of this board provide critical feedback and help guide the direction of the MPA program, particularly its curricular and extracurricular components, and participate in MPA programs and activities.

  • Chad Amos
    Partner, KPMG
  • Carolyn Born
    Auditor, Ernst & Young
  • Erin Burkhart
    Senior Director, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Tim Doyle
    Audit Member, DOZ
  • Jay Feller
    Principal, Somerset CPAs
  • Herschel Frierson
    Managing Director, Crowe LLP
  • Daniel Halter
    Deals Director, PwC
  • Arnie Hanish
    Retired, Eli Lilly & Co
  • Jeff McFarland
    Partner, Deloitte
  • Bill Murphy
    Financial Consultant, Muphy Financial Group P.C.
  • Rob Redden
    Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Alex Smith
    Partner, Deloitte
  • Jerry Wiley
    Partner, KPMG
  • Leanne Wiley
    Campus Talent ID Manager, PwC
  • Rollie Dick, Chair
  • David Cunningham, Vice Chair
  • Claire Aigotti
  • Bruce Arick
  • Colin MacNab
  • Jane Morley Davies
  • Christopher Murray
  • Amy Peters
  • Victor Puleo
  • Nadine Treon

The Davey Risk Management and Insurance Program maintains close ties to the industry. The faculty works closely with an industry advisory board with the following members.

  • Maureen Biehl
    Senior Vice President, Marsh & McLennan
  • Abel Contreras
    Assistant Associate General Counsel, Indianapolis Aiport Authority
  • David Cunningham
    Retired, Cincinnati Insurance Co.
  • John Fatcho
    Director, AANA Insurance Services
  • Shelly Kleiman
    Managing Director & Chief Credit Officer, AIG Property Casualty
  • Victoria Learned-Fenty
    Senior Underwriter, Chubb
  • Nathan Lewis
    Vice President, Hylant Group
  • Jim Lill
    CEO, Axion RMS, Ltd.
  • Colin MacNab
    Executive Vice President, MJ Insurance
  • Scott McGinness
    Account Executive, Gregory & Appel
  • Don Ortegel
    Resident Managing Director, Aon
  • Jill Paris
    Owner, Paris Insurance Group
  • Victor Puleo
    Associate Professor Davey Chair of Risk Management and Insurance, Butler University

In order to facilitate industry contact, as well as to provide an experienced perspective, the SMIF has formed an Advisory Board comprised of alumni and friends who are investment practitioners. Each sector team will be assigned an Advisory Board member that will serve as a reference for investment ideas and recommendations. The Advisory Board (or at least a portion) will also be a part of the performance measurement presentation at the end of the SMIF course.

  • Steve Carr
    Partner, Peloton Wealth Advisors
  • Steve Dolvin
    Professor of Finance, Butler University
  • Charlotte Lippert
    Chief Investment Officer, Valeo Financial
  • Brian Pitkin
    Portfolio Manager, URI Capital
  • Vincent Riedy
    Business Strategy Plan Director, Anthem
  • Sari Rothenberg
    Senior Research Analyst, Wells Capital Management
  • Loren Snyder
    Director, Baird
  • Jayme Szafranski
    Financial Advisor, Raymond James
  • Corey Waddell
    Senior Consultant, Capital Cities
  • Jim Wolf
    Vice President, Elements Wealth Management

The Young Alumni Advisory Council (YAAC) is comprised of recent Butler alumni that work closely with the Dean to spark changes in our curriculum. The Council is made up of the following individuals:

  • Anum Ahmed ’14
  • Brad Bocketti ’17
  • Clifford Clarke ’18
  • Catie Conlon ’21
  • Catrina Cranfill ’15
  • Emily Eaton ’20
  • Nickolas Huang ’18
  • Chad Pingel ’16
  • Drew Talkington ’14
  • Brian Todd ’17
  • Lindsay Trameri ’18
  • Carley Turnock ’16
  • Steve Zikeli ’15