Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council includes leading business executives from throughout the Commonwealth and successful Gatton College alumni at major corporations. DAC members provide advice and counsel to the Dean of the college.

Craig J. Andreen
Nashville, TN
Senior Managing Director
NXT Capital
Gerald R. Benjamin
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Equity Investors, LLC
Michael W. Bowling
Dallas, TX
Chief Marketing Officer - Business Solutions
Gregory L. Burns
Nashville, TN
Burns Consulting Group
David P. Calzi
Louisville, KY
Craig J. Carlson
Lexington, KY
Market President
Paul W. Chellgren
Villa Hills, KY
SnowPhipps Group LLC
Ruth Cecelia Day
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Advisor and Vice President for Administrative Services (ret.)
Landstar System, Inc.
Luther Deaton, Jr.
Lexington, KY
Chairman, President and CEO
Central Bank & Trust Co.
John H. Dicken, Jr.
Memphis, TN
President/Commodity Trader
Dicken Commodities, Inc.
James E. Geisler
Lexington, KY
Senior Operating Executive
J. Douglas Gerstle
Cincinnati, OH
Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
The Procter and Gamble Company
John L. Gohmann
Lexington, KY
Regional President
PNC Bank
Troy Hammett
Chattanooga, TN
Division SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives
Cindy H. Harkins
Fort Worth, TX
Vice President, Asst Sec & Asst General Counsel
Texas Instruments Incorporated (retired)
Sam Hazen
Nashville, TN
Chief Executive Officer
HCA Healthcare
Richard J. Huxley
Fort Myers, FL
Richard J. Huxley, LLC
Catherine K. Jacobs
Lexington, KY
Jason A. Jacobson
Nicholasville, KY
Founder & CEO
Precari Capital
Thomas B. Kessinger III
Louisville, KY
Howard L. Lewis
Broadview Heights, OH
Founder, Chairman Emeritus
Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America
Elizabeth Griffin McCoy
Hopkinsville, KY
President and CEO
Planters Bank
W. Rodney McMullen
Cincinnati, OH
Chairman and CEO
The Kroger Co.
Samuel J. Mitchell, Jr.
Lexington, KY
Valvoline Inc.
Nate Morris
Lexington, KY
Founder and CEO
Ronald L. Robinson
Indianapolis, IN
CEO & Owner
LCP Transportation LLC
Geoffrey H. Rosenberger
Pittsford, NY
DAC Chair Owner
Lily Pond Ventures, LLC
David E. Russell
Louisville, KY
Senior Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller
Yum! Brands, Inc.
James A. Seale
Mc Lean, VA
Seale & Associates
Sean S. Smith
Jupiter, FL
Gary A. Smith, Sr.
Louisville, KY
President and CEO
Kentucky Trailer
Charles M. Sonsteby
Dallas, TX
Vice Chairman
The Michaels Companies, Inc. (retired)
James W. Stuckert
Prospect, KY
Chairman and CEO (former)
Hilliard Lyons, Inc.
Rosemarie A. Thurston
Atlanta, GA
Alston & Bird, LLP
Dr. M. S. Vijayaraghavan (Viji), MD
Lexington, KY
Resources International, Inc. and Alpha Resources International Ltd. LLC
Douglas J. Von Allmen
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Von Allmen Capital Partners
Michael Wiechart
Nashville, TN
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
John A. Williams, Sr.
Paducah, KY
Computer Services, Inc.