The Grainger Center has deep ties to industry. Our extensive network of corporate partners provides real-world perspective that enhances the curriculum and applied learning program and provides invaluable career guidance to students.

The Executive Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives at leading firms renowned for supply chain management excellence. Throughout the year, board members provide guidance and recruiting opportunities and participate in numerous development activities. Students interact with board members during their job search, at speaker events, and at the annual meeting.

Board Members


Executive Advisory Board

Executive Advisory Board

Braitberg, KarlKarl BraitbergBiographySenior Vice President, Woldwide OperationsOracle
John KennyJohn C. KennyBiographyPresidentFreeflow Ltd.
Claudia KNowlton-ChikeClaudia Knowlton-ChikeBiography Senior Vice President, Global Supply ChainEmerald Performance Materials
steve loehr copySteve LoehrBiographyVice President, GTS Infrastructure ServicesNorth America Client Excellence, IBM
Ernest NicolasErnest NicolasBiographyVice President, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management, Global Supply Chain - Operations & Engineering ServicesRockwell Automation
Kevin O'MarahKevin O'MarahBiographyChief Content OfficerSCM WorldResearch FellowStanford University Global SCM Forum
Tom PyleThomas F. Pyle Jr.BiographyChairmanThe Pyle Group
Chris SmithChris SmithBiographySpecialist Leader, Supply ChainDeloitte
Eric SmithEric SmithBiographyExecutive ConsultantHONSHA
Kevin WeadickKevin WeadickBiographyVice President, Supply Chain and MarketingW. W. Grainger, Inc.
Carolun WoznickiCarolyn A. WoznickiBiographyChief Procurement OfficerIllinois Tool Works, Inc.