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. The Alumni Advisory Board is composed of early- and mid-career Grainger Center alumni from the BBA and MBA programs.

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
Alumni Advisory Board

Executive Advisory Board

John KennyJohn C. KennyBiographyPresidentFreeflow Ltd.
Claudia Knowlton-ChikeClaudia Knowlton-ChikeBiographySenior Director, Global Logistics OperationsGoogle
Sheri HenckSheri LewisBiographyVice President, Global Supply Chain, Distribution and LogisticsMedtronic, Inc.
Steven LoehrSteve LoehrBiographyVice President, Global Technology ServicesIBM
Scott MoreyScott MoreyBiographySenior Director, Strategy & Planning- Global Distribution SalesCisco
Terry NadeauTerry NadeauBiographyVice President, Global ProcurementJohnson Controls, Inc.
Ernest NicolasErnest NicolasBiographyVice President, Global Supply ChainRockwell Automation
Kevin O'MarahKevin O'MarahBiographyDirector, Amazon Global CommunitiesAmazon
Tom PyleThomas F. Pyle Jr.BiographyChairmanThe Pyle Group
Chris SmithChris SmithBiographySpecialist Leader, Supply ChainDeloitte
Eric SmithEric SmithBiographySupply Chain DirectorKohler Co.
Bob StefansicRobert StefansicBiographySr. VP, Operating Excellence, Information Technology and Chief Supply Chain OfficerIngredion, Inc.
Kevin WeadickKevin WeadickBiographyPresidentZoro.comVice PresidentW.W. Grainger, Inc.
Carolun WoznickiCarolyn A. WoznickiBiographyVice President Global Strategic Sourcing and Environmental, Health & SafetyIllinois Tool Works, Inc.

Alumni Advisory Board

Samy AffoSamy AffoBiographySenior Planning AnalystIntel Corporation
Saskia BurmeisterSaskia BurmeisterBiographyGlobal Supply ManagerApple Inc
Alex ChaetAlex ChaetBiographyAnalystReddy Ice
Mark DyerMark DyerBiographyDirector of Supply Chain Operations and Global PlanningCisco
Justin GoninenJustin GoninenBiographyManager of Supply Chain Network OptimizationKohl's
Gloria GuoGloria GuoBiographyDirector of Global Supply ChainMars Wrigley
ThushanHemachandraThushan HemachandraBiographyGlobal Product ManagerRexnord
Scott HughesScott HughesBiographyAccelerated Leadership ProgramGE Transportation
JR PetnkeuJ.R. PetnkeuBiographyLincoln Operations SpecialistFord Motor Company
YulieQiaoYulie QiaoBiographyMarketing Execution CoordinatorBP
Daniel RodriguezDaniel RodriguezBiographyAssociate Supply Chain ManagerPepsiCo
VishnuTadepalliVishnu TadepalliBiographyGlobal Program Manager, Procurement and Blockchain SolutionsIBM
Joren ThompsonJoren ThompsonBiography Logistics SupervisorLam Research
Corey WilhelmCorey WilhelmBiographyProcurement ManagerLand O'Lakes, Inc.