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

Braitberg, KarlKarl BraitbergBiographyVice President, Global Supply ChainGoogle
John KennyJohn C. KennyBiographyPresidentFreeflow Ltd.
Claudia KNowlton-ChikeClaudia Knowlton-ChikeBiographyInfrastructure Business Operations Support Central DirectorFacebook
Sheri HenckSheri LewisBiographyVice President, Global Supply Chain, Distribution and LogisticsMedtronic, Inc.
steve loehr copySteve LoehrBiographyVice President, GTS Infrastructure ServicesNorth America Client Excellence, IBM
Scott MoreyScott MoreyBiographySenior Director, Strategy & Planning- Global Distribution SalesCisco
Terry NadeauTerry NadeauBiographyVice President, Global ProcurementJohnson Controls, Inc.
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 SmithBiographySupply Chain DirectorKohler Co.
Bob StefansicRobert StefansicBiographySr. VP, Operating Excellence, Sustainability, Information Technology and Chief Supply Chain OfficerIngredion, Inc.
Kevin WeadickKevin WeadickBiographyPresidentZoro.comVice PresidentW.W. Grainger, Inc.
Carolun WoznickiCarolyn A. WoznickiBiographyChief Procurement OfficerIllinois Tool Works, Inc.

Alumni Advisory Board

Alex ChaetAlex ChaetBiographyAnalystReddy Ice
ThushanHemachandraThushan HemachandraBiographyGlobal Product ManagerRexnord
Jeff HodgdonJeff HodgdonBiographyNorth American Procurement Sustainability and Compliance LeaderKimberly-Clark
Scott HughesScott HughesBiographyAccelerated Leadership ProgramGE Transportation
Kemllen LeeKemllen LeeBiographyGlobal Product Sourcing ManagerGE Healthcare
Justin MayerJustin MayerBiographySenior Product ManagerLife Fitness
Kevin PickettKevin PickettBiographyAnalytical LeadGoogle
YulieQiaoYulie QiaoBiographyMarketing Execution CoordinatorBP
Matthew ReuerMatt ReuerBiographyDirector, Program Management, Global Supply ChainTarget Corporation
Nathan ScheidlerNathan ScheidlerBiographyDirector of Process ImprovementHudson’s Bay Company
TomShieldTom ShieldBiographyManager – Logistics SolutionsKohler Co.
VishnuTadepalliVishnu TadepalliBiographyGlobal Program Manager, Procurement and Blockchain SolutionsIBM
Corey WilhelmCorey WilhelmBiographyProcurement ManagerLand O'Lakes, Inc.