Advisory Council

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is indebted to a host of visionary advisors who help us implement our mission and keep us connected to the world in which our graduates will serve. Formed in 1975, the Advisory Council to the Dean plays a vital role in guiding our college as we continually strive to improve our performance and reputation as a national leader in management research, education, and practice.

Advisory Council Members

Molly Adams

Molly Adams

President
Famous Footwear
Los Angeles, CA

Bell Tom

Tom Bell

Chairman
Mesa Capital Partners
Atlanta, GA

John Boll

John Boll

President
G.A. Richards Group
Grand Rapids, MI

Randal D. Boyd

Randal D. Boyd

Chairman, CEO & Founder; Gubernatorial Candidate for TN
Radio Systems
Knoxville, TN

Richard W. Cardin

(Retired)
Arthur Andersen
Loudon, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Paul A. Castagna

Paul A. Castagna

Founder & Chairman
Golden Gate Financial Group, LLC
San Francisco, CA

LIFETIME MEMBER
Agenia W. Clark

Agenia Walker Clark

President/CEO
Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley
Nashville, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
John Compton

John Compton

Partner
Private Equity Clayton, Dubilien & Rice
Knoxville, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Joe R. Crafton, Jr.

Joe R. Crafton, Jr.

Principal
Wingshooter Investments, LLC
Dallas, TX

Joseph A. Fielden

Joseph A. Fielden

President/CEO
J.A. Fielden Co., Inc.
Knoxville, TN

Ron Ford

Ron Ford

Senior Vice President & CFO
Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
Lancaster, PA

James Haslam

James A. Haslam II

Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Pilot Corporation
Knoxville, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Dee Bagwell Haslam

Dee Bagwell Haslam

CEO; Owner
Rivr Media; Cleveland Browns
Berea, OH

Ralph D. Heath

Ralph D. Heath

President (Retired)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Fort Worth, TX

LIFETIME MEMBER

Dennis R. Hendrix

Chairman (Retired)
PanEnergy
Houston, TX

LIFETIME MEMBER

Charles "Jerry" Henry, Jr.

(Retired) Director
Lennox International MWH Global
Westlake, TX

Joseph E. Johnson

Joseph E. Johnson

President Emeritus
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Wilma Jordan

Wilma Jordan

CEO
The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.
New York, NY

Reed A. Keller

(Retired) Partner and Private Investor
PwC
Atlanta, GA

LIFETIME MEMBER
Christopher P. Kinney

Christopher P. Kinney

Senior Managing Partner
SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners
New York, NY

Chris Laporte

Chris LaPorte

Executive Vice President
FTN Financial
Houston, TX

William Lee

Retired
Killarney Advisors, Inc., New York
Robbinsville, NC

David Martin

David Martin

(Retired)
Martin & Company
Knoxville, TN

Amy Miles

Amy Miles

Past CEO
Regal Entertainment Group
Knoxville, TN

John (Jack) Mills

Partner
JB&B Capital LLC
Knoxville, TN

Jim Newsome

Jim Newsome

President & CEO
South Carolina State Ports Authority
Charleston, SC

Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

(Retired) Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Skillsoft
Bedford, NH

Joseph M. O'Donnell

Investor
Boca Raton, FL

LIFETIME MEMBER
Ed Pershing

Ed Pershing

Co-founder and CEO
PYA
Knoxville, TN

Sharon Pryse

Chairman and CEO
The Trust Company
Knoxville, TN

Mintha E. Roach

Mintha E. Roach

President & CEO
Knoxville Utilities Board
Knoxville, TN

Martin Robinson

General Partner
WEDGE Capital Management LLP
Charlotte, NC

King W. Rogers, III

Attorney
Counsel Glankler Brown, PLLC
Memphis, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER

A. Dean Skadberg

Director of Industry Affairs (Retired)
Procter & Gamble
Knoxville, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
Walmart US
Bentonville, AR

David Stevens

David Stevens

Private Equity
Healthcare Services
Naples, FL

William B. Stokely, III

Chairman & President
The Stokely Company
Knoxville, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Michael Strickland

Michael Strickland

Chairman
Bandit Lites
Knoxville, TN

Andrew Taylor

R. Andrew Taylor

Partner
Gerber/Taylor Associates
Memphis, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Mike West

Mike West

Chairman
Lirio LLC
Knoxville, TN

LIFETIME MEMBER
Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson

(Retired) Chairman and CEO
McCormick and Company
Naples, FL