The MSBA Advisory Council is comprised of industry leaders with the purpose of advising the MSBA staff on the development of the program. Council members serve as liaisons and advocates of the MSBA Program, offer advice and guidance to the curriculum committee, and assist in student recruitment and student mentorship to strengthen the overall student experience. Members have the opportunity to participate in MSBA practicum projects, networking events, and student treks.
Data Analytics Manager, Corporate Finance Division, 3M
Managing Director, Analytics & Business Insight
Senior Director - Enterprise Data & Analytics
Senior Strategist, Big Data Converged System Analytics, Dell
Michael Shepherd works as Senior Strategist of Big Data, Converged System Analytics with Dell. He serves on the 2017-2017 MSBA Advisory Council.
Director of University Research Collaboration, USAA
Jim Griffin, Americas Director, Cartesian DataSciences
Jim Griffin is the Americas Director of Cartesian DataSciences, specializing in machine learning and advanced marketing analytics. He has twenty years of analytics, CRM, and loyalty experience in the USA, Latina America, Asia, and the Caribbean. He holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota, is Six Sigma Black Belt trained, and did post-graduate work in Statistics.
Jim is a 2018-2019 MSBA Advisory Council Member.
Senior Vice President
Senior Product Manager, Solutions Engineering and Analytics, Dun & Bradstreet
Granger Huntress works as Senior Product Manager, Solutions Engineering and Analytics with Dun & Bradstreet. He serves on the 2017-2018 MSBA Advisory Council.
Data Scientist, EOG Resources
Alex Jones works for EOG Resources as a Data Scientist. He is a member of the 2017-2018 MSBA Advisory Council.
Chief Data Officer, USAA
Data Scientist, HomeAway.com
Brian Lakey works as a Data Scientist with HomeAway.com. He is a 2017-2018 MSBA Advisory Council member.
J. Scott Meier
Director, Financial Support Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Principal UI Engineer, Dell Computer
Principal, Merik Markets, LLC
Senior Director of Data Science, DOSH
Brent Schneeman is the Senior Director of Data Science with DOSH. He previously served as a Senior Director in Data Science for HomeAway.com. He is a 2017-2018 MSBA Advisory Council member.
Partner, M&A Operations and Analytics, PwC
Finance Manager, 3M
President, Zebra Technologies
Ed Tonkon is the President of Zebra Technologies. He serves as a 2017-2017 MSBA Advisory Council member.
Financial Manager, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, 3M Company
Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, Data Science Center, Southwest Airlines
VP of Analytics, Walmart
Head of Data Sciences and Advanced Analytics - Connected Vehicles, General Motors
Robert Welborn is the Head of Data Sciences and Advanced Analytics with Connected Vehicles, General Motors. He previously served as a Data Scientist with AVP Innovation, Enterprise Data and Analytics Office with USAA. He serves on the 2017-2018 MSBA Advisory Council.
VP Product Development, Visiquate
Sean Kirby is the VP of Product Development with Visiquate. He serves on the 2017-2018 MSBA Advisory Council.
Product Scientist, Indeed Inc
Vicky Zhang is a Product Scientist with Indeed, Inc. She serves on the 2017-2018 MSBA Advisory Council.