UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Advisory Council

A 30-member advisory council shapes and advances the work of the Global Business Center, which includes the U.S. Department of Education-funded UNC Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

The advisory council helps staff conceptualize, develop, promote and evaluate programs based on the objectives laid out in the Title VI Act of Higher Education, which authorizes CIBERS across the United States.

The council includes business executives, a representative from the N.C. Department of Commerce, senior administration from UNC Kenan-Flagler, and department chairs and faculty from selected language and area studies departments at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The council meets twice a year and is chaired by GBC Faculty Director and GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Global Business Jayashankar Swaminathan, who also serves as associate dean of the OneMBA and UNC-Tsinghua EMBA Dual Degree Program.

2010-14 Advisory Council Members

Sridhar Balasubramanian, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, MBA Program
Roy & Alice H. Richards Bicentennial Scholar and Associate Professor of Marketing
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Richard Blackburn, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the BSBA Program & Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Peter Brews, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Gary Clinton
Consultant
Advisor, STAR Program
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Peter Coclanis, Ph.D.
Director, Global Research Institute
Albert R. Newsome Professor of History
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Judith Cone
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jennifer Conrad, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Dalton McMichael Distinguished Professor of Finance
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Mark Cramer
President
Institute of Defense & Business
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jean Davis
Director, International Trade Division
N.C. Department of Commerce
Raleigh, N.C.

Jean Elia
Associate Dean for Strategy and Administration
Senior Advisor, UNC GBC
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

John P. “Jack” Evans
Interim Dean
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jim Fain
President
Global TransPark and Former N.C. Secretary of Commerce
Kinston, N.C.

M. Lynne Gerber, Ph.D.
Director, Action-based Learning Programs
Senior Advisor, UNC GBC
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Thomas A. Greenwood
Director, NCBU Program Management
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Kinston, N.C.

Jeanne Hecht
Vice President,Strategic Accounts
Head of Asia Sales and Strategic Planning
Clinical Development Services, Quintiles Inc.
Cary, N.C.

Mark Jones
North American Product Development Manager
Providencia USA, Inc.
Kinston, NC

John D. Kasarda, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Air Commerce
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Radhika Kulkarni
Vice President, Advanced Analytics R&D
SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, N.C.

Kevin Leibel
President
innovationManagement
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Bob Martin
Consultant
The Interlochen Group & RDMartin Ltd.
Atlanta, Ga.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Matthew
Matthew Consulting Group LLC and
Former Vice President, Application and Integration Middleware
Technical Support and Customer Service
IBM Corporation

Bill McDiarmid
Dean, School of Education
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Education
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Eric Olsen
CEO, Handwriting Without Tears
COO, No Tears Learning
Bethesda, MD

David Ravenscraft, Ph.D.
Julian Price Distinguished Professor of Finance
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Martin Richenhagen
Chairman, President & CEO
AGCO Corporation
Atlanta, Ga.

Al Segars, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise
RBC Distinguished Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Leigh Shamblin, Ph.D.
Senior Program Manager
IntraHealth International
Chapel Hill, N.C.

John Stewart, Ph.D.
Professor of Industrial Organization, Economics Department
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Ron Strauss, Ph.D.
Executive Associate Provost and Chief International Officer
Distinguished Professor of Dental Ecology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.

John Umstead
Power Plant Developer
Progress Energy
Raleigh, N.C.