Skip to content Skip to Programs Navigation

Contact us

Talk with us today about how STAR can help you

The STAR leadership team strives for excellence

The STAR leadership team is driven to provide the best experience for students and corporate partners at every step of the STAR process. Contact us at or email one of us:

Karin CochranKarin Cochran, Executive Director of STAR and Professor of the Practice in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Julia Kruse, Director of STAR

Katherine Satalino

Katherine Satalino, Program Assistant

Student ambassadors assist STAR

Each year, STAR selects MBA and Undergraduate Business students who have demonstrated excellence on a STAR project to serve as STAR Ambassadors supporting the leadership team and STAR students.

Faculty advisors guide student teams

Faculty advisors are former corporate executives with a professorial appointment or tenured or clinical faculty. Advisors bring executive experience, industry knowledge, mentoring skills and consulting expertise to each STAR team.

  • Bill Carter, Professor of the Practice; former Bain Consultant
  • Gary Clinton, Professor of the Practice; former Citibank executive in US, China and India; executive coach
  • Alex Dickey, Professor of the Practice, Consulting; former partner, Accenture; 30+ years in consulting; Kenan-Flagler alum
  • Bob Fellows, Professor of the Practice; partner in marketing and brand strategy company, former Hanesbrands and Sara Lee Corp executive
  • Chris Gosk, Lecturer; former Vice President of ABC Consortium, Kenan-Flagler MBA alum
  • Meghan Gosk, Professor of the Practice; former Associate Director, Career & Leadership; career coach in sustainability, health care and energy; current director with Honors Program at UNC
  • Peter Hare, Executive coach; former GlaxoSmithKline and Quintiles executive
  • George Kernodle, Professor of the Practice, Healthcare Consulting; former lead associate with Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Claudia Kubowicz-Malhotra, Clinical Marketing Professor; former McKinsey consultant, Kenan-Flagler MBA, PHD alum
  • Dudley Lacy, Professor of the Practice; former president of major architectural firm
  • Shannon McKeen, Lecturer, Data Analytics and Consulting; Consultant
  • Gary McKenna, Professor of the Practice; former Nike executive
  • Stevie McNeal, Professor of the Practice, Consulting and Healthcare; former Vice President at BCBSNC; former McKinsey consultant; Kenan-Flagler MBA alum
  • Mike Murphy, Professor of the Practice; former Managing Director of investment banking firm; former director of NC State Parks; Kenan-Flagler MBA alum
  • Randy Myer, Professor of the Practice, Strategy and Entrepreneurship; former consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jill Ridky-Blackburn; Adjunct Associate Professor, former Chief Operating Officer, Piedmont Health; Chief Finance and Operating officer, UNC School of Medicine
  • Markus Saba, Professor of the Practice, Marketing; Executive Director, Center for the Business of Health; former Eli Lilly executive; Kenan-Flagler MBA alum


Request STAR info here

Complete the fields below. Fields marked with "*" are required.
Student or Company Inquiry
Degree Program *

Mail us to this address

STAR Program
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
The Kenan Center, CB#3440
360 Kenan Drive, Ste. 404
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3440 USA

Find us on campus

The STAR program office is located on the fourth floor of the Kenan Center which is adjacent to the main McColl Building that houses the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.