Photo of Stuart student standing outside of Hermann Hall

Board of Advisors

The Stuart School of Business Board of Advisors offers vital perspectives on aligning the school’s research programs, educational goals, and professional and development activities with the needs of the business community. Board members are an invaluable resource in the efforts to strengthen the curricula, expand faculty linkages to the business community, enrich the student learning experience, develop financial resources, and assist with the advancement activities of Stuart.

(For reference: A—Alumnus; T—Illinois Tech Trustee)

Michael Palumbo (A, T), Chair

Founder and Chairman, MJP Capital

Kumar Abhijeet (A)

Vice President, Global Sales, Ocient

Parth D. Amin, CFA (A)

Founder and chairman, SLK Software Services Pvt. Ltd

Patrick Bourbon, CFA (A)

Founder, Bourbon Financial Management

John P. Calamos Sr. (A, T)

Founder, chairman, CEO, and co-CIO, Calamos Investments

Frank M. Clark III (A, T)

Managing partner, Centurion Enterprises Group

James H. Colon

Retired vice president of product communications, North America, Toyota

Tony Culley-Foster

Founder and president, CFCO International

Hazem Dawani (A)

CEO, Predata

Dan Ephraim (A, T)

President, Modern Process Equipment Corporation

Kurt Estes

Director, Sikich Investment Banking

Alvin L. Gorman (T)

Chairman, Power Construction Company, LLC

Jon Gorman

Senior vice president, Power Construction Company, LLC

Arlene Harris

CEO, Dyna, LLC

James Hill Jr. (T)

Retired partner, Mitchell & Titus LLP

Jim Holden

Founder and chairman, Holden International

Norbert O. Kaiser (A, T)

Retired chairman, KPIG, Inc.

John K. Kerin Jr. (A)

Past chief executive officer and president, Chicago Stock Exchange

Lerry Knox (A)

CEO and managing member, Unplugged Capital, LLC

Christopher C. Melvin, Jr.

Founder, Melvin & Company LLC

Rosemarie Mitchell (T)

Retired CEO, ABS Associates, Inc.

Patricia Turnbull

President and COO, Workplace IQX

Honorary Board Membership

Ellen Costello

President and CEO, Harris Financial Corp.

Terrence A. Duffy

Executive chairman, CME Group

James Reynolds Jr., CFA

Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital Markets

Stuart School of Business

565 West Adams Street | 4th Floor | Chicago, IL | 60661