The Grainger Center has deep ties to industry. Our extensive network of corporate partners provides real-world perspective that enhances the curriculum and applied learning program, and provides invaluable career guidance to students.

The Executive Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives at leading firms renowned for supply chain management excellence. The Alumni Advisory Board is composed of early- and mid-career Grainger Center alumni from the BBA and MBA programs.

Throughout the year, board members provide guidance and recruiting opportunities and participate in numerous development activities. Students interact with board members during their job search, at speaker events, and at the annual meeting.

Executive Advisory Board

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Samy Affo

Samy Affo

Senior Planning Analyst
Intel Corporation

Saskia Burmeister

Saskia Burmeister

Global Supply Manager
Apple Inc

Alex Chaet

Alex Chaet

Analyst
Reddy Ice

Mark Dyer

Mark Dyer

Director of Supply Chain Operations and Global Planning
Cisco

Justin Goninen

Justin Goninen

Manager of Supply Chain Network Optimization
Kohl's

Gloria Guo

Gloria Guo

Director of Global Supply Chain
Mars Wrigley

Thushan Hemachandra

Thushan Hemachandra

Global Product Manager
Rexnord

Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes

Accelerated Leadership Program
GE Transportation

J.R. Petnkeu

J.R. Petnkeu

Lincoln Operations Specialist
Ford Motor Company

Yulie Qiao

Yulie Qiao

Marketing Execution Coordinator
BP

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Associate Supply Chain Manager
PepsiCo

Vishnu Tadepalli

Vishnu Tadepalli

Global Program Manager, Procurement and Blockchain Solutions
IBM

Joren Thompson

Joren Thompson

Logistics Supervisor
Lam Research

Corey Wilhelm

Corey Wilhelm

Procurement Manager
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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Alumni Advisory Board

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Samy Affo

Samy Affo

Senior Planning Analyst
Intel Corporation

Saskia Burmeister

Saskia Burmeister

Global Supply Manager
Apple Inc

Alex Chaet

Alex Chaet

Analyst
Reddy Ice

Mark Dyer

Mark Dyer

Director of Supply Chain Operations and Global Planning
Cisco

Justin Goninen

Justin Goninen

Manager of Supply Chain Network Optimization
Kohl's

Gloria Guo

Gloria Guo

Director of Global Supply Chain
Mars Wrigley

Thushan Hemachandra

Thushan Hemachandra

Global Product Manager
Rexnord

Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes

Accelerated Leadership Program
GE Transportation

J.R. Petnkeu

J.R. Petnkeu

Lincoln Operations Specialist
Ford Motor Company

Yulie Qiao

Yulie Qiao

Marketing Execution Coordinator
BP

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Associate Supply Chain Manager
PepsiCo

Vishnu Tadepalli

Vishnu Tadepalli

Global Program Manager, Procurement and Blockchain Solutions
IBM

Joren Thompson

Joren Thompson

Logistics Supervisor
Lam Research

Corey Wilhelm

Corey Wilhelm

Procurement Manager
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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