National Advisory Council

Dedicated to promoting the interests of Wichita State University ยป

National Advisory Council

Dedicated to promoting the interests of Wichita State University

Leaders make up our loyal members

The National Advisory Council (NAC) consists of about 115 highly respected alumni and friends. Members in this volunteer organization are dedicated to promoting the interests of Wichita State University and the WSU Foundation. The NAC meets twice a year, in April and September. More than one-third (36 percent) of our members live outside of the greater Wichita area.

Kim and Tim Watt

Kim and Tim Watt

National Advisory Council mixer at Wichita State's Corbin Hall

National Advisory Council mixer at Wichita State's Corbin Hall.

Cindy and John Carnahan

Cindy and John Carnahan

Debbie Haynes, Chair Board of Directors presents at the National Advisory Council business meeting

Debbie Haynes, FY 19-20 Board of Directors chair, presiding over an NAC meeting.

2020 NAC events

The NAC fall business meeting is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

New member orientation

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 24
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: Angle Conference Room in Woodman Alumni Center

NAC business meeting

  • Date: Friday, Sept. 25
  • Time: 7:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Location: Rhatigan Student Center

NAC members may RSVP for the events by contacting Jordyn Ortega at 316-978-3838 or jordyn.ortega@wichita.edu.

  • NAC Members

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    Gerald T. Aaron

    Retired, Lone Star Steakhouse/Saloon, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1963

    Julie-Ellen Acosta

    Retired

    St. Louis, MO

    1980, 1984

    Paul S. Allen

    CEO Allen Gibbs & Houlik, LLC

    Wichita, KS

    1970

    Pamela Clancy Ammar

    Attorney

    Wichita, KS

    1980

    Bill Ard

    Owner, Security Holdings LLC

    Wichita, KS

    1964

    Ronald L. Baldwin

    Retired

    Scottsdale, AZ

    1975

    Donald L. Barry

    RW Baird, Managing Director - Investments

    Wichita, KS

    1988

    Craig W. Barton

    Olympia Partners LLC, Managing General Partner

    Wichita, KS

    1983

    Barbara J. Bassi

    Community Volunteer

    Newport Coast, CA

    1972

    Aaron Bastian

    President, Fidelity Bank

    Wichita, KS

    M. Clark Bastian

    CEO/Chairman, Fidelity Bank

    Wichita, KS

    1975

    Martin W. Bauer

    Partner, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP

    Wichita, KS

    Fred F. Berry, Jr.

    Chairman, Berry Companies, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    Jeff Blackman

    President, Bedford Lodging

    Dallas, TX

    1991, 1995

    Tami Bradley

    Managing Partner, Bothner & Bradley Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1994, 1998

    Susayn C. Brandes

    President and CEO, Great Plains Ventures

    Wichita, KS

    1981

    Kevin G. Brown

    President, T & E Oil Company

    Hutchinson, KS

    1982

    Quincalee Brown

    Retired

    McLean, VA

    1961

    Timothy W. Buckley

    Retired

    Austin, TX

    1971

    Michael C. Burrus

    Retired

    Wichita, KS

    1977

    Cynthia Carnahan

    President-Owner/Realtor, Carnahan Group

    Wichita, KS

    1973

    Wayne E. Chambers

    Retired

    Wichita, KS

    1971, 1979

    Stephen L. Clark

    President, Clark Investment Group

    Wichita, KS

    1965

    William C. Cohen, Jr.

    CEO, Insurance Management Assoc., Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    Teresa R. Craig

    Director, Client Strategy for Netsmart

    Dunedin, FL

    1975

    Jeff P. DeGraffenreid

    Attorney, Foulston Siefkin, LLP

    Sedgwick, KS

    1988

    Catherine A. DeSocio

    Co-Owner, Joma Bowling Company

    Wichita, KS

    1981

    Thomas R. Devlin, Sr.

    President & Chairman, Devlin Enterprises (emeritus member)

    Wichita, KS

    Denis Dieker

    CFO, Midwest Drywall Co., Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1977, 1980

    David Eads

    Executive Director and CEO, Pasadena Tournament of Roses

    Los Angeles, CA

    1984,1986

    Kimberly N. Ernzen

    Vice President, Naval Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense

    Tuscon, AZ

    1979

    Junetta M. Everett

    VP of Professional Relations, Delta Dental of Kansas

    Wichita, KS

    1979

    Clinton J. Everton

    IT Consultant

    Scottsdale, AZ

    Brenda Farha

    Community Volunteer

    Wichita, KS

    Gary A. Farha

    President & CEO, Customer First Renewables

    Potomac, MD

    1979

    Edward L. Field

    Retired

    Topeka, KS

    1972

    Mark Finucane

    Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

    South Pasadena, CA

    1976

    Justus H. Fugate

    Chairman of the Board, Kansas Venture Capital, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1960,1962

    Robert A. Geist

    Owner & Chairman of the Board, RAGE, Inc. (emeritus member)

    Wichita, KS

    1964

    Jay Golden

    President, Wichita State University (ex-officio member)

    Wichita, KS

    Sonia R. Greteman

    CEO and Creative Director, Greteman Group

    Wichita, KS

    1982

    Curtis D. Gridley

    Co-Founder, Groover Labs

    Wichita, KS

    1980

    Joseph Hand

    Senior Vice President of Minerals, Koch Industries

    Wichita, KS

    1999

    Carolyn M. Harrison

    RN/Consultant

    Wichita, KS

    1980

    Kelly Harrison

    Retired, Westar Energy

    Lawrence, KS

    1981, 1985, 1994

    Deborah G. Haynes

    Retired Physician

    Wichita, KS

    1976

    Shelli A. Herman

    President & CEO, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc.

    Los Angeles, CA

    1988

    Jeri Hinkle

    Community Volunteer

    Wichita, KS

    Ronald W. Holt

    Retired, Asst. Sedgwick County Manager

    Wichita, KS

    1977

    Cindy Hoover

    Vice President and Chief Engineer Operations, Spirit AeroSystems

    Wichita, KS

    1990

    James E. Hull

    Vice President, Sales, Workplace Solutions

    Dallas, TX

    1983

    Michael A. James

    U.S. Chairman, Bio Products Laboratories

    Chicago, IL

    1971

    Joseph A. Johnson

    Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey

    Wichita, KS

    Elizabeth H. King

    President & CEO, Wichita State University Foundation

    Wichita, KS

    Thomas Kirk, III

    Senior Managing Director, Wealth Advisor, 6 Meridian

    Wichita, KS

    1982

    Ann Konecny

    CEO, Foley Equipment Company

    Kansas City, MO

    1991

    William Lappin

    Managing Partner & Principle, Deloitte

    Sandy Springs, GA

    1979, 1981

    Cameron Ledford

    Orthopedic Surgeon, Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery

    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

    2006

    Cheryl L. Lindeman

    Lindeman, ESQ.

    Solana Beach, CA

    1993

    Paul M. Longsworth

    VP for International Environmental, Fluor Corporation

    Arlington, VA

    1985

    John R. Lovitt

    CEO, Pattern Insight

    Pleasanton, CA

    1968

    Stephanie D. Luetters

    Community Volunteer

    Wichita, KS

    1992

    Leon H. Lungwitz

    Co-owner, The Print Source, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1970

    Craig H. Macy

    Attorney, Fennemore Craig

    Reno, NV

    1991

    Tony Madrigal

    President & Owner, Madrigal & Associates, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    Dale E. Maltbie

    Retired President & CEO, Professional Engineering Consultants

    Wichita, KS

    1969, 1972

    Shadi Marcos

    President, CFO and co-founder, Cybertron, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    2001

    Howard N. Marcus

    Chairman, Marcus Food Company

    Wichita, KS

    Courtney Marshall

    President & CEO, WSU Alumni Association (ex-officio member)

    Wichita, KS

    Karma Mason

    COO, iSi Environmental Services

    Maize, KS

    1977, 1984

    Jane C. McHugh

    CPA & Partner- Retired, BKD, LLP

    Wichita, KS

    1980

    M. D. Michaelis

    Chairman of the Board, Emprise Bank

    Wichita, KS

    William B. Moore

    Retired, Westar Energy Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1974

    Jennifer Morrow

    Director, Finance and Accounting, Hickory Street Capital

    Chicago, IL

    2001

    John R. Morse

    Senior Vice President & General Counsel, LodgeWorks, L.P.

    Sanibel, FL

    1972

    Ihssane Mounir

    Senior VP of Sales for Northeast Asia, Boeing

    Issaquah, WA

    1994, 1996

    Eric S. Namee

    Managing Partner, Hinkle Law Firm, LLC

    Wichita, KS

    1980

    Phillip R. Neff

    Retired

    Wichita, KS

    1964

    Lynn Nichols

    CEO, Yingling Aircraft, Inc.

    Andover, KS

    Pamela S. Palmer

    Owner and Physical Therapist, Palmer Physical Therapy

    Andover, KS

    1985

    Marilyn B. Pauly

    Vice Chairman, Commerce Bank

    Wichita, KS

    1972

    Dan C. Peare

    Estate Planning Attorney, Hinkle Law Firm LLC

    Wichita, KS

    1982, 1985

    Shawn Penner

    President, Shamrock Advisors

    Wichita, KS

    1992

    Kevin Potucek

    Vice President Product Management, Hayward Pool Products

    Far Hills, NJ

    1984

    Khalid Raza

    Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems

    Fremont, CA

    1992

    Kenton T. Richards

    Information Providers, Inc.

    Baldwin City, KS

    1986

    John L. Rolfe

    Chief Development Officer, Kansas Leadership Center

    Wichita, KS

    1985

    Dennis L. Ross

    M.D. Information Providers, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    Marc Rowland

    Senior Managing Director, IOG Capital

    Dallas, TX

    1975

    Donald D. Sbarra

    Chairman, Sbarra Enterprises (emeritus member)

    Wichita, KS

    D. Bruce Schreck

    Managing Partner, Schreck Financial Group LLC

    Wichita, KS

    1970

    Barry L. Schwan

    President, House of Schwan

    Wichita, KS

    Shoko K. Sevart

    Attorney & Partner, Sevart & Sevart - Attorneys at Law

    Wichita, KS

    Christopher S. Shank

    Account Executive, USI Insurance Services, LLC

    Wichita, KS

    1969

    Kenneth F. Shannon

    President & CEO, Metal-Fab, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1979

    Robert E. Shields

    Partner, Doffermyre, Shields, Canfield, Knowles & Devine

    Atlanta, GA

    1968

    JoAnn C. Skillett

    Retired Principal/Professor

    Bella Vista, AR

    1961, 1965

    Mitchell W. Slape

    Chief Executive & Executive Director, Massmart Group

    South Africa

    1989

    Jay Smith

    President, Intrust Bank of Wichita

    Wichita, KS

    1979

    Marni Stone

    Owner, Marni Vliet Strategy

    Wichita, KS

    1970, 1977

    John H. Tatlock

    Attorney, Epstein Patierno LLp

    Denver, CO

    1969

    Alicia Thompson

    Superintendent, Wichita Public Schools

    Wichita, KS

    2015

    Margaret M. Topping

    Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Textron Aviation

    Wichita, KS

    2000

    Mark G. Torline

    Director WSU Center for Entrepreneurship

    Wichita, KS

    1979

    Jeffrey L. Turner

    Retired President/CEO, Spirit AeroSystems

    Wichita, KS

    1973

    John L. Tush

    Co-owner, CertTech LLC

    Parkville, MO

    1988

    Ralph F. Vautravers

    Retired Founder, Rand Graphics, Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1952

    John Wadsworth

    CEO, Piping & Equipment Co. Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1979

    Joan Wagner

    Boeing Distribution Services

    Kechi, KS

    1999, 2004

    Tim J. Watt

    Neurological Surgeon, Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine

    Rapid City, SD

    1980

    Bob M. White

    Founder, The White Foundation

    Scottsdale, AZ

    1971, 1976

    Sheryl L. Wohlford

    President & Co-Owner, Automation-Plus Inc.

    Wichita, KS

    1982

    J. Robert Young

    Chairman of the Board & CEO, Alpine Banks of Colorado

    Glenwood Springs, CO

    1961

    T. Michael Young

    Managing Partner, The CapStreet Group

    Houston, TX

    1967

    Gene H. Zaid

    CEO, Genzada Pharmaceuticals, LLC

    Sterling, KS

    1977

Faculty Award is presented during the NAC spring meeting

At right: Each spring, the WSU Foundation honors one or more faculty members whose work helps build philanthropic support. Ward Jewell, right, professor of electrical engineering, received the award in 2019. Watch the video to learn more about his work.

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