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.
NAC Reception – Thursday, April 15th
NAC Business Meeting – Friday, April 16th
NAC Reception – Thursday, September 23rd
NAC Business Meeting – Friday, September 24th
NAC members may RSVP for the events by contacting Jordyn Ortega at 316-978-3838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gerald T. Aaron
Retired, Lone Star Steakhouse/Saloon, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Paul S. Allen
CEO Allen Gibbs & Houlik, LLC
Pamela Clancy Ammar
Owner, Security Holdings LLC
Ronald L. Baldwin
Donald L. Barry
RW Baird, Managing Director - Investments
Craig W. Barton
Olympia Partners LLC, Managing General Partner
Barbara J. Bassi
Newport Coast, CA
President, Fidelity Bank
M. Clark Bastian
CEO/Chairman, Fidelity Bank
Martin W. Bauer
Partner, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP
Fred F. Berry, Jr.
Chairman, Berry Companies, Inc.
President, Bedford Lodging
Managing Partner, Bothner & Bradley Inc.
Susayn C. Brandes
President and CEO, Great Plains Ventures
Kevin G. Brown
President, T & E Oil Company
Timothy W. Buckley
Michael C. Burrus
President-Owner/Realtor, Carnahan Group
Wayne E. Chambers
Stephen L. Clark
President, Clark Investment Group
Teresa R. Craig
Director of Client Strategy for Netsmart
William C. Cohen, Jr.
CEO, Insurance Management Assoc., Inc.
Teresa R. Craig
Director, Client Strategy for Netsmart
Jeff P. DeGraffenreid
Attorney, Foulston Siefkin, LLP
Catherine A. DeSocio
Co-Owner, Joma Bowling Company
Thomas R. Devlin, Sr.
President & Chairman, Devlin Enterprises (emeritus member)
CFO, Midwest Drywall Co., Inc.
Executive Director and CEO, Pasadena Tournament of Roses
Los Angeles, CA
Kimberly N. Ernzen
Vice President, Naval Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Junetta M. Everett
VP of Professional Relations, Delta Dental of Kansas
Clinton J. Everton
Gary A. Farha
President & CEO, Customer First Renewables
Edward L. Field
Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
South Pasadena, CA
Robert A. Geist
Owner & Chairman of the Board, RAGE, Inc. (emeritus member)
Sonia R. Greteman
CEO and Creative Director, Greteman Group
Curtis D. Gridley
Co-Founder, Groover Labs
Senior Vice President of Minerals, Koch Industries
Carolyn M. Harrison
Retired, Westar Energy
1981, 1985, 1994
Deborah G. Haynes
Shelli A. Herman
President & CEO, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Ronald W. Holt
Retired, Asst. Sedgwick County Manager
Vice President and Chief Engineer Operations, Spirit AeroSystems
James E. Hull
Vice President, Sales, Workplace Solutions
Michael A. James
U.S. Chairman, Bio Products Laboratories
Joseph A. Johnson
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey
Elizabeth H. King
President & CEO, Wichita State University Foundation
Thomas Kirk, III
Senior Managing Director, Wealth Advisor, 6 Meridian
CEO, Foley Equipment Company
Kansas City, MO
Jacqueline M. Kouri
Managing Partner & Principle, Deloitte
Sandy Springs, GA
Orthopedic Surgeon, Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Paul M. Longsworth
VP for International Environmental, Fluor Corporation
John R. Lovitt
CEO, Pattern Insight
Stephanie D. Luetters
Leon H. Lungwitz
Co-owner, The Print Source, Inc.
Craig H. Macy
Attorney, Fennemore Craig
President & Owner, Madrigal & Associates, Inc.
Dale E. Maltbie
Retired President & CEO, Professional Engineering Consultants
President, CFO and co-founder, Cybertron, Inc.
Howard N. Marcus
Chairman, Marcus Food Company
President & CEO, WSU Alumni Association (ex-officio member)
COO, iSi Environmental Services
Jane C. McHugh
CPA & Partner- Retired, BKD, LLP
M. D. Michaelis
Chairman of the Board, Emprise Bank
William B. Moore
Retired, Westar Energy Inc.
Director, Finance and Accounting, Hickory Street Capital
John R. Morse
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, LodgeWorks, L.P.
Senior VP of Sales for Northeast Asia, Boeing
Eric S. Namee
Managing Partner, Hinkle Law Firm, LLC
CEO, Yingling Aircraft, Inc.
Pamela S. Palmer
Owner and Physical Therapist, Palmer Physical Therapy
Marilyn B. Pauly
Vice Chairman, Commerce Bank
Dan C. Peare
Estate Planning Attorney, Hinkle Law Firm LLC
President, Shamrock Advisors
Vice President Product Management, Hayward Pool Products
Far Hills, NJ
Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems
Kenton T. Richards
Information Providers, Inc.
Baldwin City, KS
John L. Rolfe
Chief Development Officer, Kansas Leadership Center
Dennis L. Ross
M.D. Information Providers, Inc.
Senior Managing Director, IOG Capital
Donald D. Sbarra
Chairman, Sbarra Enterprises (emeritus member)
D. Bruce Schreck
Managing Partner, Schreck Financial Group LLC
Barry L. Schwan
President, House of Schwan
Shoko K. Sevart
Attorney & Partner, Sevart & Sevart - Attorneys at Law
Christopher S. Shank
Account Executive, USI Insurance Services, LLC
Kenneth F. Shannon
President & CEO, Metal-Fab, Inc.
Robert E. Shields
Partner, Doffermyre, Shields, Canfield, Knowles & Devine
JoAnn C. Skillett
Bella Vista, AR
Mitchell W. Slape
Chief Executive & Executive Director, Massmart Group
President, Intrust Bank of Wichita
Owner, Marni Vliet Strategy
John H. Tatlock
Attorney, Epstein Patierno LLp
Superintendent, Wichita Public Schools
Margaret M. Topping
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Textron Aviation
Mark G. Torline
Director WSU Center for Entrepreneurship
Jeffrey L. Turner
Retired President/CEO, Spirit AeroSystems
John L. Tush
Co-owner, CertTech LLC
Ralph F. Vautravers
Retired Founder, Rand Graphics, Inc.
CEO, Piping & Equipment Co. Inc.
Boeing Distribution Services
Tim J. Watt
Neurological Surgeon, Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine
Rapid City, SD
Bob M. White
Founder, The White Foundation
Sheryl L. Wohlford
President & Co-Owner, Automation-Plus Inc.
J. Robert Young
Chairman of the Board & CEO, Alpine Banks of Colorado
Glenwood Springs, CO
T. Michael Young
Managing Partner, The CapStreet Group
Gene H. Zaid
CEO, Genzada Pharmaceuticals, LLC
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.