Advisory Council

Members of the College of Business Advisory Council bring their own industry knowledge and work experience so that business programs at St. Ambrose thrive, grow, and inspire our students.

Council members also advise business programs and faculty in their delivery of relevant curriculum and high-impact experiences. This collaboration creates a direct connection between faculty and alumni working in a variety of business sectors.

Council Members

shane jones

Shane Jones '05
Founding Member, Sales Recruiter, Fooda


Dick Kleine '13
Past Chair; Retired, John Deere

doug palmerDoug Palmer '98
President, Tri-City Electric

carolCarol Reynolds '19, Chair
VP, Human Resources and Communications, Kent Corporation

paul rousePaul Rouse '04
President, Rouse Consulting Group

John RuhlJohn Ruhl '91
President, Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial Co.

sandersDoug Sanders '89
President and CEO, F&M Bank

andreaAndrea Walters '09
Marketing Automation Specialist, SAP Ariba


Cathie Whiteside '93
Past chair; Retired-Consultant

Members Not Pictured

Eric Beckman '06, Vice-Chair
VP, Senior Controller, Central Bancshares, Inc.

Steve Otto '91
Senior Vice President, National Sales
Manager - Federated Securities Corp.

Don Courtright '99
Business Development and Client Service, William Blair & Co.

Cyndi Papp Carrington '86
Team Manager, State Farm Insurance

Marie Ziegler '78
Past Chair, COB
Vice President (Retired), Deere and Co.

Jake O'Rourke '14
Vice President, O'Rourke Sales Company

Greg Hass '95
CEO, Valley Construction


Maritza Espina, PhD, Dean

College of Business
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