Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Board of Visitors

The business school’s Board of Visitors is a group of alumni, business leaders and community members that supports the school in many ways. 

Its primary role is to help with development, community involvement, academic support and strategic planning.

Board Members:




David J. Breen

Retired Partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

James Butts

Senior Vice President of Transportation

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

Terry Campbell

Regional Manager

Office of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

Matthew K. Casey

Partner Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Kathleen Donald


Anthony P. Frabotta

Chairman and CEO

UHY Advisors MI, Inc.

Richard Gabrys


Mears Investments, LLC

Paul A. Glantz

President and CEO

Proctor Financial, Inc.

Michael F. Grisdela

Vice President- Finance

St. Joseph Mercy Health System-West Market

Paul Gualtieri

Executive Vice President

Paramount Marketing Group

Meagan Hardcastle

Managing Partner

Harmon Partners

Timothy J. Heffron

V.P. Human Resources and CIO

Meritor, Inc.

Paul G. Irwin

Senior Vice President – National Sales Manager, Commercial Real Estate

Fifth Third Bank

Kevin Jappaya


KJ Commercial Real Estate Advisors

George G. Johnson

Managing Director

George Johnson & Company

Austin A. Kanter


Kanter and Associates

John Kolon

Executive Vice President

Simons Michelson Zieve, Inc.

Dave M. Leone

Executive Chief Engineer

General Motors

Kaustubh Mahajan

Manager – Enterprise Database Engineering

Ford Motor Company

Florine Mark

President and CEO

The WW Group, Inc.

Alyssa Martina

President and Publisher

Metro Parent

Katie Maple McBride

Executive Director, Communications

General Motors

Susan T. Mosey


Midtown Detroit, Inc.

Thomas Nantais

Chief Operating Officer

Henry Ford Medical Group

Peter Oleksiak

Senior Vice President and CFO

DTE Energy

Wes Pandoff

Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller

RML Automotive

Bruce H. Shapiro

Group Managing Partner

Plante Moran

Matthew J. Simoncini

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lear Corporation

Keith Sirois

Chief Executive Officer

Big Boy Restaurants International

Stephen Strome

Executive In Residence

Wayne State University School of Business Administration

Jane Sydlowski


AMI Strategies

Susan Telang

Senior V.P.  and CFO


Lorna Utley

President and CEO

Goodwill Industries Detroit

Neal Zalenko

Owner and Investor

Zalenko & Associates