GIM Advisors are an integral part of the GIM experience. The majority of GIM Advisors are full-time, senior Kellogg administrators who have personal or professional experience related to the region of study and welcome the opportunity to work as partners with the Kellogg student community outside their normal roles at the school. As such, the GIM advisors support GIM student leaders during fall and winter quarters as they plan the in-country experience. They will continue to support the leaders and class by traveling with the students over spring break and serving as the head of the GIM delegation in-country.
The 2012 – 2013 GIM Advisors:
Sheila Duran has headed Kellogg Case Publishing since its inception in 2003. The Case Collection contains more than three hundred cases, and the office supports faculty case research; case writing, formatting, and editing; and distribution through Harvard Business Publishing. Prior to launching the Kellogg Case Collection, she was Marketing Director for Executive Education at the James Allen Center. In that capacity, she oversaw Kellogg’s international education tradeshow presence in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain. Sheila serves on the operations and editorial boards of Kellogg INSIGHT, an online publication focused on faculty research. She has advised GIM classes studying Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Singapore, Russia, Turkey, UAE, and Vietnam.
Sheila holds a BA degree in Humanities from Brigham Young University and an MA in Humanities (Architecture History) from the University of Chicago. She also completed the Kellogg Management Institute general management certificate program in 2004. She is married, and her husband, Rick, heads an international real estate development firm. They have four children. She has traveled to 38 countries, but does not come near the record in the family.
Carla Edelston is a Senior Associate Director in the Kellogg Career Management Center where she coaches students on all aspects of the job search process. Carla also serves as the point person on international student issues and is the primary contact for all international clubs including the Emerging Markets, European Business, Asian Management, Latin American, Africa Business, Chinese Business and India Business Clubs. She has been a leader on a cross-departmental international student task force which collaborates to improve the international student experience at Kellogg.
She has been on 3 GIM trips, Brazil/Chile, China and Eastern Europe.
For over 12 years, she has been the primary liaison to the 30 consulting firms that recruit at Kellogg. She also works closely with both the full-time and the part-time Consulting Clubs.
She was a board member of the MBA Career Services Council for 5 years and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Prior to Kellogg, Carla worked in research at a boutique marketing consulting firm, Karl Hellman and Associates.
Ann Kolb has worked as the Electronic Media Manager for Kellogg Executive Education since 2004. In this capacity, she manages a small technology team supporting the communication needs of the Executive MBA program and Executive programs Her team is responsible for the design and maintenance of the internal and external web sites, database management and online communications for EMBA students and executive education participants. Ann serves as inter-departmental liaison with the KIS group and MarComm group on the development of Kellogg's web presence and interactive strategies. She is very proud to have survived three system upgrades in the past 2 years.
Prior to working at Kellogg, Ann spent over 10 years working with a number of technology companies where her primary focus was building educational software. She was Creative Director at Cognitive Arts and Managing Partner at Lake Point Interactive. Ann holds a BFA degree from Loyola University and an MFA from the University of Illinois in interface design and computer animation. In 2011, she traveled with the GIM China group and is looking forward to another GIM class in 2013.
Adnan Rukieh, KSM ’85, joined Kellogg's Career Management Center (CMC) as Director of Career Services for the Executive MBA and Part-Time MBA Programs in 2010. In this newly-created role he is responsible for developing and launching strategic initiatives to meet the needs of nearly 1500 students across both degree programs. He is also responsible for leading a team of career coaches for both MBA degree programs. Adnan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about roles in organizations and how to manage one’s career for the long-term both internally and externally.
Adnan started his post-MBA career in the CPG industry spending nearly 8 years in traditional CPG brand management with marketing roles at Kraft and Keebler; he then transitioned into healthcare first leading marketing and strategy for Ingalls Health System then strategy consulting for senior-level healthcare clients including large academic hospitals, GE, and Abbott among others while in a executive role with The Mercator Group.
Immediately prior to joining Kellogg's CMC he was Vice President with the boutique executive search firm, The O’Connell Group, which focuses on marketing and consumer insight roles. Before returning to Kellogg for his MBA, Adnan worked at Lockheed supporting NASA’s Space Shuttle program after receiving his BS in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Michigan.
Kalpana Waikar (’06) is the 2013 GIM India trip leader.
Kalpana is currently Kellogg’s Academic Advisor, serving all 2Y and 1Y students on the Evanston campus. Before joining Kellogg, Kalpana worked for almost 10 years in healthcare sales and advertising. She also launched and ran BlossomKids, a venture that partnered with corporations and other organizations to offer children’s enrichment classes.
Raised in the US, Kalpana was born in India and has spent significant time there. She speaks conversational Hindi and has deep knowledge of Indian culture and cuisine.
Wendy Metter is the Associate Director of Student Life. She works with students and student groups helping them to strategize and plan large student events including CIM, Kellogg Cares, Grad Week and works with the JV community. She serves as a liaison and connector to the Evanston and Chicago communities for volunteer engagement for both students and JV’s. She also coaches JV’s on their job search and/or engagement inside and outside the Kellogg community.
Wendy has been at Kellogg for many years and has a broad network of Kellogg alums and others around the world.
Her previous GIM trip was South America: Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
Prior to Kellogg, Wendy worked in HR primarily in a recruiting capacity. In her earlier career she worked as a clinical social worker.
Alex Schultes, joined Kellogg’s Miami Campus as Assistant Director of Operations in summer 2012. In this capacity, he manages the staff and facilities supporting the Executive MBA program and Executive Education programs.
Before joining Kellogg, he spent six years at neighboring University of Miami. As an admissions officer at both the undergraduate and graduate level, he implemented strategic enrollment management plans as well as worked with students from across the United States and Canada. Complementing his day job, Schultes also served as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Over the course of four years, he created a nationally ranked program and was twice recognized as a coach and faculty advisor of the year.
He is a former corporate sponsored lobbyist for both the U. S. Congress and U. S. Senate and international sales consultant having worked in a myriad of global entrepreneurial settings. Schultes holds a B.A. in international relations from Brown University and a M.A. in international administration from the University of Miami.