Kellogg Alumni Council

Purpose and Vision

Established in 2008, the Kellogg Alumni Council (KAC) is a group of highly engaged and accomplished alumni who serve as Kellogg ambassadors in the marketplace. Council members conduct peer-to-peer outreach in a variety of areas to support Kellogg’s goals and standing as a premier business school. The Council serves in partnership with and at the direction of the leadership of Kellogg Alumni Relations and Development.

KAC members actively:

  • Engage in peer-to-peer outreach throughout the year in support of the priorities and strategies of the school
  • Provide alumni insights and feedback upon request in order to advance plans and priorities of Kellogg
  • Serve as ambassadors for Kellogg in their local and industry communities

2020 - 2021 | Kellogg Alumni Council

KAC Chair, Chip Bailey ’87
Founder and Managing Member, Mandeville Advisors, LLC
Los Angeles, CA 

KAC Chair-Elect, Cynthia Meng '98
Partner, Brunswick Group
Beijing/Hong Kong, China 

Current Council Members

  • Bert Allen ’98
    VP, Executive Coach and Senior Executive Consultant, Robertson Lowstuter Inc
    Chicago, IL
  • Carolyn Amato ’06
    VP, US Sales – Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies, Edwards Lifesciences
    New York, NY
  • Jim Beckemeyer ’95
    Senior Director, Strategy Implementation, Kaiser Permanente
    Walnut Creek, CA 
  • Gillray Cadet ’06
    Chief Finance Officer, Phoenix Motorcars
    New York, NY | Ontario, CA
  • Rasháanda Cook ’99
    Fouder & Principal, Brave Path Consulting & Coaching, LLC
    Chicago, IL
  • Natasha Deckmann ’03
    Chief Operating Officer & Chief Clinical Officer, SecureSeniorConnections
    New York, NY
  • Santiago Garavito ’12

    Managing Director, Evercore

    Houston, TX

  • Andrea Gouw ’07
    Senior Director, Seller Success & Operations, eBay
    Palo Alto, CA
  • George Graffy ’89
    President, Smart Circle International
    Dallas, TX
  • Katy Hansell ’89

    Founder and CEO, Katy Hansell Career Strategies

    Winnetka, IL 

  • Virl Hill ’90
    Head of Worldwide Business Development & Strategy, Media & Entertainment, Microsoft
    Mercer Island, WA
  • Nancy Hill ’90
    Chief Product Officer, AltPep Corporation
    Mercer Island, WA
  • Mark Howard ’98

    Founder and Principal, Momentum Wealth Strategies

    Richardson, TX

  • Sarah Jaffe ’93
    Senior Director, KOR Strategies
    New York, NY
  • Matt James WCAS ’01 KSM ’08
    Chief Operating Officer, FirstKey Homes
    Chicago, IL
  • Darpan Kapadia ’00 
    Chief Operating Officer, LS Power
    New York, NY
  • Brian Lessig ’99
    Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management
    New York, NY
  • Kerri Lin ’11
    President, KHL Consulting Services LLC
    Chicago, IL
  • Lisa Mar MDL ’87 KSM ’94
    Managing Director, The Artemis Partnership
    Central, Hong Kong
  • Laura Mckee ’94
    Chicago, IL
  • Brian Myers ’04
    Founder, CEO and Cheerleader, CURVEJUPMER®
    Moraga, CA
  • Vic O’Brien ’87
    Principal, Navistrate, LLC
    Greenwich, CT
  • Sean O’Scannlain ’90
    President & CEO, Fortune Fish & Gourmet
    Bensenville, IL
  • Federico Papa ’00
    Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Treasurer, American Tower
    Wellesley Hills, MA
  • Fatima Penrose ’90
    Senior Managing Director and Director of HR Wellington Management
    Boston, MA
  • Don Porth III ’94
    Director of Finance Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, Amazon
    Seattle, WA
  • Shontra Powell ’16
    Co-Founder Entrepreneur and Podcast Host, Red Zone Fleet Services | Proven Not Perfect ™️
    Naples, FL
  • Steve Schiffman ’89
    CEO, High Growth Companies
    Washington, DC
  • Lori Roth Schnadig ’90

    Senior Managing Director, Ashley Capital Inc

    New York, NY

  • Elizabeth Schuster ’10
    President, Regina Dominican High School
    Chicago, IL
  • Jacob Shapiro ’15
    President, Karlov Street Capital
    Chicago, IL
  • Sanjay Shroff ’85
    Director, Samrick India Private Limited
    Bangalore, India
  • Susie Silver ’94
    President, Argentum Strategy Group
    Chicago, IL
  • Noga Villalon ’87
    Principal & Co-owner, ISRAMEX
    Winnetka, IL
  • Tanya Walker ’13
    Director, Brand Marketing, Everly Health
    Houston, TX
  • Martha Wofford ’01
    President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    Rhode Island

Pete Henderson Society Partners

  • PHS President
    David Spitulnik ’80

    Managing Partner, Spitulnik Advisors
    Evanston, IL
  • Gerald “Jerry” Cohen ’79
    Founder, SSG Development and President, SF Properties
    Boston, MA
  • Laura Hollister ’00
    Practice Director, Change Management & Implementation, Bain & Company
    Boston, MA



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