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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

Current Council Members

KAC Chair: Cynthia Meng ’98 MBA


  • Herbert H. Allen, Jr. ’98 MBA
    VP, Executive Coach and Senior Executive Consultant, Robertson Lowstuter Inc
    Chicago, IL
  • Gillray Cadet ’06 MBA
    Chief Finance Officer, Phoenix Motorcars
    New York, NY | Ontario, CA
  • Rasháanda Cook ’99 MBA
    Fouder & Principal, Brave Path Consulting & Coaching, LLC
    Chicago, IL
  • Santiago Garavito ’12 MBA
    Managing Director, Evercore
    Houston, TX
  • Andrea Gouw ’07 MBA
    Senior Director, Seller Success & Operations, eBay
    Palo Alto, CA
  • George Graffy ’89 MBA
    President, Smart Circle International
    Dallas, TX
  • Katy Hansell ’89 MBA
    Founder and CEO, Katy Hansell Career Strategies
    Winnetka, IL
  • Nancy Hill ’90 MBA
    Chief Product Officer, AltPep Corporation
    Mercer Island, WA
  • Virl Hill ’86, ’90 MBA
    Head of Worldwide Business Development & Strategy, Media & Entertainment, Microsoft
    Mercer Island, WA
  • Mark Howard ’98 MBA
    Founder and Principal, Momentum Wealth Strategies
    Richardson, TX
  • Sarah Jaffe ’93 MBA
    Senior Director, KOR Strategies
    New York, NY
  • Matt James ’01, ’08 MBA
    Chief Operating Officer, FirstKey Homes
    Chicago, IL
  • Darpan Kapadia ’00 MBA
    Chief Operating Officer, LS Power
    New York, NY
  • Brian Lessig ’99 MBA
    Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management
    New York, NY
  • Kerri Lin ’11 MBA
    President, KHL Consulting Services LLC
    Chicago, IL
  • Lisa Mar ’87, ’94 MBA
    Managing Director, The Artemis Partnership
    Central, Hong Kong
  • Laura McKee ’94 MBA
    Co-Founder/COO, Hucu.ai
    Chicago, IL
  • Brian Myers ’04 MBA
    Founder, CEO and Cheerleader, CURVEJUPMER®
    Moraga, CA
  • Vic O’Brien ’87 MBA
    Principal, Navistrate, LLC
    Greenwich, CT
  • Fatima Penrose ’90 MBA
    Senior Managing Director and Director of HR Wellington Management
    Boston, MA
  • Don Porth, III ’94 MBA
    Director of Finance Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, Amazon
    Seattle, WA
  • Steve Schiffman ’89 MBA
    CEO, High Growth Companies
    Washington, DC
  • Lori Roth Schnadig ’90 MBA
    Senior Managing Director, Ashley Capital Inc
    New York, NY
  • Elizabeth Schuster ’10 MBA
    President, Regina Dominican High School
    Chicago, IL
  • Jacob Shapiro ’15 MBA
    President, Karlov Street Capital
    Chicago, IL
  • Sanjay Shroff ’85 MBA
    Director, Samrick India Private Limited
    Bangalore, India
  • Martha Wofford ’01 MBA
    President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    Rhode Island

Pete Henderson Society Partners

  • David Spitulnik ’80 MBA
    Managing Partner
    Spitulnik Advisors
    Evanston, IL
  • Gerald Cohen ’79 MBA
    Founder, SSG Development and President
    SF Properties
    Boston, MA
  • Laura Hollister ’00 MBA
    Practice Director, Change Management & Implementation
    Bain & Company
    Boston, MA