School of Business & Economics

Advisory Council


The purpose of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) is to help advise the School of Business & Economics to maintain the relevance and currency of its business curriculum in light of regional economic development needs. The BAC supports and helps to advance the School’s mission, vision, strategic plans, and long-range objectives.

The Business Advisory Council meets four times a year (twice during Fall Semester, and twice during Spring Semester).

Council Members

Name Title/Organization
Randy Baker General Manager, Richmond Power & Light
Tim Crammer Vice President of Services, Henny Penny
Todd Duke ('03) Director of Information Technology,IU East
Michael Elorreaga Personal and Commercial Lines Agent, VanVleet Insurance
Robin Henry Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Assistant to the President, West End Bank
Jeff Jackson CPA/PFS, CFP, Brady Ware & Company
Ron Oler Dean, Division of Business & Public Services / Professor and Department Chair, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Richmond
Jan Parker (‘13) U.S. Benefits Manager, Belden
Kim Poinsett Vice President of Community Relations, First Bank Richmond
Amy Powell (‘03) Medical Staff Recruiter, Reid Health
Dan Printz (‘15) Marketing Specialist, Reid Health
Roger Richert Owner, Richmond Furniture Gallery
Jason Troutwine (‘01) Vice Chancellor for the Office of External Affairs, IU East
Jim Summers IU East Executive Director, Administration and Finance; Adjunct Faculty – Finance
Melissa Vance President and CEO, Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce

IU East alumni are identified by having a graduation year after their name.

School of Business Advisory Board

The IU East School of Business and Economics held the inaugural meeting of its Business Advisory Council including members (from left to right) Robert Mulligan, Rob Tidrow, Robin Henry, Todd Duke, Roger Richert, Ron Oler, Michael Elorreaga, Jeff Jackson, Jan Parker, and Phil D'Amico.


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