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Executives on Campus

Greg Chagaris guest lectures as part of Executives on Campus
Greg Chagaris (Co-Founder of Outsell, Inc.) guest lectures as part of Executives on Campus 2015

Every spring the Dean of the College of Business invites a group of our most successful alumni and friends to share their talents and knowledge with hundreds of our students in and out of the classroom. While faculty do an amazing job preparing students for real world challenges and professional opportunities, there is no replacement for hearing from CEOs, CPAs, and Corporate Directors about business concepts, case studies, and best practices for advancing up the career ladder. 

The visiting alumni and friends are each asked to lecture and facilitate discussions in two separate classes that happen on the date of Executives on Campus. These courses are selected based on the expertise areas of the visitors and the needs of the instructors. Students will be given ample time to ask questions and have an open exchange, because some of the best learning happens through conversation with trusted mentors.  

2018 Roster

Visiting Expert Title & Company
Ibrahem Al-Haidari '02             CTO/Partner, Alforqan National Trading Co.; Board Member/Investor, Rooam
Wa'il Ashshowwaf '01 CEO & Cofounder, Stuck in the Sand; CEO & Cofounder, Reyets
Erik Axton '90

Vice President of Delivery & Operations, Method360

John DiMichele '05 San Francisco Bay Area Sales Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management 
Rob Donoho '84 Vice President for Supply Chain & Quality, E&J Gallo Winery
Steve Faggiolly '97 Managing Director for Northern California & Founding Partner, Strategic Retirement Partners 
Dave Filomeo '78 Principal, Sagacity Consulting; VP of Total Rewards & Performance Management, Lockheed Martin (retired)
Larry Geweke '73 President & CEO, Larry Geweke Auto Group
Andy Jacobs '74 Partner, The Source Alliance; West Region Sales & Business Development, TekniPlex
Liz Martin '85 Senior Director for Global Partner & SME Marketing Innovation, SAP
Tim Merrifield '89 Senior Director for M&A Integration, Coupa Software
Tracy Neal '94 President, CEO & Founder, CPG Data
Ryan Rainbolt '95 Senior Vice President & Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management/Bank of America Corporation
Jason Walker '93

Vice President of Sales, GPS Insight

Andy Wallace '87 CFO & COO, Wallace-Kuhl & Associates
Jim Wells '74 Director of Risk Management, Sequoia Consulting Group
Todd White '00 Managing Director for Northern California & Founding Partner, Strategic Retirement Partners

Features of the Day

While the event has student learning at its core, it also is designed to grow the faculty’s professional network, maximize alumni relationship building, and deepen the connection between business needs and ongoing programmatic development. Plus, the experience is designed to be fun. The agenda for visiting professionals can include some or all of following elements:

  • Lectures and exchanges in two separate classes
  • Lounge with refreshments to connect with fellow "Executives on Campus” and take a break
  • Campus tour
  • Student event participation opportunities
  • Luncheon with the College of Business Dean Judith Hennessey

Alumni who are interested in participating in future Executives on Campus events should contact the College of Business Development Officer, Ben Witt.