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National Council of Advisors

The Foster College of Business’ National Council of Advisors is comprised of business professionals who provide guidance, strategic input, and advocacy for the college’s Dean and leadership team.

David G. DeFreitas, Chair
Controller - North America & CFO Mining & Power Finance, Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. (Nashville, TN)

Jim Billington, Vice-Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Versant Diagnostics (Oak Brook, IL)

Todd Baker
President, TJ Baker Healthcare Consulting (Peoria, IL)

Tommy Choi
Co-founder, Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL)

Gloria Colgan
Chief Marketing Officer, Velo Payments (Sausalito, CA)

Carlos Guzman
Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Deloitte (Phoenix, AZ)

Dawn Harris Jeffries
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch (Peoria, IL)

Craig Kliethermes
President & COO, RLI (Peoria, IL)

Dick Lansing, Emeriti
President, The Lansing Group (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)

Leslie Lemenager
President, International Benefits & HR Consulting, Gallagher (Rolling Meadows, IL)

Stephen Lewis
President, Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (Detroit, MI)

Dean Mefford
Retired, President & COO, Ralston Purina (Edwardsville, IL)
Former Bradley University Board of Trustees Member

Mark Oberle
Founder & Managing Partner, MWO Advisory Services B.V. (Wassenaar, Netherlands)

Chuck Weaver
Senator, Illinois 37th District (Peoria, IL)

Thomas Weed
Chief Executive Officer, ENTEC Services, Inc. (Peoria, IL)