The Honorary Advisory Council (HAC) was established to guide the Department of Business & Economics (B&E) in matters related to curriculum, internships, and related issues. Members have diverse experience in academe, government and industry positions.

Objectives of the Honorary Advisory Council

  • Provides a means for the B&E faculty to learn about the skills expected of B&E graduates that are either hired into the private or public sectors or are recruited by graduate programs to continue their education.
  • Offers guidance and advice to develop and continually improve a curriculum that allows students to succeed in a dynamic business and academic environment after graduation.
  • Provides or assists the Department in obtaining necessary financial or intellectual resources.
  • Serves as a resource for B&E students seeking internships or permanent positions.


Current Members

Mark A. Acree, CPL
Director, Land
American Petroleum Partners, LLC

Dr. Marlena Akhbari
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Finance and Financial Services
Wright State University

Sam Crawford
Senior Sales Associate
BSN Sports

Debra Daniell
Division Director
Department of the Treasury

Dr. Scott Fleming
Associate Professor Accounting
West Virginia University

Doug Holley
Vice President for Projects
Contract Land Staff

Adam Kopp PHR, CP
Lockheed Martin
Staffing Manager, Workforce Management & Engagement (Human Capital) Manager
Lockheed Martin

Brenda Kornmiller
Dean of Business, Engineering, Industrial Technologies, and Workforce Development
Washington State Community College

Lindsey Monek, CPA
Tax Senior

Rocky Peck
Regional Rental Representative
Cecil I. Walker Machinery Company
Marietta College

Terri Petras
Independent Marketing Consultant
Canonsburg, PA

Dr. Rosemary Rossiter
Professor of Economics
Ohio University

Dr. Robert Russ
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Accounting and Business Law
Northern Kentucky University

Debra Smith
Artex Oil Company