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CIBER Advisory Council

Guiding the Institute



The CIBER Advisory Council oversees the Institute for International Business' CIBER initiatives and programs to ensure that Institute projects provide value to their intended audiences and adhere to the guidelines and requirements of the CIBER program. This Council includes business leaders, directors of commerce-related government agencies, faculty and administrators for institutions of higher education. The Council members' diverse perspectives and resources help to create better international business curricula, program development and research opportunities.


CIBER Advisory Council Members

Angelica Bahl ─ PhD, Professor of Marketing, College of Business, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Kathleen Bollard ─ PhD, Associate Professor of Spanish, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, CU Denver

Patrick Browne ─ Director, Veteran & Military Student Services, CU Denver

Wayne Cascio ─ PhD, Robert Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, CU Denver

Ji Chen ─ Faculty Coordinator of China Initiatives, Institute of International Business, CU Denver

Rohan Christie-David ─ PhD, Dean, Business School, CU Denver

Lawrence Cunningham ─ PhD, Accenture Term Professor of Marketing, Business School, CU Denver

Carol Finnegan ─ PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business and Administration, CU Colorado Springs

Blair Gifford ─ PhD, Associate Professor of International Health Management, Business School and Colorado School of Public Health

Michelle Hadwiger ─ Deputy Director and Director of Global Business Development, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Nicholas Hamilton-Archer ─ Executive Director, Executive Programs, CU Denver

Jahangir Karimi ─ PhD, Professor, Director of Information Systems Business School, CU Denver

Merrily Kautt ─ Faculty Coordinator Outreach and Internships, Institute of International Business, CU Denver

Manuel Laguna ─ PhD, Media One Professor of Management Science, Leeds School of Business, CU Boulder

Mary Long ─ PhD, Program Director, International Spanish for the Professions, CU Boulder

Taisto Makela ─ PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Finnish Initiatives, College of Architecture and Planning, CU Denver

Carol Miller ─ PhD, Program Chair, Business Department, Community College of Denver

Arlen Myers ─ PhD, Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical School, CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Timothy Oakes ─ PhD, Director, Center for Asian Studies, CU Boulder

Madhavan Parthasarathy ─ PhD, Director, Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, Business School, CU Denver

John Ruhnka ─ PhD, Professor of International Business and Management, Business School, CU Denver

Manuel Serapio ─ PhD, Faculty Director, Institute of International Business, CU Denver

John Sunnygard ─ Executive Director Office of International Affairs, CU Denver

Stephen Thomas ─ PhD, Program Director, Chinese Studies, and Associate Professor, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, CU Denver

Inge Wefes ─ Associate Dean, Graduate School, CU Denver

Clifford Young ─ Associate Dean of Faculty, Business School, CU Denver

IIB Board Members and Partners in CIBER Advisory Council

Stephen Barnett ─ Partner, Arrow Partnership

Michael Bearup ─ Audit Partner, KPMG LLP

Ian Bird ─ Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Norican Group ApS

Stephen Davis ─ Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada

Eric Drummond ─ Managing Partner, Baxter Krause

Sai Gundavelli ─ CEO, Solix Technologies, Inc.

Robert Joyce ─ President and CEO, Norican Group ApS

Stephen Katsaros ─ Founder and President, Nokero

Ryan Kunisch ─ Vice President, Forte Information Resources

Dennis Leonard ─ Vice President, Human Resources, Arrow Electronics

Stephen Maguire ─ President, St. Charles Investment Company

Michael Marranzino ─ Chief International Officer, Retired, Coors Brewing Company

Larry Oberly ─ President and CEO, SpeedPro Imaging

Mike Petschel ─ Country Manager Asia Pacific, Molson Coors International

Bryan Sorge ─ President, Lat Am Consulting Corp.

William Soteroff ─ Vice President, Keller Williams Worldwide

Henry Tsuei ─ Senior Advisor, Moneygram International

Nikhil Venkatesh ─ Co-Founder, Slopejet and Vice President, Rainmaker

Brandon Wilcox ─ Audit Partner, KPMG LL

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