School of Business and Economics

School of Business and Economics

Business Advisory

Business Advisory Board

The Business Advisory Board assists the Indiana University Northwest School of Business & Economics in the following ways:

  • Assists in accreditation activities directly by meeting with advisors and reviewers to show the support of the business community for this initiative.
  • Supports the leadership focus and assists in accreditation efforts by coming to a class at IUN, meeting the students, and answering questions in the area of their expertise.
  • Assists in accreditation efforts and partners by offering the feedback from the business community about: 
    • the business educational and training needs of the northwest Indiana community;
    • the performance of the school's graduates;
    • the performance of the school's curriculum in meeting business educational needs
    • the school's progress on its continuous improvement activities.
  • Assists in accreditation efforts and partners, to see that the school is meeting the needs of the business community by participating in the Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan Development process of Indiana University Northwest.
  • Works to identify key business leaders to speak at Business and Economics Week presentations.
  • Helps form key partnerships in the business community to provide
  • Internships for business students.
  • Works to insure its visibility in the business community and to develop appropriate marketing strategies.

Advisory Board Members

Mr. Garry Aloia
Principal & COO
Development Visions Group (DVG), Inc
11065 Broadway, Suite D
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-662-7710 O/ 219-775-2537 C

Dr. Bharat Barai
Premier Oncology/Hematology
200 E. 89th Avenue
Merrillville, IN  46410

Mr. Brian Boilek
Senior Vice President
First Midwest Bank
10322 Indianapolis Blvd.
Highland, IN 46322

Dr. Linda Gunn, Ph.D., CPHRM
A.G.S. Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 11517
Merrillville, Indiana  46410

Mr. Brian Halaschak
GO Yodel
13 East Lincolnway Suite 300
Valparaiso, IN 46385
888-938-7346 x700 o / 219-561-1458

Mr. Brad Harber
Wells Fargo Advisors
621 Versailles Dr
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 973-1224

Mr. Brett Jacobs
Cormac Benefits Group
2200 S. Main Street, Suite 100
Lombard, IL  60148
630-282-1777 o /312-307-9064

Mr. Scott May
Centier Bank-CFO
600 East 84th Avenue
Merrillville, IN  46410
219.755.6130 x1060

Mr. Terrence Quinn
Peoples Bank
9204 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN  46321

Ms. Mary Ann Shacklett
Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc
10010 Donald S Powers Drive, Suite 201
Munster, IN  46321
219-934-8250 / 219-934-8280 fax

Mr. Michael Skurka
Munster, IN  46321

Mr. David K. Stephenson
The LaPorte Savings Bank
2000 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-926-8961 (o) /219-405-7894 (c)

Dr. Mary Stewart-Pellegrini
The Stewart Management Group
P.O. Box 2588
Gary, IN  46403
219-938-8094 o / 708-269-8354c  

Mr. Jeff Strack
Strack & Van Til
2244  45th St
Highland, IN 46322

Mr. Michael L. Suggs
Operations Integration & Strategy (NIPSCO)
801 E. 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-647-4004 o / 219-765-5857 c

Mr. Robert Swartz
Swartz Retson & Co. P.C.
235 East 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN  46410
219-769-3616 x255 o / 219-736-4876f

Mr. Rene Vasquez
Pro Pump, Inc
3750 Roosevelt St.
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 884-6097

Mr. Dave Wilkinson
Visiting Professor of Practice, IUN
3400 Broadway
Gary, In 46408