Dean's Business Advisory Council

The purpose of the Dean’s Business Advisory Council is to bring an independent, objective and external perspective to inform the functioning of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at UMD.
The Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the Dean of LSBE. Collectively, the Advisory Council members serve three main roles: advisors, advocates, and philanthropic promoters of the School.

The Dean's Business Advisory Council typically meets once a semester.

Council Members

Eric Albrecht
National Bank of Commerce

Debora Almirall
Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union

William Drazkowski
Executive Vice President, National Accounts Sales
Fastenal Company

Joseph Dusek
Senior Vice President & Regional Brokerage Manager 
Wells Fargo Private Client Svc.

Nicole Johnson
ALLETE Clean Energy

Mark Labovitz
President & CEO
Labovitz Enterprises

Traci Morris
Chief Financial Officer
Essentia Health

Phil Rolle
PDR Consulting

Sue Ross
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Jenn Ryan
Market President
Bremer Bank

Fred Shusterich
Senior Consultant - Krech Ojard & Associates
President, Midwest Energy Resources - DTE Energy (Retired)

Bhadresh Sutaria
Shawn Wellnitz
President and CEO
Entrepreneur Fund

Ex Officio Members

Praveen Aggarwal
Interim Dean
Labovitz School of Business and Economics

Jannifer David
Interim Associate Dean
Labovitz School of Business and Economics

Rebecca Ropers
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Minnesota Duluth

Suzanne Anderson
Development Director
Labovitz School of Business and Economics

Charles Nies
University of Minnesota Duluth