Business Advisory Council (BAC)

Meeting Dates

Spring 2022: Friday, April 1, 2022
Fall 2022: Friday of Homecoming (TBA)

Mission

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a proactive organization dedicated to sharing professional and financial support to lead the college and advance its mission to shape the future of our students. BAC members advise the college in recruiting, retaining, educating, graduating, and placing current and future students.

Members serve as ambassadors in their area of influence and play an integral role to ensure the College of Business continues to offer a high impact educational experience by working closely with the Dean, faculty, students, and alumni.

2021-22 Advisory Council Members

Travis Melham, Chair
Director of Finance, Ascension Medical Group

Michael Anaya
Head of Attack Surface Analysis, Palo Alto Networks

Todd Bisio
Director of Operations, Redwire Engineering Solutions

Kathy Brook, PhD
NMSU Emeritus

Craig Buchanan
Market President, US Bank

William Burke
Burke Insurance Group

Orlando Castaneda
Vice President-Banking Advisory, Northern Trust

Laura Conniff
Associate Broker, BHFRE-Steinborn & Associates

John Cordova
Sports Marketing Strategic Project Management 

Bradrick Cripe
Presidential Teaching Professor, Northern Illinois University

Cindy Dees
Nusenda Credit Union

Christopher Dennis, II
Senior Investment Consultant, Vanguard

Julie Dill
Non Executive Director at Rayonier Advanced Materials

Shelley Papesh Fyfe
President, Consumer County Mutual Insurance Co.

Marcelino Gomez
Attorney at Law

Juan Griego
Energy Engineer - U.S. General Services

Margaret Hardin
CEO/CFO Independent Director, Global Consumer Goods

Shawn Gustafson
Managing Partner, Burke Insurance 

Adam Heying
Senior VP of Lending, Nusenda Credit Union

Jerean Hutchinson
VP and Manager, La Posta de Mesilla, Inc.

Kevin Jameson
LLC/Federal Sales, Google Cloud, Bosque Brewing Co., LLC

Gabriel Jensen
CEO, Bosque Brewing Co., LLC

Judy Johnson
Retired Director of Finance and Administration

Joseph Christianson
CEO President, Nusenda Credit Union

Roy King
Retired, Shell Oil Co.

Christopher Knackstedt
Senior Executive, ValueIQ, LLC

Bobby Lutz
Owner, GL Seaman & Company

Ross McCallister Jr.
Owner, MC Companies

Charlie Rogers
Retired

Mike Rogers
President-CEO, True Influence

Lorenzo Moreno
Owner, SEI School Equipment, Inc.

Victor Pacheco, PhD
Retired, UTEP

Blas Pina
Senior Fuels Trader, Entergy

Karen Waterman
Enterprise Risk Director, Nusenda Credit Union

James Wetherbe, PhD
Richard Schultz Distinguished Professor, Texas Tech

Brett Winward
Treasury-Credit Relationships Supervisor at Phillips 66

Trevas Younger
Owner, The Heritage Assisted Living 

Jason Wyatt
President, CEO, Western Commerce Bank/ Western Bank Clovis

 

For more Infomation, please contact:
Denise Tafoya, Planning Officer
575.646.5572
datafoya@nmsu.edu