Welcome to the Monte Ahuja College of Business

Visiting Committee

The Monte Ahuja College of Business is guided in part by a Visiting Committee. Comprised of regional and national business leaders who represent key industries and economic sectors. These professionals serve as advisors and ambassadors for the College and support positive change initiatives to strengthen the College’s relevance, excellence, vitality and success within the broader community.

The Committee’s Vision is to:

  • Establish the Monte Ahuja College of Business as a leader in program innovation and applied or engaged learning
  • Make the Monte Ahuja College of Business a driver of regional economic development for today and tomorrow
  • Become the College of choice for:
    • International Business
    • Information Systems and Technology Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
    • Sustainable Economic Development
    • Health Care Administration programs

The distinguished Visiting Committee members include:

Andrew J. Balazs

BBA 1980 & MBA 1990
Manager of Data Centers and Disaster Recovery
University Hospitals

Peter Buca

BBA 1988
Vice President 
Innovation and Technology
Parker Hannifin Corporation

​​​​​​​Randy Kelly

BBA 1979
Retired Partner

Ted Laufik

BBA 1977, MBA 1986
CFO and Chief Compliance Officer
Cyprium Partners

​​​​​​​Howard Lewis

Founder, Chairman Emeritus
Family Heritage Life Insurance

Theresa Lindsey

President & COO
Channel Products, Inc.

​​​​​​​Mike O'Brien

BBA 1982, MBA 1990
Tax Partner
Deloitee Tax LLP

Tom O'Malley

Senior Vice President, Client Advisor
Huntington Private Bank

​​​​​​​Jeff Pecon

IE 1980
Senior Applications Manager

Steve Pilotti

BBA 1980
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Gabe Rhoads

MBA 2006
Senior Director, North America Sales 
The Lubrizol Corporation

Keith Valore

BBA 1999, MBA 2005
President & Controller of Consumer Brands - North America