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

The distinguished Visiting Committee members include:

Andrew J. Balazs

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

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.


General Counsel & Vice President, Talent 
Greater Cleveland Partnership


Chief Administrative Officer
Bellwether Enterprise

Mike O'Brien

BBA 1982, MBA 1990
Retired Tax Partner
Deloitte 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