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Professors of the Day

The students, faculty and staff of the College welcome Professors of the Day each semester. This program connects students with industry leaders in the classroom, providing students an opportunity to learn business concepts from executives. Guest professors visit classes related to their areas of expertise. Below is a list of Department of Marketing Professors of the Day since the program began in 1974. Information on all College of Business Professors of the Day is also available.


2007 - Michael E. Allen, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Kellogg Company
2006 - David A. Drayton, CIC, LICC; Sales Manager & Principal,Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency 2006 Carl Lally, Dealer Operations Manager, DaimlerChrysler Great Lakes Business Center
2005 Linda Brunzell, Senior Marketing Manager, GFY New Platforms Group, PepsiCo 2005 Thomas Macguire, Director, Grand Rapids Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
2004 Andy Rent, The River 100.5FM Morning Show Personality, Regent Boradcasting 2004 Phil McGratd, Vice President Retail Sales, ACNielsen
2003 Nancy Edoff, Director of National Event Marketing, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital/ALSAC 2003 Aaron Zeigler, President, Harold Zeigler Auto Group
2002 Paul Marran, Executive Creative Director, Octane Communications 2002 David Renz, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Eaton Corporation, Truck Component Operations
2001 Danielle Morris, Detroit Advertising Sales Manager, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Inc. 2001 Mike Veeck, Minor League Baseball Franchise Owner and Marketing Consultant
2001 Kenneth W. Kaminski, Corporate Vice President & VP, KitchenAid Brand, Whirlpool Corp. 2001 John C. Stap, President, Stap - The Integrated Marketing Agency
2000 Craig Sturken, Chief Executive Officer, Farmer Jack Supermarkets
2000 Stephen C. Trivers, President, Fairfield Broadcasting Company
1999 Eric Teutsch, Vice President & General Manager, Leibinger Division, Stryker Instruments 1999 Charles L. Wimbley, President, The Wimbley Group
1999 Kimberly Williamson, President, Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. 1999 Ed Bernard, President and Owner, Bermo Enterprises
1998 Brian E. Barents, Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Aerospace 1998 Greg Gerfen, Senior Vice President and Management Supervisor, W.B. Doner
1997 Philip Long, President & Chief Operating Officer, Biggs Gilmore Communications 1996 Peter A. Schweitzer, President, J. Walter Thompson Company

1995 Richard D. Kennedy, President, Kennedy Research, Inc.
1994 Daniel J. Abraham, President & Owner, Garb-Ko Inc. (7-Eleven) & Savory Foods Inc.
1993 Lynn K. Imus, President, Polk Direct, R. L. Polk & Company 1992 Janet Thompson, Vice President of Sales Operations, Mazda Motor Corporation
1992 J. Robert Aubuchon, Executive Vice President, U.S. Food Products, Kellogg Company 1991 Jerry D. Florence, Divisional Director - Marketing Strategy, AC Rochester Division
1990 Robert A. Woodrick, Chairman/CEO, D & W Food Centers 1989 Frank O'Brien, International and Strategic Marketing Manager, Donnelly Corp.

1988 James S. Ware, Chairman, President, & CEO, Durametallic Corp.

1987 Gerald B. Johanneson, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Haworth Corp.

1986 Jane Schreuder, Director, Business Development, Kellogg Company

1985 Kenneth W. Kaminski, Director, Kitchen Products, Whirlpool Corp.

1984 William R. Biggs, President, William R. Biggs/Gilmore Associates, Inc.

1983 Paul Boyer, Senior Vice President/Distribution, Meijer, Inc.

1982 Jack Johnston, President, Johnston & Associates, Inc.

1981 Kenneth A. McLarty, General Manager-Business Service, Michigan Bell Telephone

1980 Burnett W. Donoho, President & COO, Gimbels Midwest
1979 Robert F. Agne, Director of Marketing Research, Stroh Brewery Company
1978 Douglas Layne, Corporate Vice President for Marketing & Distribution, Dow Corning 1977 Frank N. Jarvis, Executive Vice President, Gilmore Stores
1977 Howard H. Sheldon, General Sales Manager, Dow Chemical Company 1976 George A. Markell, Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Truck Division, Clark Equipment Company
1975 Ronald J. Chambers, Group Vice President, Upjohn International Inc. 1974 Thomas F. Bartley, General Manager, Marketing Training Services, Whirlpool Corp.