The mission of Western Michigan University's Department of Finance and Commercial Law Advisory Council is to facilitate the alliance between the department and the business community and to function in an advisory capacity to the chair and the department. In seeking to strengthen the relationship between the business community and the Department of Finance and Commercial Law, its faculty, staff and students, the advisory council provides guidance and assistance in helping the department achieve its objectives.
Irem Aydin, manager/team leader Finance, Pfizer
Honorable Judge Curtis Bell, chief circuit/probate judge, 9th Judicial Circuit Court, Kalamazoo, MI
David Burnie, Ph.D., professor of finance, Department of Finance and Commercial Law
Christopher Burns, CFA, CPA, investment strategist, senior fixed income analyst, Greenleaf Trust
Jim DeMello, Ph.D., chair, Department of Finance and Commercial Law
Satish Deshpande, Ph.D., dean, Haworth College of Business
Dan Jaqua, owner and president, Jaqua Realtors
Marcus Schoenherr, B.B.A.'03, business banking credit director, PNC Bank
Todd Sanford, B.B.A.'83, CFP, president and chief executive officer, Sanford Financial Services, Inc.
Tim Scheu, Ph.D., associate professor of finance, Department of Finance and Commercial Law
Judy Swisher, Ph.D., CFA, professor of finance, Department of Finance and Commercial Law