Advisory Council

The Johnson Advisory Council is an engaged body of alumni, friends, and school leadership. Its mission is to provide guidance, financial support, and assistance to promote the objectives and strategic goals of the school. More than 30 alumni of Johnson and Cornell University serve on this council, which meets twice a year.

Objectives

  • Open communication to the Dean, faculty, staff, and students of Johnson with respect to the interests and concerns of Johnson alumni and friends worldwide
  • Annual financial support to the University at a level commensurate with one's capacity, with a meaningful portion of such support designated to Johnson
  • Assistance in the implementation of strategic goals of the School, when appropriate

Organization

The Johnson Advisory Council comprises 44 members, who typically are appointed to four-year terms. The council has five standing committees:

Executive Committee
  • David Breazzano, MBA '80, Chair
  • William W. Huling Jr., associate dean for alumni affairs and development, is primary liaison to the chair and members of the Executive Committee.
Nominating Committee
  • Thomas Mulligan '73, MBA '77, Chair
  • Ben Davis, senior major gifts officer, is primary liaison to the chair and members of the Nominating Committee.

Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D)

  • Joseph Wilson, MBA '86, Chair
  • Karen Rohr, Senior Director, Alumni Advancement, is primary liaison to the chair and members of the AA&D committee.

Major Gifts Committee (AA&D)

  • Richard Marin '75, MBA ’76, Chair
  • William W. Huling Jr., associate dean for alumni affairs and development, is primary liaison to the chair and members of the Major Gifts Committee
Corporate Committee
  • Randy Brown '84, MS'85, MBA '86, chair
  • Sophia Monkman, director, corporate relations, is primary liaison to the chair and members of the Corporate Committee.
Global Strategy
  • Nell Cady-Kruse, BS '84, MBA '85, Chair
  • Richard Coyle, executive director, Emerging Markets Institute; senior lecturer of management, is primary liaison to the chair and members of the Global Strategy Committee.

The executive committee of the Advisory Council appoints ad-hoc committees to meet specific school needs. Currently, there is one ad-hoc committee.

How can I serve?

Johnson Advisory Council members are invited to serve through a formal nominating process managed by the nominating committee, review by the executive committee, and appointment by the dean of Johnson and the chair of the Advisory Council.

In considering potential members, the nominating committee seeks to insure the following:

  • That there is a consistent and dynamic slate of candidates for the Advisory Council
  • That the membership of the Advisory Council will be representative of the alumni body
  • That candidates recommended by the committee for council membership have the potential to provide exemplary service to the overall goals and objectives of Johnson and the mission of the Advisory Council

The nominating process:

  • The nominating committee solicits council members, faculty, and staff of Johnson, and staff of the university's alumni affairs and development unit for nominations to the Advisory Council.
  • The nominating committee presents a final slate of nominees to the executive committee for review and approval.
  • The dean of Johnson and the chair of the Advisory Council personally extend offers of membership.

To learn more about Advisory Council membership, qualifications, and responsibilities, contact William W. Huling Jr., associate dean for alumni affairs and development.