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Purpose of Council

The Bethel Business and Economics Department Advisory Council provides input related to program curriculum design, department strategic planning, internship program, placement, and other programs related to the department. The Council helps to identify current industry/occupation issues and challenges and provides ideas for viable strategies.

Council Members

Jeff Balvin
Store Manager, Target Corporation

John Brownlee
CEO, Vidscrip

Jenn Carlson
HR Consultant, Rooboo, Inc.

Ernest A. Draper, CFP
Certified Financial Planner, Foster Klima & Company, LLC

Mark Flannery
President, Regalo International

Hector Garcia
Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs

Lacey Gutierrez
HR Director, CHS

Julie Hetland
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual 

Peter Kenow
Senior Audit Manager, Wells Fargo

Craig Key
Director of Social Media, Space 150

Matt Lorenz
Managing Director - Tax, KPMG

Kirstin Nesbitt
IT Manager, Thomson Reuters

Bill Paxton
Acting Director - MBA Program, Graduate School, Bethel University

Jason Schommer
Finance, Target Corporation

Jenna Soule
Marketing & Corporate Communication Manager, RBA

Paul Tommerdahl
CFA/Analyst, Thrivent Financial

Molly Wickam
Program Director - Business Management, College of Adult & Professional Studies, Bethel University

Program Features

Bethel Business and Economics Association

Students in the Bethel Business and Economics Association (BBEA) gain the training, skills, and networking opportunities important to success in the workplace.

Accredited by the ACBSP

Bethel's Department of Business and Economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

BethelBiz Alumni Network

BethelBiz is a network that will connect you to fellow alumni, inspire you to pursue excellence in the workplace, and challenge you to become a faithful leader in your community.

Become a Bethel Student

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