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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

Tim Andrews
Application Development Manager, Optum Technology

Jeff Balvin
Regional Manager, Supply Chain Operations, Fairview Health Services

Greg Bollinger
Business Development Manager, Nexgen HBM

John Brownlee
CEO, Vidscrip
See John's Interview

Jenn Carlson
HR Consultant, Rooboo, Inc.

Matt Douglas
Key Account Manager, Zinpro Corporation

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

Mark Flannery
President, Regalo International

Dan Fromm
SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Fairview Health Services

Hector Garcia
Executive Director, MEX-US Global Consultants

Lacey Gutierrez
HR Director, CHS
See Lacey's Interview

Julie Hetland
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual 

Peter Kenow
Senior Audit Manager, Wells Fargo
See Peter's Interview

Craig Key
V.P. of Marketing, Bite Squad

Cedric Long
President & COO, CFA, Allison-Williams Company

Matt Lorenz
Partner - Tax, KPMG

Kirstin Nesbitt
IT Manager, Thomson Reuters

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

Emily Sheehan
Former HR Business Partner, Former Medtronic

Jenna Soule
Marketing & Corporate Communication Director, RBA
See Jenna's Interview

Paul Tommerdahl
CFA/Analyst, Thrivent Financial

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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