Barton School Launches New Marketing Industry Advisory Board


The W. Frank Barton School of at Wichita State University has announced the formation of its new Marketing Advisory Board. In conjunction, fifteen marketing leaders from across the country have been selected to serve on the board.

“Our marketing department continues to grow and evolve to the needs of our students and community,” said Dr. Duane Nagel, Marketing Department Chair at the Barton School. “This is an amazing group from across the country, including many that call Wichita home. Together, we will elevate our student experience and better prepare them for their future careers.”

The Marketing Advisory Board serves to advance the mission of the Barton School and the strategic vision of the Marketing Department. By sharing ideas and making recommendations, each member will work to enrich the student experience and shape the future of the department based on industry projections and insights. This includes advising on curriculum, department initiatives, business partnerships, outreach and student opportunities.

“Marketing has always been an important facet of the Barton School education,” said Dr. Larisa Genin, Dean of the Barton School. “Our new, brilliant advisors are masters in the field and their industries. Using their knowledge and insights will allow the Barton School to continue to provide elite academic and applied learning opportunities to our students.”

The roster of board members stretches the country and encompass leaders from numerous industries including banking, technology, aviation, restaurant management, professional sports and more.


Lynda Carrier-Metz
Chief Marketing Officer
Restaurant Management Company

John DeCesaro
Marketing Manager, Vice President
Fidelity Bank

Jamie Harrison
SVP, Chief Growth Officer
Meritrust Credit Union

Justine Hedge
Digital Marketing Director
Cassandra Bryan Design

Anne Kraybill
Director & Chief Executive Officer
Wichita Art Museum

Kathy Madzey
Vice President, Marketing
Textron Aviation

Amanda Maier
Partner & Chief Marketing Officer
6 Meridian

Dan Migala
Co-President & Chief Revenue Officer for Global Technology Solutions

Adam Nuse
SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
Tennessee Titans

Sarah Patterson
Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer
Delta Dental of Kansas

Sonia Punwani
Chief Marketing Officer
Cargill Protein North America

Logan Runberg
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Tara Shaffer
VP, Marketing & Communications
High Touch Technologies

Kristy Stevens
Head of Global Marketing and Brand
Spirit AeroSystems

Marnie Vasquez
SVP, Strategic Planning

“We are very excited for the creation of the Marketing Advisory Board and the passionate and talented members who have joined the board,” said Dr. Shirley Lefever, Executive Vice President and Provost at Wichita State University. “To have input and involvement from industry leaders is pivotal to the success of our students as they look to translate their knowledge and apply their skills in the workforce.”

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