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Executive Advisory Council

The Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Executive Advisory Council represents an important part of the Perdue School’s structure and is essential to its mission, curriculum and programs.

  • Comprised of prominent business and management executives, the Council reflects the distinctive needs of the School.
  • Each member cultivates external support and serves as an advocate for the Perdue School with the business community and other stakeholders.
  • A key function of the Council is to participate in the School's strategic planning process - the knowledge and expertise of the membership makes the Council a resource for seeking solutions and charting the School's direction.
  • The Council's guidance is important in the process of adherence to the exacting standards of AACSB International - the School's accrediting body.

Lloyd "Scott" Beatty Headshot
Lloyd "Scott" Beatty,
President & CEO

Shore Bancshares, Inc.

Bill Chambers Headshot
Bill Chambers,
President & CEO

Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce

Beth Cooper Headshot
Beth Cooper,
Senior Vice President & CFO

Chesapeake Utilities

Mike Cottingham Headshot
Mike Cottingham,
President & CEO

Rommel Holdings

Wwesley Cox headshot
Wesley Cox,
Senior Advisor

SVN - Miller Commercial Real Estate

Mike Dunn Headshot
Mike Dunn,
President & CEO

Greater Salisbury Committee

Chris Eccleston
Chris Eccleston,
Delmarva Veteran Builders

Steve Evans
Steve Evans
Chief Commercialization Officer 
Peco Foods

John Fitzgerald
John Fitzgerald,


Sandy Fitzgerald
Sandy Fitzgerald-Angello,

Pohanka Automotive Group

Henry Hanna
Henry Hanna,
Senior Advisor

Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate

David Harkins Headshot
David Harkins,
CEO & President

The Harkins Companies

Brad Harrington Headshot
Brad Harrington,
VP of Information Technology
Perdue Farms

Jayme Hayes
Jayme Hayes,
Junior Achievement

Kathy Kiernan
Kathy Kiernan,
Open to the Possible Coaching

Jennifer Layton Headshot
Jennifer Layton,
“Jen”eral Manager

Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery

Ken Mann
Ken Mann,
Managing Director,
SC&H Capital

Ron McGann Headshot
Ron McGann,
Vice Chairman

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Kathleen McLain - No Photo
Kathleen McLain,
General Manager (Retired)


Chris Perdue Headshot
Chris Perdue,
Director of Inventory Management

Perdue Farms

Michael Petry Headshot
Mike Petry,
Audit Partner


Melanie Pursel Headshot
Melanie Pursel,

Maryland's Coast - Worcester County

Steve Robinson Headshot
Steve Robinson,

RPS ISG International

Pat Royak Headshot
Pat Royak,

Royak Consulting

Dave Ryan Headshot
Dave Ryan,
Executive Director


Monty Saylor Headshot
Monty Sayler,
Group Manager

M&T Bank

John Stern Headshot
John Stern,

PKS & Company

Geoff Turner Headshot
Geoff Turner,
President & CEO

Choptank Transport

Jen Underwood
Jennifer Underwood,
VP Operations,
Mantis Innovations Energy Solutions

Greg Whitten Headshot
Greg Whitten,
Whitten Group

Andrea Williams Headshot
Andrea Williams,
Sr. Vice President & Controller (Retired)

Perdue Foods

Dave Wilson
Dave Wilson,

Preston Automotive Group

Douglas Wilson Headshot
Douglas Wilson,
Managing Principal

Private Wealth Partners, LLC