Prior Executives-in-Residence

Fall 2019

Dave Muenz Dave Muenz, Executive Officer/Senior Vice President at KAO Corporation

BS Chemical Engineering (Purdue University)

Dave currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, ESG at Kao Corporation, a large and diversified consumer products company based in Tokyo. Dave has responsibility for all of Kao’s ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) activities on a global basis. Previously he held the position of Vice President, Regional Executive Officer, Americas & EMEA, Consumer Business where he was responsible for all aspects of the Consumer Business sector in those regions. Dave joined Kao in 1996 and has held leadership roles within both R&D and Marketing during his career with Kao.

After graduating from Purdue University with a Chemical Engineering degree, Dave started his career 34 years ago with The Procter & Gamble Company and has worked on a wide variety of consumer brands and retail businesses within the beauty care and food industries. In addition to Kao, Dave has held senior leadership positions at The J.M. Smucker Company, Pepsico in their restaurant division, and McDonald’s in their New Concepts Division.

TOPIC AREAS: Marketing, Research & Development, Consumer Psychology, Sustainability, International Business, Product Development, Restaurant Design, Wiley Hall



Ken-Schwab.jpg Dr. Kenneth Schwab, Retired President of Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

BS Agricultural Economics (Purdue University)

Dr. Schwab graduated from Purdue in 1969 with the G.A. Ross Award and a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics. A year later, he was working as a special education teacher in Ohio. He worked his way through higher education to become the president of two colleges - Centenary College of Louisiana and Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. Schwab considers his involvement with young people the most rewarding aspect of his career. He especially enjoys assisting students in recognizing opportunities outside academic situations that may propel their careers forward.

TOPIC AREAS: Counseling, Education, Community Relations, Politics, Intercultural Connectivity



drew-feustel.jpg Drew Feustel, NASA Astronaut

BS Solid Earth Sciences (Purdue University), MS Geophysics (Purdue University), Ph.D. Geological Sciences (Queen's University, Ontario, Canada)

Andrew J. Feustal was selected by NASA in 2000. The Lake Orion, Michigan native has a Ph.D. in the Geological Sciences, specializing in Seismology, and is a veteran of three spaceflights. In 2009, Dr. Feustel served on STS-125. that mission launched on Atlantis and was the fifth and final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope that improved the observatory's capabilities through 2014. Dr. Feustel also served on STS-134, launching on Endeavour to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and an ExPress Logistics Carrier to the International Space Station. Feustel most recently served as Commander on the International Space Station for Expedition 55 and 56. He is the recipient of two NASA Distinguished Service Medals.

TOPIC AREAS: Space, Robotics, Geological Sciences, International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, Cary Quadrangle



roland-parrish.jpg Roland Parrish, Owner/President of Parrish McDonald's Restaurants, Ltd.

BS Industrial Management (Purdue University), MS Management (Purdue University)

Roland Parrish is a truly dynamic individual. He came to Purdue on a full athletic scholarship for track. While earning his Bachelor degree in Industrial Management and Masters in Management, he also set track records that remain to this day. His teammates voted him "Most Valuable Player" twice. After Purdue, Parrish turned a rejection letter from the McDonald's Corporation into Parrish McDonald's Restaurants Limited, which has been listed in Black Enterprise Magazine's "Top 100 Black Owned Businesses in the United States" for 12 consecutive years. Although he claims to be "just a hamburger guy," his philanthropy has touched countless lives. He has donated funds to Purdue's Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics, a medical center in Uganda and the American Prairie Association, to name a few. He has also rolled up his sleeves to help at McDonald's restaurants after Hurricane Katrina. Roland Parrish is one of those unique individuals who has something to offer everyone he comes in contact with. 

TOPIC AREAS: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Statistics, Personal Finance, Music, Hotel Management, Hospitality, Owen Hall

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Spring 2019

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Timothy Bock

Timothy Bock

Owner/President of CDI Electronics

Kent Riddle

Kent & Susan Riddle

Chief Executive Officer of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation

Teresa Roche

Teresa Roche

Chief Human Resources Officer at City of Fort Collins

Kimberly Riddle

Kimberly Riddle

Global Director of Fabric Care Engineering at Procter & Gamble




Fall 2018

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Marc Swanson

Marc Swanson

Chief Financial Officer of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

Dave Omholt

Dave Omholt

CEO and Founder of The Entrepreneur Authority

Steve Furry

Steve Furry

CEO and Founder of Catalyst Healthcare Advisors

Amy Furry

Amy Furry

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of Catalyst Healthcare Advisors

Drew Mattison

Drew Mattison

Partner and VP Business Development at Marmalade



Spring 2018

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Beth Bostwick

Beth Bostwick

Advisor of Women Startup Lab and Co-Founder/CEO of SafeTeller & ReadyTouch


Fall 2017

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Bill Naumann

Bill Naumann

Former President/CEO of Hatteras Yachts

Chuck Dietzen

Chuck Dietzen

Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation

Dave Clifton

Dave Clifton

Brand Architect


Spring 2017

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Lorna Utley

Lorna Utley

President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Emily Liggett

Emily Liggett

CEO, Novatorque

Gary Hobbs

Gary Hobbs

President and CEO of BWI Real Estate


Fall 2016

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Orlando Ashford

Orlando Ashford

Vice President of Corporate Human Resources and Culture for Coca-Cola Company

Jack Calhoun

Jack Calhoun

Former Global President of Banana Republic

Paul Fregia

Paul Fregia

President & Owner of Grandma Maud’s, Inc. 


Spring 2016

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Patrick Mosher

Patrick Mosher

Chief Scientist of Sales & Marketing Talent Solutions, Accenture

Bridget Epp

Bridget Epp

Vice President of Sales, Fine Wine & Education, Wente Family Estates


Fall 2015

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Art Norins

Art Norrins

Founder and CEO, Nor1 

Dave Bevirt

Dave Bevirt

Senior Vice President of Leasing, Brookfield


Spring 2015

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Patrick Mosher

Patrick Mosher

Chief Scientist of Sales & Marketing Talent Solutions, Accenture


Fall 2014

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Rusty Rueff

Rusty Rueff

Presidential Appointee to the Advisory Committee for the Arts at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts