Industry Advisory Board

Jody (Sautter) Stidham, Class of 1998

Jody (Sautter) Stidham ’98

Managing Director in Deloitte’s Customer & Marketing practice and a leader in Deloitte’s Global Automotive Practice

She earned her MBA from Wayne State University and bachelor’s degree in management from Kettering University. She also attended Stanford’s Executive eCommerce Program.

Tyler Rossmaessler

Director of Economic Development at Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Rossmaessler has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

James “Jim” Bradley, Ph.D., Class of 1982

James “Jim” Bradley, Ph.D. ’82

Hays T. Watkins Professor of Operations Management & Information Technology at College of William and Mary

He earned a Ph.D. in industrial engineering at Stanford University in 1996, an MBA from Dartmouth College in 1984 and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University in 1982 (then GMI).

Greg Viener

President for Huntington Bank’s Mid-Michigan Region

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a finance concentration from Regis University.

Lori Flees, Class of 1993

Lori Flees ’93

Senior Vice President & Divisional Merchandise Manager-Health & Wellness with Sam’s Club

She holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in management systems from Kettering University (then GMI).

Patricia “Pat” (Frincke) Groeneveld, Class of 1980

Patricia “Pat” (Frincke) Groeneveld ’80

Patricia “Pat” (Frincke) Groeneveld ’80

Consultant at Grand Sport Engineering

In 2009, she retired from General Motors as Director of Materials Management Powertrain. Groeneveld earned a master’s degree in management from Aquinas College in 1988 and a bachelor’s in industrial administration from Kettering University (then GMI) in 1980.

Louis “Lou” Hughes, Jr., Class of 1971

Louis “Lou” Hughes, Jr. ’71

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InZero Technologies

He earned an MBA from Harvard University in 1973 and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (then GMI) in 1971.

J.D. Collins

State Director at Michigan Small Business Development Center

He earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree in professional management from Albion College in 1993. He also spent two years studying mechanical engineering at the United States Air Force Academy.

Niall Olling, Class of 2011

Niall Olling ’11

Manager of State Relations at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

He earned two degrees from Kettering University: a master’s degree in engineering management in 2017 and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2011.

Dr. Zhi-Zhang “Frank” Ni

President TusStar Ann Arbor

He earned an MBA from the University of Michigan in 2015, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University in 2004 and a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering technology from Tsinghua University in 2000.