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Analytics and Data Mining Programs

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Analytics Corporate Advisory Board

The mission of the Analytics Advisory Board is to foster and support excellence in marketing analytics and data mining education at Oklahoma State University. The board serves as an advisory resource for the marketing analytics and data mining programs regarding such matters as mission, strategy, curriculum, external activities, student recruiting, student placement, internships, fundraising, and new initiatives. Each spring members of the Analytics Advisory Board meet with the faculty and staff to review the program’s progress toward its goals and identify opportunities for improvement.

Corporate Advisory Board members represent organizations in a variety of industries including technology, consulting, software, retail, wholesale/distribution, oil and gas and others. Current members of the corporate advisory board are:


American Fidelity Assurance Company

Mark Nance, VP, Chief Data Officer

Brandon Brown

Chesapeake Energy Corp

Brandon Brown, Director - Digital Operations


Chesapeake Energy Corp

Kevin Decker, Director-Operation Data Services

Ami Ehlenberger


Ami Ehlenberger, VP Solution Development

John Thompson

CSL Behring

John Thompson, Global Head of Advance Analytics

Scott Hale

EFT Analytics

Scott Hale, Analytics Manager



David Peterson, Chief Credit Officer

Ryan Christopher


Ryan Christopher, Risk Manager

Nandan Moza


Nandan Moza, Senior Risk Analyst



Douglas A. Shaver, Director Revenue Science and Analytics

Kevin Ingle

GM Financial

Kevin Ingle, VP Servicing Analytics

Adam Mitchell

Heartland Payment Systems

Adam Mitchell, VP, Business Enablement

Brad Cost


Brad Cost, CEO/President



Dag Yemenu, Senior Vice President

Efren Blackledge


Efren Blackledge, Data Science Team Lead

Ashley Gockstetter

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores

Ashley Gockstetter, Director Customer Strategy, Loyalty & Analytics

Ankur Jain


Dr. Ankur Jain, VP, Marketing Effectiveness

John Whitfield


John Whitfield, Director, Business Intelligence

Jim Dandridge

One Gas

Jim Dandridge, Director, Information Technology

Rajesh Chalamalasetti

Principal Financial Group

Rajesh Chalamalasetti, Chief Analytics Officer

Al Cordoba

Qualex Consulting Services Inc

Al Cordoba, Chief Data Officer

Eric Blabac

Sam's Club

Eric Blabac, Director of Decision Science

John Brocklebank

SAS Institute Inc

Dr. John C. Brocklebank, Executive Vice President & Chief Hosting Officer

Sean O'Brien

SAS Institute Inc

Sean O’Brien, Sr. Vice President, Education

Udo Sglavo

SAS Institute Inc

Udo Sglavo, Sr. Director, Advanced Analytics R&D

Amit Arya


Amit Arya, Founder and CEO

Rob Price


Rob Price, Senior Director Data and Analytics Customer, Merchandising, and Marketing


West Corporation

Dmitriy Khots, VP, Strategic Analytic Insight


West Corporation

Sumit Sukhwani, Lead Data Scientist