Midwest Academy Of Management Elected Board Officers

Millicent Nelson

Past President (2019-2021)

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone:  615-898-2033


Tim Peterson

President (2019-2021)
Past President (2021-2022)

North Dakota State University
811 2nd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-7061


Arun Pillutla

Program Chair (2020-2021)
President (2021-2022)
Past President (2022-2023)

St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street,
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: 563-333-6163


Young Ro

Program Chair-Elect (2019-2021)
Program Chair (2021-2022)
President (2022-2023)
Past President (2023-2024)

University of Michigan-Dearborn
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI  48126
Phone: 734-657-3631


Barton "Bart" Sharp


Northern Illinois University
Barsema Hall
Dekalb, IL  60115
Phone:  815-753-6309


Lesley Page


Lewis University
One University Parkway – Unit 435
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
Phone: 815-836-5192


Ronda Smith

Membership Chair

Ball State University
Department of Management
WB 205
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie, IN
Phone: 765-285-5192


Appointed Roles

Rebecca L. Badawy

Communications and Social Media

Youngstown State University
Williamson College of Business Administration
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone: 330-941-3219


Ben Blackford

Director of IT Operations

Northwest Missouri State University
School of Business
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660-562-1282


Shontarius Aikens

Director of Open Conference

Concordia College – Moorhead, MN
Offutt School of Business
901 8th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56562
Phone: 218-299-3474


Elected Board Members (6 Reps at Large)

Michele Heath

Representative-At-Large (2019-2022)
Track 1

Cleveland State University
Monte Ahuja College of Business
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 420
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 440-864-7131


Angela Miles

Representative-At-Large (2018-2021)
Track 1

North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-530-5009


Ranjan Karri

Representative-At-Large (2017-2020)
Track 1

University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
Phone: 217-206-6712


Jakari N. Griffith

Representative-At-Large (2019-2022)
Track 2

Bridgewater State University
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone: 508-531-2223


Richard J. Tarpey

Representative-At-Large (2017-2020)
Track 2

Middle Tennessee State University
Business and Aerospace Building N129
MTSU Box 75
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-898-5312


Jennifer Moss Breen

Representative-At-Large (2018-2021)
Track 2

Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: 402-280-3952



Executive Committee:

Members: President, President-elect/Program Chair, Treasurer, Chairs of Member Services Committee and Long-range Planning Committee.

  • Tim O. Peterson (President)
    Arun Pillutla (Program Chair/President elect)
    Bart Sharp  (Treasurer)
    Ronda Smith (MAM Membership Chair and Membership Services Committee Chair)
    Ranjan Karri (LRP Committee Chair)

Long-Range Planning Committee:

Members: Treasurer, Secretary, President, Director of IT Operations, and three representatives-at-large from Track 1.

  • Bart Sharp (Treasurer)
    Lesley Page (Secretary)
    Tim O. Peterson (President)
    Ben Blackford (Director of IT Operations)
    Michele L. Heath (Rep at Large)
    Angela Miles (Rep at Large)
    Ranjan Karri (Rep at Large) — COMMITTEE CHAIR

Member Services Committee:

Members: Past President, Membership chairperson, Director of IT Operations, Program Chair-elect, Communication & Social Media, and three representatives-at-large from Track 2.

  • Millicent Nelson (Past President)
    Ronda Smith (MAM Membership Chair) — COMMITTEE CHAIR
    Ben Blackford (Director of IT Operations)
    Young Ro (Program Chair-elect)
    Rebecca Badawy (Communication & Social Media)
    Jakari N. Griffith (Rep at Large)
    Jennifer Moss Breen (Rep at Large)
    Richard J. Tarpey (Rep at Large)