Midwest Academy Of Management Elected Board Officers

Arun Pillutla
Past President (2022-2023)

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


Young Ro
President (2022-2023)
Past President (2023-2024)

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


Ranjan Karri

Program Chair (2022-2023)
President (2023-2024)
Past President (2024-2025)

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


Shontarius Aikens

Program Chair-Elect (2022-2023)
Program Chair (2023-2024)
President (2024-2025)
Past President (2025-2026)

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


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


Michele Heath
Membership Chair

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


Appointed Roles

Erin Hemm
Director of Communications

St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, IA  52803
Phone: 309-781-6347


Ben Blackford
Director of IT Operations

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


Carla Flores
Director of Open Conference

Ball State University
Miller College of Business
WB 219
2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: 765-285-5185


Elected Board Members (6 Reps at Large)

Mona Bahl
Representative-At-Large (2022-2024)
Track 1

Illinois State University
SFH 238
Campus Box 5500
Normal, Illinois 61790-5500
Phone: 309-438-5192


Jakari N. Griffith
Representative-At-Large (2022-2024)
Track 2

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


Namporn Thanetsunthorn
Representative-At-Large (2021-2023)
Track 1

Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409


K. Praveen Parboteeah
Representative-At-Large (2021-2023)
Track 2

College of Business and Economics
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Phone: 262-472-3971


Rebecca Badawy
Representative-At-Large (2021-2024)
Track 1

University of Pittsburg
Mervis 382A
210 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Shannon Juergens
Representative-At-Large (2021-2024)
Track 2

Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316

Phone: 515-263-6082



Executive Committee:

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

  • Young Ro (President)
    Ranjan Karri (Program Chair/President elect)
    Bart Sharp  (Treasurer)
    Michele Heath (MAM Membership Chair and Membership Services Committee Chair)
    Rebecca Badawy (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)
    Young Ro (President)
    Ben Blackford (Director of IT Operations)
    Mona Bahl (Rep at Large)
    Namporn Thanetsunthorn (Rep at Large)
    Becky Badawy (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.

  • Arun Pilluta (Past President)
    Michele Heath (MAM Membership Chair) -- COMMITTEE CHAIR
    Ben Blackford (Director of IT Operations)
    Shontarius Aikens (Program Chair-elect)
    Erin Hemm (Director of Communications)
    Jakari N. Griffith (Rep at Large)
    K. Praveen Parboteeah (Rep at Large)
    Shannon Juergens (Rep at Large)