Executive Advisory Council

Governors State University recognizes that developing strong ties with corporate partners who are committed to excellence in education is critical to building the university of the future.  The visionary leaders which make up the Executive Advisory Council have joined us to help build our ties to business. By actively endorsing our programs, advocating on our behalf and advancing the GSU brand in their relationships with other leaders throughout Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana, they are helping to change the face of higher education.

Kevin Brookins
Senior Vice-President, ComEd
Ana Dutra
CEO, Mandala Global Advisors

Bert Allen
Independent Senior Executive H/R Consultant
Honorable Vernard Alsberry
Mayor, Village of Hazel Crest, Illinois
Deanna Burrell
Director, Client Experience, Midway Broadcasting
Ron Daly
R.R. Donnelley (retired), (GSU Alumnus)
Gene Egizio
President, GSU Alumni Association (GSU Alumnus)
Michael Fisher

Vice President, Workforce Development and Community Relations, COUNTRY Financial
Michael Hopkins
Attorney, Spesia, Ayers, and Ardaugh, (GSU Alumnus)
Elliott Johnson

President and CEO, Heyward & Johnson, Inc.
Paul Labonne
Vice President, Community Development Banking, PNC Bank
Glenn Mazade
Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Not-for-Profit Banking, RBS Citizens/Charter One
Norman Schlisman
Senior Managing Director and Branch Manager, Mesirow Financial