President-Elect: Mark Schenkel, Belmont University
Mark T. Schenkel is an associate professor at Belmont University. He has served USASBE actively since 2006 as SVP Finance, SVP Marketing & Membership (2014-2015), SVP Operations & Planning (2011-2012), Competitive Papers Track Chair (2016), Education Awards Chair (2012), and Competitive Cases Track Chair (2010). He was recognized for his service with the Executive Director’s Award (2016) and President’s Award (2012). Schenkel presents his research regularly at USASBE, Academy of Management, and Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, and publishes in journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, and Family Business Review among others. He serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Small Business Management and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
Senior Vice President – Operations and Planning: Eric Liguori, University of Tampa
Dr. Eric Liguori is on faculty in the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa. Liguori has served on the USASBE board for 3 years, first as VP of Publications and then as VP of Research. He also served as lead researcher for Hewlett-Packard’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs program, and is an active StartUp Weekend and 1 Million Cups Community Organizer. His research aims to explore two questions: how can we create more/better entrepreneurs, and how can we create environments where entrepreneurship thrives. His work has been published in outlets including Journal of Small Business Management, Management Decision, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. Liguori is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Small Business Management.
Senior Vice President – Development: Lois Shelton, California State University
Lois M. Shelton, Ph.D. is currently Professor of Management at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with a focus on teaching entrepreneurship and experiential internship courses. Most recently, she spearheaded the Nazarian College’s successful bid to host the 2018 USASBE National Conference, and initiated a Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (IJEBR) in conjunction with the 2017 USASBE Conference, “Rebels with a Cause: The Revolutionary Attitudes, Behaviors, and Cognition of Entrepreneurs”.
She was also elected a USASBE Director-at-Large in 2016 and served as Co-Chair of Competitive Workshops for the USASBE 2016 Conference. In addition to championing the launch of the entrepreneurship curriculum and program at the Nazarian College, she also initiated the successful Grenoble Doctorate of Business Administration at CSUN Program. She serves as Co-Editor for IJEBR and Program Director for the Grenoble Doctorate of Business Administration at CSUN Program.
Senior Vice President-Elect, Programming: Doan Winkel, Illinois State University
“I am an entrepreneur at Legacy Out Loud and an educator at Illinois State University. My students create and own their learning experiences. My classroom is an entrepreneurial experiment each and every semester.
I have two main goals in life: 1) To fix our broken education system by giving students a voice and control (see my TEDx talk). 2) To motivate younger generations to tackle their dreams through creating their own careers. Follow my journey to those goals at Teaching Lean.”
Director-At-Large: Erin Draper, Clarkson University
Erin Draper currently serves as the Director of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University and was also a member of the center’s founding team in 2009. Erin is responsible for advancing mission driven programming that catalyzes entrepreneurship across disciplines. In this capacity, she works with university administration, Reh Center Advisory Council Members and donors, advises student companies, leads regional outreach activities, and assesses program effectiveness. Over the past six years, the Reh Center has experienced exponential growth in funding and impact, and has garnered national recognition for its innovative experiential programming. Previously, Erin was the owner of a family auction company and was in outside sales at General Electric.
Director-At-Large: Wendy Plant, Florida State University
Wendy Plant is the Director of the Center for Student Engagement for the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. She advises entrepreneurship students from across FSU’s campus, manages the InNOLEvation ® Center student incubator, and oversees competitions, speaker events and all extra-curricular entrepreneurship student programs.
Ms. Plant has an MBA from the University of Tampa, Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, and a Certificate in Incubator Management from the National Business Incubation Association. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Roundtable of Entrepreneurship Educators of Florida (REEF) and Co-Chair Elect of the MWE SIG in USASBE, and has previously been on the USASBE Board as the Secretary and a Director At-Large.
Also on the ballot were several proposed revisions to Article IV of the USASBE Articles of Incorporation. These revisions were approved and are available for review here.
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