The International Business Institute is a cross-disciplinary unit within the College of Business Administration which supports the College’s efforts in promoting International Business Education within the College. The IB Institute offers students a wide range of study areas including international business, global leadership, human resource management, strategic management, industrial organizational psychology and workforce development.

In order to ensure excellence, UMSL has created an International Business Advisory Board that consists of a select group of senior level executives/managers from local, regional, and international organizations. The purpose of the board is to provide advice, assistance, direction, and insight to UMSL Business and the International Business Institute. The Board will support the mission of UMSL Business School and the IB Institute – to create and disseminate knowledge through teaching and research, and to serve our students, our profession and the business community.

Read the full International Business Advisory Board Statement of Understanding.

International Business Advisory Board Members

Steve Burrows

International Business Development Professional

Red Spider Consulting, LLC

Ross Bushnell

Vice President and General manager, Global Flexibles


Michael J. Costello  

Agreeco, LLC

Scott Bell

Independent Consultant

Former Vice President of Global Sales Operations


Lloyd “Henry” Evitts

Vice President, Manufacturing

H-J Enterprises Inc.

Norihito Furuya


IGB Network Co., Ltd.

Ashley Shepard

Director, P-8 & C-40 Program Management, Boeing Global Services


Greg Gorman

Chief Growth Officer

Nidec Motor Corporation

John Guckes

Independent Consultant and CorneaGen CEO Senior Advisor

John Guckes & Associates, LLP

Brian Garcia

Vice President; Global Franchise Support

Enterprise Holdings

Scott W. Hine

Vice President, Products & Solutions
and Chief Innovation Officer

Novus International

Michael Elliott

Interim Dean, College of Business Administration

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Michael Kelley

Vice President, International Business Development

Metal Exchange Corporation

Timothy J. Nowak

Executive Director

World Trade Center

Kei Pang

Chief Business Development & Strategy Officer

Nidec Motor Corporation

Rodolfo Rivera

Director, Business Development

Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Joseph Rottman

Director, International Business Institute

Shaker Sadasivam

Public Company CEO, Entrepreneur, Technologist

FCT Solar

Jay Shekelton


H-J International, Inc.

  Vinayak Rajagopal 

Regional Director, South East Asia
International Government Services & Defense

Boeing Global Services


Jorge Toro

President CEO


Tom Wilson

V.P. Marketing at Bayer Crop Science

Monsanto Company