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Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Advisory Council

The Business, Marketing & Information Technology Advisory Council is an integral part of the success of BM&IT programs in the state.


Its Purposes:

  • Promote the recognition of BM&IT coursework as students transition to WI colleges & universities
  • Improve the public image and contemporary purposes of career & technical education
  • Promote business and marketing education as applied academics, moving toward a balanced content with skill oriented curriculum
  • Promote work-based learning as an integral part of the business and marketing education curriculum
  • Endorse the career & technical student organizations (i.e., FBLA or DECA) as an integral part of business and marketing education curriculum

Current Committee Members

Ken Beno Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
J. Michol Banes Baker Tilly
Tracey Isensee Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)
Mary Johannesen Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)
Sarah Kavanaugh Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)
Patty Hendrickson-Goetz Hendrickson Leadership Group, Inc.
Nicole Rice Central Wisconsin Information Technology Alliance (CWITA)
Pam King Grafton Chamber of Commerce
Urs Haltinner UW-Stout
Debbie Stanislawski UW-Stout
Karla Saeger UW-Whitewater
John Smith UW-Whitewater
Chris Reader Wisconsin Manufacturer's and Commerce (WMC)
Amelia Phillips Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
Stacy Eslick Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA)
Bruce Russell Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
Stephanie Engelberth Associated Bank
Roxie Hentz CEOs of Tomorrow
Kim Ehlert Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)
Ann Brice Western Technical College
Kurt Gering Marquette University
Heidi Warren Wisconsin Marketing Education Association (WMEA)
Cheryl Kothe Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD)
Stacey Ryan Wisconsin Educators of Business and Information Technology (WEBIT)
Todd Williams Wisconsin Educators of Business and Information Technology (WEBIT)
Jason Holter Wisconsin Marketing Education Association (WMEA)
Tom Martin CESA 3
Jane Weiss Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Brian Vogeltanz Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB)

Interested in joining the advisory committee? Please contact Dave Thomas at 608-266-2348 or