June 08, 2012

Business dean’s advisory board has new chair

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Ed Hamilton is the new chairperson of the College of Business Dean’s Executive Advisory Board at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

The board recently selected the SIU Carbondale alumnus, a member of the group since 2005, as chair.   Hamilton earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University in 1988 and recently retired as managing director/head of loan trading for Banc of America Securities, LLC.  He resides in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife, Monica, and three sons.

“I look forward to working with Dean Dennis Cradit and all of the members of the External Advisory Board in elevating our group’s contribution to and positive impact on SIU’s College of Business,” Hamilton said after his selection.  

Also chosen to serve on the Executive Advisory Board were Sean Boston and Betty Brennan.  Boston, who is the new vice chairman, is marketing director for Illinois Tool Works, Inc. in Troy, Ohio.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from SIU Carbondale in 1992.  Brennan, a 1989 graduate with a bachelor’s in marketing, is the owner and president of Taylor Studios in Rantoul.

The board also welcomed the return of former board member Dr. Sunil Sinha, who earned his MBA at the University in 1998.  Sinha, vice president of Medical Affairs at the Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va., holds board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American College of Physician Executives. 

The Dean’s External Advisory Board is comprised of active business professionals who serve as consultants to the dean, faculty and staff of the College of Business.  Their support of the dean and staff includes bringing business community perspective to the college and acting as a sounding board and resource in a variety of ways.  The board meets twice annually with members, considering and making recommendations for the College of Business as to strategic planning, curriculum, development and other crucial matters.