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Hamilton to head Dean's Advisory Board

May 21, 2012

${image-alt} Ed Hamilton, Finance '88

The College of Business Executive Advisory Board elected Ed Hamilton as their new chairperson at the spring External Advisory Board meeting held the last week of April. “I look forward to working with Dean 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,” said Hamilton on his reaction to becoming chair.

Mr. Hamilton is a graduate from SIU, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Finance in 1988. In 2008, he retired as Managing Director/Head of Loan Trading for Banc of America Securities, LLC. Mr. Hamilton has been a member of the External Advisory board since 2005. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three sons.

Other Board members elected to serve on the Executive Advisory Board are Sean Boston (Vice Chair) and Betty Brennan. Mr. Boston is the Marketing Director for Illinois Tool Works, Inc. in Troy, Ohio. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing in 1992. Ms. Brennan, who graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing from SIU in 1989, is the president and owner of Taylor Studios in Rantoul, Illinois.

During the spring meeting, the Board also welcomed the return of Dr. Sunil Sinha. Dr. Sinha received his Masters of Business Administration from SIU in 1998. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American College of Physician Executives.

The College of Business Dean's External Advisory Board is an active group of business professionals who serve as consultants to the College of Business Dean, faculty and staff. They support the Dean and his staff by bringing the perspective of the business community into the College and act as a sounding board and resource to help and support in any way they can. Members address and make recommendations on strategic planning, the curriculum, development and other critical issues. The Board meets twice a year.