Herberger Business School

Advisory Council

The Herberger Business School is committed to developing enduring relationships with business leaders in the community. The HBS Advisory Council is one example of such a relationship that provides long lasting benefits to our students, the faculty, the school, university, and to industry. Through their dedication, involvement, participation and interaction the members of the HBS Advisory Council play a vital role in ensuring the ongoing success, growth and vitality of the school by supporting our mission in the areas of education, research, and service.


The following Minnesota business leaders graciously serve as advisers to the Herberger Business School. Those of us in the school are all very appreciative of their efforts, advice, and most of all, their interest in helping to develop Minnesota's future business leaders.

Last updated: 5/4/2022

Mike Markman

  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Deerwood Bank

Brian Johnson

  • CEO
  • Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.

Laura Espeseth, CPA ('04)

  • Vice President Controller
  • Bridgewater Bank

Michelle Henderson

  • Owner
  • Bad Cat Digital Marketing

Dennis Gregory ('81)

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.

Josh Longnecker

  • Managing Director
  • Northwestern Mutual

Jill Magelssen ('87)

  • Franchise Owner
  • Express Employment Professionals

Bob Mahowald, Jr.

  • Advisor
  • Mahowald Insurance

Dirk Kloss

  • VP of Customer Experience
  • Park Industries

Rachel D. Polson ('96)

  • CPA and Partner
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Lisa Stark ('98)

  • Assistant Controller
  • U.S. Bancorp