Heider College of Business Creighton University

The connections you made while a business student at Creighton University can never be severed. Stay in touch with your former classmates and professors from the Heider College of Business by:

message from the dean

As a graduate of the Heider College of Business, you know firsthand the difference in a business degree from Creighton—integrity before profits. Our students learn exceptional business and leadership skills in a Jesuit, Catholic environment that distinguishes Creighton students and makes them extremely attractive to employers.

I am proud to tell you that essentially all of our undergraduate business students are placed in a career or graduate school of their choice immediately following graduation. With thousands of internship opportunities available for our business students each year, we find that those who participate in more than one internship while in college receive three to five job offers before they graduate. 

Both our graduate and undergraduate business programs have been ranked highly year after year by US News and World Report, largely in part to our cutting edge business education with innovative programs in areas such as financial psychology, health care, leadership, entrepreneurship, finance and more.

I firmly believe that you, as a graduate of Creighton’s values-based Jesuit education, are among a group of professionals uniquely prepared to engage today’s complex business issues and develop solutions for a better tomorrow.

On this Alumni website, you will learn important information that will keep you connected to Creighton and your fellow alumni. Be sure to also read the Heider College of Business news to learn the latest on our students and faculty and check out our school’s website.

If you haven’t been back to campus recently, please visit. You will be amazed! And please stop in at the Heider College of Business office. We would love to see you.

Anthony Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Dean, Heider College of Business

Alumni Advisory Board

Eric R. Arneson, BSBA’96
Vice President/General Counsel, Lindsay Corporation
Omaha, NE

Angel Audino Averman, BSBA’86
Senior Vice President of Business  Strategy and Finance, Chateau  Retirement Communities
Woodinville, WA

Gary R. Batenhorst, BSBA’73
Partner, Cline Williams Law Firm
Omaha, NE

David E. Black, BSBA’05
Director, Energy Marketing and Sales-Coal, Union Pacific Railroad
Washington, DC

Mary Jo Burke, BSBA’75
Bonita Springs, FL

Richard M. Coffey, BSBA’60
Chairman, Consortio Group
Omaha, NE

Daniel J. Davis, BSBA’92
Director, Frankel Zacharia LLC
Omaha, NE

Billie L. Determan, BSBA’99
Director of Finance, Global Supply Chain, Beam Suntory
Chicago, IL

David S. Erker, BSBA’80
Vice President, First National Bank
Omaha, NE

Mike Finley, BSBA’83
Chief Executive Officer, Boingo Wireless
Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Rater Johnson, BSBA’88
Omaha, NE

Todd Johnson
Global Channel Leader of Entrepreneurship and Job Creation, Gallup
Omaha, NE

Steven P. Kenney, BSBA’88
Tax Partner, Lutz
Omaha, NE

David L. Kessenich, BSBA’89
Chairman, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Excellere Capital
Denver, CO

Peter M. Leddy, PhD, BA’85
Chief People Officer, dosist
Los Angeles, CA

Kevin R. Loberg, MBA’95
Senior Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
Omaha, NE

John L. Maginn, BSBA’61
President, Maginn Associates, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Terry J. McClain
Valley, NE

Jeffrey A. McCroy, BSBA’84
President and Chief Executive Officer, Christian Brothers Investment Services
Chicago, IL

Michael C. Meyer, BSBA’81, MBA’02
Operating Partner, McCarthy Capital
Omaha, NE

Mark Mowat, BSBA’86
Managing Director, Frontier Capital, LLC
Omaha, NE

John W. Neppl, BSBA’88
Chief Financial Officer, Bunge Limited
Omaha, NE

Thomas K. Nichting, BSBA’83
Omaha, NE

Dennis M. O’Brien, BSBA’86, MBA’95, JD’95
(Retired) President, West Partners
Carlsbad, CA

Michael S. Potthoff, BSBA’03
President, Colliers International
Omaha, NE

Michael J. Remmes, BSBA’84
Innovation Executive, State Farm Ventures
Normal, IL

Patrick J. Riordan, BSBA’84
Vice President, Lawson Kroeker Investment Management
Omaha, NE

Jeff Royal, BSBA’98, MBA’04
President of Dundee Bank
Omaha, NE

Mindy Simon, MBA’16
Chief Information Officer, 
Global Business and Information Services at Conagra Brands
Omaha, NE

Robert T. Slezak, MBA’89
Independent Investor
Omaha, NE

Timothy P. Sullivan, MBA’97
Vice President/Regional, Wells Fargo Bank
Omaha, NE

Michael A. Summers, BSBA’87
Chief Financial Officer, First National Bank
Papillion, NE

Stephen B. Swanstrom, MBA’89
President and Chief Executive Officer, Centris Federal Credit Union
Omaha, NE

Paul J. Thompson, BSBA’84
President and Chief Executive Officer, Country Club Bank
Leawood, KS

Jennifer Wede Tippins, BSBA’04
Vice President, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Patricia Greco Wiederholt, BSBA’74
(Retired) Business Analyst, Transcanada Omaha, NE

Richard A. Witt, BSBA’74
(Retired) Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mutual of Omaha Companies
Omaha, NE

Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, JD’77
Executive Director Emeritus, Peter Kiewit Foundation
Omaha, NE