creative industries from the University
of St. Andrews. She is the owner and
founder of Susan Chesley Consulting
and is currently teaching a new social
and digital media marketing class.
• Barbara Fowler joined the marketing
department as an office associate II.
• David Lacek teaches and is the director
of the services marketing program.
Lacek received his MBA from UA
and has 15 years of global business-to-business services experience at
International Paper. He has managed
B2B service teams and projects
relating to SAP across the globe,
including Brazil, Russia, France, Italy
• Dr. Valentina Marano is an assistant
professor in international business.
Marano received her doctorate from
the University of South Carolina. She
is a new researcher in the IB arena,
with several published papers and
experience in global consulting and
initiatives. She is a native of Italy.
• Dan McCormack is adjunct faculty in
marketing and international business
McCormack received his Executive
MBA from George Mason University
and has extensive marketing, sales and
sales-management experience with
major global corporations, such as
Canon and Kyocera.
• Dr. Nick Panagopoulos joined the
department as assistant professor in
sales and marketing. Panagopoulos
came from the Athens University of
Economics and Business, where he
worked and received his doctorate.
Panagopoulos is a researcher in the
areas of sales, B2B Marketing and
CRM. He was director of the Sales
and Customer Management Research
Center at Athens University. He is a
native of Greece.
• Bridgette Riter joined the marketing
department as a program assistant.
• Jenna Stiffler is a graduate of the sales
specialization and an MBA graduate
with a specialization in finance
• Marketing also has a new staff position
approved within the sales program,
director of corporate development and
engagement. The sales program will
fund the salary, and the marketing
department will fund one class per
semester to attain a competitive