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Staff

Here at the Krannert Professional Development Center we have eight full-time employees dedicated to supporting you, as well as three part-time advisors-in-residence. With more than150 years of combined corporate and student engagement expertise, and broad industry knowledge, we offer top-tier services to assist you in throughout your career path.

Full-Time Staff

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Randall Lewis, Executive Director
Randall graduated from Krannert with a BS in Accounting and an MSM (now the MBA program) with a finance option. Randall’s corporate career includes over 25 years with GE, Wells Fargo, and WellPoint where he held various finance and operations roles, including: Chief Financial Officer of Consumer Finance, Managing Director of Corporate Development (M&A), Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor, and Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the KPDC team, Randall was involved as Lead in two entrepreneurial ventures – s2f Worldwide, LLC and Exodus Commercial Capital, LLC. Randall has been a supportive Purdue Alum, serving on the Krannert Dean’s Advisory Council, the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Purdue Research Foundation Board of Directors and the Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board. He was the School’s 2010 Business Leadership Award winner.

Chris Luebbe, Assistant Director
Chris graduated from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and began his career working in the blood banking industry for the American Red Cross, focusing on employee hiring and training. He has been with the Krannert Professional Development Center since May 2009 and specializes in resume review, statistical reporting and employer recruiting.

Craig Hanson, Assistant Director
Craig received both his bachelor's degree and MBA from Purdue, and was a varsity swimmer. He came to the Krannert Professional Development Center with more than 30 years of corporate work behind him. He has experience with international and domestic companies such as Clorox, Kimberly-Clark, and gold Hong Ye Paper. He has held positions in quality management, marketing research, corporate innovation, recruiting and technical R&D consulting. At Krannert, Craig focuses on outreach,  maintenance of the employer/student interface system (Symplicity CMA), and career counseling.

Jill Mullens, Associate Director
Jill graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Purdue and began her career in event management for a foodservice company. She was promoted to human resources where she supported seven divisions and special events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While pursuing her MBA at the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, she recruited for a financial services firm, consulted with a start-up foodservice company, and interned with a non-profit. Jill then joined the Krannert Professiona Developement Center Team and works to promote networking, provide career counseling, and partner with Krannert Staff to facilitate leadership and career development.

Gene Ivnik
Gene is a Purdue alumni with a background in engineering and functional expertise in operations, sales and marketing, strategy, and profit and loss management. He came to the Krannert Professional Development Center after working as the consumer product industry president of a $170 million organization. Gene’s primary role is coaching students in the areas of career search strategy and leadership development.

 

Advisors-In-Residence

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Susan Niemczyk
Sue is a seasoned executive and former vice president with expertise in operations leadership, financial and contract management, team building, personnel development and strategic planning. She has worked with several global corporations and has industry experience in the fields of healthcare, education, and contract management. Sue is also a former Purdue University instructor. Currently, she works with both the graduate and undergraduate leadership programs and specializes in career counseling, leadership coaching, interviewing skills, resume building and cover letter reviews. Sue loves coaching tomorrow’s women business leaders!

Alan Studzinski
Alan is an experienced senior executive who spent over 40 years managing operations in the hospitality industry. His past responsibilities have included operational management, supply chain management, strategic planning, and customer relationship development. Alan has worked with some of the largest hospitality companies in the industry, including Marriott Corporation and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. The past 15 years he has worked for a private company, Havi Global Solutions, whose primary customer is the McDonald’s Corporation. As the senior vice president of North American Operations, he led the North American business unit for Perseco Packaging Services, a billion dollar division of Havi Global Solutions. Alan has a Culinary Arts degree and an associate’s degree in Food Service Management from Oakland University.

Pris Gerde
Pris has a bachelor's degree from Purdue, and is an experienced manager and advisor. She spent nearly 38 years in the pharmaceutical industry with career responsibilities ranging from communications and corporate social responsibility to relief sales roles. Her final 18 years in the industry were spent in Human Resources, with responsibility for employee benefits administration for the company’s $300 Million health plan. Specialties: Career counseling, job search strategies, resume writing and correspondence and interview skills acquisition.