Krannert MBA and Master's Program Team
Meet Our Team
Peggy Blessing, Office Manager
Peggy's primary responsibly is to manage and coordinate the Master's Programs office. She is often the first point of contact for students and handles student requests for both student services and admissions. Peggy enjoys traveling, water skiing, camping, gardening and spending time with her pets and family.
Tad Brinkerhoff, Director, MBA and Master's Programs
Tad oversees all aspects of the six Master’s Programs and the Full-time and Weekend MBA Programs, including the areas of admissions, recruiting, marketing and student services. Tad also collaborates with Deans in regards to strategy and the Krannert Professional Development Center on career-related activities. Tad likes spending time with his five kids, can play the piano and cello and has a wealth of international travel and experiences.
Dan Eilen, Assistant Director of Student Services
Dan's primary role is to work directly with MBA and Master's Program students regarding advising, registration and in preparation for their graduation. Outside of work, Dan enjoys playing golf, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, watching college basketball and taking his two chocolate Labradors to the park.
Stefanie Elliott, Assistant Director of Admission
Stefanie works with students to ensure that all course requirements are met prior to graduation. She provides important data and reports for the Master's Office and processes applications. Stefanie is an avid Purdue fan (Boiler Up!). When she isn't in the Master's Programs office, Stefanie likes to play golf, read, spend time with family and participate in church activities.
Amy Hamilton, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Amy processes applications the Master's Programs Office. She provides information to prospective students and assists students with filling out the application and scholarship information. She also assists with admissions decisions. In her free time Amy likes to shop, garden and spend time with family and friends.
Allene Manning, Associate Director of Student Services
Allene will be responsible for onboarding and orientation (K Launch), the Mentoring Program, the Board Fellows Program, KGSA and associated clubs advising, Graduate Assistant (GA) Programming, and the Committee for MGMT 390 and LGL activities. Allene is a double Boilermaker with bachelor and master degrees from Purdue in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Shelloy Mason, Recruiting Events Coordinator
Shelloy works to coordinate interviews for prospective students and handles logistics for recruiting events. She also works as part of the Admissions Committee to process incoming applications and select students for admission. Shelloy enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an active member of her church.
Brian Precious, Associate Director, MBA for STEM Professionals
Brian is responsible for overseeing Purdue's MBA for STEM Professions. He is charged with the marketing, recruitment, admissions and student services of the newly launched, one-year program. When he isn't working he enjoys traveling (he has visited every state except Alaska), spending time with his wife Cheryl and trying to stay in shape.
Judy Rife, Administrative Assistant
Judy is a staff member whom students seek out when they have any questions or problems and aren't sure who to ask. Judy serves as a valuable resource for students and can direct them around campus for support. She works with registration and orientation. Judy loves shopping, trying new food, church activities and spending time with her family.
Lindsay Roberts, Weekend MBA Program Manager
Lindsay is responsible for the logistical aspects of the Weekend MBA Program. She concentrates on the student's overall experience while on and off campus to ensure success. She assists with coordination with faculty on the program and also recruitment. Lindsay enjoys hand-crafting gifts and home decor, watching sports with her husband and chasing her two children around their country home.
Don Roush, Associate Director of Weekend MBA
Don's mission is to market, recruit and assist with admissions for the Weekend MBA Program. He is also responsible for strategic development and coordination with faculty, student services and with Master's Program office. Don enjoys outdoors activities such as hiking and enjoys reading and spending time with his family.
Susan Saberniak, Assistant Director of Recruitment
Susan is a member of the Recruitment Team and plans and coordinates both on campus and off-campus activities. She also assists with recruitment strategy planning. When Susan is not focused on recruiting the best and brightest students to Purdue she likes to work on art projects, crafts, sewing, gardening and travel.
Andrae Sailes, Associate Director of Admissions
Andrae´ leads the Admissions team and is charged with ensuring accurate information for all incoming and current Master's Programs students. He also leads the Admissions Committee and provides an initial review of all applications. Andrae enjoys cooking and is always experimenting with new dishes. He also likes to spend time with his family.
Jonathan Schramm, Associate Director of Recruiting
Jonathan's duties center on the strategy and the recruiting process of international students. This includes planning recruiting activities, prospective student follow-up, traveling to recruitment events, and a never-ending search to find the best students for the MBA and Master's Programs. Jonathan also enjoys traveling for fun and skeet shooting in his spare time.
Jodi Silotto, Associate Director of Marketing
Jodi leads efforts in marketing for the MBA and Master's Programs. This includes electronic media/email, print, social media, video and the Krannert Master's Programs web site. When Jodi isn't working, she can be found watching any Purdue sporting event, hiking, exercising or being outdoors.
Emily Warter, Assistant Director of Recruitment
Emily is responsible for recruiting future Boilermakers to the MBA and Master's Programs. She is a member of the recruitment team, involved in domestic student recruitment planning, strategy and yield efforts. Emily also coordinates on and off campus programs. Emily likes to spend summer out on the lake with family and friends and enjoys playing with her two dogs. She is life-long fan Purdue fan!