DSBA Advisory Board

Board Member Responsibilities

Members of the HI and DSBA Advisory Boards are appointed for two-year terms and can be reappointed for subsequent terms. The Advisory Boards meet formally 2-3 times annually.  Members of the board may be assigned to rotating subcommittees to address focus issues such as curriculum revision, student recruitment and placement, program research, board membership, and development.  In addition to the formal board planning sessions, members and their organizations may be asked to participate in panel discussions around industry topics, informal mentoring programs, and classroom presentations.

UNC Charlotte Advisory Board Members

Position Title

Company Name

Nitin Agrawal

Banking & Securities Data Leader

Deloitte Consulting

Robert Ahern

Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics


Anu Brookins (Vice-Chair)

Leader, Digital Process Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence


Lina Clover Director of Research and Development SAS
Wilson Daughtry IT Manager - Nuclear IMA, Reporting & Analytics Duke Energy

Mike Dulin

Chief Medical Officer


Naras Eechambadi

President and CEO


Tom Fisher



Misha Ghosh

General Manager/Vice President

ADP Ventures - Big Data

Craig A. Hill

Senior Vice President, Survey, Computing and Statistical Sciences

RTI International

Sean Hogue


Grant Thornton

Robert John Lake

Data Scientist


Tim Lowe

Principal Research Scientist


Doug Jennings

Vice President - Data, Analytics & Customer Insights


Doug Hague (Chair) Chief Analytics Officer Bank of America Merchant Services
Vijay Nair Head, Statistical Methodology & Testing, Corporate Risk Model Wells Fargo

Amaresh Tripathy

Analytics Leader


Robert Zembowicz

Technical Advisor, Lead Architect for the Big Data Program

Ben Zhang General Manager, Market Solutions Analytics Duke Energy
William Tolone

Interim Dean, College of Computing and Informatics
UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte
Steve Ott Dean, Belk College of Business UNC Charlotte
Thomas Reynolds

Associate Provost for Graduate Programs and Dean of the Graduate School

UNC Charlotte
Mirsad Hadzikadic

Executive Director, Data Science Initiative

UNC Charlotte
Joshua Hertel Director, Graduate Center UNC Charlotte