The Employer Advisory Board includes a diverse group of employers representing the business, industry, education and government sectors. Their mission is to:
• Help promote DU Career Services through public acknowledgement with professional connections and networks.
• Assist the staff in the identification or expansion of employment opportunities for students and alumni.
• Participate in activities and events sponsored by DU Career Services.
• Provide feedback regarding the services offered by DU's Career Services.
• Offer input and advice regarding the development/review of brochures, website, social media and other marketing strategies as it relates to services for employers.
Employer advisory Board Members
Kristin Dickey, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources & Organizational Development at Square Two Financial, Centennial, CO
Kristin is a results-driven HR executive with more than 15 years experience focused on providing the highest level of business partnerships for a wide variety of client groups.
Heather Erickson, Global Talent Management at Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Heather leverages her background in organizational development and understanding of strategic business drivers to bring forward practical , innovative solutions that advance the overall impact of Human Capital in an organization.
Heather has over fifteen years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and fast paced start ups, which has allowed her to cultivate deep business acumen that influences her work with individual leaders, teams and companies. Her varied business experience in accounting/finance, operations, sales, and business development compliment her human resources background and allow her to utilize a highly business relevant approach in her work.
Renny Fagan, Former Colorado state legislator and President and CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Denver, CO
Renny joined the Association in March 2009. With almost 1,400 member nonprofit organizations statewide, the Association provides capacity building resources and technical assistance to members and advocates on behalf of the entire nonprofit sector.
Previously, Fagan served as the State Director of Colorado-based staff for U.S Senator Ken Salazar and briefly for Senator Michael Bennet. Fagan was a Deputy Attorney General for Attorney Generals Ken Salazar and John Suthers, managing attorneys providing legal services to elected officials and state agencies. Under Gov. Roy Romer, Fagan was the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue. He began his public service as a three-term state legislator from El Paso County. A Colorado native, Fagan grew up in the Pikes Peak region and has resided in the Denver Metro area for the last 20 years.
Pat Hamill, CEO, Oakwood Homes, Denver, CO
Member, University of Denver Board of Trustees
Patrick H. Hamill is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oakwood Homes, LLC. In addition to Oakwood Homes, Pat's other business affiliations include: Town and Country Title and Insurance, Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, Precision Building Systems and PKK Investments. He is a Past Chairman and current board member emeritus of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Trustee of the University of Denver, Chairman of the Colorado Open Golf Foundation, Chairman and Board Member of Colorado Concern and serves on the board of HealthOne. He is also Co-Chairing the Governor's Early Childhood Leadership Commission. Additionally, Pat has co-founded two community development organizations in the greater Denver area: The Foundation for Educational Excellence and the 21st Century High Tech Academy. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver's School of Real Estate and Construction Management.
Oakwood homes celebrated their 20th year in the home building business in 2011, as well as building their 10,000th home.
Cindy Howell, College Relations Director at Fidelity Investments, Westlake, TX
Cindy Howell is a graduate of LeTourneau University with a Bachelor's in Business Management and has over 16 years of experience in Human Resources. She began her career with Fidelity as a technical recruiter hiring experienced software developers for Y2K. She then went on to hire and manage a co-op program for Fidelity's custody and broker-dealer business.
In 2001, she was promoted to a Human Resources Director where she designed and implemented change initiatives for building organizational capability. This experience gave her the opportunity to partner with executive and senior-level business leaders to design organizational effectiveness strategies and facilitate redesign when necessary. Cindy currently leads Fidelity's targeted university relationships to support the firms workforce and staffing strategies in TX, UT, NM, LA, CA and CO.
Laura Higgins, Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at Pixorial, Denver, CO
Sue Hinkin, University of Denver, Executive Director of Career Services, Ex Officio
With a passion for career services and a long, successful career at Michigan State University, DeVry University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design, Sue Hinkin is the backbone of the Career Services team. Before working in higher education, she worked in the entertainment industry in Southern California.
Jane Mall, University of Denver, Director of Employer Relations, Chair
Jane received a B.A. in Finance from Aurora University and an M.S. from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis on Human Resource Development. Jane has several years of corporate experience in the software sales industry and has owned and operated two small businesses. She also was a tax preparer for several years. Prior to joining DU, she spent 11 years as Director of Corporate Relations and Director of the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) at NIU's College of Business.
Jane has a passion for creating opportunities for students and alums. She enjoys building relationships with corporations and non-profits to help them accomplish their hiring plans with qualified, worthwhile candidates. By having many career paths in her life, she can relate to a variety of students, alums, and employers.
Scott McGuckin, Director, National University Relations at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA
Valerie Rector, Director of Corporate Talent Acquisition at Dish Network, Denver, CO
Valerie Rector is currently the Director of Corporate Talent Acquisition for DISH. She graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Denver and began her professional career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen. After several years in audit, she transitioned into Human Resources to follow her true passion. Valerie managed campus recruiting for both Arthur Andersen and KPMG and worked in Organizational Development with First Data Corporation. She is a motivated leader able to produce accurate and efficient results in challenging environments.
Audrey Southard, Senior Vice President, Process Improvement at Follett Corporation, Chicago, IL
Audrey Southard's career has been predominantly in the Human Resource arena since her graduation from Northern Illinois University in 1985. Audrey has been at Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG) since 1999 as SVP Human Resources. Her responsibilities grew to include leading the company's Communication, Procurement , Facilities and Loss Prevention functions.
This past April, 2013 Audrey was appointed to a newly created business transformation role reporting to the President and CEO of Follett and the FHEG Division President and COO.
Tina Stack-Oldweiler, University of Denver, Manager of Employer Relations
Even after 18 years at DU Career Services, Tina Stack-Oldweiler says each day brings something new and refreshing, which suits her personality well. With a background in business administration and customer service, managing the Pioneer Careers database and acting as a conduit between students and employers was a natural fit. Hearing those students' success stories is the perfect reward for her hard work.