Taylor Institute Corporate Partner Board

Board Membership

The primary beneficiary of the activities and programs of The Taylor Institute are students currently enrolled at the University of Akron. However, the Taylor Institute has the ability, through its varied resources, to provide both benefits and impact to business in NE Ohio and throughout North America. The institute has the following tangible benefits that can be accessed by marketing organizations – be it agencies, corporate marketing departments, or entrepreneurial startups:

  • Access to marketing students and student interaction
  • Marketing Research and Analytics capabilities
  • Classroom access (In-class support)
  • Applied Learning Laboratories/Institute Facilities
  • Access to Thought Leadership capabilities

Current Corporate Partner Board Members

Steve Brubaker
Title: Chief of Staff, InfoCision Management Corporation
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Vinnie Fisher
Title: Cult Leader, Total Team
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Karen Taylor
Title: Chairman, InfoCision Management Corporation
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Gerard Daher
Title: President & CEO, Speedeon Data Corporation
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Dale Lewison, Ph.D.
Title: Retired, Executive Director, The Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing and Suarez Applied Marketing Research Laboratories
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Craig Taylor
Title: Chief Executive Officer, InfoCision Management Corporation
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


ExOfficio

Terry Daugherty, Ph.D.

Terry Daugherty, Ph.D.
Title: Interim Chair & Associate Professor of Marketing
Dept/Program: Department of Marketing
Phone: (330) 972-8304
Email: terry.daugherty@uakron.edu


Andrew Platt

Andrew Platt
Title: Executive Director, Corporate Outreach and Professional Development
Dept/Program: Dean's Office, Advancement Council
Phone: 330-972-8398
Email: agp13@uakron.edu


Ravi Krovi, Ph.D.

Ravi Krovi, Ph.D.
Title: Dean, Professor
Dept/Program: Dean's Office
Phone: (330) 972-7442
Email: cbadean@uakron.edu


Student Success Committee

Another way to become involved with the Taylor Institute includes the Student Success Committee, which assists in student recruitment, retention and career preparedness.

Committee Members will:

  • Serve as student mentors, providing feedback on career and educational decisions
  • Provide high quality, paid internship and co-op opportunities
  • Attend the Taylor Institute Annual Meeting and other events
  • Serve as guest speakers, lecturers or presenters
  • Invest in the future of the Taylor Institute and its students