Doctor of Business Administration

Class of 2024 - Online Program

Online DBA Class of 2024


Jacqueline O. Benavides

Jacqueline O. Benavides
Texas A&M International University
Jacqueline Benavides works as an adjunct in the A.R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business at the Texas A&M International University. She is also a small business owner.

In her adjunct faculty role, she has taught courses in business ethics, professional written communication, and strategic innovations management. She has also worked with, and researched matters relating to cross border US/Mexico relations and has worked extensively with socio-economic data relating to that topic.

Benavides has a solid foundation in academia with a strong background in research, data, and data acquisition. She is a career university employee, an entrepreneur, a problem solver, and a dedicated learner. Her goal is to continue teaching.

Benavides earned an MBA and a bacherlor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M International University.

Bryan Berthot

Bryan Berthot
Bryan Berthot is a senior project manager for digital services at Ricoh-USA. In this role, he manages application and web development projects for external customers, primarily on conversion to digital services. He drives project management best practices while maintaining team productivity. He also refines project management operations training standards for agile project management.

He has spent the past 25 years as a project manager practitioner and project management operations best practices change agent, primarily in the health care and telecom industries. He thrives in high-pressure, chaotic environments. His niche in the project management world is that of a “fixer” who is skilled at improving team performance by implementing paradigm shifts and improving team productivity. He is also a published project management thought leader with expertise in agile/scrum, supply chain management, and Lean Six Sigma.

Berthot earned a master’s degree in supply chain management from Penn State University, a master’s degree in project and program management from Brandeis University, an MBA from the University of Maryland University College, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Kelly Jean Brock

Kelly Jean Brock
Florida Gulf Coast University
As senior associate athletics director at Florida Gulf Coast University, Brock serves the athletic department in a variety of areas. She functions as the director of FGCU’s Professional Development Institute, which is designed to enhance and support professionals and coaches in the department. She has taken a leadership role in the department's Wings Up Women initiative to serve FGCU’s female student-athletes through raising funds to reach and sustain NCAA full-scholarship limits for each of the department's nine women’s teams, and she serves as the sport administrator for several athletic programs. Brock also oversees the Hartley Academic Resource Center and the Office of Compliance.

Brock is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and Women Leaders in College Sports. She received the N4A Professional Promise Award in 2007 and has since presented on several topics at the organization’s regional and national convention. She is also a 2015 graduate of the Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) Institute for Administrative Advancement.

Brock earned her master’s degree in sport administration from Michigan State University and her bachelor’s degree in political science and sport management from Florida State University.

Sonya Butler

Sonya Butler
U.S. Navy
Sonya Butler served 12 years in the U.S. Navy as a Medical Service Corps officer. In this role, she worked in a variety of settings both in the continental United States and overseas. Butler has served tours as department head in small Military Health Clinics, deputy department head in large Military Treatment Facilities, and administrative officer at Headquarters.

Following retirement, Butler began working at the Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C. as a management and program analyst in the Office of Administration. Her current position focuses on the upgrade of the legacy Human Resources Information System platform as well as strategic process mapping and issue resolution.

Butler earned an executive MBA from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Lisa M. Hammond
Shyft Partners
Lisa M. Hammond is co-founder of Shyft Partners, a consulting company focused on transformation, strategic execution, and post-acquisition integration. For more than 20 years, she has honed her craft of adaptive agile project management. Her experience spans decades of corporate and start-up companies where she managed acquisitions, process reengineering, and customer service delivery.  Her passion for connecting disparate pieces of information has allowed the creation of a new financial framework to expedite decision-making and deliver customer results.

She has worked in numerous leadership roles, including president and CEO of BHER Group, Zeba Capital, and First Trust California, as well as COO of CENAPS Corp. and vice president-Enterprise Program Management of Sonic Restaurant Industries. She is also adjunct faculty of SNHU and previously taught at the Tampa campus of Springfield College.

Lisa earned an MBA from St. Leo University and a bachelor’s degree in management and finance from Roger Williams University.

Juan Manuel Harraca

Juan Manuel Harraca
ESE Business School at the Universidad de Los Andes (Chile)
Juan Manuel Harraca is an associate professor in marketing and sales strategy in the ESE Business School at the Universidad de Los Andes in Santiago, Chile. He leads the marketing strategy and sales management courses in the MBA program at the school. He is currently developing an investigation to assess marketing strategy consistency and focus areas for companies to improve their value creating power.

He is a seasoned executive, business advisor, and executive education professor with extensive experience in senior management roles across Latin America for nearly 20 years. His professional track record includes working with companies such as Suez, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, Beiersdorf, Avon, The Nature’s Bounty Company, and Grupo Polpaico. He currently serves as an executive education professor, strategic advisor, and board member.

Harraca earned an MBA from the ESE Business School at the Universidad de Los Andes in Santiago, Chile, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidad Austral in Rosario, Argentina.

Kyle Kelly

Kyle Kelly
Oxford Communications
Kyle Kelly is the director of interactive services at Oxford Communications. In this role, he manages web sites and interactive communications for clients. He works with clients from local to global in reach, for the doctor next door who does bone and joint replacements to ETS, a global company that provides foreign students the English as a second language tests (TOEFL).

In the past, he has worked for companies such as The George Washington University, where he oversaw the Gellman Library (the main university library) family of sites. He also worked at ICF International as a tech lead web managing sites for government contractors on various agency sites such as the Environmental Protection Agency. As a personal contractor, he worked for dozens of small to large companies.

Kelly loves internet technology and is extremely excited about focusing his research on using the internet to have conversations with consumers. His research interests focus on market research and direct marketing, which are closely related but have a different goal in mind. The former searches for “Truth” with a capital T and direct marketing seeks to establish a long-term relationship with consumers.

Kelly earned an MBA from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Portland State University.

Rick Krumm

Rick Krumm
Car Saver, Inc.
Rick Krumm is the vice president of assurance, risk and compliance at Car Saver, Inc. He is a financial executive with more than 20 years of governance, risk, and compliance experience. He has a proven performance record of transformational leadership and strategic execution that optimizes costs and increases quality. He has experience hiring, developing, and mentoring teams and partnering with business for financial, operational, strategic, and compliance value-added domestic and international process improvements. He is committed to organizational learning, continuous improvement, and talent development.

He earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University. He also earned a graduate certificate in strategic management from Harvard University.

Massoda Ma-Nlep

Massoda Ma-Nlep
Canada Revenue Agency
Massoda Ma-Nlep is an excise tax auditor with the Canada Revenue Agency. In this role, he ensures compliance with the Income and Excise Tax Acts and the various statutes administered by the Canada Revenue Agency. He also does public private partnership research work as a consultant at Export Development Canada, working with public and private partnerships between Canadian companies and seven African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Egypt, and Morocco, and on infrastructure.

In prior roles, he has been a consultant in finance, accounting and business development and a certified professional accountant. He is the author of the novel “Quand Le Vice Devient Vertu (French) / When Vice Becomes A Virtue.” He is also passionate about martial arts. He has a third-degree black belt in Goju Ryu Okinawa Karate. He speaks English, French, German, and Bassa.

He earned an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany.

Richard Milton

Richard Milton
The Boeing Company
Richard Milton is the F-15QA maintenance training coordinator at The Boeing Company. In this role, he coordinates the day-to-day maintenance training operations for Boeing’s F-15 program in Doha, Qatar. He oversees two administrative personnel, three trade-specific leads, and 35 maintenance training instructors, His oversight also includes the training of up to 132 Qatari students a year.

The Qatari government purchased 42 F-15s from Boeing and it is his responsibility to ensure that Qatari students are properly trained to maintain these new aircrafts, according to standards set by the U.S. government. The contract is known as Foreign Military Sales and with that comes contractual obligations and deliverables being met for various entities within the two governments involved. Since the training facility is nearly self-sufficient, most of Milton’s focus is on compliance. There are various intervals where deliverables are generated, and milestones are expected to be met. He ensures that everything is on-time and accurate.

Milton earned a bachelor’s degree in management and technology from Bowling Green State University and an associate degree in avionic systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force.

Troy Pointon

Troy Pointon
Bausch & Lomb
Troy Pointon is the engineering and facilities manager at Bausch & Lomb. In this role, he oversees teams responsible for supporting the development, ensuring supply continuity, and process improvements of intraocular lenses and lens insertion devices.

Pointon’s background is in the development and manufacturing of medical devices. He enjoys identifying improvements, whether it’s improving lives through medical devices or ensuring the manufacturing of products are the most efficient.

Pointon earned an MBA in global business management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in packaging science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

David Schrader

David Schrader
Paykin Krieg & Adams LLP
David Schrader is partner in the law firm Paykin Krieg & Adams. He is a practicing attorney doing business law with an emphasis in broker-dealer regulation, commercial transactions, commercial and securities litigation, and business advisory/risk assessment. He also does business consulting and has additional part-time business positions with various companies assisting with strategic management.

He also serves as vice president of business management at Panacyte, G.A., a biotech start-up working on developing a more accurate COVID-19 test product. Prior to that, Schrader was the chief operating officer of Scythian Biosciences, a Canadian pharmaceutical development company.

Schrader earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a master’s degree and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, a Juris Doctor degree from the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Shawn Tinsley

Shawn Tinsley
RMS Corp., Inc.
Shawn Tinsley is the senior director of operations at RMS Corp. In this role, Tinsley is responsible for creating a consulting services and delivery organization to complement the existing staff augmentation business. He and his team are responsible for supporting Boeing’s IT infrastructure. Tinsley’s background includes management consulting, program management, software development and system administration.

Tinsley oversees a talented team of operations and engineering managers, architects, project managers, system administrators, and database engineers. He also handles operational and capital budgets, and day-to-day oversight of operations, engineering, human resources, and sales for the delivery organization. Tinsley is the company focal for all compliance programs at the federal and state level. He also serves on the executive committee to align technology resources with the organization’s short- and long-term goals. He previously held senior management roles at Dell Consulting and Intel Inc.

Tinsley earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Nichols College and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kentucky. His previous graduate research focuses on servant leadership models in organizational design and employee-focused approaches in project delivery.

Matt Versdahl

Matt Versdahl
Harborview Medical Center
Matt Versdahl is an operations manager at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. In this role, he oversees daily operations for the transportation and mobility department, information desks, badging, and valet programs.

In addition to daily operations, he oversees sales and administration of the parking permit and revenue control program, equipment maintenance, facility management, safety in the parking facilities, project management, financial audits, traffic management and purchasing and requisition of new equipment.

Prior to this he was a project manager for a division of the heavy-duty truck manufacturer, PACCAR, working with design engineering to implement new product lines.

Versdahl is also the lead faculty member in the purchasing and supply chain management and project management programs at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Washington. In addition, he teaches operations management, supply chain management, and quality management for Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, Washington.

Versdahl earned an MBA from Seattle Pacific University, a master’s degree in theological studies from George Fox University, and a bachelor’s degree in classical history from Seattle Pacific University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, Six Sigma Black Belt, and lean practitioner.