At the Fisher College of Business, we measure leaders not only by their ability to translate vision into action, but by how much they give back—both in business and in life.

Do you have a question about how to stay connected, get involved, or give back to the college?  Please contact a member of our Advancement team listed below. If you are not sure who to contact, please call (614) 688-3197


LEADERSHIP

James MillerJAMES MILLER
Associate to the Dean

Email: miller.156@osu.edu 
Direct: (614) 292-2181

James "Jim" Miller returned to lead the efforts of Fisher's Office of Advancement as Associate to the Dean in November 2015. Jim previously served the college in the "Affirm Thy Friendship" campaign and was with the college when Max M. Fisher made his naming gift. Jim works closely with many groups across the college and university to ensure we are delivering on our goals as set forth by Dean Anil K. Makhija.


CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

Mike DurikMIKE DURIK
Senior Director of External Partnerships

Email: durik.2@osu.edu
Direct: (614) 688-1693

Mike Durik serves as Senior Director of Development of External Partnerships at Fisher College of Business. In this role, he leads all corporate engagement efforts at Fisher and finds meaningful ways for companies to engage with the college. 


DEVELOPMENT

Matt MeyerMATTHEW MEYER
Senior Director of Development

Email: meyer.31@osu.edu
Direct: (614) 292-4271

Matthew “Matt” Meyer serves as Senior Director of Development at Fisher College of Business. In this role, he leads a team of fundraising professionals who partner with Fisher’s leadership and academic units to secure private support for the college. 

Brian DowdallBRIAN DOWDALL
Senior Director of Advancement

Email: dowdall.1@osu.edu 

Brian Dowdall returned to Fisher College of Business in 2017 to represent Fisher's Advancement efforts in the western half of the United States. Brian previously served the college for 14 years in a number of fundraising and management capacities. Since that time he led two other top-tier business school advancement programs. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Amy MilbourneAMY MILBOURNE
Senior Director

Email: milbourne.5@osu.edu
Direct: (614) 688-8029

Amy Milbourne focuses on generating private support and serves as a connector to alumni and the business community throughout the Midwest. Amy welcomes all business leaders including alumni to engage with the college and be active participants in the Fisher Global Council which is designed to strengthen the Fisher business network across the globe.

Kevin BeranKEVIN D. BERAN
Associate Director of Development

Email: beran.13@osu.edu
Direct: (614) 292-4740

Kevin D. Beran joined the Fisher College of Business Advancement Team in early 2017. He spends the majority of his time developing and maintaining relationships with Fisher alumni and friends in Central Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and the Southeast region of the United States.


MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

MELANIE DIFEO
Senior Director of Marketing Communications

Email: difeo.3@osu.edu 
Direct: (614) 292-7718

Melanie DiFeo leads Fisher’s Marketing and Communications team, with responsibilities including brand strategy and positioning, college marketing, internal and external communications, media relations, alumni communications, and digital and social media.

Joe ArnoldJOE ARNOLD
Associate Director of Communications

Email: arnold.974@osu.edu 
Direct: (614) 292-3380

Joe Arnold is the senior writer on the Fisher marketing and communications team. He works closely with faculty, staff and leadership to conceptualize, draft, edit and present highly-focused materials for use in marketing, communications and fundraising. He also produces and edits high-level and executive correspondence across multiple platforms for internal and external stakeholders while maintaining and reinforcing the Fisher College of Business brand. He manages all news and media inquiries.


STEWARDSHIP AND OPERAtIONS

Katie MellettKATIE MELLETT
Senior Director of Operations and Stewardship

Email: mellett.3@osu.edu
Direct: (614) 292-2417

Katie Mellett serves as the Senior Director of Stewardship and Operations. She leads the efforts for donor relations and fund stewardship for the college. She has been with Fisher since 2006.