F. Frank Ghannadian, The University of Tampa, John H. Sykes College of Business
Frank Ghannadian is professor of finance and specializes in corporate, investment and international finance. He joined the University of Tampa in July 2007 as the dean of the Sykes College of Business. During his tenure as dean at the University of Tampa he has overseen two AACSB reaffirmations and the Sykes college has grown by 40% in enrollment and improved its ranking and national and international reputation. He previously served as interim dean, associate dean, and professor of finance at the Stetson School of Business at Mercer University. During his 19 years tenure at Mercer, Ghannadian founded and developed the executive MBA program, initiated two new Master of Science programs and developed the School of Business speaker series. Frank Ghannadian has consulted with major Fortune 500 companies, and has served on editorial boards of several leading academic journals. Ghannadian’ publications have appeared in more than 40 business outlets. Currently, Ghannadian serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Business Deans, The Initial accreditation Committee (IAC) of AACSB, Advisory Board of Biz ED Magazine, Moffitt Cancer Center external Advisory Board and is a member of the International Trade Committee for the State of Florida and the Economic Development Council of Tampa Bay. Ghannadian has also chaired and participated in many AACSB accreditation Peer Review Teams and presently is mentoring two international schools.
Suzanne Mintz, AACSB International
Suzanne Mintz serves as Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy at AACSB International. In addition to managing a portfolio of business schools worldwide, she is responsible for co-leading the daily management of the Accreditation Services department. She oversees the management of AACSB’s volunteer network globally, including training, engagement and recognition strategies for AACSB’s volunteers. She assists in leading strategic initiatives in the Accreditation Services department and liaises with the Business Accreditation and Accounting Accreditation Policy Committees.
Prior to joining AACSB, Mintz spent approximately 10 years in corporate training and development for a financial services firm, responsible for overseeing the implementation of sales and management development programs. She holds an MBA in finance and management from the University of South Florida in Tampa.