Professional Sales Advisory Board

The Professional Sales Advisory Board at the W. P. Carey School of Business connects sales professionals to our top sales students, including our Sales Scholars and members of SPARK (Sales Professionals Attaining Remarkable Knowledge). The collaboration among board members, faculty, and students promotes the mission of the Department of Marketing in shaping W. P. Carey business students into world-class sales talent.

Why Professional Sales

With your partnership and involvement, our students will become even more passionate about the dynamic field of sales. Research shows that students who participate in a university sales program are more likely to remain committed to their companies, ramp up faster, and achieve their performance goals more quickly. Specifically, graduates of sales programs:

  • Reduce turnover — they are 33 percent less likely to leave their employer after one year
  • Increase sales productivity — students ramp up 50 percent faster, achieve their quotas, and provide consistent sales results
  • Are more prepared — save approximately $220,000 per hire within the first 18 months of employment due to sales experience

Board Engagement

Board members share sales industry expertise and advise the department on sales curriculum and student professional development. In addition, board members engage with our students through board meetings, lead sales-related workshops, and participate in student sales competitions. The board also provides financial support to the department, and aids in departmental fundraising efforts designed to support program, faculty, and student development.

For more information about the Professional Sales Program — and to become a program partner — please email the W. P. Carey Department of Marketing.

Advisory Board Members & Sponsors

Gold Partner Board Members

TEK Systems Logo

Maroon Partner Board Members

AVNET logo
enterprise logo
Fastenal Logo
Hilti Logo
Northwestern Mutual Logo
paycom logo
Pepsico Logo
Staples Logo
Textron Aviation Logo
Toyota Logo
United Rentals Logo
Veeam Logo
Waste Management Logo
Worldwide Express Logo

Sparky Partner Sponsors

DHL Logo
Liberty Mutual Insurance Logo
Shea Homes Logo
Tom James Logo

Friends of the Board

Jonathan Bodow (MBA, Class of 1998)
Mike Flynn (BS General Business, Class of 1982)
Amanda Oppenheim (BS Marketing, BS Finance, International Business, Class of 2011)