Master of Business Analytics (MANA) Advisory Council

The MANA Advisory Council boasts industry leaders from organizations across the country. Council members play a vital role in crafting the Master of Business Analytics program while fostering our students' professional development. Ben Wang, executive director of business intelligence for the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, describes his role on the Council: 

Serving on the MANA Advisory Council, I contribute my expertise to develop the program's vision and strategy, working side-by-side with students on semester-long projects and partnering with dedicated professors on curriculum design and cutting-edge research. Having a direct link with the programming from the beginning is certainly beneficial to the students as well as my organization.


We are grateful to the following council members for contributing their time and sharing their knowledge with the MANA program:  

Marina Brazhnikova, Director of Analytics, Ochsner Health Systems

Gary Cao, Vice President, Enterprise Data and Analytics, Akron Children's Hospital 

Matthew Croucher,  Manager, Energy & Location Strategy: Data & Analytics, Google

Randall Frost, Manager, Planning, Information and Analysis, Canal Barge

Kathy Heffernon, Assistant Manager, HR Operational Risk & Compliance, Navy Federal Credit Union

Benjamin Horwitz, Co-founder, AH Datalytics

Marshall M. Redmon, Managing Partner, Phelps Dunbar

Curtis Smith, Director, Information Delivery Process Improvement Services, Surge Energy America

John Sweeney, Vice President, Investor Relations, DXC Technologies

Ben Wang, Head of Business Intelligence, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans

Noel Wong, Vice President and CIO, Tulane University

Michael Yuan, Chief Scientist and Co-founder, CyberMiles Foundation