School of Business

Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-In-Residence Program

In recognition of the significant contribution that Truman alumnus Raymond F. Bentele made as President and CEO of Mallinckrodt, Inc., the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-In-Residence Program was endowed in the School of Business by IMCERA in 1993.

This endowment enables the School to select one outstanding individual from business and industry to spend two to three days on campus each semester. The executive engages in discussions with Truman students, both in and out of the classroom.

2022 Executive in Residence
Ryan Shreve (’02), chief operating officer for Cyderes


Ryan Shreve, chief operating officer for Cyderes, will serve as Truman’s next Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence.

After graduating from Truman in 2002, Shreve started his career as an auditor for Ernst and Young in Kansas City. He was a founding member of Fishtech Group in 2015 and served as CFO until 2021, when the company was sold to Apax Partners. He currently works at Cyderes, a leading cyber security company that was the result of the merger of Fishtech Group and Herjavec Group.

In 2014, Shreve and his wife, Lauren (Rase) Shreve (’03), were honored as Truman’s Young Alumni of the Year. The couple established the Ryan and Lauren (Rase) Shreve Annual Scholarship in 2017 to provide opportunities to motivated and deserving Truman students. Shreve is also a member of the Truman Foundation Board of Directors and previously served on the Accounting Advisory Board for the School of Business.

Shreve visited campus on Nov. 3, 2022, to present a talk about cybersecurity and business transformation.

For the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-In-Residence Program, special emphasis is placed on examining how the executive handles the unique challenges inherent in a “real world” setting. As a result of these interactions, students get a better understanding of the pragmatic as well as the theoretical issues in business. Faculty gain insight from the visiting executive that enables them to remain current on significant issues in the rapidly changing global business environment.During the visit, the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-In-Residence has the opportunity to interact with Truman students and faculty through the following activities:

  • Presentations to select business or accounting classes;
  • Individual interaction with students outside the classroom;
  • Luncheon presentations to business and accounting students and faculty;
  • Participation in a faculty development workshop for business and accounting faculty; and
  • A presentation to a University-wide audience on a topic of broad interest. Copies of the Executive-In-Residence campus-wide lecture will be published for distribution with at least fifty copies given to IMCERA for use as the company determines.

The endowment provides for a $1,500 honorarium and all other costs associated with the executive’s visit.

Positions listed were those held by the executives-in-residence at the time of their visit to Truman.


Bill Neff (’97)
Vice President, Bags and Apparel


Mary Jesse
Mobile Technologies, Inc.


Amanda Gioia (’93)
Vice President, Information Technology Service Management

Bill Koster (’84)
Vice President
Protective Life Insurance Company


Doug Villhard (’94)
Second Street


Russ Willey (’88, ’90)
Senior Vice President Corporate Business Management
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Jim Cunningham
Vice President, Operations
Express Scripts


Mark Barner (’81)
President, CEO, Ascension Information Services
Senior Vice President and CIO, Ascension

Allen North
Assistant Vice President in Banking Supervision, Credit Community Development & Learning Innovation
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


Joseph Mooney
Chief Financial Officer
Lodging Hospitality Management

Gregg Hammann
Chief Operating Officer
Sedgwick, Inc.


Wayne Bell
Really Big Coloring Books, Inc.


Virginia McDowell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.


Harlan Steinbaum
President and CEO
Medicare-Glaser Corp.


David Stangis
Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility
Campbell Soup


Dave Carroll
Group Director


Diana Daggett
America Region Director of Corporate Affairs
Intel Corporation


Chuck Woods (’86)
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Integrated Defense Systems
The Boeing Company

Laura Patterson (’80)
President and Co-Founder
VisionEdge Marketing, Inc.


Susan Plassmeyer (’86)
Executive Vice President, Construction, Engineering and Facilities Maintenance
Chicago Transit Authority


Duane Nicks
Chairman of Famous Barr
May Department Stores


Gary Hollingsworth (’72)
AccuPay HCM

Kenneth Johnson
Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Client Services
Loomis, Sayles & Co.


James J. Parker
Vice President
Caterpillar, Inc.

William L. Stowers (’87)
Vice President and General Manager of Supplier Management and Procurement for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems
The Boeing Company


Donna Morrison (’79)
Vice President of LDD Billing Services

Vic Yeandel
Vice President of Marketing
Consolidated Products, Inc.


Jeffrey A. Poe (’90)
Waechtersbach, Inc.


Priscilla Hill-Ardoin
Southwestern Bell – Missouri


Steven B. Barger (’67)
Senior Executive Vice President of Business Development
Primerica Financial Services


Bradley Muth (’84)
Vice-President, Real Estate Structured Finance
ING Capital Corporation


Charles M. Foudree (’66)
Executive Vice-President – Finance
Harmon Industries, Inc.


Raymond F. Bentele (’60)
Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Mallinckrodt, Inc.