Meet the A-CAPP Team

Meet our A-CAPP Center staff, students,
fellows, partners, advisory board and affiliated faculty.

STAFF
Jeff Rojek

Jeff Rojek

Director and Associate Professor

Kari Kammel

Kari Kammel

Assistant Director of Education and Outreach

Jay Kennedy

Jay Kennedy

Assistant Director of Research and Assistant Professor

Sara Heeg

Sara Heeg

Business Manager

STUDENTS
Olivia Anderle

Olivia Anderle

Senior,
Interpersonal Communication

Paige Barnes

Paige Barnes

Junior,
International Relations and Criminal Justice

Roderick Bullard

Roderick Bullard

First Year Public Policy Masters

Kadrianna Cohen

Kadrianna Cohen

Junior, Political Science

Parker Coles

Parker Coles

Sophomore, Criminal Justice

Jeremy Contardi

Jeremy Contardi

Senior, Criminal Justice

Tori Curtis

Tori Curtis

Junior, Supply Chain

Daniel Duquet

Daniel Duquet

2L, MSU College of Law

Alexandra Gormely

Alexandra Gormely

First Year Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Masters

Hassan Hachem

Hassan Hachem

1L, MSU College of Law

Aria Holley

Aria Holley

First Year Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Masters

Christian Huddleston

Christian Huddleston

Senior, Criminal Justice

Baylie Kaiser

Baylie Kaiser

First Year Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Masters

Ronald Llgan

Ronald Ilagan

1L, MSU College of Law

Hemanth Musunur

Hemanth Musunur

First Year Business Analytics Masters

Lillie Patterson

Lillie Patterson

2L, MSU College of Law

Stacey Posadas

Stacey Posadas

2L, MSU College of Law

Emily Schultz

Emily Schultz

Sophomore, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies

FELLOWS
Leah Evert-Burks

Leah Evert-Burks

Industry Fellow and BPP Editor in Chief

Michael LeMieux

Michael LeMieux

Law Enforcement Fellow

Bruce Foucart

Bruce Foucart

Law Enforcement Fellow

Maria del Mar Osma Potes

María del Mar Osma Potes

Legal Fellow

PARTNERS

MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Matthew Daum

Matthew Daum

Director, School of Packaging, Professor

Cimberly Weir

Cimberly Weir

Specialist, Outreach Coordinator, Instructor, Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability

MSU Eli Broad College of Business

David Frayer

David Frayer

Assistant Dean of Executive Development Programs

Stan Griffis

Stan Griffis

Bowersox-Thull Professorship, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Ahmet Kirca

Ahmet Kirca

Director of International Business Center, Associate Professor, Marketing

Simone Peinkofer

Simone Peinkofer

Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management

Sri Talluri

Sri Talluri

Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Vedat Verter

Vedat Verter

Chairperson, Supply Chain Management, John H. McConnel Chair, Business Administration

MSU College of Communication Art and Sciences

Saleem Alhabash

Saleem Alhabash

Associate Professor, Advertising and Public Relations

Pat Huddleston

Pat Huddleston

Professor, Advertising and Public Relations

Anastasia Kononova

Anastasia Kononova

Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations

MSU College of Social Science

Tim Homberg

Tim Homberg

Career Development Coordinator, School of Criminal Justice

MSU College of Engineering

Vangie Alocilja

Vangie Alocilja

Professor, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Director, Nano-Biosensors Lab

MSU College of Law

Adam Candeub

Adam Candeub

Director of Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications Program, Professor

Jennifer Carter-Johnson

Jennifer Carter-Johnson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Professor

Dan Barnhizer

Dan Barnhizer

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, The Bradford Stone Faculty Scholar Professor

Carrie Feeheley

Carrie Feeheley

Assistant Dean of Admissions and International Programs

MSU Programs

Jerry Rhead

Jerry Rhead

Head of Academic Entrepreneurship, The Hub for Innovation Learning and Technology

Sami Stevens

Sami Stevens

Director of University Licensing Program

Other Academic Institutions

John Hertig

John Hertig

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Butler University

Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey

Associate Adjunct Professor, Global Health Program, School of Health Sciences University of California San Diego

Government Organizations

National IPR Center

U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office
Attache Program

ADVISORY BOARD

The A-CAPP Center Industry Advisory Board consist of brand-owning companies most interested in forming long-term, substantive, and mutually beneficial partnerships. The board provides advice and supports the development and application of strategic goals and specific objectives as its fundamental role, which helps fulfill the Center’s vision to be a trusted resource for industry.

President

Kevin Weaver

Senior Director Brand Protection Technology and Innovation

Members

Tara Steketee

Director Product Integrity Global Security Group

Charles Olschanski

Senior Director Investigation Services

Hernan Albamonte

Head of Illicit Trade Prevention

Carolina Giuga

Director of Government Affairs, Americas

Melissa Silverstein

Assistant General Counsel

Liaisons

Steve Francis

Director of National IPR Center, Homeland Security Investigations

Bill Ross

Deputy Director of National IPR Center, Homeland Security Investigations

AFFIILIATED FACULTY

A-CAPP Affiliated Faculty partner with the Center on research, education and outreach activities that involve our industry, law enforcement and government partners, including: 

  • Engaging in research projects that involve A-CAPP Center partners, including global corporations, federal and local law enforcement agencies, and industry associations 
  • Participating in A-CAPP Center outreach activities including A-CAPP Center events and events hosted by our partners, and serving as invited speakers / subject matter experts 
  • Helping to build executive education programs that translate empirical research into courses, trainings and published materials that affect the practice of brand protection
  • Mentoring A-CAPP student interns through collaborative research projects and other meaningful engagements 


Stanley Griffis

Stanley Griffis

Supply Chain, Michigan State University

John Hertig

John Hertig

Butler University

Ahmet Kircha

Ahmet Kircha

Michigan State University

Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey

University of California, San Diego