Individuals in the industry step up and move on.

Sarah Gardial

Sarah Fisher Gardial has been appointed the new dean of the Belmont University Massey College of Business in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently is dean and professor of marketing for the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where she has served since 2012. During her tenure at the University of Iowa, Gardial led the Tippie College’s expansion into specialty master’s programs; she also oversaw the closure of its full-time MBA and expansion into an online part-time MBA program. She takes her new position March 1.

Bernie Milano

Bernard J. Milano, the longtime president of KPMG U.S. Foundation, retired in January. He also stepped down from his position as head of The PhD Project, an organization dedicated to recruiting minority professionals into business doctoral programs. Milano began his career at KPMG in 1961 and in 1975 became KPMG’s first national partner in charge of university recruiting. He eventually became president of the KPMG U.S. Foundation, where he became a leader in promoting academic diversity and orchestrated the creation of The PhD Project.


Blaine Ruschak

Blane Ruschak, KPMG’s executive director for campus recruiting and university relations, will assume the presidency for both organizations.