At 360 Data Sciencesm we are very fortunate to leverage the professional experience, know how, technical expertise and sector knowledge of an advisory board that is both broad and deep.
Gunter Hitsch, PhD
University of Chicago
Susan Jekielk, PhD
University of Michigan
Art Taylor, JD
Wise Giving Alliance
Herman “Art” Taylor currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance based in Arlington, VA. As head of the Alliance, he oversees all aspects of the organization’s work, which includes setting standards for soliciting organizations, evaluating individual national charities in relation to these standards, promoting charity accountability and providing a variety of materials on informed giving to individual, institutional and business donors.
Since 2009, Mr. Taylor has also served as chairperson of the National Board of Directors for OIC of America, Inc. (OICA).
Mr. Taylor received a BA in Business Administration–Accounting from Franklin and Marshall College in 1980 and received an honorary Dr. of Laws from his alma mater in 2002. In 1983, he obtained his Certified Public Accountant credential. He has been a trustee of Franklin & Marshall College since 1996. He earned his Jurist Doctorate from the Temple University School of Law, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1989.
In 1995, the Philadelphia Business Journal named Mr. Taylor to its list of “40 under 40″ rising business and professional leaders. The Non-Profit Times has named him, four times, one of its “Power and Influence Top 50″ people in the non-profit sector, and he is presently a member of its Hall of Fame.
Susan Jekielek oversees operations of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Education Archives at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. She joined ICPSR in February 2013 from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While at OPRE, Jekielek oversaw early care and education research grants, and worked with agencies across the government to track and improve measurement of child and family well-being in national surveys. Jekielek has also held research appointments at the Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University and Child Trends, Inc. Recently, she participated in the design team for the National Study of Early Care and Education. Jekielek received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University.
Günter J. Hitsch is Professor of Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Professor Hitsch studies quantitative marketing and industrial organization, empirical models of consumer choice and competition, the economics and marketing of new products, and the economics of dating and marriage markets.
Much of his research focuses on dynamic marketing strategies, i.e., situations where marketing decisions that firms make today have effects on future sales, profits, and competitive reactions. Current examples of this research are the investigations of pricing under switching costs between brands or service providers, and the examination of pricing dynamics and industry evolution in hardware/software markets with indirect network effects, such as Blu-ray versus HD-DVD. Hitsch's research has been widely published and he has been invited to give talks at the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is the recipient of two Kilts Center Fellowships, a True North Communications Inc. Scholarship, and a Fellowship from the Ministry of Science in Austria. Hitsch is a member of the American Economic Association, American Marketing Association, the Econometric Society, and INFORMS.
He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Vienna in 1995. Hitsch received a master's degree in economics in 1997 and a master's degree in economics in 1998, as well as a PhD in economics in 2001 from Yale. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2001.