Leadership Team

Founding Director

Yasser Alhenawi, MBA, PhD

Founding Director, Institute for Banking and Finance
Assistant Professor of Finance

  • PhD - Financial Economics - University of New Orleans 2010
  • MSc - Financial Economics - University of New Orleans 2009
  • MBA - Emporia State University 2004
  • BSc - Electrical Engineering - Damascus University 1999

Yasser Alhenawi

"The IBF serves three stakeholders: students, businesses, and the local community. For students, the IBF creates co-curricular programs to immerse them in real-life experiences and applied academic research. For businesses, the IBF helps businesses thrive by providing high quality consulting and training services. For the local community, the IBF provides professional training and educational services that aim at spreading knowledge in the areas of finance and economics." Yasser Alhenawi, Program Director

Student Assistant

Jordan Voges

  • B.S. Business Administration- Finance and B.S. in Accounting

Board of Advisors

Name Company Title
Yasser Alhenawi, PhD University of Evansville Director of the IBF
Jeff Bone Old National Bank Corporate Relationship Manager
Gene Dawson Commerce Bank Senior Vice President
Mike Hull Donaldson Capital Management President
Walayet A. Khan, PhD University of Evansville Professor of Finance
Kim Kinnaman, CPA, CVA Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C. Manager
John Lamb German American Bank Regional President
Alan Newman Hilliard Lyons, Inc. Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
Misty Seaton Vectren Vice President and Controller
Jim Wittman Regency Property Senior Vice President & Operating Officer
Mike Zimmer, PhD University of Evansville Professor of Economics

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Office Location:
Room 152, Schroeder School of Business Building