2014-2015 Alumni Council Members

The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2014-2015 year. Led by John Peruzzi MBA '88, Chair, and Cari Coats MBA '03, Vice Chair, the council meets twice each year.

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Peter Bingaman MBA '00


MSC Industrial Supply Co., Vice President, Marketing

Peter Bingaman is MSC Industrial Supply Co.'s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. He is a member of MSC's Corporate Strategy Team and Executive Committee. Peter is responsible for brand strategy, corporate communications and integrated marketing inclusive of advertising, digital marketing, direct marketing and sales enablement. He also oversees MSC's business intelligence and analytics teams. Peter is a member of the Corporate Strategy Team and Executive Committee. 

Peter joined MSC in 2010 after spending more than 20 years in executive leadership positions with global high technology companies and agency services firms. From 1996 to 2006, Peter held several executive marketing roles at IBM, including Vice President of Global Marketing for the IBM Systems Group where he was credited with returning the IBM iSeries business to profitable growth after several years of severe declines. At IBM, he also served in executive marketing roles in IBM Software Group and IBM Corporate Marketing. Previously, Peter was Vice President at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising where he led the strategy, positioning and development of powerful brands for blue chip clients including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and General Mills.  He also lived and worked in Europe while leading the pan-European Hewlett-Packard account.

Peter holds a master's degree in business from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University.

Dave Bolin MBA '04


Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC , Regulatory Affairs Manager

Dave Bolin is the Regulatory Affairs Manager for Arysta's North American Fungicide portfolio. In this role, he works with U.S. EPA, PMRA Canada, and other stakeholders to obtain registration for safe and efficacious crop protection products. Formerly Dave was Director of Regulatory Affairs for TyraTech, Inc. There he expanded the company's registrations from the U.S. to Canada and Europe. Prior to joining TyraTech, Dave worked 14 years for BASF in various R&D roles for the AgroScience Division. During this time he led cross-functional teams in Registration, Product Development, and Project Management. He was also a member of the BASF R&D Steering Committee with responsibilities for innovation initiatives, university relations, and recruitment/hiring of new Ph.D. chemists for the Professional Development Program. Dave completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar. Dave and his wife, Kelly, have a son, Kevin (10), and reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Devon Bostock MMS '12


Square 1 Bank, Assistant Vice President of Venture Banking

Devon Bostock is an Assistant Vice President of Venture Banking at Square 1 Bank providing senior venture debt facilities and banking services to venture capital and private equity firm's portfolio companies, focused on entrepreneurial technology companies in the New York City metro area.  Previously, Devon was a portfolio analyst and senior analyst at Square 1 Bank. Prior to Square 1Bank, Devon worked as an analyst at JPMorgan, Yorkville Advisors and MD Global Partners.

Devon graduated from Duke University with a BA and Certificate in Marketing & Management and spent four years as a member of the Men's Varsity Soccer team. In 2012, Devon received a Masters of Management Studies degree from the Fuqua School of Business, where he was an alumni relations ambassador.

Bruce Barlow MBA '87


National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Senior Director, Market Research
Bruce leads a full service market research business unit (with P/L responsibility) within the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a trade association of 960 small, non-profit electric utilities owned by the consumers they serve. Collectively NRECA's member co-ops serve 12% of the US population and 75% of the nation's land mass. In addition to legislative advocacy, the Association provides a wide range of services to its member systems including comprehensive employee benefits, education and training, technology research and development, consulting, and market research.   Bruce's group uses an evolving variety of qualitative and quantitative research techniques across both consumer and business audiences to provide insights to inform the critical business decisions made by NRECA and its member co-ops. A significant portion of Bruce's work involves anticipating and tracking changes in consumers' circumstances, attitudes, and behaviors and advising co-ops how to best adapt to remain successful in this shifting landscape. This role has taken on more importance in recent years with the changes afoot in the electric power industry.

Bruce has spent over 25 years wrestling with services marketing issues. Prior to NRECA, he worked in a similar capacity in the financial services industry at Nasdaq, Sallie Mae, and Riggs National Bank.  Bruce's experience and skills set includes consensus building, product development,  service line enhancement, marketing strategy development, customer satisfaction and service quality measurement, web site usability testing, social media usage, focus group and workshop facilitation, consultative sales, and creative problem solving.  He enjoys the wide breadth of topics explored in his professional life and is happy to have found a job that matches his attention span.

In addition to the MBA from Fuqua, Bruce holds a BS in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. He is happily married to Kathy a classmate from Cornell. They have two children, Nicole, a junior at Old Dominion University, and Stephen, a senior at Bishop Ireton High School. They live in suburban Washington DC. In his spare time, Bruce studies and instructs Tae Kwon Do. His is also an avid fan of  Bishop Ireton Crew, Washington Capitals hockey, and Duke Basketball.

Jay Butler MMS '10


Red Ventures, Associate

Jay Butler is an Associate at Red Ventures in Charlotte, NC.

Jay is extremely committed to serving his local community, actively serving in Dallas' Habitat for Humanity. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Jay remains connected to his home community by serving on the board of the Patrick M. Butler Charitable Fund, a fund within the Cape Cod Foundation that raises money for roughly two dozen local charities, scholarships and foundations.

Jay graduated with a BA from Duke University in 2009, having majored in Public Policy and minored in Economics. In 2010, he earned a Masters in Management Studies from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. In his spare time, Jay enjoys playing any sport (currently hockey, tennis and golf), reading, and playing guitar.