Executives in Residence

Northern Arizona University’s The W. A. Franke College of Business is committed to our students by providing the very best educational experience. The new Executive in Residence (EIR) Program brings exceptional industry leaders to classrooms, sharing their experience, passion, and current industry knowledge to enhance student engagement. 

Many industry leaders are retiring from their primary careers but are not ready to fully retire. A number of these individuals are interested in sharing their vast knowledge and experience with younger generations through their involvement in education. These leaders will serve as extraordinary resources for our business classes that can significantly enhance students’ educational experiences. 

As of Fall 2013, there are three full time EIR: John-Robert Cauvin; Frank Spitznogle; and Paul Thomas. Two part time EIR are also teaching: Rebecca Hickman and Peter McClean.


John Cauvin

Frank Spitznogle

T. Paul Thomas

Rebecca Hickman

Peter McClean