The Academy of International Business Secretariat is located at the International Business Center of The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. AIB thanks to the International Business Center and The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University for hosting its office and website.

Currently, the AIB Secretariat consists of the Executive Director, Managing Director, Treasurer, Office Assistants, Webmaster, Graphics Designer, and HTML Author.

Staff Directory

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Dr. G. Tomas M. Hult, Executive Director

The Executive Director is in charge of the operations of the AIB Secretariat, developing strategic initiatives for AIB, aligning tactical operations of AIB, and leading its implementation efforts. Dr. Hult stepped into this position on January 1st, 2004, relieving Dr. James R. Wills Jr. of University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

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Dr. Tunga Kiyak, Managing Director

The Managing Director conducts the day-to-day operations of AIB, including annual meeting management and coordination; support for annual meeting program chair; information technology planning and initiatives; chapters support and operations; support for AIB Executive Board; management, printing and production of AIB publications; advertising and public relations.

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Dr. Irem Kiyak, Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for finances, expense reimbursements, accounts payable/receivable, and all other financial matters and reporting.

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Anne Hoekman, Journals Coordinator

The Journals Coordinator conducts day-to-day operations of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), AIB Newsletter, AIB Insights, and is responsible for managing the editorial and publication process. Anne also manages the social media presence of AIB and JIBS.

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Kathy Kiessling, Member Services Coordinator

Kathy is the interface of AIB with its membership, handling membership and conference inquiries and initiatives. Responsibilities also include the membership publications, assisting with conference planning, chapter relationships, and support for various other AIB operations.

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Dan Rosplock, Communications Coordinator

Dan is responsible for supporting member engagement and collaboration across a full range of communication platforms, including social media, email, print, and the academy’s website.

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Jamie Rytlewski, Systems Analyst

Responsible for assisting in system development and support.

Contact Information


Academy of International Business
645 N. Shaw Ln Rm 7
Eppley Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: +1-517-432-1452

Email - Membership Inquiries

For all AIB membership related issues, including forgotten password inquiries, membership renewal and conference registration issues, verification requests, follow-up inquiries on a past transaction, updating member records, and related issues:

Email - Technical Inquiries

For website related inquiries; such as error messages received, technical issues faced, problems with forms, seeing pages properly, and similar issues:

Email - Organizational Inquiries:

For all other AIB related inquiries, including informational requests, partnership inquiries, conference logistics issues, chapter and publication related questions, requests for additions to resource pages, and other similar inquiries:

Directions to AIB Secretariat

Please follow the links below to get detailed directions and maps to the AIB Secretariat Office. AIB Secretariat is located at The Eli Broad College of Business, International Business Center, Eppley Center, 645 N. Shaw Ln Rm 7, at Michigan State University.

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