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Stephen Castleberry

Stephen Castleberry is Professor of Marketing and Marketing Department Head at the University of Minnesota Duluth. In addition to personal selling, he teaches marketing principles, marketing ethics, and marketing research. Prior to UMD he held positions (including Department Head) at both Northern Illinois University and the University of Georgia. He has published over 45 referred national and international journal articles and is the past marketing editor of the Journal of Applied Business Research. Outside of University life, Steve's responsibilities include running his 100 acre working farm in northern Wisconsin, serving his community as a firefighter and engineer, and raising eight children with wife Susie.

John Tanner

Dr. Tanner is dean, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University. He earned his PhD from the University of Georgia. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Tanner spent eight years in industry with Rockwell International and Xerox Corporation as both salesperson and marketing manager.  Dr. Tanner has received several awards for teaching effectiveness and research, including the Distinguished Teacher award from the Society of Marketing Advances.  He has also been named Reviewer of the Year and coauthor of the Paper of the Year by the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management. Dr. Tanner has authored or coauthored 15 books, and has published over 80 articles. He has received research grants from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, the University Research Council, the Walmart Foundation, and others.   He is currently the editor of Marketing Educators' Review and has served as special issue editor for the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management. Dr. Tanner has been a featured presenter at executive workshops and conferences for organizations such as the Marketing Science Institute, National Retail Federation, Canadian Association of Exhibition Managers, and Oracle's OpenWorld.  His consulting clients include IBM, Cabela's, EMC, SAP, and others.  Jeff and his wife also breed and race thoroughbred horses.