External Board Member
Suzanne Tilleman is the Sprunk and Burnham Endowed Dean of the University of Montana’s College of Business at the University of Montana. She began her role as Interim Dean on May 1, 2019, becoming the appointed dean on September 18, 2020. Prior to her appointment as interim dean, she was Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing.
Suzanne Tilleman joined the College of Business in 2010 after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D. in Strategy, Suzanne earned her Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her MBA from Tulane University. Suzanne’s industry experience includes working for some of the largest players in the natural resources arena: General Electric, Exxon, and Monsanto. Her research focuses on firm performance and environmental sustainability issues. One of her publications, Creating Economic and Environmental Value Through Industrial Symbiosis, received the Impact on Practice Award from the Organizations and Environment Division of the Academy of Management. In 2017, she received the inaugural Knick Family Faculty Fellowship in recognition of her research efforts. A dedicated educator, Suzanne has won the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty in Management Award four times since joining UM. Originally, from Havre, MT, Suzanne is committed to the success of the students, College of Business, University of Montana, and the entire state.