Business Scholars Program

BSP Faculty

John C. Riddick, JrJohn C. Riddick, Jr. '87

Director and Assistant Professor
riddick@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7337

John joined the Hanover College faculty in January of 2006. He holds a BA from Hanover College and an MBA from the University of Louisville. John teaches the BSP's core curriculum including courses in management, finance, and strategy. In addition, he teaches elective courses in professional selling and e-Commerce management. He also works with Business Scholars on a variety of live cases and consulting projects. John is active in the Society for Case Research and he chairs the Student Academic Assistance Committee (SAAC) at Hanover. 

John has over twenty years of C-level sales, management and information technology experience. Over the course of his career, he worked for a variety of Fortune 500 and start-up organizations, including IBM, EDS, Keane, and Perot Systems. Prior to joining the BSP, John was focused on selling IT and regulatory compliance services along with enterprise content management (ECM) software/solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies across the globe.


Diane MagaryDiane Magary '87

Assistant Professor
magary@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7398

Diane graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hanover College in 1987 with a major in Biology and minors in mathematics and physics. While at Hanover Diane was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and participated in women's tennis and basketball. Diane received her MBA from Duke University where she was named a Fuqua Scholar.

Diane has been employed with Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson Company, since 2000, most recently as Director, Marketing Development. Prior to that she was Director of Marketing and Member of Senior Management Team at Cardima, Inc. and at St. Jude Medical, Inc., Cardiac Rhythm Management Division as Manager of Market Information and Planning. She has a wide range of experience in international marketing, strategic planning, education, research and development, sales, information systems, and management.


Paul O'DanielPaul O' Daniel

Assistant Professor- Business Scholars Program

odaniel@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7364 Office
(502) 608-0004 Cell

Paul joined the Hanover College faculty in August 2017. He comes to Hanover with a successful and diverse entrepreneurial background. His career has encompassed founding and building new technology ventures which included FocusSoft, Firstegg and EventureSports. Paul also served in numerous senior executive roles for Epicor Software where he lead multi-disciplined teams throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Paul taught within the MBA programs for both Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville.

He earned a BA from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from the University of Louisville.

Paul and his wife Amy have been married for 25 years and have four children.


John PodczerwinskiJohn L. Podczerwinski

Assistant Professor
podczerwinski@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7366

John joined the Hanover College faculty in 2016 following more than 30 years of executive and management experience in a diverse group of manufacturing companies. Most recently, he was President of Destaco, the world's leading manufacturer of clamping and automation equipment. Destaco, with annual sales in excess of $200 million, had nearly 1,000 employees and manufacturing locations in 10 countries around the globe. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then General Manager of American Operations for Vehicle Service Group.  John also has served in executive and managerial roles with manufacturers in the furniture, compressor and automotive markets. He started his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co.

John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago (concentrations in Strategic Planning & Finance) and a BS from the University of Dayton (major in Accounting). He lives in Madison, IN and proudly serves on the boards of several local charitable and not-for-profit organizations.


Jon RiesterJon D. Riester '98

Visiting Professor and Vice President of Enrollment Management
riester@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7021

Jon Riester is vice president for enrollment management at Hanover College, his alma mater.  In addition to a B.A. in Economics from Hanover, Jon holds an M.B.A. from Indiana University.  He previously served the college as director of financial assistance. 

Jon is a past president of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association, former member of the executive board of the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and served as a member of the Indiana Forum on Financial Access to Higher Education at the request of the Treasurer of the State of Indiana. 

Jon is the 2016 recipient of the Leticia Campodonico Award through the Indiana Association of College Admission Counselors.  He presents regularly at conferences across the country for such groups as the Indiana Pathways to College Network, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the Indiana Association of College Admission Counselors, the National Association of College Admission Counseling, and the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. 


Kim BrantKim Brant '91

Director of Business Relationships
brant@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7293

Kim graduated from Hanover in 1991 with a major in Communication. While at Hanover Kim was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and as an alumna has served on Hanover's Alumni Board of Directors.

Brant has over twenty years of experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors with expertise in fundraising, leadership development and not-for-profit management. Over the course of her career, she worked for Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum Foundation, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Her extensive contacts in local and state government, cultural institutions and community organizations will extend Hanover's reach and assist our Business Scholars in their search for career opportunities.


Diane MontgomeryDiane C. Montgomery

Operations Coordinator
montgomery@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7396

Diane joined the Business Scholars Program at Hanover College in January 2009. Diane was previously employed by Freudenberg-NOK in Scottsburg, Indiana for over 24 years. During that period of time she held the positions of Lean Systems Facilitator, Cost Estimator, New Business Supervisor and Industrial Engineer. Diane received her Bachelor Degree from Northwest Missouri State University.


Jen Siepler MossJenny Siepler Moss '06

Director of Internships
moss@hanover.edu
(812) 866-7397

Jenny joined the Business Scholars Program in September 2016.  She graduated from Hanover in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  While at Hanover Jenny worked closely with the Office of Residence Life as a Resident Assistant and the Office of Admission as a Student Ambassador.

Before stepping into the position as Director of Internships, Jenny was the Assistant Director in the Office of Admission and Financial Aid for Hanover College for six years.  She recruited students in central and southern Indiana, as well as Ohio and eastern Kentucky.  In 2014 Jenny worked as the Assistant Director in the Office of Admission at Indiana University - Bloomington before returning to her alma mater in 2016. 

In her years of employment, networking, and professional development in higher education positions, Jenny has the skills and the passion to work with college students in their career interests through internship opportunities.  In connecting with supportive alumni and the community, as well as creating new friends of the Business Scholars Program, Jenny works extensively in finding the right internship "fit" for all students who are in the Business Scholars Program.