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The Business Placement Center has a dedicated staff who are here to offer their support to College of Business students, recruiters and alumni. 

Meet the Business Placement Center Staff

Danna Lewis

Director of Business Placement Center

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Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
Danna.Lewis
@business.siu.edu

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Danna has served as the Director of the Business Placement Center since the spring of 2015. Danna  earned her Bachelors from SIU in May 2006 and is currently working on her Doctor of Education here at Southern Illinois University. Danna enjoys assisting students with their career plans and working with companies to recruit Salukis!

Originally from Centralia, Illinois, Danna and her husband have made their home in Carbondale, Illinois. In her free time, Danna enjoys baking, playing with her dog Mack and cheering on the Salukis. When you have a free moment, please stop by the Business Placement Center and say hello.


Amanda Ranchino

Internship Specialist

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Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2604
cobaranchino@business.siu.edu

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Amanda is from Herrin, IL and came to SIU as a transfer student from John A. Logan College. She oversees internships and externships while helping students with resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews. Amanda received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting in May 2017 and is currently working on her Masters of Accountancy. Outside of class and work, you can find Amanda hiking, boating, and being outdoors. 


Jasmine Robinson

Graduate Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2604
cobjrobinson@business.siu.edu

Jasmine joins the team from the windy city and is focused on student career planning and communication. You will catch Jasmine in Rehn Hall working with students and planning the Business Placement Center events as well as around campus as she pursues her master’s degree in Higher Education- College Student Personnel.  When she is not working with students on developing their career plans or planning events for Career Services within the College of Business she enjoys spending time with her daughter Zakaria.


Noppadol “Champ” Tuksakulvith

Data Collection and Analysis – Graduate Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2604
cobchamp@business.siu.edu

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Noppadol Tuksakulvith, or Champ, is a familiar face in the College of Business. A native of Bangkok, Thailand, Champ received his Bachelor’s degree in Management – Supply Chain Management at SIU. Champ is a second year graduate student in the Quality Engineering & Management program. Champ utilizes his analytical skills and passion with MS Excel to collect, prepare, and analyze the Business Placement Center’s data throughout the year. He also oversees and improves the Business Placement Center’s website.

Outside of classes and work, you can find Champ spends his free time biking, hiking, or watching baseball. Champ is also a founding member and past president of APICS SIU Student Chapter; he is currently serving as a board member. After graduation, Champ is open for a new opportunity in supply chain or manufacturing.    


Thomas Becker

Programming and Communication Specialist

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Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2604
cobtbecker@business.siu.edu

Having lived in Sothern Illinois his whole life, and coming from a house with two SIU Alumni, Thomas truly does bleed Saluki Maroon. Thomas was very active in his undergrad years at SIU, having been on the E-board of both the American Marketing Association and Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity. Thomas also worked as a Resident Assistant for three years of his undergrad, where two of those years were in Brown hall (the business resident hall). Completing his undergrad in Marketing and Business Economics in Spring 2017 he knew furthering his education and obtaining a MBA at SIU was the right choice.

If Thomas is not in the office planning employer visits or career trips, you can find him working at his Chicago style hot dog cart Saluki Dawgs. Which he started with business partner Chris Weatherwax on December 1st 2016.


Cheyenne Skiles

Office Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
placement@business.siu.edu

Cheyenne is from House Springs, Missouri, and came to SIU to study Accounting.  She enjoys volunteering or participating in events that gets her involved with SIU.  When she is not in class or at work she likes to go on adventures or watch movies with her friends.


Kelsey Byars

Office Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
placement@business.siu.edu

Kelsey Byars is from Shelbyville, Illinois and came to SIU as a transfer student. She is pursuing a double degree in Accounting and Finance and plans to graduate in May 2019. In her free time, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on, spend time with family and friends, and binge watch TV shows.


Payton Hilton

Office Assistant

Rehn Hall, Rm 113
618 | 453-2603
placement@business.siu.edu

Payton is from La Porte City, Iowa. She is majoring in Management with an emphasis on healthcare enterprises. She plans on going back home and work in a hospital once she graduates in May 2018. In her free time she likes to play/watch sports, do anything outside, watch movies, and be with her family and friends. She is currently on the SIU club volleyball team.