Alumni Advisory Council

In 2015, the American Studies (AMS) Program at Miami inaugurated its first ever Alumni Advisory Council. The mission of the AMS Alumni Advisory Council is to engage Miami University's American Studies alumni in meaningful, sustainable conversations about how we might best prepare our students for the future and to develop a space and network for current AMS students to connect with AMS alumni.

Current Members

Tyler Bradshaw

Tyler Bradshaw is a 2009 graduate of the American Studies program at Miami University, earning the President's Distinguished Service Award upon graduation. Tyler continued his education at Miami, completing a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education in 2014. Tyler currently serves as the Assistant Director of Recruitment in the Office of Admission at Miami, coordinating the team's travel strategy for recruitment in over 1,300 high schools nationwide. Additionally, Tyler serves as a sports broadcaster and announcer for the Hamilton Joes, the city's premiere summer collegiate baseball team. Tyler also announces at sporting events for the Miami RedHawks and Hamilton High School. Additionally, Tyler serves on the Board of Directors for the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League, a baseball complex designed for players with physical disabilities.

Robert Goldwater

One of the most respected and innovative executives in the sports, entertainment and venue management industry, Bobby Goldwater has had a distinguished career in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Currently the President of The Goldwater Group consulting and management company, Mr. Goldwater was President and Executive Director of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission with the primary responsibility of leading the District of Columbia's efforts to bring Major League Baseball back to the nation's capital, a project that was successfully completed with the announcement in September 2004 of the relocation of the Montreal Expos, now the Washington Nationals. Prior to coming to Washington, Mr. Goldwater established a record of achievement at two of the most prestigious addresses in the business. He served 24 years at Madison Square Garden in New York City in a number of executive positions before leaving for STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager and later was Senior Vice President, New Business. He is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio where he majored in American Studies, served as editor-in-chief and co-sports editor of The Miami Student newspaper, was vice president and a soloist with the Men's Glee Club, was the first Alumni-in-Residence with the Sport Leadership and Management program in 2012-13 and delivered the 2004 Senior Last Lecture.

Doris Holzheimer

Doris Holzheimer is co-owner of Vintner Select, an importer and distributer of fine wines headquartered in Mason, OH. She worked for 20 years at Procter & Gamble, primarily in organizational effectiveness, change, and development. Since 1993, Doris has been a Partner of The Partnering Group, an international consulting firm. Her volunteer activities include past president of the board of Women Helping Women in Hamilton County, OH; commissioner and vice chairman of the Captiva (Florida) Erosion Prevention District; and board member of the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. In 2011, Doris received the Maria C. Blake Community Service Award from Women Helping Women.

Barbara Powers

Barbara Powers, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Inventory and Registration for the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio History Connection, has 33 years of experience with historic survey and the National Register of Historic Places programs in Ohio. Powers serves on the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center Commission. She is the state coordinator for the Society of Architectural Historians online publication Archipedia Classic Buildings. Powers served as project manager for the Ohio Modern: Preserving Our Recent Past project that produced a statewide historic context for 1940-1970 and Dayton area history-architecture survey documenting more than 500 mid-century properties. Published works include "Ohio's Pride, the Art and Architecture of the Ohio State Office Building" in Timeline, a publication of the Ohio History Connection; "Louis Bromfield's Big House at Malabar Farm: Form Follows Fiction" in Re-creating the American Past, Essays on the Colonial Revival published by the University of Virginia Press and "The Architecture of the Ohio Governor's Residence" in Our First Family's Home published by Ohio University Press. She holds a Bachelor's degree in American Studies from Miami University and a Master's in Architectural History with a certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia.

Jenny Sandel

Jenny Sandel started her career with Nestlé USA after graduating in the spring of 2011. Jenny's first role with Nestlé took her to Washington D.C., where she was a Retail Sales Representative covering the full Nestlé brand portfolio. Following her time on the East Coast, Jenny relocated to Nestlé’s headquarters in Los Angeles, where she worked on the Beverage Category and Shopper Development Team as a Shopper Marketing Associate, working with brands such as Coffee-mate and Nescafé. Jenny next relocated to the Bay Area, where she is a Customer Development Account Manager for Nestlé pasta, pizza, and ice cream brands. She is currently handling Nestlé’s accounts with Walmart and living in Arkansas.

Michael Yee

Michael Yee is a consultant in Deloitte's M&A Transaction Services group, providing financial due diligence to private equity and strategic buyers. He graduated from Miami in 2014 with a major in accounting.