CEO Randy Charles joins Cofrin School of Business Advisory Board

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business (CSOB) is proud to welcome Randy Charles ‘87, CEO of Alive and Kickin’ (A & K) Pizza Crust to its Advisory Board.

Charles started A & K Pizza Crust with his father and two other partners in 1989, just two years after graduating from UW-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration. By 1991, he was named president and in 2011 he took over as CEO. The company now employs a workforce of 500-plus at four locations and sells its products throughout North America.

Randy Charles joins CSOB Advisory Board

Randy Charles

A & K’s success comes in part from the continual development and expansion of its product lines.

“Randy’s entrepreneurial spirit, and his drive to always reinvent, develop, and grow will be an asset to the Cofrin School of Business,” says CSOB Dean Matt Dornbush. “He will be an invaluable strategic leader as we work to expand our program offerings and experiential learning opportunities.”

Charles is eager to advance the strategic priorities of the School and strengthen its ties to the greater business community.

“The Cofrin School of Business plays a vital role in creating future area leaders by fostering critical partnerships between the University, its students, and the business community,” he explains. “I’m excited to join the Cofrin School of Business Advisory Board to help to strengthen these essential relationships.”

The Cofrin School of Business Advisory Board exists to engage people of influence, affluence, and potential in the mission of the organization, to receive guidance on important strategic initiatives, curricular design and programmatic offerings, and to provide a platform for networking and partnership building.

For more information on the Cofrin School of Business Advisory Board, please contact Madeline VanGroll at



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