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Bennett Family

Bennett Family

"All of us are very proud to be graduates of WWU and feel the knowledge that we gained from attending William Woods has been a positive influence in our accomplishments so far." – Liz Bowers Bennett

Ross Bennett

B.S. in Marketing '01

M.B.A. '04

Advertising Account Executive,

Ross lives in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington, where he did an internship while a senior at WWU. He is an advertising account executive at, the world's largest online legal directory. He was in the first class of males to enter William Woods in 1997, and he graduated in 2001 with a B.S. degree (emphasis in marketing). In 2004 he earned an MBA degree (emphasis in human resources). Ross married Nicole Provencher in April 2011.

Brandon Bennett

B.S. in Business Administration '04

Personal Lines Underwriter, State Farm Insurance

Brandon lives in Columbia, Missouri, and is a personal lines underwriter for State Farm Insurance. He did an internship in the insurance industry as a senior at WWU and continued to pursue that career. He earned a B.S. degree in business in 2004 and was a founding member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He married Ashlee Smith in December 2009.

Lane Bennett

B.S. in Business Administration '09

Funeral Director, Debo Funeral Home

After graduating from WWU in May of 2009 with a B.S. degree in business administration, Lane moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he graduated from St. Louis Community College with an associate's degree in funeral service. He worked in the funeral business while in high school and college in Fulton, and now lives in Fulton, working as a licensed funeral director for Debo funeral home. Lane is also a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Bill Bennett

B.S. in Business Administration '02

MBA '04

Business Owner

Bill lives in Steelville, Missouri. He graduated from WWU with a B.S. degree in business in 2002 and an MBA degree in 2004 with emphasis in human resources. In 2005, he and his wife, Liz, moved to Steelville after 21 years in Fulton. The move allowed them to purchase a funeral home, which had been a dream of his for many years, and to be closer to their family and hometown of Salem. His MBA, and the business plan he created during his studies, helped him and Liz pursue that dream of owning their own business. Bill has been in the funeral business since 1973 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a past president (2007) of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association.

Liz Bowers Bennett

B.A. in Business Administration '93

MBA '04

Business Owner

Liz graduated from William Woods with a B.A. degree in business administration in 1993 and an MBA degree with emphasis in human resources in 2004. Before moving to Steelville, she served as the director of student financial services at WWU. Now, she works alongside her husband, Bill, in their funeral home. She has been a licensed funeral director since 1981. Liz was president of Steelville's Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and 2009.