Dean’s Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council is a group of exceptional alumni and leaders who assist the dean and the School of Management by providing external perspective, advocacy and financial support for the school's programs and strategic priorities.


Thomas M. Barney Jr.
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Delaware North
Buffalo, N.Y.


Kenneth M. Barna
Boston, Mass.

Sachin Barot
Chief Financial Officer
San Diego, Calif.

Douglas C. Bean
Vice Chairman and Chief Brand Officer
Buffalo, N.Y.

Laura E. Berrady
School of Management Alumni Association

David Cervi
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Advisory Board

George G. Chamoun
Buffalo, N.Y.

Michael W. Cropp
President and CEO
Independent Health
Williamsville, N.Y.

Donna L. DeCarolis
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.
Williamsville, N.Y.

Louis A. DiBerardino Jr.
Retired Partner – SEC Independence
Ernst & Young
West Roxbury, Mass.

Richard M. Ferranti
Rich Products Corp.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Gregg S. Fisher
Founder and Portfolio Manager
Quent Capital LLC
New York, N.Y.

Glenn A. Fosdick
Glenn A. Fosdick Consulting LLC
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Dottie Gallagher
President and CEO
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Buffalo, N.Y.

Rich Gold
President and Chief Operating Officer
M&T Bank
Buffalo, N.Y.

Barry B. Goldstein
Chairman and CEO
Kingstone Cos. Inc.
Kingston, N.Y.

Ron C. Hamilton
Senior Vice President
Swiss Re
New York, N.Y.

Kathleen Hamm
Former Board Member
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Arlington, Va.

Robin Hunter
Retired Executive Vice President
Fluent Inc.
Cooper City, Fla.

Howard D. Koenig
CEO, Perspecta
Special Advisor, Empactful Capital
San Francisco, Calif.

James P. Lederer
Retired Executive Vice President
Qualcomm Inc.
San Diego, Calif.

Gerry Murak
Murak & Associates LLC
Buffalo, N.Y.

Michael J. Murray
Retired Managing Partner
Ernst & Young
Hamburg, N.Y.

Sharon D. Randaccio
President and CEO
Performance Management Partners Inc.
Williamsville, N.Y.

Mark C. Rizzo
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Wells Fargo Bank
Buffalo, N.Y.

John Scannell
Chairman and CEO
Moog Inc.
East Aurora, N.Y.

Laura Shen
Vice President, Volkswagen (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
Managing Director, Volkswagen (China) Group Import Co. Ltd.
Beijing, China

Steven H. Shepsman
Executive Managing Director
New World Realty Advisors LLC
New York, N.Y.

David F. Simon
Chief Legal Affairs Officer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, Pa.

Sujata Yalamanchili
Hodgson Russ LLP
Buffalo, N.Y.