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.


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


Kenneth M. Barna
Boston, Mass.

Thomas M. Barney Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
Patina Restaurant Group
Delaware North
Buffalo, N.Y.

Sachin Barot
Chief Financial Officer
Tucson, Ariz.

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

Joseph H. Bell
Retired Group Vice President and General Manager
Moog Inc.
Amherst, N.Y.

Laura E. Berrady
School of Management Alumni Association

George G. Chamoun
ACV Auctions
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.

Edward Dong
Founding Chair, U.S.-China Committee
The International Leadership Foundation
Arcadia, Calif.

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

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

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

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

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

Kathleen Hamm
Former Board Member
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Arlington, VA

Robin Hunter
Special Advisor
Austin, Texas

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

Charles Koller
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Advisory Board

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

Gerald E. Murak
Murak & Associates LLC
Williamsville, 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.

Steven H. Shepsman
Executive Managing Director
NewWorld 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.