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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.


Richard M. Ferranti
Executive Vice President and COO
Rich Products Corp.
Buffalo, N.Y.


Kenneth M. Barna
Rubin and Rudman LLP
Boston, Mass.

Thomas M. Barney Jr.
Vice President - Finance for Parks and Resorts
Delaware North
Buffalo, N.Y.

Douglas C. Bean
Chief Operating Officer
Eric Mower & Associates Inc.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Joseph H. Bell
Group Vice President and General Manager
Moog Inc.
East Aurora, N.Y.

Paul F. Ciminelli
President and CEO
Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.
Williamsville, N.Y.

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

Donna L. DeCarolis
Vice President for Business Development
National Fuel Gas
Williamsville, N.Y.

Louis A. DiBerardino Jr.
Partner - SEC Independence
Ernst and Young LLP
Boston, Mass.

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

Richard R. Floersch
Retired Executive Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer
McDonald's Corp.
Hinsdale, Ill.

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

Howard D. Koenig
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 and Associates LLC
Williamsville, N.Y.

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

Andrew G. Peer
School of Management Alumni Association

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

Mark C. Rizzo
Vice President - WNY Commercial Banking
M&T Bank
Buffalo, N.Y.

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.

Mara E. Swan
Executive Vice President Global Strategy and Talent
ManPower Group
Milwaukee, Wis.

Sujata Yalamanchili
Partner and Practice Area Leader
Real Estate Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Area
Hodgson Russ LLP
Buffalo, N.Y.

Robert M. Zak
President and CEO
Merchants Insurance Group
Buffalo, N.Y.