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.


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


Marc A. Adler
School of Management Alumni Association

Kenneth M. Barna
Boston, Mass.

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

Sachin Barot
CFO - Global Operations and Strategic Planning
Dun & Bradstreet
Short Hills, N.J.

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.

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.
Retired Partner
Ernst & Young
West Roxbury, Mass.

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

Richard M. Ferranti
President and Chief Operating Officer
Rich Products Corp.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Gregg S. Fisher
Founder, Portfolio Manager and Head of Research
Gerstein Fisher
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.

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

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

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

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

Mark C. Rizzo
Vice President and Group Manager, Commercial Banking Division
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.

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