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CEL Advisory Board

The CEL Advisory Board selects participants for each year's Core program and provides advice on program content. Members of the board serve as mentors, reactors and advisors in the clinic sessions and offer both formal and informal networking opportunities to Core program fellows.
Advisory Board Contact Sheet [PDF]


Stuart Angert
CEO, Remarketing Services of America (Retired)

Arjang A. Assad
Dean, UB School of Management

David Berghash
CEO, Shield Manufacturing Inc.

David A. Cervi
President, Personal Touch Food Service Inc.

John Cinquino
Vice President, Citizens Bank

Lesha Coleman
Field Sales Leader, Allstate Insurance Company

Mary Lee Collins-Sanborn
President, Collins Advisors LLC

Joel Colombo
CELAA Chair, 360 PSG

Debbie DiMatteo
Vice President, M&T Bank

Kathy Egan
President/COO, Beaver Hollow Conference Center/Snyder Corporation

Joan Graci
President, APA Solutions, Inc.

Laurie Irish-Jones
CEO, Irish Welding Supply Corporation

Charles Koller
Partner, Accounting Group of WNY

Jeff D. Kryszak
President/CEO, K-TECHnologies Inc.

Gregg Merlihan
Harris Computer Systems

Paul Niedzialowski
Director of Operations, Northern Resolution Group, LLC.

Thomas A. Palmer, Esq.
Partner, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP

Frederick B. Saia
President, Oneida Group/Iroquois Bar Corp.

Edward Tierney
Partner, BlackDog Strategy & Brand

Tom Ulbrich
Executive Director, UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Courtney Walsh
Assistant Dean, UB Center for Executive Development

Phillips, Amy
Dean Assad's secretary

Honorary Board Members

Sal H. Alfiero
Chairman and CEO, Protective Industries

Stuart Angert
President & CEO (retired), Remarketing Services of America

Frank Ciminelli
CEO, Ciminelli Development Co. Inc.

Thomas Culligan
President, Culligan Auto Place

Stephen N. Hunt
President, Hunt Commercial Real Estate Corp. of Buffalo

Richard B. McCormick
Retired Partner; Lumsden & McCormick, CPA

Herb Mennen
President, HM Consulting Services

Jerry M. Newman
Dean & SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Paul Snyder Sr.
Chairman and CEO, Olympic Management Systems

Keith M. Stolzenburg
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Paul Willax
CEO, Center for Business Ownership

Joseph E. Wolfson
President/CEO, Health Transaction