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Dean’s Advisory Council

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 Cos. Inc.
Buffalo, N.Y.

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

Joseph H. Bell
V.P. Acquisition Integration
Moog Inc.
East Aurora, N.Y.

Daniel E. Cantara
Buffalo, N.Y.

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

Mary L. Collins Sanborn
President and CEO
Collins Advisors LLC
Buffalo, 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 - Tax Services
Ernst and Young LLP
Boston, Mass.

Edward Dong
Arcadia, Calif.

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

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

Leonard S. Gaby
Gaby Consulting
Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Howard D. Koenig
San Francisco, Calif.

James Lederer
Former 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
Senior Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Buffalo, N.Y.

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
PA eHealth Partnership Authority
Gwynedd Valley, 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.