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Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council is committed to the continuing progress of the Merrick School of Business.  The Council provides a business perspective for the strategic direction of the School and serves as a sounding board for a wide range of plans and programs.

Members provide advice, opinions, and ideas regarding a variety of issues, including programs, recruitment, placement, and the general competitive environment affecting business education. Members also help to improve the visibility and reputation of the School and the University of Baltimore.

Council Chairman 

  Robert A. DeAlmeida
Robert A. DeAlmeida, M.S. ’85
, President and CEO, Hamilton Bank 


 

Advisory Council Members

Syed Ali

Syed Ali, B.S. '14, Financial Planning Analyst, Northrop Grumman Corp


John P. Barron

John P. Barron, Executive Vice President Mid Atlantic Regional Manger, Tishman Construction Corporation, an AECOM Company


Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell, Chairman & Managing Director, Mosaigen Corp.


Mark Cissell

Mark Cissell, President, Katz Abosch


Jerry Collier

Jerry Collier, M.S. '89, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank, and Immediate Past President of the Dean's Advisory Council


Demian Costa

Demian Costa, B.S. '12, Partner, Plank Industries


Scott Cotter

Scott Cotter, MBA '99, B.S. '95, Chief Operating Officer, Definers Corp.


Harvey A Davis, EdD

Harvey A. Davis, Ed.D, Vice President Enterprise Growth Strategies Group, AECOM


  Denise Dodson

Denise Dodson, M.S. '06, Executive Director, Tax Services, EY


Todd Feuerman

Todd Feuerman, CPA, CAA, MBA '96, Director, Ellin & Tucker


Art Flach

Arthur Flach, M.S. '83, retired, Partner-In-Charge, Grant Thornton


Steve Hrubala

Steve Hrubala, Principal, Global Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, The Carlyle Group


Michael Jablonover, MD

Michael Jablonover, MD, MBA '02, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center


Ethan Kazi

Ethan Kazi, CEO, The Canton Group 


  Paula Kerger

Paula Kerger, BS ’79, President & CEO, PBS


Kevin McKenna

Kevin McKenna, Dept. of Defense Account Executive, Oracle Public Sector



Rich Nelson

Rich Nelson, Principal, PCM Services


Laura Neuman

Laura Neuman, Commissioner, Maryland Economic Development Commission


Philip Niedermair

Philip E. Niedermair, Managing Director of Strategic Alliances, Whiteford Taylor Preston


Don Nippard

Donald B. Nippard, Jr., B.A. '80, Senior Business Developer, Commercial/Enterprise, Skyline Technology Solutions


Michael O'Malley

Michael K. O'Malley, MBA '97, President, Concrete Protection and Restoration


Philip Niedermair

James Russell, B.S. '76 CFO/COO, North American Millwright


Larysa A. Salamacha

Larysa A. Salamacha, Managing Director of Business Development, Baltimore Development Corp., and Chair of the Merrick School of Business Real Estate and Economic Development Advisory Board.



Manual Sampedro

Manuel Sampedro, MBA '99 , WNO Senior Vice President, Verizon


Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr.

Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr., Consultant, Riverbank Associates


Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz, B.S. '90, Partner, Governance, Risk and Compliance, PWC


Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz, MBA '99, B.S. 92, Senior Director of Risk Management, Under Armour


Judy Smith

Judy Smith, MBA '96, Founder, On Point Consulting


Zed Smith

Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer, The Cordish Companies


Jay Steinmetz

Jay Steinmetz, Founder and CEO, Barcoding, Inc.


J.C. Weiss

J.C. Weiss, Senior Lecturer and Executive in Residence, University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship


  Nina Yudell

Nina Yudell, MBA '82, B.S. '81, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Brown Investment Advisory and Chair Emeritus of the Dean's Advisory Council