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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