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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.

2016-2017 Advisory Council

Executive Council

Chair: Jerry Collier, M.S. ’89, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank

Chair Emeritus: Nina Yudell, B.S. '81, MBA '82, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Brown Investment Advisory (Also serving on UB Foundation Board)

Vice Chair: Robert A. DeAlmeida, MS ’85, President and CEO, Hamilton Bank


Robert M. Aydukovic, President, Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation

John P. Barron, Executive Vice President, Mid Atlantic Regional Manager

Neil Campbell, Chairman & Managing Director, Mosaigen Corporation

Mark Cissell, President, Katz Abosch

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

Scott Cotter, B.S.'95. MBA '99, President, Trident Growth Group LLC

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

Denise Dodson, M.S. ’06, Executive Director, Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Todd Feuerman, MBA ’96, CPA, CCA, Director, Ellin & Tucker

Arthur Flach, M.S. ’83, Partner-In-Charge, Grant Thornton, LLP

Robert Graybill, ’93, President, FMS Solutions

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

Ethan Kazi, CEO The Canton Group

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

Kevin McKenna, DOD Account Executive, Oracle Public Sector

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

Rich Nelson, Principal, PCM Servives

Don B. Nippard, Jr. ’80, Sr. Business Developer, Commercial/Enterprise, Skyline Technology Solutions

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

James Russell, ’76, CFO and COO, North American Millwright

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

Brian Schwartz, B.S. ’90, Partner, Governance, Risk and Compliance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jon Schwartz,  B.S. ’92, MBA ’99, Sr. Director of Risk Management, Under Armour, Inc.

Judy Smith, Founder, On Point Consulting

Zed Smith, COO, The Cordish Companies

Jay Steinmetz, Founder and CEO, Barcoding, Inc.

J.C. Weiss, Senior Lecturer and Executive in Residence, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship