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.
Advisory Council Members
Syed Ali, B.S. '14, Financial Planning Analyst, Northrop Grumman Corp
John P. Barron, Executive Vice President Mid Atlantic Regional Manger, Tishman Construction Corporation, an AECOM Company
Neil Campbell, Chairman & Managing Director, Mosaigen Corp.
Mark Cissell, President, Katz Abosch
Jerry Collier, M.S. '89, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank, and Immediate Past President of the Dean's Advisory Council
Demian Costa, B.S. '12, Partner, Plank Industries
Scott Cotter, MBA '99, B.S. '95, Chief Operating Officer, Definers Corp.
Harvey A. Davis, Ed.D, Vice President Enterprise Growth Strategies Group, AECOM
Denise Dodson, M.S. '06, Executive Director, Tax Services, EY
Todd Feuerman, CPA, CAA, MBA '96, Director, Ellin & Tucker
Arthur Flach, M.S. '83, retired, Partner-In-Charge, Grant Thornton
Steve Hrubala, Principal, Global Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, The Carlyle Group
Michael Jablonover, MD, MBA '02, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center
Ethan Kazi, CEO, The Canton Group
Paula Kerger, BS ’79, President & CEO, PBS
Kevin McKenna, Dept. of Defense Account Executive, Oracle Public Sector
Rich Nelson, Principal, PCM Services
Laura Neuman, Commissioner, Maryland Economic Development Commission
Philip E. Niedermair, Managing Director of Strategic Alliances, Whiteford Taylor Preston
Donald B. Nippard, Jr., B.A. '80, Senior Business Developer, Commercial/Enterprise, Skyline Technology Solutions
Michael K. O'Malley, MBA '97, President, Concrete Protection and Restoration
James Russell, B.S. '76 CFO/COO, North American Millwright
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.
Manuel Sampedro, MBA '99 , WNO Senior Vice President, Verizon
Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr., Consultant, Riverbank Associates
Brian Schwartz, B.S. '90, Partner, Governance, Risk and Compliance, PWC
Jonathan Schwartz, MBA '99, B.S. 92, Senior Director of Risk Management, Under Armour
Judy Smith, MBA '96, Founder, On Point Consulting
Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer, The Cordish Companies
Jay Steinmetz, Founder and CEO, Barcoding, Inc.
J.C. Weiss, Senior Lecturer and Executive in Residence, University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Nina Yudell, MBA '82, B.S. '81, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Brown Investment Advisory and Chair Emeritus of the Dean's Advisory Council