Dean's Business Advisory Council
The Dean's Business 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.
Laura Neuman, Commissioner, Maryland Economic Development Commission
Syed Ali, B.S. '14
Financial Planning Analyst, Northrop Grumman Corp
Director of the Corporate Internship Program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
President, Katz Abosch and Business Advisory Council Immediate Past President
Jerry Collier, M.S. '89
Former Senior Vice President and Head of Investment Banking at M&T Bank and Chair of the Board of Directors Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation
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.
Business Development at M.C. Dean
Denise Dodson, M.S. '06
Vice President, Tax Services at Colfax
Director State, Local and Community Relations (retired), National Security Agency
Arthur Flach, M.S. '83,
Partner-In-Charge (retired), Grant Thornton and Chair for the School's Accounting Advisory Board
Managing Partner at SHIFT and Author of THRIVE: The Leader's Guide to Building a High-Performance Culture
Senior Vice President, Whiting Turner
CEO, The Canton Group
Private Banking, J.P. Morgan
Brett Lininger, J.D., '05
Counsel, Nemphos Braue and Chair for the School's Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board
Dept. of Defense Account Executive, Oracle Public Sector
Director of Talent Management, Continental Realty Corporation and Board Chair of the School's Real Estate board.
Principal, PCM Services
Philip E. Niedermair
Managing Director of Strategic Alliances, Whiteford Taylor Preston
James Russell, B.S. '76
CFO/COO, North American Millwright
Larysa A. Salamacha,
Managing Director of Strategy, Research & Analytics, Baltimore Development Corp.
Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr.,
Consultant, Riverbank Associates
Brian Schwartz, B.S. '90
Partner, Governance, Risk and Compliance, PWC
Director Chief Operating Officer, The Cordish Companies
Founder and CEO, Barcoding, Inc.
Director of Business Attraction and Recruitment for the Maryland Department of Commerce
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Finance, Merrick School of Business