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Business Advisory Council

ballentineThe Business Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Dean of the College of Business Administration on many aspects of the College, its mission, and its programs.

Chair

  • Kent Fannon ’74
    Partner, Chartwell Partners

Members

  • Robert J. Alvine ‘88
    President and General Manager, Premier Auto Group
    Subcommittee: Branding and Marketing
  • John J. Brough, Jr. ’78
    Partner, DiSanto, Priest & Company
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Jean P. Bua, ‘87
    NetScout Systems, Inc
    Subcommittee: Branding and Marketings, Inc.
  • David J. Buckanavage ’80
    President,Sovereign Pacific Equity, Inc.
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development
  • Thomas J. Chisholm ‘68
    CEO, Chisholm Ventures, LLC
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Deborah A. Ciolfi ’80
    Principal
    Providence Investors
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Jill M. Cohen ‘98
    Director Institutional Sales/Senior VP, Salient Partners LLP
    Subcommittee: Branding and Marketing
  • John D. Conforti ‘77
    CFO, Ocean State Job Lot
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Alexander J. Couture ‘95
    Partner Technology Lead, Publisher Ecosystems & Training,
    Google
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Cynthia M. Deysher ’78
    President, Deysher Advisory Services
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development
  • William H. Eigen ‘90
    Managing Director & CIO,
    Absolute Return & Opportunistic Fixed Income.
    JPMorgan Investment Management
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Diane Fannon ‘74
    Principal, The Richards Group
    Subcommittee: Branding and Marketing
  • Kent Fannon ‘74
    Partner, Chartwell Partners
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development
  • Wendy P. Field ‘74
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development (Chair)
  • Jodi Lee Fournier, ‘82
    Administrative Officer/Manager, Korn Ferry International
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • James A. Hopkins ’62
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development
  • Michael V. Jordan ‘02
    Director, The Sigfried Group, LLP
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Kenneth A. Kim ’97 Ph.D.
    Chief Financial Strategist, EQIS Capital
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development
  • Ray Mathieu ’70, ‘73
    Subcommittee: Branding and Marketing
  • Peter Miniati ‘85
    Vice President, Washington Trust
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development (Co-Chair)
  • Keith Moore ’74, PhD ‘04
    Managing Director
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development (Co-Chair)
  • Frederick J. Newton II, ‘78
    CHRO, Apollo Group
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Robert J. Petisi ’74
    Advisory Director
    Starboard Capital Partners LLC
    Subcommittee: Branding and Marketing (Chair) 
  • Leonard A. Reinhart ‘77
    President, Reinhart Consulting Group LLC
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Robert S. Russell ’75
    Owner, Wayland Square Fine Wine and Spirits
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development
  • Kerrin Suvari ‘13
    Social Media Coordinator, Alex & Ani, LLC
    Subcommittee: Branding and Marketing 
  • Ronald M. Thalheimer
    Senior Vice President, Operations, Fidelity Brokerage Company
    Subcommittee: Student Professional Development
  • Kevin Twomey ‘92
    Partner, PwC
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development
  • Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67, MBA ‘72
    Subcommittee: Fundraising and Development

 Honorary Members

  • Sid Cohen, President (Retired), Domestic Television Distribution, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
  • Robert L. Crandall, President, American Airlines (Retired)
  • Howard S. Frank, Vice Chairman & COO (Retired), Carnival Corporation
  • George Graboys, Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Citizens Bank
  • Vincent A. Sarni, Chairman and CEO (Retired), PPG Industries, Inc.
  • David J. Weiner, Executive Vice President, Finance and Distribution (Retired), The Marmaxx Group

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