Alumni & Friends

Alumni Board

Lerner College of Business and Economics Alumni Board Membership 2014-2015
John Linthicum 
Board President
SVP and Senior Director
Capital One Bank

Caleb (Cal) Amir
CA Advisory

Pierre Anderson
Vice President of Information Technologies
Artesian Water Company, Inc.

Joseph Biloon
Director, Retirement Planning Specialist
Financial House, Inc.

Joseph (Joe) Claricurzio
Unsecured Collections & Recovery Executive
Bank of America 

Richard Corcoran, CFA
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Tucker Dona
Executive Director – Derivatives Clearing
JP Morgan

Debra A. Eskra
Vice President, Media Solutions
Information Resources, Inc.

David J. Etue
Vice President, Corp. Development Strategy
SafeNet, Inc.

Alyson Filippone
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young

Jenni Fleck Jones
Marketing Manager & College Recruiter
Belfint, Lyons, & Shuman, CPAs

William E. Gamgort
Attorney – Commercial Lending & Environmental
Young Conway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Matt Miades
The Edge, Professional Development Co.

Jeff Mitchell
Managing Director
The Siegfried Group

Anthony JP Polselli
Senior Manager, Audit

Kevin Shaffer
Chief Operating Officer
Arthur Bell CPA

Michael A. Thompson
Office of the General Counsel
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
William R. (Rob) Van Etten
President & CEO, Finance and Marketing
Brighton Cromwell, LLC

Jacalynn (Jackie) Varrasse
National Market Associate
The Siegfried Group, LLP

Kevin Wegryn
Enterprise Project Manager
Computer Design & Integration LLC

Members at Large

Jennifer J. Baur
Regional Key Account Manager
Secure Transactions - NorAm

David J. Ford, CPA,MST,CFE,CVA
Vice President
Wealth Advisory & Sr. Relationship Manager
Wilmington Trust Company

Alumni who are interested in participating in Lerner College programs or obtaining information about the Alumni Board are encouraged to contact us.  

To view Alumni events, click here.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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