The leadership of the Lerner College is committed to offering distinctive, innovative educational opportunities related to the successful leadership of organizations operating in an environment of rapid change, global competition and advances in technology.
Bruce W. Weber, Dean
Dean Bruce W. Weber is a professor of business administration and an affiliated faculty member in the Institute for Financial Services Analytics. Previously, he was a professor of information management and area chair for Management Science & Operations at London Business School.
Weber’s research on digital markets, financial sector computerization and compliance systems has been published in leading academic journals and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. He is co-developer of the market structure to educational market platform in use in leading business schools. His most recent books, The Equity Trader Course (Wiley 2006) and Mastering the Art of Equity Trading Through Simulation (Wiley 2010), evaluate the economic advantages of digital markets, and highlight the new challenges facing securities traders, managers and regulators.
Weber recently was appointed to the SWIFT Institute advisory council. SWIFT is a leading global financial technology organization connects more than 11,000 financial institutions and markets in more than 200 countries and territories by funding research and hosting conferences. The SWIFT advisory council includes thought leaders from academia and finance.
The Lerner Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC)
This advisory group works at the bidding of the Dean to support his efforts to promote the effectiveness of the instructional programs of Lerner’s departments and centers. They discharge all University policies and the regulations adopted by the University, and function as liaisons between the Dean and the departments, centers and programs they lead.
- Rick Andrews, director, college accreditation, policy and cross-institutional programs
- Jack J. Baroudi, interim deputy dean and associate dean for graduate & MBA programs
- Ruma Beldona, director of operations, graduate & MBA programs
- Deborah Blanchard, manager, communications and marketing
- Jim Butkiewicz, department chair, economics
- Mike Evans, manager, college computing operations
- Laura Field, department chair, finance
- Scott Jones, department chair, accounting & management information systems
- Sheryl Kline, department chair, hospitality business management
- Christine Kydd, associate dean for undergraduate programs
- Dana Raftas, director of development
- Marcia Rollison, senior assistant dean, student services
- Stewart Shapiro, department chair, business administration
- Neal Sherman, associate director of development
- Linda Somers, business officer
The Lerner College benefits from the many contributions of the Dean’s Advisory Council which is focused on helping Lerner enhance its reputation as a top choice for business education among students and employers. Composed of senior executives and thought leaders from Delaware and beyond, the Dean’s Advisory Council provides guidance to the Dean and College leadership on matters of community and corporate engagement.
The New York City (NYC) Dean’s Advisory Council
The NYC Dean’s Advisory Council consists of alumni and friends from the business and higher education communities in the greater NYC area. These successful business owners and executives and education thought leaders advise and support the Dean regarding the College’s strategic plan. This group meets quarterly to advise the Dean regarding planning, marketing, fundraising and other strategic initiatives.
NYC Dean's Advisory Council Members
Edmond J. Sannini, ‘78 (chair), managing director, Morgan Stanley Internal Audit
Jeff Alecci, ’87, managing director, investments, UBS
William Cobourn, Jr. ‘83, partner/US markets & sectors leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Lawrence A. Cunningham, ‘85, professor of business law, George Washington University
John E. Eckerson, ‘87, owner, Claren Road Asset Management
Lynn C. Evans, ‘80, managing director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Dante F. Ferrarie, ‘88, senior managing director, Guggenheim Securities, LLC
Donna M. Fontana, ‘85, senior vice president, SalesNational Financial Services, LLC
Sharon A. French, ‘87, head, ETF investment solutions, BNY Mellon
Michael S. Geltzeiler, ‘80, chief financial officer, The ADT Corporation
William C. Getz, ‘88, general manager and head of acquisition finance, Mizuho Corporate Bank
Marielena A. Glassman, ‘85, consultant, Deutsche Bank, North America DB Advisors Hedge Fund Group
Jeffrey L. Herbert, ‘01, director & senior counsel, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Elan P. Keller, Esq., ‘94, partner, Kaye Scholer
Michael K. Mazzacco, ‘88, executive director, fixed income division, Mizuho Securities
Vincent J. McBride, ‘86, partner, director of international equity, Lord Abbett, LLC
Thomas A. Nelson, ‘91, SVP, director of investment solutions, portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Solutions
Dennis Purcell, ‘77, senior managing partner, Aisling Capital
Cameron (Cami) E. Rice, ‘96, managing director, Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
Michael Rosenberg, ‘88, principal, Tetragon Financial Management LP
Joseph Slamm, ‘84, partner, Hudson Clean Energy
David Stadinsky, ‘91, managing director and global head of equity capital markets, Piper Jaffray
Bruce W. Weber, dean, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware
Robert Wojciechowicz, ’90, executive vice president, head of commercial bank operations, Capital One Financial Corp.
The Advisory Board provides strategic guidance to Lerner leadership to support efforts to make Lerner a prominent business school known for successful graduate and undergraduate programs, research visibility and innovative programming. Board members include distinguished public and private sector leaders with diverse interests and occupations. These influential individuals help maintain and enhance the quality of Lerner’s people and programs and support Lerner by donating time, expertise and money to the college.
Advisory Board Members
Robert (Rob) L. Siegfried, Jr. (chair), president & CEO, The Siegfried Group LLP
Tracey A. Beberman, senior vice president & head of new customer engagement, JPMorgan Chase
Robert L. Brown, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
John R. Collins, former senior vice president for integration, Constellation Energy
Jim Collins, executive vice president, DuPont
Robert F. Deutsch, managing director & head of global exchange traded funds (ETFs), JPMorgan Asset Management
David Elkins, chief financial officer, Round Rock Research
Michael (Mike) Geltzeiler, The ADT Corporation
E. Thomas (Thom) Harvey III , president, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc., and Harvey Truck Center
Thomas W. Horne, general manager, card business unit, JPMorgan Chase
Robert (Bob) J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, president and CEO, Christiana Care Health System
Alan B. Levin, Esq., cabinet secretary/director, Delaware Economic Development Office
Rick Lynch, managing partner, Block Realty and Management
Stephen M. Mockbee, president & CEO, Patriot Government Services, Inc.
Mark A. Oller, CTFA, vice president and managing director, wealth advisory services, Wilmington Trust Company
Mary Ellen Payne, vice president, marketing & alternate channel sales, Verizon Communications
John S. Petterson, senior vice president, Tiffany & Co.
Tom Pike, CEO, Quintiles
Natalie D. Ramsey, Esq., partner/attorney, Montgomery McCracken Walker Rhoads
Quinetta Roberson, professor, management, Villanova University
Edmond J. Sannini, managing director & global audit director, Morgan Stanley
Greg Sawka, president & CEO, Bancroft Construction Co.
Jerry E. Sheridan, president & CEO, AmeriGas Propane, LP
Bruce Weber, dean, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware
Robert Wojciechowicz, ’90, executive vice president & head of commercial bank operations, Capital One Financial Corp.
Alumni Advisory Board
The Alumni Advisory Board is composed of a diverse group of Lerner College graduates from different geographic locations, class years, occupations and interests. In addition to providing guidance to the Lerner leadership, the Alumni Board promotes the advancement of the college by engaging other alumni and encouraging their support of Lerner’s programs and its students through engagement, service and giving. Alumni who are interested in participating in Lerner College programs or obtaining information about the Alumni Advisory Board are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Advisory Board Members
John Linthicum, (board president), ’03, Honors B.S. business administration, finance and economics minor, SVP and Senior Director, Capital One Bank
Caleb (Cal) Amir, ’01, B.S. finance, president, CA Advisory
Pierre Anderson, ’06, MBA, vice president of information technologies, Artesian Water Company, Inc.
Joshua Berkow, ’05, B.S. business administration, commercial bank – integration TSA exit, Capital One
Joseph Biloon, ’99, B.S. business administration, director, retirement planning specialist, Financial House Inc.
Alan Brayman, ’73, B.S. business administration, senior vice president, Cash Reserve Investment Mgt, Fulton Financial Advisors
Tucker Dona, ’02, B.S. finance, executive director, derivatives clearing, JP Morgan
Debra A. Eskra, ’96, B.S. marketing & international business, vice president, media solutions, Information Resources, Inc.
David J. Etue, ’96, B.S. finance, vice president, corporate development strategy, SafeNet, Inc.
Alyson C. Filippone, ’01, B.S. accounting, assurance partner, assurance services, Ernst & Young
Jenni Fleck Jones. ’95 B.S. business administration (marketing), marketing manager & college recruiter, Belfint, Lyons, & Shuman, CPAs
William E. Gamgort, ’04, Honors B.S. marketing, MIS minor, attorney, commercial lending & environmental
Matt Miades, ’90, B.S. business administration, finance and MIS
Jeff Mitchell, ’99, B.S. accounting, managing director, The Siegfried Group
Anthony JP Polselli, ’04, Honors B.S. business administration, B.S. accounting, senior manager, audit, KPMG LLP
Kevin Shaffer, chief operating officer, Arthur Bell CPA
Michael A. Thompson, ’01, MBA, office of the general counsel, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Jacalynn (Jackie) Varrasse, national market associate, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Kevin Wegryn, ’85, M.A. business & economics, enterprise project manager, Computer Design & Integration LLC
Members at Large
Jennifer J. Baur, ’95, BSBA Management, Marketing, product director, finance and payments, Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc.
David J. Ford, CPA, MST, CFE, CVA, ’84, B.S. accounting, vice president, wealth advisory & senior relationship manager, Wilmington Trust Company