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

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Dean Bruce W. Weber

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.

DAC Members

  • 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.


Advisory Board

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 rcoffin@udel.edu.

Alumni Advisory Board Members

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