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

Image of Bruce WeberDean 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 connecting 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, senior associate dean for faculty
  • Adrienne Lucas, department chair of economics
  • Jack J. Baroudi, senior associate dean for academic programs
  • Ruma Beldona, senior assistant dean for graduate programs
  • Srikanth Beldona, department chair of hospitality and sport business management
  • Mike Evans, director of college computing operations
  • Julia Bayuk, associate dean of curriculum
  • Jay Coughenour, interim department chair of finance
  • Jennifer Hendrickson, director of communications and marketing
  • Hemant Kher, department chair of business administration
  • Sheryl Kline, deputy dean
  • Carolyn Levine, department chair of accounting & management information systems
  • Jill Pante, director of career services
  • Maria Poole, chief business officer
  • Kimberly Wilson, assistant dean for student services

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

Thomas A. Nelson, Jr., (chair) senior vice president, Franklin Templeton Investments
 
Jeffery M. Alecci, managing director, UBS
 
Rudolf A. Bless, chief accounting officer, Bank of America
 
Ronald E. Bruehlman, senior advisor to the CEO, IQVIA
 
Jason J. Castelluccio, senior vice president and client portfolio manager, Nuveen Investments, Inc.
 
Lawrence A. Cunningham, professor of business law, George Washington University
 
Steven W. Dempsey, partner, Greyrock Capital Group
 
Kenneth S. Eagle, PAAMCO Prisma
 
David V. Elkins, executive vice president & chief financial officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
 
Donna M. Fontana, senior vice president, Fidelity Investments (retired)
 
Michael S. Geltzeiler, senior vice president and CFO, the NYSE and The ADT Corporation (retired)
 
Jeffrey L. Herbert, senior vice president and general counsel, Apple Bank for Savings
 
Michael L. Kalen, executive advisor, Aquiline Capital Partners LLC
 
Elan P. Keller, Esq., president, EndPoint Partners
 
Robert A. LaForte, co-head, senior managing director, INTL FCStone Inc.
 
Gary Michel, operating partner, Genstar Capital
 
James P. Moore, managing partner, Vine Alternative Investments, LLC
 
John W. Peruzzi, managing director, Group Head-Citi Credit Opportunities
 
Dennis Purcell, senior managing partner, Aisling Capital
 
Cameron (Cami) E. Rice, chief administrative officer of the institutional securities group, Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
 
Roger I. Sachs, vice president – investor relations, Genpact
 
Andrew Schwartz, senior managing director, Guggenheim Partners
 
Joseph Slamm, partner, Hudson Sustainable Investments


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 F. Deutsch, (chair) director, JPMorgan Funds
 
Tracey A. Beberman, senior vice president, JPMorgan Chase
 
John (Jack) Beeson Jr., senior vice president, Wilmington Trust Company, M&T Bank Corporation
 
Ronald E. Bruehlman, executive vice president and chief financial officer, IQVIA
 
Craig Cleaver, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
 
John R. Collins, president and CEO, First State Advisors, LLC
 
Matthew Cohen, partner, Ernst & Young LLP
 
John Michael (Mike) Devenney, senior supply chain engineer, JMD Consultant Engineering
 
David V. Elkins, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
 
Michael S. Geltzeiler, senior vice president and CFO, the NYSE and The ADT Corporation (retired)
 
E. Thomas (Thom) Harvey III, chairman, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.
 
Scott C. Hennessy, chairman, True Temper Sports (retired)
 
Thomas (Tom) W. Horne, managing director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 
Richard S. Hyman, tax managing partner, Deloitte Tax LLP
 
Elan P. Keller, president, EndPoint Partners
 
Donna J. Kinzel, chief financial officer, Ursuline Academy
 
Richard Lynch, managing partner, Block Realty and Management
 
Chris Mauthe, chief clients and markets officer, Deloitte Tax LLP
 
Mary Ellen Payne, SVP, marketing and sales, Verizon Communications (retired)
 
Natalie D. Ramsey, Esq., partner, Robinson+Cole
 
Edmond J. Sannini, senior advisor, McKinsey & Co.
 
Gregory J. Sawka, president and CEO, Bancroft Construction Co.
 
Jerry E. Sheridan, president and CEO, AmeriGas Propane, LP
 
Robert (Rob) L. Siegfried, Jr., president and CEO, The Siegfried Group LLP
 
Robert Wojciechowicz, executive vice president, Truist (retired)

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
Alyson C. Filippone (board president), 2001, BS accounting; partner, Ernst & Young LLP
 
Mary J. Adler, 2010, BS marketing; VP of operations, Integrate Agency
 
Pierre Anderson, 2006, MBA; senior vice president and chief information officer, Artesian Resources Corporation
 
Joshua Berkow, 2005, BS business administration; director of operations, Delaware IT Industry Council
 
Audrey M. Bloemer, 2010, BS; director, Seer Interactive
 
Alan L. Brayman, 1973, BS business; senior vice president, Fulton Bank (retired)
 
William H. Cobb, 2015, BS finance and economics; manager, strategy and part of the PwC network
 
Debra A. Eskra, 1996, BSBA marketing and international business; vice president, Media Solutions Oracle; principal, CPG Analytics
 
David J. Etue, 1996, BSBA finance; principal, Cylent Knights, LLC
 
Ishmael Fontaine, 2002, BSBA; global risk and control officer, Citibank
 
Morgan C. Frees, 2014, BS finance and management; vice president, JP Morgan Private Bank
 
William E. Gamgort, Esq., 2004, honors BS marketing, minor MIS; partner, Young Conway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
 
Jamin Hudson, 2005, BS business administration; managing director, Hudson Management
 
Jenni Fleck Jones, 1995, BSBA business administration (marketing); marketing manager & college recruiter, Belfint, Lyons, & Shuman CPAs
 
Peter A. Kay, 1998, BS hotel, restaurant & institutional management; chief operating officer and president, Juice Press, LLC
 
Michele Lynch, 1983, BS accounting; managing director, Accenture (retired)
 
David W. Mendez, 2003, BSBA; president and CEO, WB Law Coffee
 
Anthony J. Polselli, 2004, honors BSBA business administration and BS accounting; partner, KPMG LLP
 
Clayton S. Rowe, 2011, BS finance and economics; vice president, business insights, TD Bank
 
Joseph G. Staab, Jr., 2008, BS accounting, minor international business; senior manager, Ernst & Young LLP
 
David Dennard Tinsley, 2015, BS marketing and management, 2016, MBA; vice president, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 
William R. (Rob) Van Etten, 2003, BSBA finance and marketing; president and CEO, Brighton Cromwell, LLC

Lerner College Student Advisory Board

The Lerner College Student Advisory Board is a 10-12 member committee that strives to improve academic quality, professional experience, extracurricular enrichment and student satisfaction.

Lerner College Student Advisory Board Members
Gabby Frieder, chairperson, a senior marketing major with minors in advertising and psychology, from Montville, NJ
 
Daniel Kuria, director of operations, a senior finance major with a minor in business analytics, from Sayreville, NJ
 
Grace Thompson, director of marketing, a sophomore marketing major with a minor in journalism, from Boston, MA
 
Nick DiMeglio, a senior sport management major with minors in advertising and legal studies, from Somerset, NJ
 
Rachel Plotzky, a senior finance and marketing double major with a minor in entrepreneurship, from Stamford, CT
 
Caleb Brukman, a junior finance major with a minor in trust management, from Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Brian Carbajal, a sophomore marketing and financial planning & trust management double major with a minor in French, from Wilmington, DE