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 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.
- Rick Andrews, senior associate dean for faculty
- Michael Arnold, department chair of economics
- Jack J. Baroudi, senior associate dean for academic programs
- Ruma Beldona, senior assistant dean for graduate programs
- Mike Evans, director of college computing operations
- Laura Field, department chair of finance
- Jennifer Hendrickson, director of communications and marketing
- Scott Jones, interim associate dean of undergraduate programs
- Hemant Kher, department chair of business administration
- Sheryl Kline, deputy dean
- Carolyn Levine, department chair of accounting & management information systems
- Dana Raftas, senior director of development
- Marcia Rollison, senior assistant dean for student services
- Zvi Schwartz, department chair of hospitality business management
- 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.
Edmond J. Sannini, ‘78 (chair), managing director, Morgan Stanley Internal Audit
Jeff Alecci, ’87, managing director, investments, UBS
Ronald E. Bruehlman, ’82, senior vice president and CFO, IMS Health
Lawrence A. Cunningham, ‘85, professor of business law George Washington University, and founding director of GW in New York City
Lynn C. Evans, ‘80, managing director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Donna M. Fontana, ‘85, senior vice president of sales, SalesNational Financial Services, LLC
Michael S. Geltzeiler, ‘80
Marielena A. Glassman, ‘85, consultant, Deutsche Bank, DB Advisors Hedge Fund Group
Jeffrey L. Herbert, ‘01, director & senior counsel, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Mike Kalen, ’82, executive advisor, Aquiline Capital Partners LLC
Elan P. Keller, Esq., ‘94, partner, Reed Smith LLP
Gary Michel, ’86, operating partner, Genstar Capital
Thomas A. Nelson, ‘91, SVP, director of investment solutions, portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Solutions
John W. Peruzzi, ’84, managing director, Group Head-Citi Credit Opportunities
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
Andrew Schwartz, ’95, senior managing director, Guggenheim Partners
Joseph Slamm, ‘84, partner, Hudson Clean Energy
Bruce W. Weber, dean, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware
Robert Wojciechowicz, ’90, EVP, 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.
Robert F. Deutsch (chair), chair of J.P. Morgan ETF Board
Tracey A. Beberman, senior vice president & head of new customer engagement, JPMorgan Chase
Craig Cleaver, ’98, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Matthew Cohen, partner, Northeast Region
Jim Collins, executive vice president, DuPont
John R. Collins, former senior vice president of integration, Constellation Energy
Robert. W. Cook, ’77, retired CEO and president, The Speakman Company
David Elkins, chief financial officer, Worldwide VP & CFO, Medical Devices & Consumer Products, Johnson & Johnson
Michael S. Geltzeiler, ’80, The ADT Corporation
E. Thomas (Thom) Harvey III , president, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc., and Harvey Truck Center
Thomas (Tom) W. Horne, managing director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Rich Hyman, tax managing partner, Deloitte Tax LLP
Elan P. Keller, Esq, partner, Reed Smith LLP
Donna Kinzel, ’89 M’96, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Rick Lynch, managing partner, Block Realty and Management
Chris Mauthe, chief clients and markets officer, Deloitte Tax LLP
Mark A. Oller, CTFA, vice president and managing director, wealth advisory services, Wilmington Trust Company
Mary Ellen Payne, former 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
Robert (Rob) L. Siegfried, Jr. president and CEO, The Siegfried Group LLP
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 N.A.
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 email@example.com.
John Linthicum, (board president), ’03, Honors B.S. business administration, finance and economics minor, SVP and Senior Director, Capital One Bank
Joseph Amann, ’06, portfolio analysis and reporting lead, Marlin Equity Partners
Pierre Anderson, ’06, MBA, vice president of information technologies, Artesian Water Company, Inc.
Joshua Berkow, ’05, B.S. business administration, director of debt and cash management, Delaware Office of the State Treasurer
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, Oracle
David J. Etue, ’96, B.S. finance, vice president, managed services, Rapid 7
Erin Falls, ’09, B.S. finance, catering and member events manager, Philadelphia Country Club
Alyson C. Filippone, ’01, B.S. accounting, assurance partner, assurance services, Ernst & Young
William E. Gamgort, ’04, Honors B.S., marketing, minor MIS, attorney, commercial lending and environmental, Young Conway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Jenni Fleck Jones, ’95, B.S. business administration (marketing), marketing manager & college recruiter, Belfint, Lyons, & Shuman, CPAs
Anthony JP Polselli, ’04, Honors B.S. business administration, B.S. accounting, senior manager, audit, KPMG LLP
William R. (Rob) Van Etten, ’03, B.S. business administration, finance and marketing, president and CEO, Brighton Cromwell, LLC
Jacalynn (Jackie) Varrasse, national market associate, The Siegfried Group, LLC
Members at Large
Jennifer J. Baur, ’95, BSBA Management, marketing vice president, product delivery, and logistics, Conduent
Will Cobb, ’15, B.S. finance and economics, senior associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
David Mendez, ’03, B.S. business administration, vice president, WB Law Coffee
Lerner College Student Advisory Board
The Lerner College Student Advisory Board is a 12-14 member committee that strives to improve academic quality, professional experience, extracurricular enrichment and student satisfaction.
Marlena Gelin, senior honors finance and marketing double major with a minor in business analytics from Brooklyn, NY
Hannah Chan, senior honors management information systems and operations management double major with a minor in business analytics from Dix Hills, NY
Timothy Friedmann, senior finance major with minors in management information systems and economics from Long Island, NY
Analisa Vizzoni, senior marketing and operations management double major
Sam Bebout, honors accounting and finance double major from Fanwood, NJ
Katie Reilly, sophomore marketing major with minors in management information systems and advertising from Newtown, CT
Lauren Bambach, sophomore international business studies and management double major with a minor in Spanish from Springfield, PA
Greg O’Brien, sophomore sport management and operations management double major from Syosset, NY
Annie Stohler, sophomore marketing major from Dresher, PA
Hannah Fuss, sophomore operations management and international business studies double major with double minors in Spanish and management information systems
Joe Colontonio, junior finance and financial planning and wealth management major from Voorhees, NJ
Charlotte Morro, junior finance and economics major with a minor in management information systems from Hillsdale, NJ
Matt McDavitt, junior honors operations management major with minors in international business and energy and environmental policy from Lincroft, NJ
Tiffany Canjura, junior management major with minors in international business studies and advertising from West Orange, NJ
Nicholas Makos, junior operations management major with minors in international business studies and history
Madisyn Steinberg, sophomore in the honors program
Alyson Basso, senior hotel restaurant and institutional management major with a minor in entrepreneurial studies
Nicole Testa, sophomore accounting and finance double major with a minor in Spanish from Robbinsville, NJ