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

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.

DAC Members

  • 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
  • Jim Butkiewicz, department chair of economics
  • 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
  • Caroline 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.

NYC Dean's Advisory Council Members

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.


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), 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 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

Joseph Amann, ’06, portfoilio 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, VP and director, Capital One Bank

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, 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

Matt Miades, ’90, B.S. business administration, finance and MIS

Anthony JP Polselli, ’04, Honors B.S. business administration, B.S. accounting, senior manager, audit, KPMG LLP

Michael A. Thompson, ’01, EMBA, IT risk strategy & cyber security, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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 J. Ford, CPA, MST, CFE, CVA, ’84, B.S. accounting, vice president, wealth advisory & senior relationship manager, Wilmington Trust Company

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.

Lerner College Advisory Board Members

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