Advisory board

The College of Business and Management is honored to showcase an advisory board packed with talent, experience and know-how.

The Advisory Board exists to assist the dean of the college, as well as the faculty and staff, by serving as advisors on a range of topics. They help connect the college to the local business community, pinpointing interesting projects for students to get real-life experience. They also help students find good internships and great jobs.

As part of the College of Business and Management's Advisory Board, the following professionals work to enhance our students' education.

Ron AssafRAssaf

After having founded and grown a business to operate in 110 countries, Ron Assaf is a veteran in business, and has mastered the intricacies of company growth.

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Ruth T. CyrusRCyrus

Showcasing a well-rounded background with an impressive emphasis in marketing, Ruth T. Cyprus is a source of experience and ability.

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Chris DavellCDavell

Extensive financial experience within big-name companies and proven proficiency as an international businessman make Chris Davell a genuine asset to the Advisory Board.

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Jay DiPietroJDiPetro

A lifetime in hospitality management has provided Jay DiPietro with innumerable opportunities for award and recognition.

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Gerald L. GitnerGGitner

With extensive experience in the aviation industry and knowledge ranging from trucking to technology, Gerald L. Gitner's business capability is incomparable.

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Dan Hodgeman

A successful businessman and entrepreneur, Dan Hodgeman's diverse background ranges from social media to medical devices.

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William Isaacson


Gerard R. Latortue

An expert in international business, politics and development, Gerard R. Latortue's experience includes service as prime minister of Haiti and managing director at the United Nations Development Organization.

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Dr. Lawrence KawaLKawa

Founder, president and CEO of Kawa Orthodontics, Dr. Lawrence Kawa is continually active in the medical field as well as in philanthropy and politics.

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Philip MillerPMiller

With more than 35 years of experience in owning, operating and growing a business, Philip Miller's proven accomplishments speak for themselves.

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Jeremy OfficeJOffice

Founder of two firms, Jeremy Office also exhibits expertise in wealth management and experience as an international businessman.

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Linda SandelmanLSandelman

Showcasing an array of skills in advertising, publishing and retailing, Linda Sandelman is a recognized leader in the field of communication.

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Patty SoltisPSoltis

With more than 20 years of experience in retail management and fashion merchandising, Patty Soltis' professional skill set is unmatched.

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Rick S. SommerRSommer

A knowledge base in chemical engineering, energy and technology has enabled Rick S. Sommer to guide his ventures to success, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Mark Swillinger

Asoka VeeravaguAVeeravagu

An expert in engineering, innovation, marketing and management, Asoka Veeravagu's track record of successes makes him irreplaceable.

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