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Advisory Board

Alumni & Partners

The Robert J. Manning School of Business alumni value the quality education they received at UMass Lowell. Those who haven't been by the University in a while should stop by to see all the changes around campus or to attend one of our Senior Executive Forum presentations.

If you're looking to reconnect with UMass Lowell, there are plenty of ways to get involved, from speaking in a class, providing program and curriculum review, hosting student interns, or serving as student presentation evaluators to attending our various alumni functions.

The Robert J. Manning School of Business Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is composed of a group of successful business executives, many of whom are UMass Lowell alumni. Its primary purpose is to provide feedback and direction to the dean and the faculty in the college. Annual strategic plans and priorities are reviewed on a regular basis as are opportunities and challenges facing the college. The members of the Advisory Board also take an active role in curriculum review and other student and professional activities within the college. All board members support either the Advisory Board Endowment Fund or their own personal endowment fund dedicated to providing financial support to the college.

Advisory Board Members

  • Gerald (Jerry) Colella, CPM, CPIM, CIR '78, Chair
    Chief Executive Officer and President, MKS Instruments, INC.
  • Kathleen B. (Kathy) Allen, CPA ‘77,
    Corporate Vice President (Retired) Millipore Corporation
  • David J. Ameen ‘84
    Senior Vice President - Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • Lorna Boucher '86
    Chief Marketing Officer, Instinet (New York, NY)
  • Jack Clancy ‘80
    Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Bank
  • Mark Cocozza ‘71
    Chairman, Highline United INternational
  • Jay Cole ‘81
    President & CEO, MicroChem Corp.
  • Christine M. (Chris) Cournoyer '71
    Chief Executive Officer, N of One
  • Edward (Ed) Gallagher ‘84
    Senior Vice President, Northeast Division, Comcast Business Services
  • Jonathan (Jon) Geanakos '84
    President, Americas, JLL Capital Markets
  • John D. Geraci, CPA, MST ‘97
    Co-Managing Partner, Principal LitmanGerson Associates, LLP
  • Richard (Dick) Grande ‘72
    Managing Director, First Republic Private Wealth Management
  • David C. (Dave) Laurello ‘81, MBA ‘88
    President, CEO & Chairman, Stratus Technologies
  • Christopher (Chris) MacKenzie, CPA, MST ‘84
    Office Managing Partner, McGladrey LLP, Boston
  • Stuart Mandell, HC ‘11
    University Professor of Marketing, Emeritus, Founder, College of Management
  • Robert J. Manning ‘84 HC '11
    Chairman and CEO, MFS Investment Company
  • Roberta McCollum MBA ’99
    Partner, Ardito, Toscano & McCollum
  • Jeffrey (Jeff) Mead, CPA ‘78
    Partner, Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs
  • Ashwin Mehta
    Faculty, CEO Tariva, Inc.
  • John Pulichino ‘67
    Chairman and CEO, Group III International Ltd
  • James (Jim) Regan ‘88
    President & CEO, DCU
  • Todd Schermerhorn ‘82
    Senior Vice President (retired) CFO C.R.Bard, Inc.
  • Joseph (Joe) L. Vaillancourt ‘90
    Managing Partner, Venture Enterprises
  • Mr. Jack M. Wilson, Ph.D.
    President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor, UMass Lowell
  • Mike Zuccaro '83
    Sr. Director / Head Financial Planning & Analysis, Anika Therapeutics, Inc.