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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.

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

Christine M. (Chris) Cournoyer '71
Chief Executive Officer, N of One

Mark Forziati '78
Retired, Senior Vice President and Partner
Tudor Investments

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, RSM US 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

Doug Reader, '83
President, Slimfast

James (Jim) Regan ‘88
President & CEO, DCU

Brian Rist '77
CEO, Storm Smart

Todd Schermerhorn ‘82
Senior Vice President (retired) CFO C.R.Bard, Inc.

Darlene Steffen ’76
Retired, Deere & Company
Certified Financial Planner, Life Planning Solutions, LLC

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.