Alumni & Partners

The Robert J. Manning School of Business alumni exemplify our mission of creating global business leaders. Alumni continue to enhance the student experience at the Manning School of Business in numerous ways – as invited speakers, career advisors and mentors, providing input and suggestions on our programs and curricula, hosting student interns and co-ops, attending alumni networking functions, and serving as judges and evaluators for student presentations. Our alumni network grows stronger with each graduating class, and we are always excited to have alumni share their expertise and insights with our students and faculty. We encourage alumni to visit our social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook) and subscribe to The Manning Experience weekly newsletter to receive updates on news and events, or email: for information on ways you can get involved.

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

Lorna Boucher '86, Chair
Chief Marketing Officer, Instinet

Jack Clancy ‘80
Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Bank

Gerald Colella '78, '19 (H)
Chairman of the Board, MKS Instruments, Inc.

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

Edward Gallagher ‘84
Senior Vice President (retired), Northeast Division, Comcast Business Services

Jonathan Geanakos '84
President, Americas, JLL Capital Markets

John D. Geraci, CPA, MST ‘97
Managing Partner, LGA, LLP

Richard Grande ‘72, '80
Managing Director, First Republic Private Wealth Management

David C. Laurello ‘81, MBA ‘88
President, CEO & Chairman, Stratus Technologies

Christopher MacKenzie, CPA, MST ‘84
Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP

Robert J. Manning ‘84, '11 (H)
Chairman and CEO, MFS Investment Company

Ashwin Mehta
Faculty, CEO Tariva, Inc.

John Pulichino ‘67, '14 (H)
Chairman and CEO, Group III International Ltd

Doug Reader, '83
CEO, Arizona Nutritional Supplements

James Regan ‘88
President and CEO, DCU

Brian Rist '77, '22 (H)
CEO, Storm Smart

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

Darcie Sunnerberg ‘87
Vice President/Sovereign Analyst
Loomis Sayles and Company

Joseph L. Vaillancourt ‘90, '01
Managing Partner, Venture Enterprises

Jack M. Wilson, Ph.D., '19 (H)
President Emeritus and University Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies & Innovation, UMass Lowell

Joanne Yestramski, CPA, MBA ’76
Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Operations (retired), UMass Lowell
Interim Vice President, Chief Business Officer and Chief of Staff, University of Maine

Mike Zuccaro '83
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, Aura Biosciences