Advisory Boards

Our advisory board members are respected business partners.

Dean’s Advisory Board

A distinguished group of alumni, industry leaders and Adelphi supporters serve as the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business. Board members bring expertise and experience, providing strategic vision and invaluable practical advice. These talented leaders hail from fields and industries across the New York City metropolitan area and around the world.

Tanweer S. Ansari Esq. CAMS, CRCM, MBA ‘10
Senior VP/Chief Compliance Officer
The First National Bank of Long Island

Andy Bailen
Managing Partner
3Pe Consulting LLC

Joseph Bayern ’85
Group COO
Voss of Norway ASA

Ted M. Candella ’94
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management
Merril Lynch

Stephen C. Costello, MBA ’85
Investor Services Director
Orangefield Columbus

Anna De Feo ’68, MBA ’71, MS ’77
Retired Managing Director
Wholedesign Limited (UK)

Joseph De Feo ’75, MBA ’76, MS ’77
Retired President & Chief Executive Officer
CLS Bank International
Retired Chief Executive Officer
CLS Group AG (Switzerland)

Scott Karl Dimig ’06
Vice President – Pop Promotion
Epic Records/Sony Music

Joseph Flynn ’99
Senior Vice President, Sales

Frank Gallucci
Managing Director
Whitestone Associates

Nicholas Iadevaio, Jr.
Vice President–Human Resources
L’Oreal USA

Rita Little, ’72
Vice President of Marketing 
and Development
Bed Bath & Beyond (Retired)

James Lubin ’79, MBA ’84
Chief Executive Officer
Beacon Hill Private Wealth Management

John Rieger
Deloitte Tax LLP

Bernadette Rotolo
Senior Vice President, Applications Development and Maintenance
Adecco Group North America

Richard Salute, BBA ’71, CPA
Office Managing Partner (Long Island) (Retired)
Cohn & Reznick

Thomas W. Shinick, ’82, MBA ’92
Corporate Development Partners

Carmella Stephens
Attorney at Law
Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

Deborah Viola, PhD
VP Data Management & Analytics
Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Robert B. Willumstad ’05 (Hon.)
Chairman of the Board of Adelphi University
Brysam Global Partners

Accounting Advisory Board

Willumstad accounting programs are informed and supported by a distinguished team of business leaders and accounting professionals. The Accounting Advisory Board brings us real-world experience and perspectives, and members shed light on what today’s employers are looking for. Their invaluable advice helps drive our program objectives and curricula.

Philip Bank, CPA
Senior Marketing Manager

Janet Bernier, JD
State and Local Tax Partner

Gary Carpenter, CPA
Gary Carpenter & Associates – Home Health Care Specialists

Christina Catalina, CPA
Marcum LLP

Steven Ciavarella, CPA
Marks Paneth LLP

Kevin Held, CPA

Leonard Labita
Vice President and Controller
New York Mets

Tommy Leung
Senior Manager, Audit

Bernadette McConie
Managing Partner
True Partners Consulting

Shirish Mohile, CPA

Michael Rosenbaum, CPA
Berdon, Retired

Jeffrey L. Rosenthal, CPA
Anchin, Block & Anchin

Cosmo Saginario 
Audit Partner
Grant Thornton LLP

Ernest Patrick Smith, CPA
Senior Partner

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Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
p - 516.877.4600


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