Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) exists to support the Providence College School of Business (PCSB) in its efforts to achieve its mission and to continually improve its educational quality. As the PCSB moves beyond the achievement of AACSB accreditation, the BAC will play a critical role in helping the School to garner a national reputation as a center of excellence for business education.

The BAC fulfills the following specific functions:

  1. Advises the PCSB and acts as a sounding board to help advance the School as a respected provider of business education on the national level.
  2. Participates in the life of the PCSB through, for example, being a guest speaker, mentoring students and faculty, supporting student clubs and other non-traditional elements of students’ education, supporting and/or judging case and business plan competitions.
  3. Provides introductions to the business community to help promote, for example, student recruitment, internships, student placement, and student consulting projects.
  4. Assists in fundraising and development events for the PCSB.

Council Members

Michael Aiello '22P

Partner & Chairman, Corporate Department

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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Kathie Andrade ’82

CEO, Retail Financial Services and Chairman

TIAA

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Adam Benjamin ’91

Former Group Director

Facebook

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Jane D. Benson ’92

Vice President, Direct Marketing

The College Board

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Noreen Bishop ’86

Senior Vice President, Region Executive – Desert Mountain

Chase Business Banking

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Diane Blake '86

EVP & Co Founder

Winston Retail

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Gregory S. Christenson ’89

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Amplify Snack Brands

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Rudy Cline-Thomas '00

Founder & Managing Partner

Mastry, Inc.

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Matthew Conroy '92

Director of Operations, Technology, Finance, & Business Risk

IR+M

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Meagan Cooper ’00

Director, Global University Recruitment

Western Digital

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Patrick T. Crowe '86

National Director

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

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Jeffrey P. Devron '94

Area President

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc.

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Susan M. Esper ’91

Partner

Deloitte & Touche

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Mark Fitzgibbon ’93G

Principal and Director of Research

Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.

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John R. Formica ’81

Partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Kristen S. Gallagher ’95

Sales Consulting Manager

Oracle

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Mark Goldberg '85

Chief Financial Officer

Rolex Watch USA

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Christopher Gorgone '03

Managing Director

Man Group

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Julie Haase '01

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Global Consumer Markets

Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Christopher Hatton '89

Director of Foreign Exchange

Credit Suisse AG

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Patricia Golden Hubbard ’93

Managing Director & Co-Founder

BrandForward

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Brian J. Leite '02G

Head of Institutional Portfolio Management, Equity, High Income, and Multi-Asset Class Strategies

Fidelity Management & Research Company

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John R. McCarthy ’86

CEO & President

Mainline Information Systems

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William A. Mekrut ’74

Vice President — Finance

FM Global

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Monica Peterson ’91

Director, Finance Operations

Toyota Marketing and Motor Sales

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Kevin C. Phelan ’66

Co-Chairman

Colliers International

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Robert J. Reilly ’86

Chief Investment Officer

Sandy Cove Advisors

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Megan Smith ’91

Director of National Accounts

KBS Capital Markets Group

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Mark Voll ’77

Chief Financial Officer

Aquantia

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Nancy Wiser ’89

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

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Ex-Officio Members

Sylvia Maxfield, Ph.D.

Providence College School of Business

Therese Reilly ’83

Providence College

Emeritus Members

William F. Markey, Jr.

Armstrong Franklin