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

Kathie Andrade ’82

CEO, Retail Financial Services and Chairman


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Adam Benjamin ’91

Former Group Director


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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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Jeff Caporizzo ’92

Vice President/Creative Director, Deputy Group Head

Content/Creative Services, DC Digital, Edelman

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Gregory S. Christenson ’89

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Amplify Snack Brands

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Meagan Cooper ’00

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

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


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



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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


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Maryanne Knott ’76

Vice President of Tax

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.

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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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E. James Mulcahy ’66

Managing Director/Complex Manager (Retired)

Morgan Stanley

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Monica Peterson ’91

Director, Finance Operations

Toyota Marketing and Motor Sales

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Kevin C. Phelan ’66


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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Michael J. Turillo, Jr. ’69

Vice Chairman

Spencer Trask & Co.

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Mark Voll ’77

Chief Financial Officer


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Nancy Wiser ’89

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

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Michael S. Wyzga ’83

Former President & CEO

Radius Health, Inc.

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Ex-Officio Members

M. Cary Collins, Ph.D.

Providence College School of Business

Christine Earley

Providence College School of Business

Jacqueline Elcik

Providence College School of Business

Daniel Horne, Ph.D.

Providence College School of Business

Mark DeFanti, Ph.D.

Providence College School of Business

Sylvia Maxfield, Ph.D.

Providence College School of Business

David McIntyre, Ph.D.

Providence College School of Business

Vivian Okere, Ph.D.

Providence College School of Business

Therese Reilly ’83

Providence College

Eileen Wisnewski

Providence College​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Emeritus Members

William F. Markey, Jr.

Armstrong Franklin