Dean’s Advisory Cabinet

The Dean’s Advisory Cabinet supports and advises the Dean and his leadership team on the strategic directions of the School. Members are asked to advise, advocate on behalf of, and support the school in its aspiration to be nationally and internationally recognized in key strategic areas of innovative training of future business leaders, cutting-edge research, and commitment to the community.

Alumni and friends of the school are invited to serve on the Cabinet by the Dean. Consideration is given to each individual’s career trajectory and success along with his/her level of engagement and commitment to the school and its students.

Senior Advisors

Denis J. Nayden '76, '77 MBA

Denis Nayden '76, '77 MBA


James Alpha Holdings

Mark Shenkman (UConn photo)

Mark Shenkman '65, '07 HON

Founder, President &
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.

Dan Toscano '87

Chairman, UConn Board of Trustees
Managing Director, Global Leveraged Finance

Morgan Stanley


George Barrios '89

Co-CEO and Founder

Isos Capital Management

Kevin Bouley '80

Kevin Bouley '80

President &

Nerac, Inc

Shari Cantor '81


Town of West Hartford

Robert Chauvin Former President Tyco SimplexGrinnell & Current Tyco Consultant

Robert Chauvin '78

Former President

Tyco SimplexGrinnell

Joann DeBlasis President, Accident & Health Navigators Re

Joann DeBlasis '76, '83 MBA

President, Accident &
Health (retired)

Navigators Re

Kari Ebert '10, '11 MSA

Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory

Ernst &
Young, LLP

Rich Eldh '81

Founder, Emeritus
Sirius Decision, Inc.

Managing Director
Smart Connected Ventures

Mary Jane Fortin '86

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Thrivent Financial

Armond Hodge '16 MBA

Finance Manager, Global Product Technology, ADP

NOVO Services Group

Lee McChesney '94

Senior VP and CFO

MSA Safety

Corliss Montesi Vice President & Corporate Controller Stanley Black & Decker

Corliss Montesi '86

VP, Principal Accounting Officer

L3Harris Technologies

Nicholas Morizio '74 President Colliers International

Nicholas Morizio '74


Colliers International, Connecticut &
Western Massachusetts offices

Jeffrey Noonan '18

MBA Candidate 2024

Harvard Business School

Ezra Okon '10

EVP Operations, Strategy, and Analytics

Bus Patrol

Olivia Rossetti '15

Team Lead, Enterprise Analytic Data Products


Gayle Russell '88, '95 Ph.D.

Client Services Coordinator

Cleveland Financial Group

Randy Siller '79

Partner, Family Wealth Advisor

Siller &
Cohen Assoc.

Amanda Wallace '07 MBA

Head of Insurance Operations

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance

James Whalen '82 Partner TA Realty LLC

James Whalen '82

Member, UConn Foundation Board of Directors

TA Realty LLC

Asim Zaheer '90

Chief Marketing Officer