Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council is dedicated to the continuing progress of Southern Connecticut State University’s School of Business. The role of the Council is two-fold: first, members provide advice, opinions and ideas regarding a variety of issues to the Dean, including programs, recruitment and placement, development and the general competitive environment affecting business education. Second, the Council helps to improve the visibility, enhance the reputation, and build support for the School of Business in the business community. 

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Mission Statement

The SCSU School of Business Advisory Council mission is to serve as Ambassadors, provide external perspectives and connections, as well as advocacy and support for the School of Business programs and strategic initiatives. 

Vision Statement 

The SCSU School of Business Advisory Council vision is to support positioning the School of Business as a recognized leader in innovative business education, scholarly excellence, and conscious community engagement as evidenced by being included in the top 100 business schools by 2025. 


Kyle Ballou '81
Vice President, Community and Government Relations
Yale New Haven Health System

Larry Bingaman
President & Chief Executive Officer
South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority

Rick Capozzi '83
President & Founder
Capozzi Advisory Group, LLC

Bing Carbone
Modern Plastics

Tim DiScipio '85
Weiming Education Group

Robert Felder '13
CEO / Co-founder

Michael F. Ganino '92
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.

Steve Gentile '05
Partner & Creative Director
Pinpoint Promotions

Lynn M. Grisco '93

Richard C. Meisenheimmer '76
Spectrum Associates, Inc

John Mezzanotte
Marcum, LLP

Laurance Selnick
CTP, SVP, Director, Treasury & Payment Solutions Sales
Webster Bank

Garrett Sheehan
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

Pieter Van Vredenburch

Anthony F. Verlezza '74
Integrated Supply Chain Solutions and Business Advisory Services

Marna Wilber
Director, Corporate Communications and Public Relations

Emeriti Council Members

Michael R. Chambrello '79

Kamran Farid
President/Founding Partner
Kamran Capital Group

Mark S. Germain '79
Founder & CEO
Beacon Wealth Management

Jeffrey A. Klaus
Regional President and Head of Middle Market Banking
Webster Bank

David McHale '82

Tina Powell
Partner, Director of Business Management
Beacon Wealth Management

Anthony Rescigno