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. 

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. 

Goals and Objectives

Communications & Marketing

As Ambassadors, support enhancing the SCSU School of Business brand  

Support repositioning the SCSU School of Business brand recognition of impact, engagement, and innovation through effective, integrated communication and marketing initiatives 

Fundraising & Development 

Enhance the SCSU School of Business financial resources  

Enhance sustainable, philanthropic income streams in support of its strategic initiatives, and recognize the needs and interests of key business and individual supporters 

BAC Professionalism & Leadership

Support a deepening culture of leadership, engagement and excellence with all Business Advisory Council members   

Support creating an engaging and rewarding Business Advisory Council experience to lead it with excellence into the future   

Work with the Dean to optimize Advisory Council skill sets to create opportunities for the Business School, its students and faculty   

Provide guidance to develop and maintain a database of personal information and interests of current and past Advisory Council members, and other friends of the Business School  

Members

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
President
Modern Plastics

Tim DiScipio '85
CEO
Weiming Education Group

Robert Felder '13
CEO / Co-founder
driven2inspire

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

Steve Gentile '05
Partner & Creative Director
Pinpoint Promotions

Lynn M. Grisco '93

Richard C. Meisenheimmer '76
President
Spectrum Associates, Inc

John Mezzanotte
Partner
Marcum, LLP

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

Garrett Sheehan
President
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

Pieter Van Vredenburch

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

Marna Wilber
Director, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
ASSA ABLOY Americas

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