Business Executive Council

The Business Executive 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 Executive 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 Executive 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.


Anthony Rescigno
Business Executive Council Chairperson
Southern Connecticut State University School of Business

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

Jerome (Jerry) Brennan ‘76
Senior Consultant    
Kuhn Employment Opportunities

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

Bing Carbone
Modern Plastics

Katie Farrington
Vice President
Key@Work Account Manager

Robert Felder '13
CEO / Co-founder

Terence Floyd
Vice President, Community Relations Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank

Michael F. Ganino '92
PKF O’Connor Davies

Steve Gentile '05
Partner & Creative Director
Pinpoint Promotions

Lindy Gold
Senior Specialist    
State of Connecticut

Dr. Doug Hirschhorn ‘00
Founder and CEO    
DRD Advisors, LLC

LaKisha Jordan ’04, MBA ‘06
Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity
American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Inc.

Richard C. Meisenheimmer '76
Spectrum Associates, Inc

John Mezzanotte
Marcum, LLP

Franklyn (Frank) Reynolds
President and CEO
UIL Holdings    Avangrid

Garrett Sheehan
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Todd
Sr. Managing Director    
Webster Bank

Pieter van Vredenburch
Market Alpha Advisors

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

Marna Wilber
Founder and Chief Macaroon Officer

Emeriti Council Members

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

Kevin Burke
Marketing Executive, CT and NY Capital Region, North East Division 
Wells Fargo

Tim DiScipio '85
Weiming Education Group

Michael R. Chambrello '79

Kamran Farid
President/Founding Partner
Kamran Capital Group

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

Lynn M. Grisco '93

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

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

David McHale '82

Tina Powell
Partner, Director of Business Management
Beacon Wealth Management

Lauren Tagliatela
Chief Community Officer    
Franklin Communities