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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean’s Advisory Board

The Dean’s Advisory Board comprises dedicated alumni, parents and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences who serve as stewards and advocates. The Board’s mission is to advise the Dean of the College as well as develop resources for endeavors that further the strategic objectives of the College.

We are grateful to the members of our Advisory Board who give generously to the College and contribute to life on campus through mentoring, research, enterprise, and service.

Don Andres ’68
Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Barton '12
Director of Intergovernmental Relations
Senator Charles E. Schumer's Office
New York, New York

S. Jeffrey Bastable ’69, G’73
Director of Philanthropy
Honor Flight
Syracuse, New York

Jeffrey D. Benedict ‘88
Vice President
Preferred Benefits Group, Inc.
Fair Lawn, NJ

Alicia Carroll '88
Physician, Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Alicia Carroll M.D. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, PLLC
Charlotte, NC

Kia Chandler ‘00
Assistant General Counsel
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD

Ron Chin '97
Chief Operating Officer
Lizard Investors, LLC
Chicago, IL

Thomas ("Whit") Clay '93
Managing Director and Partner
Sloane and Company
New York, New York

Renée Crown ’50
Civic Leader and Philanthropist
Wilmette, Illinois

Ken Dixon ’91, P’23
Senior Vice President, Verizon Wireless
Group President, Consumer Markets, Verizon Communications
Far Hills, NJ 

Richard B. Dobbis ’70
Chairman
Rick Dobbis Organization Global (R-Dog)
New York, New York

John Duffy G’87, P’20
Real Estate Manager and Investor
Ellicott City, MD

Laura A. Feldman ‘81
Attorney/Partner
Feldman & Pinto
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Winston C. Fisher ’96
Partner, Fisher Brothers Management
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Member
New York, New York

Stephen I. Gilberg ’82
President
The Gilberg Agency, Inc.
White Plains, New York

Eric D. Gleason '05
Gallery Director
Paul Kasmin Gallery
New York, New York

Alexander Kadish ’01
Executive Director, Private Wealth Advisor
Morgan Stanley
Manhattan Beach, CA

Barbara Kurman G’79, P’07, P’11
Vice President
e3 Northeastern Technologies
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Michael Kurman ’73, P’07, P’11
Founder and President
Michael Kurman Consulting, LLC
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Connie Matteo '88, G'91
Assistant General Counsel
Pfizer, Inc.
Madison, New Jersey

Edward Mitzen ‘88
Owner
Fingerpaint Marketing
Saratoga Springs, NY

Joan K. Nicholson ’71, G’89
Assistant Professor and Dietetic Technician Program Director, Morrisville State College
BOV, Volunteer Parent Representatives
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Member
Cazenovia, New York

Anthony Noble ’99
Principal
Princeton Real Estate Partners, LLC
Forest Heights, Maryland

Elliott I. Portnoy ’86
Global Chief Executive Officer
Dentons
Washington, DC

Andrew Rasanen ’73
Director, Corporate Communications
MUFG
New York, New York

Joann ("Jan") Raymond ’65
Artist and Educational Reformer
Darien, Connecticut

Hilary Rosen P’21
Political Analyst
Washington, D.C.

Debra Adams Simmons '86
Executive Editor, Culture
National Geographic
Washington, D.C.

Paul Swartz '05
Strategy Group Vice-President
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York, New York

Alan D. Sweetbaum ’78 (Chair)
Partner
Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC
Denver, Colorado

Robert Tenney ’82
President
Mid York Press
Sherburne, New York

Michael Thonis ’72
Managing Director and COO
Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Member
Boston, Massachusetts

Thomas E. Toomey ’95
Vice President, Investment Management Division
J.P. Morgan Chase & Company
New York, New York

Winston ("Win") Weber ’62
Chairman and CEO,
Winston Weber & Associates Inc
Tampa, Florida

Judy Pistaki Zelisko ’72
Retired
Lake Forest, Illinois