Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council (DAC) provides advice and guidance to the dean of the Villanova School of Business on important strategic initiatives under consideration at the school.

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Josef "Joe" Allen, '89 VSB
General Manager, US Global Operations Center
GE

Robert "Rob" Arning '17 PA
Vice Chair, Market Development
KPMG LLP

Richard "Rick" Betz '84 VSB
CEO
Resolute Energy Corporation

Peter Cieszko '82 VSB P'20
Chief Client Officer – Americas
American Century Investments

Stephen "Steve" DeAngelis ’88 VSB
Executive VP and Head of Distribution
FS Investment Solutions

delraso

Joseph V. "Joe" Del Raso, Esq. '74 VSB, '83 VLS
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

digaetano

Justin DiGaetano ’02 VSB
Founding Partner and Principal
Fidato Partners

Peter P. DiLullo '72 VSB
CEO
LCOR

Christine Dorfler '97 VSB
CFO
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

dunphy

Kevin J. Dunphy '82 VSB
Managing Director, Head of Public Finance
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Ltd

gheysens

Christopher Gheysens ’93 VSB - Chair
President & CEO
Wawa, Inc.

Lisa M. Gray '86 VSB
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Phoenix IP Ventures

hofbauer

Peter J. Hofbauer '84 VSB
Chief Operating Officer

Concord International Investments Group

Martin "Marty" Hughes '79 VSB
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Redwood Trust

bill kelly

William M. "Bill" Kelly '72 VSB
Chief Executive Officer 
Blue Tee Corporation

Peter Knobloch '75 VSB
Retired Chief Investment Officer
Assembly

John McCarthy '15 PA
President & COO
McCarthy Tire & Automotive Centers

Bill R. McDermott
Chief Executive Officer
SAP SE

Clare McGrory '97 VSB, '08 EMBA
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Atairos

mclaughin

Michael "Mike" McLaughlin '88 VSB
US Country Head and Head of Credit Markets
Macquarie Group Limited

Robert A. "Bob" McMahon '79 VSB
President, US Markets

Merck & Co., Inc.

mcneil

Robert J. "Rob" McNeill Jr. '88 VSB
Managing Partner, Greater Philadelphia
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mulhall

Robert Mulhall '80 VSB '07 PA - VUAA Liaison
Partner, Assurance
Ernst Young LLP

Francis I. "Frank" Perier Jr. '81 VSB
Retired EVP Finance and CFO
Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Petrane

Michael "Mike" Petrane '93 VSB
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst Young LLP

John F. Phinney '17 PA
Co-Managing Partner
Convergence, LLC

Paul D. Ridder '00 MBA
President
Tasty Baking Company

Kenneth M. "Ken" Roessler '84 VSB
President and Chief Executive Officer
BWAY Corporation

Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD
The Helen and William O'Toole Dean
Villanova School of Business

Michael Russomano '79 VSB
President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Business Head (Retired)
Wyeth Nutrition

Chrisopher G. "Chris" Ryan '83 EG
President, Americas; Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

William M. "Bill" Shockley '83 VSB, '14 '16 PA
Partner
Tinicum Capital Partners

Celestine "Tina" Simmons, '89 VSB
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Central Division
Comcast Corporation

spaeder

Stephen "Steve" Spaeder '88 VSB '92 MBA
SVP, Acquisitions and Development
Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.

William "Bill" Tucker '81 VSB, '15 PA
Executive President
Association of National Advertisers

Waldron

Lorraine “Lori” Waldron Esq. ’90 VSB ’93 VLS ’93 MBA
Partner
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

wieman

Valerie Wieman '92 VSB
Assurance Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Susan Wolford '77 CLAS
Managing Director, Group Head of the Business Services and Media Group
BMO Capital Markets Corp.