The activities of the College of Business and Economics are supported and monitored by the Dean's Advisory Council (DAC). This Council, a select group of successful alumni and friends of the college, was organized in 1990. A primary function of the DAC is to provide advice and support to the Dean in their efforts to attain the highest level of quality in undergraduate and graduate education. This distinguished body meets in plenary session twice a year, either in New York City or at Lehigh.

The chair of the Dean's Advisory Council is John Chrin '85, '86, '10P. Mr. Chrin is the Council's seventh chair following Brad Scheler '74, '05P, '08P, '09PG (2011-2012), Bob Brown '78 (2004-2011), Fred Fraenkel '71, '03P (2000-2004), Paul N. Leitner '76 (1996-2000), Frank Speigel '57 (1995-1996), and Joseph Welch '56 (1990-1994).

Council members have a business focus with broad representation from diverse organizations and working backgrounds. The current Dean's Advisory Council consists of a cross-section of Lehigh alumni and friends who are in various phases of their business careers.
 

Current Council

James Bardinelli '93
Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Adage Capital Management, L.P.

Jeffrey Bosland '88
Managing Director, Head of Treasury Services, J.P. Morgan Chase

James P. Boylan '89
President, Head of Investment Banking, Leerink Swann

Robert Brown '78
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC

Tracy Byrnes '92
Founder and Principal, Wine on the Street

John R. Chrin, '85, '86, '10P
Partner, Circle Wealth Management

Cynthia R. Cook '80
Chief Marketing Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions

Stewart A. Fisher '83
Managing Director, Mountaingate Capital

Donna Fletcher Brown '78, '91G, '15P
Wilder Professor of Finance, Bentley University

Fred S. Fraenkel '71, '03P
Vice Chairman, Cowen Group

John Irvin '76
Co-CEO, Global Planning Group

Mark W. Jaindl '82, '11P
Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, American Bank, Inc.

Brian Johnston '88
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

James Kelly '90
Managing Director, Associate Director of Equity Research, Leerink Partners LLC

Robert T. Lapidus '13P
President and Chief Investment Officer, L&L Holding Company, LLC

Paul N. Leitner '76
Principal & Co-Founder, The Leitner Thomas Group

Deirdre McGraw '92
Executive Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations, Ameriprise Financial

Glenn A. Oratz '89
Managing Director, UBS

Christopher Parillo '04
Senior VP, Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America

Eddie Ramos '89
Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of International Equities, Cornerstone Capital Management

Alicia Rankin '91, '20P
Market Researcher, National Football League

Kim Rogoff '94
Senior Vice President, Finance - Global Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, Coach, Inc.

Brad Eric Scheler '74, '05P, '08P, '09PG
Senior Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Christopher Scott '94
Investment Management Executive, Ally Bank

Sanjay Shah '89MBA
Founder, CEO & Chief Architect, Vistex, Inc.

Andrew G. Stock '85, '12P, '15P, '17P
Managing Director and Founding Member, Macquarie Capital USA

Ralph Albert Thomas ’76, ’77G
CEO & Executive Director, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)

Frank E. "Ted" Walsh III '88
Founding Partner, WR Capital Partners, LLC

Clifford White '82
Partner, SWaN Investors

Glenn Yarnis '80
Private Investor


Emeriti Members

William W. Crouse, III '64
Managing Director, HealthCare Ventures

Donald M. Gruhn '49
Member, New York Stock Exchange (Retired)

Norman J. Merksamer '52, '84P
Member, New York Stock Exchange (Retired)

Philip R. Peller '60
Andersen Worldwide SC (Retired)

Sidney J. Silver '57, '81P, '93P, '15GP, '18GP
Founding Member, Silver Freedman, Taff & Tiernan LLP


Honorary Members

Lee A. Iacocca '45
Former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Chrysler Corporation

Eugene Mercy, Jr. '59
Madison Twenty-Four Associates, LLC

Joseph R. Perella '64
Founding Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners LP