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Kogod Advisory Council

The Kogod Advisory Council is the principal external advisory board of the Kogod School of Business. It provides a high level resource network of leaders from the business community, composed of alumni, parents, and friends, who serve as advisors to, supporters of, and advocates for Kogod School of Business students, in their preparation for and successful transition into the global business world. Members work with the Dean, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents to advance and support Kogod students’ prospects for success in the global business environment.

Kogod Advisory Council - Directory of Members

Richard S. Birnbaum, '75 - Chair
President
RBS Group, LLC

George Assimakopoulos, MBA '95
Vice President, Digital Media Services
Penton Media, Inc.

Paul S. Bachow, '73
President
Bachow & Associates, Inc.

William W. Bailey, '64 & MBA '65
Chairman
Illumen.org

Michael A. Balmuth, '72
Vice Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Ross Stores, Inc.

Marc N. Duber, '81
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
The Bernstein Companies

Robert Finfer, '87
President & Chief Executive Officer
Integrity Capital Partners

Robert Fensterman, '81
Executive Partner
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Flowers, Greenberg, and Eisman

Eli Futerman, '80
Co-President & Chief Executive Officer
Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc.

Jeffrey E. Ganek
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Neustar, Inc.

Richard Garcia
Global Head of Power - Renewables
Project Finance Group
Natixis

Jacqueline Grapin
Founder, Co-Chair of the Board
The European Institute

Victoria D. Harker, MBA '90
Chief Financial Officer
Gannett Corporation

Yong Kim, MSTM '80
President & Chief Executive Officer
Tymak Group, Inc.

Peter B. Knobel, '79
Owner
Solaris

Robert P. Kogod, '62
Former Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty, Inc.
The Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc.

Alan Meltzer, '73
Chief Executive Officer
The Meltzer Group

Beth LaSala, MBA '84
Owner
Chappywrap

Don Myers, MBA '78
Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
American University

David Nason
Sr. Vice President; Chief Regulatory Officer & Compliance Leader
GE Capital

Howard Schachter, '65
President
Schachter Capital Management

Elliot Schnier, '71
President & Chief Executive Officer
Porky Products

Stephen Shapiro, '69
Vice President, Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer
eHealth Made EASY, LLC

Susan Traver, MBA '84
Former Regional Manager
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Gary Veloric, '82
Founder
Red Stripe Plane Group

David C. Wajsgras, MBA '89
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Raytheon Company

George S. Willie, MBA '74
Managing Partner
Bert W. Smith & Co.