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Advisory Board

As part of  Marymount Manhattan College’s CityEdge program, each academic department sponsors an Advisory Board composed of accomplished professionals from across New York City with relevant knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to our respective programs. Our Business Advisory Board Members provide insight on the current and future state of their industry, assist with external relations and outreach to the industry, support career development initiatives, and identify job openings, internships and other professional opportunities for our students.


Advisory Board Members

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    Director, Equity Research, Cloud Computing and Software, Deutsche Bank Securities

    Nandan Amladi has covered the software sector since joining Deutsche Bank in July 2007. The coverage thematically focuses on SaaS & Cloud Computing, and enterprise-facing applications software, including telecom and analytics. Prior to joining DB, Amladi spent over 15 years in the technology industry, with technical and business roles in enterprise and telecom software. Amladi holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering.

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    Assistant Vice President, Citigroup

    Balsamo currently works for CitiGroup’s commercial bank in the Middle Market sector (companies $50MM-$750MM in revenue). Balsamo works with the Mid-Atlantic relationship management team where he completes client pitch materials, credit approval packages, helps drive deal execution, and evaluates company financial strengths and industry market trends. Balsamo specializes in the automotive and forest, paper, and packaging products industry. Prior to his current role, Balsamo lived in Dallas, Texas where he worked as a risk analyst to measure loan product risk for middle market clients nationwide. Blake graduated from MMC in 2015 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Economics.

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    Google

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    Financial Advisor, The Klein Group, Merrill Lynch, Pirerce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

    Burt is an MMC graduate from the class of 2011, and a Merrill Lynch financial advisor. Burt has worked for Bank of America since 2010, and is now part of the Klein Group wealth management team. He specializes in retirement planning and investments for artists, musicians, and entertainers. Burt lives with his wife, Kim, and their two cats on the Upper East Side.

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    Parums Christian Dior

    Maniscalco is an MMC graduate of the class of 2002. During her time at Marymount, she was exposed to a wide range of experiences and companies that provided her with the knowledge to pursue a career she is passionate about. Maniscalco has worked in the beauty industry for eight years in a variety of positions. She is currently the Director of Retail Events at Christian Dior Perfumes and Cosmetics within the LVMH corporation.

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    Viacom

    McDonald graduated from MMC in 2015 with a major in Business, concentrated in Media and Arts Management, and a minor in Philosophy.  She currently works for Viacom’s Spike network, soon to be Paramount Network, as a Production Coordinator for East Coast sports, events, and series.  Most recently, she contributed to the success of the 2017 CMT Music Awards, One Night Only with Alec Baldwin, & seasons 2 and 3 of Lip Sync Battle.

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    Associate Director, Global Markets Intelligence, Ipreo

    McNamara ’03, who is Associate Director of Global Markets Intelligence at Ipreo, has spent the last eight years in investor relations working with publicly traded companies.

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    Entrepreneur, Founder at Move Glow Inspire Inc., Zumba Fitness Ambassador, and Team Leader at Cross Cultural Thresholds

    Rubio has an extensive background working in community services and education with cultural and theatre arts.  She is a graduate of Boston College in Theatre Arts and Communication.

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    Zurich International

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    EVP Client Relations, Bayard Advertising Agency, Inc.

    With over 30 years of advertising/marketing experience, Tsugranis has a passion for brand development and an unwavering commitment to his clients. He has successfully created and implemented employer branding/communication solutions for a wide range of Fortune 500 companies.  Driven to be the best part of his clients’ days, his ability to lead and inspire teams, coupled with a penchant to always ask, “What if…” have led to the development of award-winning strategic solutions.  He holds a B.A. in Journalism from New York University.

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    Senior Account Manager, Enterprise/Stella Service

    Webber, MMC class of 2012, graduated with a degree in Business Management. He has worked in marketing and management and is presently an enterprise account manager and a team lead in the Client Success Management Team at Stella Services.

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     Emmy® Award-winning Fashion-Stylist, Writer, and Entrepreneur

    Zyla has collaborated with some of the most recognizable faces of contemporary culture, including Tom Hanks, Susan Lucci, Neil Patrick Harris, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Carol Burnett. In addition to designing his own namesake fashion line for Bergdorf Goodman, he has designed costumes for Broadway, off-Broadway and film, as well as ABC’s All My Children (2010 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Emmy® Award), General Hospital, Port Charles and Lifetime’s Devious Maids. He is the best selling author of Color Your Style (Plume) and How to Win at Shopping (Workman). He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

 


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2072-sindelt-flores"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,750,1000/15810_umbra-institute--marymount-manhattan-in-italy_flores_lo-res.rev.1500668583.jpg" alt="Sindelt Flores" title="Sindelt Flores" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Being a liberal arts school, they don’t want you to just study for your specific Major, they want you to explore and learn from other things,” explained Sindelt before describing the study abroad office as being helpful and encouraging. As a result, she feels she has been able to take an interdisciplinary approach to her education, enabling her to confidently relate to people of diverse backgrounds. In conclusion, Sindelt shared that she felt Marymount Manhattan played a significant role in her decision to go abroad. She now feels more prepared for her future career in the business field.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2072-sindelt-flores">Sindelt Flores</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2018, Business Major with concentration in Media and Arts Management</p><p>  </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,960,960/11560_shiva.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Shiva Rajpal" title="Shiva Rajpal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” To work in banking and finance in New York, is a dream come true.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal">Shiva Rajpal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, an International Business major with a minor in economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1308-oliviana-bailey"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,827,827/9859_oliviana.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Oliviana Bailey" title="Oliviana Bailey" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Graduating with a degree in business with a concentration in leadership, Oliviana interned and studied abroad to complement her studies. After graduation, Oliviana accepted a position at the Justice Accelerator at the Hague, Netherlands.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1308-oliviana-bailey">Oliviana Bailey</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Business major,Leadership concentration </p><p> Minors in Accounting and Philosophy </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/285,39,911,665/5993_amy_pekal.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Amy Pekal" title="Amy Pekal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The journey taught me more about myself, than any classroom could. I passionately dove into a new culture, learned to speak a new language and gained an appreciation for the world beyond New York City. ”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal">Amy Pekal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Business Management and Art History</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,106,467,573/4074_hannah27s20photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Hannah Pressler" title="Hannah Pressler" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Above all else, I would strongly advice working closely with Marymount’s faculty who all bring very valuable real world knowledge to the classroom.  My relationships with faculty throughout my time at Marymount became paramount to my success as a student and now as a working professional.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler">Hannah Pressler</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Marketing, Minor in Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,161,640,801/4098_christina_headshot.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The Media and Arts Management focus within the Business major at MMC has allowed me to pursue opportunities that really fuel my passion for the arts, and my desire to become a leader in this industry. Without the opportunities that Marymount Manhattan offers, I would not be able to have so many first-hand experiences in my field of interest.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015,Business major </p><p> Media and Arts Management concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1080,1920/9947_professional_photo.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Nicole Marlin" title="Nicole Marlin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“As a rising junior, Nicole interned at IBM, where she accepted a position after graduation.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin">Nicole Marlin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1561/12325_alyssa.rev.1457019602.jpg" alt="Alyssa Amato" title="Alyssa Amato" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“As a junior I interned at an online magazine, The Stylish Sophisticate as a Stylist and Editorial Assistant. During my internship, The Stylish Sophisticate teamed up with a fashion house called Bene Rialto and ran a fashion contest with them on our website. It was a great time to be involved with the magazine because I was able to see the inner workings of what it takes to set up a fashion contest and use social media for advertising.”  </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato">Alyssa Amato</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, B.A Business</p><p> Minor in Fashion Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1643-kristina-aasheim"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/13037_kristina_aasheim.rev.1461611474.jpg" alt="Kristina Aasheim" title="Kristina Aasheim" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> ” I can say that my studies and my internship have prepared me well for a career. “</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1643-kristina-aasheim">Kristina Aasheim</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Double major: Business and Theatre Arts, 2016</p><p> Minor: Musical Theatre</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2071-steffany-franco"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1638,2048/15809_steffany_pic.rev.1500667581.jpg" alt="Steffany Franco" title="Steffany Franco" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I was accepted at a very competitive program at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. I am in the Master of Finance Program on the Corporate Finance and Investments track where I was also offered a generous scholarship. In addition, I was accepted to University of Edinburgh, Pepperdine University and University of Rochester (with a 75% scholarship). </em></p><p><em>I cannot be more grateful for the entire experience and support Marymount has offered me!”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2071-steffany-franco">Steffany Franco</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Finance Major</p><p> Minors in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/20,26,193,199/4099_brandon.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Brandon Waters" title="Brandon Waters" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “There’s no better city to be in for business majors. The people I was able to surround myself with, the internships I was able to attain, and the accessibility were all invaluable. MMC takes ‘NYC as your campus’ seriously, and I always felt supported in learning outside of the 71<sup>st</sup> street campus. “</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters">Brandon Waters</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1434-kylie-whitehouse"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1927,1872/11531_kylies_picture.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Kylie Whitehouse" title="Kylie Whitehouse" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Marymount has given me the opportunity to combine my interest in Business Management with my favorite magazine, to create the perfect internship.</em><em>“</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1434-kylie-whitehouse">Kylie Whitehouse</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2018, BA Business, concentration in social entrepreneurship</p><p> Economics minor</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2043-bruce-zhou"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,404,381/15490_bruce.rev.1497035090.jpg" alt="Bruce Zhou" title="Bruce Zhou" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I really enjoyed my time at MMC because I fully utilized my time at school and learned as much as possible, even as I worked and gained experience.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2043-bruce-zhou">Bruce Zhou</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Finance and International Business</p><p> Double minor in Economics and Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/857-elizabeth-tuvblad"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/116,0,375,260/4864_tuvblad_ericsson_studio.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Tuvblad" title="Elizabeth Tuvblad" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“In summer (2013), I interned with the Ericsson Group, as a team member in the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility department of the Verizon Customer Unit at Ericsson. Ericsson is a business-to-business multi-international corporation in the telecommunication sector, poised to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world.”</em></p><p>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/857-elizabeth-tuvblad">Elizabeth Tuvblad</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Business Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1681-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,470,605/13562_11518_austin_2.rev.1466619234.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I graduated with a BS in Marketing in February 2014 and I absolutely loved the business program at Marymount Manhattan College. The professors were the best part of the program; the individual attention they provided was unique and I still keep in touch with many of them.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1681-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> BS Marketing, 2014</p></div>