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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/1334-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,178,565/10159_christina_photo.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 main reason I wanted to come to MMC was to ensure that my college experience would enable the use of New York City as my campus.  I also knew that I wanted a small and tight-knit community to fall back on in the midst of this huge and overwhelming city.  That is exactly what Marymount gives to students. The small class sizes, close relationships between students and faculty and staff, hands-on experiences, and opportunities to get involved are immense. This campus really provides a well-rounded and community-oriented educational experience for students.” </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Business Major</p><p> Concentration: Media and Arts Management</p><p> Minor in Philosophy</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1306-harrison-fung"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1238,1650/9816_harrison_fungphoto.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Harrison Fung" title="Harrison Fung" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"> In his senior year, Harrison Fung, a B.A. Business major with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship completed a summer internship at Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) in Washington D.C. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1306-harrison-fung">Harrison Fung</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, B.A. Business with Social Entrepreneurship concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,11,172,166/4534_jason_website_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Jason Yuhas" title="Jason Yuhas" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” While at MMC, Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and used real life examples or current events to explain the material. This made it easier to grasp concepts used in the business world. The career services department helped out a lot by assisting in finding an internship for Jason. Jason interned at NBC his junior year which made a huge impact on his career. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas">Jason Yuhas</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/2031-katelyn-kelly"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/15078_img_7552.rev.1493229748.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Spending a semester abroad was a life changing opportunity. I adjusted to an entirely different culture, enhanced my marketing major and fashion studies minor by taking intriguing courses, and was able to travel to eight other countries.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2031-katelyn-kelly">Katelyn Kelly</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Marketing major</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/855-jacob-webber"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,0,168,151/4100_jacob.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Jacob Webber" title="Jacob Webber" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “What did I enjoy most at Marymount? First and foremost would be the faculty of the Business Division  Each member of this team brings forth an unprecedented knowledge base in an array of subject matter. But what separates them from simply being intellects is their pride and love for teaching.  Coupled with the faculty would be the intimate class sizes. Marymount students have the advantage of having small classroom sizes which encourages more student professor interaction, as well as a more enriching study of the subject. Thirdly, I had a wonderful experience interning for Finn Partners PR Firm in their literary sect, MEDIA CONNECT. I developed and planned national Radio, Print, and Television interviews for Business Authors. I was privileged to work with authors such as Dr. Charles Richards, <em>The Psychology of Wealth</em>, and Matthew Bishop, The Economist US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, author of <em>In Gold We Trust.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/855-jacob-webber">Jacob Webber</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major: Business Management with concentration in Entrepreneurship</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/858-xiaoyi-he"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/94,0,682,588/7264_4071_xiao_photo.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Xiaoyi He" title="Xiaoyi He" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The study aboard experience opened up my eyes; it was definitely a life changing event for me.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/858-xiaoyi-he">Xiaoyi He</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Finance</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/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/2044-gabby-wright"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,596,894/15491_gabby.rev.1497288248.jpg" alt="Gabby Wright" title="Gabby Wright" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Marymount Manhattan College was amazing and I am so thankful to have received such a wholesome education. I have been praised for my abilities to continuously find work that pertains to my degree, and want to share my love for MMC with anyone who wants to know more!”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2044-gabby-wright">Gabby Wright</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major: Business with concentration in Media and Arts Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,213,320/10160_image001.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I was in the class of 2015 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Economics. The business program at Marymount is a hidden jewel with professors who are both excellent professionals and dedicated mentors. I was encouraged to constantly challenge myself and explore career paths. My advisors and professors helped me obtain scholarships and internships and were great counselors when it came to selecting a job that I loved. I received six job offers as I was getting ready to graduate and my professors helped guide me through the decision making process.Upon graduation, I decided to take a position as a Global Commercial Risk Analyst with Citigroup.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Finance and Accounting</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,297,353/9860_gabriel.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Gabriel Skaarland" title="Gabriel Skaarland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em> ” During my summer internship, I worked on analyzing currency risk exposure, hedging activities, and presenting macroeconomic projections for Granberg AS. I was also involved in conducting marketing research by creating in-depth questionnaires, collecting responses and utilizing SPSS software to evaluate and present results and suggestions on which direction the company should take in the future. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland">Gabriel Skaarland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, B.S. Finance and International Business major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/119,0,603,483/4863_dominique_studer-_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Dominique Studer" title="Dominique Studer" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The Business Management Program at Marymount Manhattan College has given me the resources and knowledge to succeed. Through various core classes and electives, it prepared me well for Wall Street and the volatile global market. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Business Management, concentration in Marketing and minor in Hispanic Studies.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer">Dominique Studer</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/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/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/1482-sindelt-flores"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,750,722/11740_sindelt.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Sindelt Flores" title="Sindelt Flores" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Having the ability to connect entertainment and business was an amazing experience.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1482-sindelt-flores">Sindelt Flores</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2018, Business Major, Media & Arts Management concentration</p><p> Music Minor </p></div>