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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/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/1517-brooke-czoski"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1463,1463/12287_brookeczoskiheadshot.rev.1457019601.jpg" alt="Brooke Czoski" title="Brooke Czoski" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The professors at MMC are what really made my experience enjoyable. The passion, dedication, and expertise that they projected created an environment where everyone wanted to succeed.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1517-brooke-czoski">Brooke Czoski</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2015, BS Marketing</p><p> Minor: 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/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/850-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/87,1,435,349/5456_christies.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The business curriculum at the college has been useful to my internship experience. Particularly, the skills I have learned from Professor Changarath in IT 330, to work efficiently in Microsoft Excel, have proved most valuable. My being able to quickly develop spreadsheets for the specialists in my department is a result of practicing these skills in the classroom.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Business and International Studies major, Minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2518-mary-schlaff"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,282,361/17766_Mary_Schlaff.rev.1527607128.jpg" alt="Mary Schlaff" title="Mary Schlaff" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> I am thrilled that I was able to land an Internship with Franklin Templeton Investments this summer. This past year, as president of the Marymount Business Association, I have been engaged in arranging special career events on campus to give all students more opportunities to meet alumni and industry professionals and it has been so rewarding!   I am truly proud to be a Griffin! </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2518-mary-schlaff">Mary Schlaff</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Finance Major with minors in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/36,21,455,440/4097_austin_nelson.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Being able to work on the Rachael Ray show set, help out with product giveaways, and more has put me in a ‘real world’ environment to prepare me for life after graduation.” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,678,678/9815_redo_natalie.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Natalie Palmarozza" title="Natalie Palmarozza" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Natalie graduated with a double major in Management and Marketing.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza">Natalie Palmarozza</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Marketing 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/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/2283-camille-lagrua"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2142,3200/16625_Camille_Senior_Photo.rev.1518559486.jpg" alt="Camille LaGrua" title="Camille LaGrua" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p>  In the fall of 2017, Camille interned with the fashion magazine and luxury accessories e-commerce website: <em>Editorialist</em>. At <em>Editorialist</em>, the interns were given a large amount of responsibility right away, so Camille got to see the all inner workings of how a magazine and e-commerce site are run.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2283-camille-lagrua">Camille LaGrua</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Business with concentration in Fashion Marketing, Class of 2020</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 2102, 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/2285-kathryn-grubb"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1080,810/16628_16992032_1357845027630908_7674796536310894653_o.rev.1518562312.jpg" alt="Kathryn Grubb" title="Kathryn Grubb" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> My semester abroad at Seoul, South Korea is one of the most exciting, treasured experiences of my life. I had the opportunity to visit ancient Korean temples, explore a nearly deserted island, learn a new language,and gain a broader understanding of the world and the diverse people living in it.</p><p> On top of the classes I took on Korean culture, communications, politics, and more, every single day was a learning experience. I never thought I would feel so proud and excited to successfully order a cup of coffee by myself! </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2285-kathryn-grubb">Kathryn Grubb</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Kathryn Grubb, Class of 2019, Major in Marketing</p><p> Minor in Asian Studies</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>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1682-tamaki-kern"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,754,640/13578_1604648_582301465179569_442259660_n.rev.1467053700.jpg" alt="Tamaki Kern" title="Tamaki Kern" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“A week after graduating with a BS in International Business and an Economics minor, I joined UBS in their Wealth Management division in Weehawken, NJ.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1682-tamaki-kern">Tamaki Kern</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BS International Business</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>