School of Management Names Dean's Council Members

Release Date: April 22, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sixteen business leaders from Western New York and from around the country have been appointed to the Dean's Advisory Council in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The new members, many of whom are graduates of the management school, will serve three-year terms on the council. They join 11 other business leaders who already sit on the council.

According to John M. Thomas, interim dean of the management school, the new members were selected for their expertise in business management and for their commitment to the School of Management. They will provide advice to the school's faculty and administration regarding curriculum, strategic planning and marketing of the school.

The new appointments also reflect an effort by the school to expand the geographic and professional composition of the council, Thomas said.

"The council represents an important resource for the school," Thomas said. "We look forward to working with them to ensure a successful future for the school and we are determined to respond to their ideas and recommendations."

The new members include Robert W. Black, vice president of marketing, Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.; I. Malcolm Burnett, president and CEO, Marine Midland Bank, Buffalo; Frank H. Clement, vice president for investments, Paine Webber, Seattle, and Glenn A. Fosdick, president and CEO, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.

Also, MarySue French, plant controller, Hunt-Wesson Corp., Perrysburgh, Ohio; Marianne W. Gaige, president and COO, Cathedral Corporation, Chatham; William G. Gisel, Jr., president of the food group, Rich Products, Buffalo; Mark E. Hamister, chairman and CEO, National Health Care Affiliates, Buffalo; Arvin L. Jones, plant manager, GM Powertrain Division, Tonawanda Engine Plant, Buffalo.

Also, Howard D. Koenig, senior vice president, ADP, Roseland, N.J.; Raymond A. Lenhardt, partner, Andersen Consulting, Washington, D.C.; Margaret G. McGlynn, senior vice president for health and utilization management, Merck-Medco Managed Care, Montvale, N.J.; Richard T. Stephens, president, Delaware North Companies, Buffalo; Charles C. Swanekamp, partner, Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, Buffalo; Philip J. Szabla, general counsel, G C Companies, Chestnut Hill, Mass.; and Kenneth I. Tuchman, vice chairman, Wasserstein, Perella & Co., New York City.

Other members of the council are Angela Bontempo, senior vice president and executive director, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo; Frank L. Ciminelli, CEO, Ciminelli Development Co., Williamsville; Frank J. Colantuono, president and CEO, Independent Health, Williamsville; Gale S. Fitzgerald, chairman and CEO, Computer Task Group, Buffalo; Duane B. Hopper, president and CEO, Graphic Controls Corp., Buffalo.

Also, Edgar G. Hotard, president and COO, Praxair, Danbury, Conn.; Luiz F. Kahl, president, The Vector Group, Williamsville; Paul C. Kosieracki, chief business officer and vice president, Digital Applied Imaging, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester; John F. Riordan, vice chairman, KN Energy, Houston; Steven H. Shepsman, managing partner, Ernst & Young, New York City, and Kurt Wiedenhaupt, president and CEO, American Precision Industries, Buffalo.

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