Twenty-Six Named to UB CEL Advisory Board

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: July 17, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Twenty-six individuals have been named to the 2007-08 advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

They are: Stuart Angert; Tom Ayers, CEO, We Care Transportation; Joseph Basil Jr., principal, Next Point LLC; David Berghash, CEO, Shield Mfg. Inc.; Robin R. Boyd, vice president and business manager, B&L Medical; Francine Brooks, president, FB Displays & Designs Inc.; James A. Cardone, president, Moneyplex Group Inc.; David A. Cervi, vice president, Personal Touch Food Service Inc.; Mary Lee Collins-Sanborn, president, Collins Advisors LLC; Debbie DiMatteo, vice president, M&T Bank; Andrew Dorn, president and CEO, Greater Buffalo Savings Bank; Chuck Koller, partner, Clark and Koller, CPAs; Jeff D. Kryszak, president and CEO, K-TECHnologies Inc.; Sharon Lochocki, senior vice president, Key Bank; Althea Luehrsen, executive director, UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Thomas X. Mahoney, president, Budget Rent a Car of Buffalo; Gerald Mazurkiewicz, tax director, Dopkins & Co.; Paul Neidzialowski, president, Elite Recovery Services Inc.; Thomas A. Palmer, Esq., partner, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP; Mel E. Passarelli, vice president, Worldwide Sales, Vistagy Inc.; Frederick B. Saia, president, Oneida Sales and Services; Ashok Subramanian, co-founder, LifePoint Solutions; John M. Thomas, dean, UB School of Management; Tom Ulbrich, president, Mow More Supplies; Courtney Walsh, assistant dean, UB Center for Executive Development; and Geoff Williams, regional controller -- New York region, Allstate Insurance Company.

Established in 1987, the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is tailored for established business owners and business leaders. CEL alumni employ more than 20,000 Western New Yorkers and are worth nearly $3 billion to the local economy.

For more information about the CEL, contact Althea Luehrsen, executive director, at 716-645-3000 or visit

The Wall Street Journal ranks the UB School of Management 10th in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek ranks the school as one of the country's

top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes cites it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates.

For more information about the UB School of Management, visit