The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies Advisory Board

The mission of the St. John's University Collins College of Professional Studies Advisory Board is, among other things, to assist the Dean:

  • By strategically thinking about and providing feedback regarding CPS academic programs, curriculum, alumni outreach, resource allocation, and proposed operating budgets
  • By assessing challenging situations, suggesting innovative solutions, identifying opportunities, and leveraging the CPS brand
  • By promoting a positive image of CPS among present and prospective students as well as among alumni and the public (locally, nationally, and globally)
  • By recommending ways in which to enhance relations among CPS's faculty, students, administrators, and leading individuals and offices within St. John's University, the business community, and the outside academic community
  • By reviewing financial and quarterly progress reports against CPS stated goals

Members of the board are selected based on their expertise and come from a variety of fields and industries, we invite you to learn more about our board members and their contributions to our organization.

 

Jenny Alonzo

 

 

 

 

Jenny Alonzo '87SVC
CEO
Konation Media

Cristin Burtis headshot

 

 

 

 

Cristin Burtis ‘95SVC, ‘97GEd
Managing Partner
iDEKOgov

Larry Dunn headshot

 

 

 

 

Larry Dunn '79SVC
Media and Marketing Executive
Sirius Radio Announcer

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Steve Farella '77SVC
Chairman
Principal
VFL Investment and Advisory

Danielle Gilbride headshot

 

 

 

 

Danielle Gilbride '88SVC
Field Intelligence Manager
United States Department of Justice

Stephen Gold headshot

 

 

 

 

Stephen J. Gold '82SVC
Board of Directors, World Fuel Services and Former EVP and CIO, CVS Health

 

Thomas D. Hughes headshot

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas D. Hughes, Esq. '74SVC
Executive Vice President &
General Counsel, Secretary
GNY Insurance Companies

 

 

Gerald Insall

 

 

 

 

Gerard Insall
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for Avis Budget Group, Inc.

 

 

 

Rick Jefferson headshot

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President- News Operations
CBS News
CBS Incorporated

 

 

George Moreira headshot

 

 

 

George Moreira '91SVC
Manager
Pro Tournaments & Olympus US Open Series
United States Tennis Association

 

Neil Mulcahy headshot

 

 

 


Neil Mulcahy '81SVC
EVP Advertising Sales
Fox Sports Sales

 

 

Dan Mullin headshot

 

 

 

 

Dan Mullin '86SVC
Senior Vice President, CSO First 

 

 

 

Ian Pinnavaia headshot

 

 

 

 

Ian Pinnavaia '06CPS
Director, BlackRock - Aladdin Product Group

 

 

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Nicholas Plakoris '77SVC, '83MBA
Marketing and Media Professional
Automotive Industry Analyst/Adjunct Professor

 

 

Diego Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

Diego Rodriguez '88SVC VP - Security
NY Presbyterian

 

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Melissa Sanchez '08CPS
Vice President
Bank of Tokyo\

 

 

Augusta Sanfilippo

 

 

 

 

Augusta Sanfilippo '85SVC, '94MBA
Managing Director, Investment Banking Information Technology - Operations IT, Barclays Int'l

 

 

Carlos A. Teixeira '87SVC headshot

 

 

 

 

Carlos A. Teixeira '87SVC Detective Sergeant
Task Force Commander
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

James Tomlinson headshot

 

 

 

 

James Tomlinson '82SVC, '91MBA
Executive in Charge of Production
Leitrim Productions LLC