Advisory Councils

 
 
 

Business Advisory Council

John DeMelis
Business Advisory Council Member John DeMelis, partner with Ernst and Young, guest lectures on corporate social responsibility.

Scott SalmirsScott Salmirs
Chief Executive Officer
ABM Industries, Inc.


Jason HechtJason Hecht
Professor of Finance
Ramapo College of New Jersey


Rebecca Porter-O'DonnellRebecca Porter-O'Donnell

College Accountant
SUNY Oneonta


Evan SchieleEvan Schiele

Project Implementation Manager
SAP America


Grace Ts'ao
Emeritus Faculty
School of Economics and Business
SUNY Oneonta

Mitch AvnetMitch Avnet
Senior Vice President 
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Lincoln Financial Group

Cees LantingCees Lanting
Senior Mktg Manager
Mktg & Bus Develop
CSEM SA (Swiss Ctr of Electr & Microtech)

Jamie ReynoldsJamie Reynolds
Senior Vice President
Regional Executive
NBT Bank


Michelle CatanMichelle Catan
Certified Business Advisor
NYS Small Bus Dev Ctr


Margaret MaguireMatthew Betzenhauser
Assistant Director of Research
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

Johna PeachinJohna Peachin
Owner
Peachin & Associates

 

Darryl LincolnDarryl Lincoln
Plant Manager
Corning Life Sciences-Oneonta


John LambrechJohn Lambrech
CFO
Administrative Officer
W Capital Group


Scott Salmirs Zel Bianco

President/CEO
Interactive Edge



John DeMelisJohn DeMelis
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP



John Doherty John Doherty
Partner
Ernst & Young



Calvin NeiderCalvin Neider
Managing Partner
Clearview Capital, LLC

 

Albert  J. MarchettiAlbert J. Marchetti
Vice President
International and Federal Relations
Hess Corporation

Michael KolesarMichael Kolesar
Vice President, Instl Sales
Portfolio Mgmt Group
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Rasmus NielsenRasmus Nielsen
Principal Architect
Cisco Systems

 

Jianlin Song Jianlin Song       
Executive Director           
Sagamore Investment Management     


Scott Salmirs Andrew Schwenk

Executive Director
JP Morgan

 

Michael Pentaris Michael Pentaris
President/CEO
Custom Electronics

 

Aimee Vogel Aimee Vogel
Controller
Ioxus, Inc.

 

Kenneth Yamashita Chuck Bogosta
President
UPMC International & Commercial Services Division; Cancer Center

Kenneth Yamashita Wayne Mickiewicz
Retired Sr. Executive
Accenture

 

Kenneth Yamashita Thomas Kane
Executive VP
Chief HR Officer
Constellation Brands


Scott Salmirs Mike Perrino

First Senior VP
Product Management
NYCM Insurance

 

BAC Meeting Notes

 December 6, 2014
 April 26, 2014
 December 7, 2013

 

Student Advisory Council

SAC Bylaws (last updated Spring 2015)

Daniel Lounsbury (Chair) a 4th year Professional Accounting Major with a Minor in Economics. His hometown is Rocky Point, Long Island and his interests include reading books, physical fitness, intramural sports, cooking, fishing, and snowboarding. His career objectives include becoming a Certified Public Accountant to jump start a career in Auditing Services at an accounting firm in New York City.

 

Natalia PoljakNatalia Poljak (Vice Chair) is in her fourth year, majoring in professional accounting. She is originally from Brewster New York. After she graduates, she hopes to obtain her CPA license and work for an accounting firm in New York City. Her hobby is playing Volleyball on the Oneonta State volleyball team.

 

Marena VigilanteAbby Renneman (Vice Chair), originally from Red Hook, NY, is in her fourth year as a professional accounting major. While attending SUNY Oneonta, she remains heavily involved in community service and leadership activities as she serves on the SUNY Habitat for Humanity e-board as the affiliate liaison and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society e-board as the treasurer. After graduation she plans on obtaining her CPA and eventually working in financial consulting.

Erin Ruth is from Kingston, New York and is a junior at Oneonta, studying Business Economics with a minor in Gender and Women's Studies. She is a member of various clubs, such as Alpha Phi Omega (community service fraternity), and is highly involved in the Political Science Club. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing the piano.

 

Nick Moore is a Professional Accounting major in his junior year. He is from Monroe-Woodbury New York. Some of his interests include skiing, mountain biking, music, and coffee. His career objective is to obtain a job with one of the big four accounting firms after graduating. As well as being interested in music, he currently has a radio show on which he plays live electronic music mixes.

 

Marlaena LeMaitre is a junior Business Economics major with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Apparel and Textiles. She is from West Islip, Long Island and her interests include snowboarding and sailing. Marlaena currently runs for the Oneonta Cross Country and Track teams. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school and eventually have a career in the finance field.

 

Kyle Sisco is a junior Economics major with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Business Communication. He is from a town called Hartford, north of Albany. Kyle is in two student acts on campus, Somewhere Up There (SUNY Music Madness Champions) and Bray (Red Dragon Records’ Recording Artist). He recently hiked and camped around Colorado this past summer and hopes to do the same in Spain after graduating. Kyle hopes to have a career in an analytical field within economics after graduating.

Jeff SchnorbusRyan Dragunat is in his fourth year, majoring in professional accounting. He was born and raised in Smithtown, NY. After graduation he hopes to obtain his CPA license and work for a public accounting firm. His interests include watching and playing sports, Pilates, reading, and hanging out with friends.

 

Marena VigilanteMarena Vigilante is a senior at SUNY Oneonta. She is currently in her 4th year as a Professional Accounting major. Her hometown is Yorktown Heights, NY. Some of her interests include playing soccer, hiking, cooking and reading.

 

 

Marena VigilanteCharlene Nelson is a senior in the Professional Accounting Major.  She is from the Oneonta area and enjoys riding horses, hiking, geocaching, and reading.  She hopes to take two legs of the CPA exam this summer and secure an internship as well.  Her plan after graduation is to acquire a position with a medium size CPA firm.


Marena VigilanteMariel Doyle is a junior from Bethlehem, New York who is majoring in Economics and Mathematics. Mariel currently runs for the Oneonta Cross Country and Track teams and in her free time enjoys snowboarding. After graduation she plans to continue her education in the economics field.

 

Marena VigilanteKelly Van Deusen is a junior from Bethlehem, New York. She is majoring in Business Economics with a concentration in Marketing and Mass Communications with a concentration in Media Studies. Upon graduation, she hopes to get a job in the social-media marketing field and may pursue an MBA degree.

 

Marena VigilanteJennifer Rushlow is in her second year at Oneonta; she is majoring in Economics and Environmental Science. She is from Gasport, a small town in Western NY. After she graduates, Jennifer plans to attend graduate school to earn her PhD in Economics. Jennifer enjoys playing in Oneonta music groups including Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Pit Orchestra.

Marena VigilanteMicah Patterson is a junior majoring in Business Economics with a concentration in Finance. He is from Plattsburgh, New York and his interests include skiing and working out. Upon graduation Micah’s plan is to pursue a career in the finance industry.

 

Marena VigilanteKristina McNamara is a 4th year Professional Accounting Major. Her hometown is Webster, NY and her interests include reading, snowboarding, club and intramural sports, hiking and yoga. Her career objective after graduation is to obtain her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and work for a public accounting firm.

 

Marena VigilanteStephanie Renner is a junior at SUNY Oneonta with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Business Communications. She is originally from Orange County, New York. After she graduates in 2016, she hopes to work in finance somewhere in Corporate America.

 

Marena VigilanteJason Ruvio is currently a junior at SUNY Oneonta. He is an accounting major and hopes to be a CPA someday, possibly working for the Big Four. He enjoys going to the gym, playing basketball, and playing guitar. He also started Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Oneonta, and looks forward to doing great things with the SAC.

 

Marena VigilanteMichelle Nguyen, from Weedsport, NY, is in her third year as a professional accounting major. She is a member of various clubs and is on the e-board for both OnMark and the Finance Club. Michelle also serves as a senator on the Student Association. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. After graduation she hopes to obtain her CPA and work in an accounting firm in a big city.

 

Marena VigilanteKevin Wren is a fourth year Professional Accounting Major with a Minor in Finance. He is from Duanesburg, New York and enjoys playing soccer, hiking, fishing, and traveling. He is currently the President of the Accounting Society. After graduation he would like to become a Certified Public Accountant and work for an accounting firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Marena VigilanteLauren Bracco is a Business Economics major with a concentration in marketing and a minor in Business communications. She is from Monroe-Woodbury New York and is currently in her Junior Year at SUNY Oneonta. Lauren runs for the SUNY Oneonta Track Team and is a member of the OnMark marketing club. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school and eventually acquire a job in the marketing field.

 

Marena VigilanteSamantha Wilks is a second year Professional Accounting Major from Endwell, NY. She is a member of the Oneonta Cross Country and Track team. After graduation she hopes to obtain her CPA license and work at an accounting firm in Chicago, and one day become a CFO.

 

Marena VigilanteRaquel Wolf is in her 4th year of the Professional Accounting program. She was born and raised in Levittown, NY. Raquel serves on the Accounting Society e-board as a Public Relations officer and is also the current Campus Ambassador for Becker Professional Education. Upon graduation, she hopes to obtain her CPA license and work for a public accounting firm.

 

Marena VigilanteArielle Gelosi, originally from North Babylon, Long Island is a junior in the Business Economics Major with a concentration in Finance. She is heavily involved in community service, which can be seen through her participation in the Girl Scouts of America as lifetime member; Alpha Phi Omega, our school’s community service fraternity; and as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for members of the Oneonta community. After graduation she hopes to continue her education in the finance or accounting field by earning her CPA.

 

Marena VigilanteColleen Shannon is in her second year, majoring in Business Economics. She is from Levittown, NY. Colleen is a member of Alpha Phi Omega (community service fraternity), and is Vice President of her residence hall's student government. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school to pursue a career in the finance field.

 

Marena VigilanteMeaghan Kristol is a junior Business Economics major with a minor in Business Communications and a concentration in Finance. She is from East Setauket, New York and currently works at SUNY Oneonta Admissions Office as an Admissions Assistant and tour guide. She also holds leadership positions in clubs and organizations on campus such as, Colleges Against Cancer and Relay For Life. Upon graduation she plans to obtain a position in human resources/recruitment and pursue an MBA degree. Some of her interests include reading, running, traveling, and skiing.

 

Marena VigilanteShane Irwin is in his junior year at Oneonta, majoring in Business-Economics with a concentration in Finance. Originally from Westbury, NY, he is a brother of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity and also plays on the school's Ultimate Frisbee team. After graduation, he plans to have a career working in finance.

 

Marena VigilanteMatt Acquavella is a senior from Setauket, New York. He is dual-majoring in Economics and Mass Communications. He enjoys digital photography and is an avid professional football fan. Upon graduation he hopes to pursue a masters degree in finance.

 


Emeritus SAC Members

Philip Chieco '14
Angelica Aldana '14
Christopher Rollo '14
Jessica Silsbe '14
David Stanton '13
Julia Fremante '13
Jeff Schnorbus '13
Katie Tighe '13