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
Peachin & Associates


Darryl LincolnDarryl Lincoln
Plant Manager
Corning Life Sciences-Oneonta

John LambrechJohn Lambrech
Administrative Officer
W Capital Group

Scott Salmirs Zel Bianco

Interactive Edge

Scott SalmirsChristine Amos

Vice President
Bank of Cooperstown

John DeMelisJohn DeMelis
Ernst & Young LLP

John Doherty John Doherty
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
Custom Electronics


Aimee Vogel Aimee Vogel
Ioxus, Inc.


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

Kenneth Yamashita Wayne Mickiewicz
Retired Sr. Executive


Kenneth Yamashita Thomas Kane
Executive VP
Chief HR Officer
Constellation Brands

Scott Salmirs Mike Perrino

First Senior VP
Product Management
NYCM Insurance

Scott Salmirs James McAteer

Vice President
Sr Client Relation Specialist
Capital Group


BAC Meeting Notes

 May 2, 2015
 December 6, 2014
 April 26, 2014
 December 7, 2013


Student Advisory Council

SAC Bylaws (last updated Spring 2015)


Marena VigilanteMichelle Nguyen (Chair), 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 VigilanteMeaghan Kristol (Vice Chair) 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 (Vice Chair) 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 VigilanteStephanie Renner (Treasurer) 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.


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.


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 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 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 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.


Emeritus SAC Members

2015: Matthew Acquavella, Kelly Van Deusen, Mariel Doyle, Ryan Dragunat, Marlaena LeMaitre, Daniel Lounsbury, Charlene Nelson, Natalia Poljak, Abby Renneman, Erin Ruth, Kyle Sisco, Marena Vigilante

2014: Angelica Aldana, Philip Chieco, Christopher Rollo, Jessica Silsbe

2013: Julia Fremante, Jeff Schnorbus, David Stanton, Katie Tighe