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Advisory Councils

The CALS Advisory Council serves as the primary external advisory group for the dean and academic leadership of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Advisory council members provide counsel and advice concerning strategic issues and programs in teaching, research, and extension in the college. CALS is also served by several other councils who given specific advice for units and departments within our college. 



CALS Advisory Council

Michelle Adelman `89, Managing Director, Accite Holdings LLC

Charles Andola `65, President, United Management and Consulting, Inc.

Robert Andolina MBA `86, Senior Lecturer of Finance, Cornell University

Deborah Arrindell `79, Executive Director Global Safety, Amgen Foundation

Stephen Ashley `62, MBA `64, Chairman, S.B. Ashley Management Corporation

Peter Baccile `84, President/CEO, First Industrial Realty Trust

Richard Ball, Commissioner, New York State Agriculture & Markets

Carol Berman ‘01, Executive Producer, Comcast

James Bittner `80, Owner, Bittner Singer Orchards

Scott Braunstein `86, President/CEO, Marinus Pharmaceuticals

Kristin Brauth `02, Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships, Start Small Think Big

Patrick Burke `83, Managing Principal, Burke Group, LLC

Peter Call `79, President/Owner, My-T Acres, Inc.

Michael Cook ’02, MBA ’07, Chief Operations Officer, Streetlane Homes

Jackie Czub, Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Glen Dake ’87, Landscape Architect

Sarah Dirkes `09, Executive Director of Industry Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation

John Dyson `65, Chairman, Millbrook Capital Management Inc.

Jason English, `98, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Mark Eskenazi `90, Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Spine Institute of South FL

Ann Ferreira `88, Partner, Good Harbor Capital Partners

Seth Feuerstein `94, Resident, Yale Forensic Psychiatry Dept.

Reggie Fils-Aime ’83, Retired – President, Nintendo of America

David Fisher `84, Owner/Operator, Dairy Farm Mapleview Dairy

Amy Fraser `84, Sales Associate, Parc Home Retail and Design

Catherine Gaffney `89 Vice President of Cheese/Deli/Kosher Deli, Wegmans Food Markets

Brad Grainger `79 Retired – Formerly Managing Director, Cain Brothers

Daniel Hagen `82, Director of Business Development, Waste Management, Inc.

Patrick Hooker `84, Deputy Secretary for Agriculture and Markets

Anne Hoskins `84, Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun

Jennifer Jones `94, Senior Director of Advocacy and Health Policy, Global Medical Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline

Michael Kreher `00, Partner, Kreher Family Farms

Carolyn Landis `65, Managing Member, Catalyst Partners, LLC

Jessica Lattman ’90, Oculoplastic Surgeon

Rick Lowe `90, Senior Vice President at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company

Charlie Lynch `90, MBA `95, Senior Vice President, NetJets, Inc.

Kevin Malchoff `74, MBA `75, Director, Rich Products Corporation

Patti Mandel ’83, MBA ’85, Visiting Lecturer, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Scott Marshall `91, President, Marshall Farms Group Ltd.

Bridget Martell `88, Chief Medical Officer, RRD International

Irving McPhail ’70, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, The McPhail Group, LLC

Sarah Mehta `01, President, PianoPiano

Griffin Moag `06, Asset Manager, Los Arboles Management

Kimberly Mullarkey `88, Principal, Attla Blue

Wendy Nacht `79

John Noble `76, President, Noble Hurst Farms

Senator Michael Nozzolio `73, Attorney, Harris Beach PLLC

Trent Preszler MS `02, Ph.D `02, `12, Chief Executive Officer, Bedell Cellars

David Quigley `95, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Sarah Reeves `92, Horticulturist

Kevin Reilly `84. President Primetime Develop

William Rhodes `75, Managing Partner, Third Day Advisors, LLC

Bret Richter `92, Executive Vice President - CFO & Treasurer. MSG Networks Inc

Wesley Sand ’91, Chief Operating Officer, AGR Partners

Aryan Shayegani `88, MD `92, Ophthalmologist

Joe Shultz MS `95, Chief Economist, US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

Kenneth Siegel `78, SVP, Loews Corporation

Stevie Smith ‘02, DVM ’06, Veterinarian

Juliet Tammenoms Bakker `83, Managing Director, Longitude Capital

Martin Tang `70, Director, MTDD, Ltd.

Michael Thompson `77, President and CEO

Kim Wagner ’85, Founder and Co-Owner, Tbgd Partners, LLC

Tracey Forde Weaver `90, Associate Strategy Partner, Cleveland Clinic Fdn

Melanie Wickham `82, Executive Secretary/Show Manager

Tony Wilkinson, Director, Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Ny Dept Of Environmental Conservation

Craig Yunker `72, Managing Partner, CY Farms, LLC

Rick Zimmerman `78, President, ZGA, LLC