Business

Business Program Advisory Council

The Department of Business Administration established a Business Program Advisory Council (BPAC) composed of leaders from local businesses/organizations and internal faculty and administrators. The group serves as an advisory and review board as the Department develops new business programs and initiatives. The BPAC is a formal representation of the ongoing relationship the Department has with the business community. The Department of Business Administration, under the guidance of the BPAC, continues to develop programs that meet the changing market needs and have a broad appeal to prospective business students.

External Members

  • Nancy Baughman, President, Calm Water Business Partner, LLC
  • Thomas Bishop, Director, Legislative Affairs, BAE Systems
  • Michelle Blake, Foundation Coordinator, DCU
  • Claire Breton, Senior Recruiter, Mercury Systems
  • Kevin Conley, Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Management Coordinator, UMass Lowell
  • Manjola Cronstrom, Senior Analyst – Lead Contract Manager, National Grid
  • Tim Cummins, Director of Economic Development, City of Nashua
  • Catherine Duffy, Business Process Manager, Waste Management, Inc.
  • Frank MacDonald, Bids & Proposals, Sales Operations, IDEMIA NORAM Identity & Security
  • Kari Perez, Chief, JSTARS Recap S&P Integration Branch AFLCMC/HBRS, US Air Force
  • John Phalen, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Enterprise Bank
  • Steve Saxe, Director of Business Development, Alpha Graphics
  • Kartik Shah, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Skyscape
  • Liz Turner, Harware Engineering Chief of Staff, BAE Systems
  • Andy Whigham, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Quinn Worden, Founder and President, PT United, LLC

Internal Members

  • Patricia Antonelli, Executive Director of University Career Services, Career Development Center, Rivier University
  • Susan Farina, Administrative Assistant, Division of Business, Rivier University
  • Ronald Lachance, Adjunct Professor, Divisionof Business, Rivier University
  • Katheleen MacFarline, Reference Librarian, Business Liason, Rivier University
  • Dr. Teresa Magnus, Professor, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Division of Arts & Sciences, Rivier University
  • Dr. Mark Meehan, Associate Professor, Division of Business, Rivier University
  • Neil Parmenter, Adjunct Professor, Division of Business, Rivier University
  • Dr. Vladimir Riabov, Professor, Director of Computer Science Programs, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Division of Arts & Sciences, Rivier University
  • Timothy Root, Adjunct Professor, Division of Business, Rivier University
  • Daniel Speidel, Director, Regina Library, Rivier University
  • Dr. Bradford Stull, Director of General Education & Global Scholars Program, Division of Arts & Sciences, Rivier University
  • Dr. Amir Toosi, Dean, Division of Business, Rivier University
  • Dr. Dennis P. Yates, Adunnct Professor, Division of Business, Rivier University
  • Claudia Zent, Assistant Director, Graduate &  Professional Studies Admissions, Rivier University