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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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LCOB Staff Handbook
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Shortly after the opening of the University in 1997, Dean Richard Pegnetter assembled a group of business leaders who became the College of Business Advisory Council.

Membership has evolved since then, but many of the original members still serve on the Council. The College is grateful for the service of all Concil members. The roster as of November 2013 includes:

Name Title and Affiliation
Robert Ball  Executive Director, SW Florida International Airport
Robert Basset  Market President, BB&T
Glenn Black  Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual
Richard A. Botthof  Vice Chairman, The Naples Trust Company
Timothy Cartwright  Financial Advisor, Fifth Avenue Advisors
Mei-Mei Chan  President & Publisher, The News-Press Media Group
James Cook  Retired, Ernst & Young
David Diamond Co-Founder / President, DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc.
Jeffrey Fridkin  Co-Founder; Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, P.A.
Kerry Geroy  Principal
Chief Compliance Officer, Naples Global Advisors, LLC
Fred Hirschovits  Founder / CEO; Twenty/Twenty Worldwide Hospitality, LLC
Laura A. Holquist  President, LAH Group Advisors, LLC
Adrian R. J. Kerr  Chairman, Ferniehirst Trading, LLC
Jim Knupp  Retired
Gerri Moll  President, Bank of America SW FL
Cole Peacock  President, RC Peacock Consulting, LLC
Craig A. Pisaris-Henderson  Chief Executive Officer; Lexos Media, Inc.
John M. Pollock  Senior Vice President, BB&T - Oswald Trippe & Co.
Alan D. Reynolds  Vice President, Stantec
William J. Schoen  Chairman, Health Management Associates
Don Schrotenboer  President – Real Estate; Private Equity Group, LLC
Benjamin Siegel  Deputy Executive Director of Administration, Lee County Port Authority (LCPA)
Edward V. Staros  Vice President and Managing Director, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Bud Stoddard  Angel Investor, NextVault USA
James Vail  Consultant
 Allen Weiss  President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System