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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

LCOB Advisory Council



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 May 2014 is shown below.

Click on the name of any Advisory Council member to see a biography.

Name Title and Affiliation
Robert Ball Executive Director, Lee County Port Authority
Robert Basset Market President, BB&T, Lee and Charlotte Counties
Glenn Black Managing Director, Glenn Black Group and representative of Northwestern Mutual
Richard Botthof Vice Chairman, The Naples Trust Company
Timothy J. Cartwright Partner, Fifth Avenue Advisors
Mei-Mei Chan President & Publisher, The News-Press Media Group
James C. Cook Retired, Ernst & Young
David Diamond Co-Founder / President, DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc.
Jeffrey D. Fridkin Founding Member; Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, P.A.
Kerry Geroy Principal and Chief Compliance Officer, Naples Global Advisors, LLC
Laura A. Holquist President, LAH Group Advisors, LLC
Adrian Kerr Chairman, Ferniehirst Trading, LLC
James F. Knupp Retired Investment Consultant
Gerri Moll President, Bank of America Southwest Florida
Cole Peacock President, RC Peacock Consulting, LLC
John Pollock Florida Regional Insurance President, BB&T - Oswald Trippe & Co.
Alan D. Reynolds Vice President, Stantec Consulting Services
William J. Schoen Retired Founder, CEO and Chairman, Health Management Associates
Donald R. Schrotenboer President – Real Estate; Private Equity Group, LLC
Benjamin R. Siegel Deputy Executive Director of Administration, Lee County Port Authority
Edward V. Staros Vice President and Managing Director, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
James C. Vail Management and Information Systems Consultant
Allen Weiss President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System
Diana Willis Vice President and co-owner of Wilrock, LLC