Our Board of Visitors brings together executives and business leaders, including Barney alumni, from a variety of industries in the Greater Hartford area. Their goal is to help prepare our students to meet their organizations’ talent needs. They share our commitment to ensure Barney School students are career ready.

Barney Board of Visitors

Name Title Company
Christopher Albert M’10 Partner Deloitte
Ed Beyer '87 Vice President, Enterprise Collaboration and Planning, Corporate Strategy Development Lockheed Martin
Samuel Broomer M'97, M'99, Chair Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer W.R. Berkley Corporation
John Flynn '86, M'89 Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer The Segal Group
Keith Gollenberg '81 Managing Director Oaktree Capital Management
Kim Goodwin M’00 Founder and Organizational Effectiveness Expert Goodwin Solutions, LLC
Kevin Grant '82, M'86 Founder and CEO CYS Investments, Inc.
Arthur Hennig III '92 Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer Payer Markets Magellan Health
Heidi Higham M'11 Chief Financial Officer for MLC The Hartford Financial Services Group
James Hogan '82, M'05, Vice Chair Private Investor  
Jessica Hudson M'08 Director of Purchasing Collins Aerospace
Nicole Hughey M'99 Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion SiriusXM
Martin John '92, M'94 SVP Head of Financial Planning & Analysis Hartford Steam Boiler
Rachna Khanna M'03, ESQ. Founder Law Offices of Rachna Khanna, LLC
James Koji '00 Senior Vice President, Optium RX Network and Pricing Operations UnitedHealth Group
Tamara Long Chief of Staff To President & CEO Stanley Black & Decker
Steve Lutz '81 General Manager, Sales L’Oréal
Ed Maulucci M'15 President, P&C Practice Leader USI Insurance Services
David Miller ’99 Treasurer and Senior Vice President Hunt Companies
Chelsea Momah Assistant General Counsel The Hartford Financial Services Group
Michael Storiale M'15 VP Innovation Development & University Partnerships Synchrony Bank
Mark Ricciardelli M'82 Founder & Managing Partner PlumBank Advisors, LLC
Peter L. Tedone President & CEO (Retired) Vantis Life Insurance Company
Robert M Thomas II M'04 Senior Vice President, Claim Analytics, Finance and Operations, Worldwide P&C CNA
J.P. Venoit ‘96 President and CEO Masonicare
Ben Yin ’04 Delivery Lead, Strategy & Solutions (USA) Cigna

The Barney GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Board consists of select Barney alumni, who are tasked with giving meaningful time and perspective to Barney and its students. The members come from many different industries and organizations and are diverse, which leads to having a variety of perspectives. This is an opportunity for alum to give back their time, knowledge, and experience.

Barney GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Board

Name Title Company
Noah Brown '18 Client Solutions Manager, Growth Tik Tok
James Coleman '17 Account Director LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Damien DeJesus '15, M'18 Vice President of Finance
Reginald Dormlas '18, M'19 Senior Tax Analyst Global Atlantic Financial Group
Frank Finelli '15 Founder Doughwich
Kathryn Gawrych '15, M’16 Owner Freeport Ninja Academy
Joseph Giuffre '18 Senior Business Analyst and Object Intelligence Manager Phillips Auctioneers
Matthew McElroy '12 Chief Financial Officer KnightSwan Acquisition Corporation
Mishael McNamee '18 Corporate Controller HipOptical
Daniel Rombola '18, M'18 Investment Senior Manager CVS Health
Kathryn Simison '20 Director of International Recruitment & Assistant Dean of Equity & Inclusion Miss Porter’s School
Kyra Smolkis '19 Manager, Impact Investment Strategy CVS Health
James Spatcher '17 Corporate Development Manager CVS Health
Alex Vecchione '16, M'18 AVP, Commercial Underwriter Alliance Bank of Arizona

Upper Albany Main Street (UAMS) was established in 2000 as an economic development, community revitalization organization and is now part of the Barney School of Business. Each year, students gain valuable entrepreneurial experience assisting small businesses through supervised micro business incubator consulting projects.

Upper Albany Main Street Board of Directors

Name Affiliation
T. J. Clark, Special Initiatives Coordinator Office of Senator Christopher S. Murphy
Julio Concepcion Metro Hartford Alliance, Chamber of Commerce
Precious Ross Ellis Resident
Rose Frett Resident
Judy Gough Chrysalis Center, Inc., Director of Development
Christine Grant University of Hartford, Corporate & Community Relations
John Robinson HEDCO
Hortense Ross Uniforms and Stuff
Herman Todd, Chair Living Word Imprints
Nadine Francis West, Secretary Protein Sciences Resident