Advisory Boards

Our advisory boards bring 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
Don Allan, Jr. '86 President and CFO Stanley Black & Decker
Ed Beyer '87 Vice President, Sikorsky Integration Sikorsky
Samuel Broomer M '97 M '99 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
Elizabeth Gagne Vice President, Executive Engagement, Business Insurance Travelers
Ryan T. Gardner '01 Managing Partner Fiduciary Investment Advisors
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 S. Hennig III '92 Chief Operating Officer Magellan Complete Care
James Hogan '82 M '05 Private Investor  
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, LL
Steve Lutz '81 General Manager, Sales L’Oréal
David Miller ’99 Treasurer and Senior Vice President Hunt Companies
Chelsea Momah Assistant General Counsel The Hartford Financial Services Group
Stephen M. Mulready M' 77 Dean of the Barney School of Business University of Hartford
Jerry Orefice '66 Founder, President, and Owner J A Orefice & Company
Debra Palmer M '82 Executive Vice President (Retired) MassMutual Financial Group
Robert Pettinicchi Former Executive Vice President InsurBanc
Mark Ricciardelli M'82 Founder & Managing Partner PlumBank Advisors, LLC
Mara Steinberg '93 Director, Program Lead for Barclay Card US Transformation Program Barclays Capital
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

Actuarial Science Advisory Board (UHart Members)

Name Title School
Carmen Cotei, Chair Ansley Chair in Finance Barney School of Business
Ann Costello Associate Professor of Insurance Barney School of Business
James Fairfield-Sonn Professor of Management Barney School of Business
Lynroy Grant Associate Professor of Mathematics College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Malek Lashgari Chair, Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance Barney School of Business
Yu Lei Associate Professor of Insurance & Director, Actuarial Science Program Barney School of Business
Mark Turpin Associate Professor of Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences
Josh Young Student Barney School of Business

Actuarial Science Advisory Board (Corporate Members)

Name Title Company
Brad Billerman Assistant Vice President and Actuary The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Stephan Christiansen, FCAS Director, Insurance Research Conning & Company
Bernard Gilden, FCAS Vice President and Global Claim Actuary XL Insurance Group
Ann D. Gineo, FSA   Segal-Sibson Consulting
Kristen McAdams Pricing Analyst Travelers
Anna Pan Actuarial Analyst/Assistant The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Erik Person Actuarial Leadership Development Program Travelers
John Rottkamp '95 Chief Underwriting Officer Cigna
Michael C. Ryan, FSA Actuary, Group Protection Lincoln Financial Group
Mark Sprong, FSA ALDP Recruiting Manager and Actuary Mass Mutual
Heather Sumler, FSA Director of Actuarial, Accountable Care and Underwriting Aetna
Peter L. Tedone President & Chief Executive Officer Vantis Life Insurance Company
Susan Winkler Executive Director CT IFS

People’s United (R.C. Knox)

Name Title Company
John Byrnes, Chair Chairman People’s United Insurance Agency
Yu Lei Associate Professor of Insurance & Director, People’s United (R.C. Knox) Center Barney School of Business