Business Honors Program Director
Margot Palermo is currently a Professor at the College of Business at Stony Brook University teaching the Freshman Honors Introduction to Business Program and the Senior Honors Ethics Program. Margot's expertise has been with learning communities and experiential learning. Her reach to outside organizations to do work with her students includes Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cintas, Long Island State Veterans Home, Make A Wish Foundation, Hope House Ministries and more.
Margot was with Merrill Lynch for over 20 years. She was the Manager of the International Equity Desk for the Private Client Trading/Marketing Group and was responsible for pioneering and developing the International Private Client Trading Unit at Merrill Lynch with offices in New York, Hong Kong, and London. She started as a Financial Advisor in Manhattan and was invited into the Residential Vice President Program to manage offices around the world.
Margot holds a M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from New York University and a B.S. in Public Relations and International Affairs from Boston University. She has done philanthropic and development work throughout her career and is a mother of four.