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College of Business Dean's Advisory Board

The College of Business Dean's Advisory Board serves t o increase public awareness, promote the interests, and advance the priorities of the College of Business as it strives to bring the best in education, research and business partnership to students, and the business community and people of New York and beyond.

Chris Allenger

chris allengerChris Allenger began his career in the Independent Insurance Industry at MetLife in 1979.  Six years later, he and a partner launched The Bay Harbour Group, an insurance agency and financial planning group, in order to provide quality, cost-effective property & casualty insurance products, life & health insurance and financial services from a variety of different companies. 

Over the course of his career, Chris has been active in the community of Patchogue, volunteering his time and lending his expertise as needed.  He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Patchogue and served on the Board of Directors of the Patchogue YMCA for ten years.  Additionally, Chris is active in various insurance industry associations, including serving on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Suffolk County (IIABSC).  In his role at IIABSC, Chris was instrumental in developing a scholarship program at the College of Business at Stony Brook University, designed to assist students interested in pursuing careers in insurance and risk management.  This scholarship continues to grow, with the intention of establishing an Endowed Chair of Insurance and Risk Management.  Chris also serves on several Advisory Boards, including Kingstone Insurance, New York Central Mutual Insurance, and here at the College of Business at Stony Brook University.

An active member of the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Chris also served the youth of his community as the assistant coach for youth football in his hometown.

Arlene Butterklee

Arlene ButterkleeArlene Butterklee recently celebrated her 20 th anniversary as a Radiation Therapist at the North Shore-LIJ Health system, where she treats cancer patients.  Previously, Ms. Butterklee worked as a logistics engineer at Grumman.  Among other things, Ms. Butterklee represented Grumman at the Society of Women Engineers National Convention, where she presented her technical paper  Sparing Analysis, A Poisson Approach.  After ten years she went back to school to in order to pursue her current career in the health field.

Ms. Butterklee received a B.S. Degree with a double major in Biology and Psychology from Stony Brook University in 1982.  She received an M.S. Degree in Policy Analysis and Public Management in 1984 from Harriman College (which was the precursor to the College of Business) at Stony Brook University.  She also received an A.S. Degree from Nassau Community College in Radiation Therapy in 1995, where she graduated with honors and was the valedictorian of her class.  She is a licensed Radiation Therapist.

Ms. Butterklee is well known as a dog trainer, handler, and breeder of Chinese Cresteds and has over 250 champions and many top winners in the Chinese Crested breed.  Ms. Butterklee also rescues pit bull dogs and breeds dogs that become service dogs for deaf and handicapped individuals.  Her articles on the Chinese Crested dog are featured in many books and magazines, and she is featured with her dogs in many publications.  Ms. Butterklee also taught fencing at Stony Brook University while she was a graduate student.

Neil Butterklee

Neil ButterkleeMr. Butterklee is an Assistant General Counsel in the Con Edison Law Department where he heads up Con Edison’s federal regulatory practice group.  Mr. Butterklee’s practice primarily involves federal energy matters; litigation, mediation, and generic proceedings before federal and state regulatory commissions; business development; and appellate litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Mr. Butterklee received his J.D. Degree Cum Laude from New York Law School in 1992, which he attended on full scholarship and where he was an Editor of the New York Law School Law Review.  Mr. Butterklee also received an M.B.A. in Finance from Adelphi University (1987), an M.S. in Urban and Policy Sciences from Harriman College (the precursor to the College of Business) at Stony Brook University (1982) and a B.A. in Political Science also from Stony Brook University (1980).  Mr. Butterklee is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and in several federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Butterklee is a co-author of  Buyer-Side Mitigation in Organized Capacity Markets:  Time for a Change, which was published in the Energy Law Journal (Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012).  In addition, he has published several articles on animal law for Dog News and home construction for  Newsday.  Mr. Butterklee has been a speaker at several energy industry conferences focusing on electric transmission and wholesale electric markets.  Mr. Butterklee also serves as a judge in the American Bar Association’s annual law school moot court competition.  Mr. Butterklee also taught fencing at Stony Brook University while he was a graduate student.

David L. Calone

David CaloneDavid L. Calone is the CEO of Jove Equity Partners LLC, a venture capital firm that helps start and build technology companies. He serves as a director of six privately-held companies located throughout the country and is a co-inventor on nineteen issued U.S. patents relating to internet messaging and to optimizing medical treatment based on comparative treatment effectiveness data. He helped organize the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives, through which he has been a leading advocate for federal policies that promote job creation through the development of start-ups and other small businesses. In this capacity, he helped create “Start Up Day Across America,” connecting federal and state officials with early stage companies in their region. He is also the founder of the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund which has helped provide initial funding to launch six early stage companies based on technology developed at Long Island’s research institutions. He serves as founding National Board Chair for Patriot Boot Camp, a 501(c)(3) that helps veterans and active duty service members from around the country start businesses. He was also recently named a 2015 Truman National Security Fellow.   

Since 2008, Mr. Calone has served as the Chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission. In this capacity, he has led the Commission to focus on land use policies with regional impact including economic development, infrastructure financing, regulatory streamlining, energy efficiency and distributed generation, water protection, smart growth, housing diversity and public safety, and has helped initiate Suffolk County’s first Comprehensive Plan effort in nearly 40 years. He spearheaded the LI Unified Solar Permitting Initiative which has since been adopted as a model for permit streamlining across New York State and for which Suffolk County was awarded a National Association of Counties’ 2012 National Achievement Award. Most recently, he helped develop an agriculture equipment financing program for new farmers that has been endorsed and funded by NY State; and he created one of the country’s first geothermal energy permitting codes.   

Mr. Calone is also on the Executive Committee of the United Way of Long Island and on the boards of directors of Accelerate Long Island, and the Long Island Angel Network. Previously, Mr. Calone was a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice and a New York State Assistant Attorney General. He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and has an economics degree from Princeton University where he was named a USA Today College Academic All-American. He lives in Setauket, New York with his wife, Kate, a Presbyterian minister, and their three young children.

Leonard B. Comberiate

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Len Comberiate is currently Global Director of Employee Benefits for NASDAQ OMX, where he has worked for over 40 years. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Children's Village, where he is also the Chair of the Human Resources Committee.  The Children’s Village is an organization founded in 1851 that is dedicated to helping children and families who are struggling, to become productive, independent citizens who will enrich their communities and their future families.  Len received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics,  summa cum laude, from Pratt University and holds three Master’s Degrees, two in mathematics and one in business administration from Stony Brook University and Temple University.  He is also a certified financial planner.

Guy-Max Delphin

Guy DelphinGuy-Max Delphin founded Delphin Investments in December 2008 after more than a dozen years of investment experience. He is responsible for strategic vision and the day-to-day management of the company's investment portfolios (Macro/Top-Down overlay and Fundamental Stock Research) and operation. Prior to founding DI, he was employed as an Investment Strategist helping to lead the investment efforts for the Yale-New Haven Health System. Previously, he worked at Fortis Investments where he was a senior analyst responsible for research and investments in public stocks of the Financial Services sector within the U.S. Equity Team.

Prior to Fortis, he worked at Jefferies & Company, Inc. where he was a senior associate of equity research in the Small-Cap Industrials group. Prior to that, he was an associate analyst of equity research at Prudential Equity Group, LLC., first in the Small-Cap Quantitative Strategy Group and then on the Global Consumer team. Earlier in his career, he was employed by Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. as a quantitative analyst in their Investment Product Design and Risk Management Group. Guy-Max earned his B.S. (with a double major in Applied Math & Statistics and Economics) from State University of New York at Stony Brook and his M.S. in Financial Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Guy-Max was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Edward R. Fabian 

e fabianEdward Fabian is the President of American Eagle Systems, an IT firm that provides data protection and audit compliance solutions for clients managing substantial amounts of data.  Through successful completion of numerous high-profile data analysis and migration projects, Mr. Fabian has become a respected and trusted resource engaged to provide detailed and comprehensive data center specific forecasting towards business continuity, risk mitigation and disaster readiness.  In 2011 he purchased American Eagle Systems and functioned as Chief Executive Officer until orchestrating the sale of the corporation to a thriving global enterprise in 2016.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Fabian was employed as a Project Manager for JP Morgan Chase’s Global Technology Infrastructure Group and as a Software Engineer.   

Mr. Fabian is a founder and board member of the 501c3 approved organization Brave Hearts For Strong Minds that provides college education funding for children who have lost a parent.  Brave Hearts was established in 2012 and uses a “pay it forward” model that requires all children who receive assistance to maintain involvement by fundraising for future families. Each year families return with a greater desire to create positive change for others who are going through a similar loss. Through 2018, thirteen children have been awarded college funding.  

Mr. Fabian received an MBA in Management from Stony Brook University in 2008 and a B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University Maryland in 2003.   He is the founding Chair of the Stony Brook MBA Alumni Network.


Douglas C. Manditch

Douglas ManditchDouglas C. Manditch serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Empire National Bank.  He is also the founder of the bank which opened in February 2008.  The bank’s corporate offices and main banking branch is located at 1707 Veterans Highway, Islandia, New York.  There are two other Suffolk County locations, Shirley and Port Jefferson Station, and a Nassau County branch in Mineola.  There is also a loan production office in Manhattan.  A 49-year veteran of the banking industry, Manditch was one of the founders and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Commercial Bank and Long Island Financial Corporation, from the formation period in 1987 until the company’s purchase by New York Community Bancorp., Inc. in December 2005.  Manditch is an active member of the local philanthropic community.  He sits on the Corporate Board of Directors of the YMCA of Long Island, the Clark Gillies Foundation and Island Harvest.  Serving as Co-Chairman of the Honorary Board of LI Against Domestic Violence and Honorary Member of The Friends of Sagamore Hill are also among his affiliations.  He is a past Vice Chairman of St. Charles Hospital, the Catholic Health Services Regional Board and Director of the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Recognized by charitable organizations numerous times throughout his career, Manditch was the YMCA of Long Island’s 2014 golf outing Honoree.  The Ward Melville Heritage Organization honored him at its 2015 Jewels and Jeans Dinner.    Chairman of various professional and business organizations, Manditch’s past associations include the New York State Bankers Association and its Long Island Division; American Bankers Association; New York State Division and ACIT, Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology.   He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State and Stony Brook University’s College of Business Advisory Board.  Often called upon by local and national media for his community banking expertise, Manditch has been a contributor to Fox Business News and CNBC.

Douglas Monticciolo

douglas monticciolo photoDouglas Monticciolo is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Brevet. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1985 as a fellowship recipient in Fisher Black’s quantitative strategies group and rose to Vice President and Head of the Fixed Income’s Portfolio Strategies Group, specializing in asset and balance sheet advisory services and transactions for financial institutions and funds. In 1988, Mr. Monticciolo was invited to join the Financial Institutions Industry Resource Group, a joint venture between Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions Group (FIG M&A) and principal finance trading (Fixed Income) where he was responsible for restructuring, sourcing and acquiring assets from financial institutions engaged in a merger or acquisition as well as developing several successful, non-traditional investment opportunities and products. In 1995, he became a Senior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Strategy Group at Lehman Brothers, a principal investment joint venture between investment banking and fixed income. Mr. Monticciolo moved to Deutsche Bank in 1996, where he became Director and Co-Head of Asset-Backed Securities in North America and Head of Proprietary Fixed Income Merchant Banking/Principal Finance Group. In 1998, Mr. Monticciolo co-founded FCS Advisors, Inc., a debt advisory investment banking boutique and predecessor to Brevet. Mr. Monticciolo received his M. Sc. Eng. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, leaving its PhD program to join Goldman Sachs. He graduated from Stony Brook University with an M.S. and B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science.


Mark J. Snyder

Mark SnyderMark Snyder is president of Mark J. Snyder Financial Services, Inc., a full service financial consulting firm, and Long Island Financial Advisors. He supervises more than 30 independent advisors as a Managing Executive of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a FINRA registered broker/dealer and a subsidiary of AIG. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering Sciences degree at Stony Brook University and is a Qualified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Registered Financial Consultant, Certified Fund Specialist, Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor, Certified Retirement Counselor, Registered Fiduciary and Retirement Management Analyst as indicated by the designations following his name. Such designations are earned through extensive study and tests administered by prestigious institutions.

Mr. Snyder began his financial services career in 1971 and currently manages over 350 million dollars of clients’ funds. Accountants and attorneys frequently call upon him to assist in matters relating to retirement planning and handling of windfall monies. Pension and 401(k) rollovers, court settlements and inheritances are just a few unforeseen situations involving large sums of money. In cases such as these, where professional guidance is needed, Mr. Snyder advises the client as to the best way to protect these funds while providing for their future income needs.

In addition to having his articles published in a number of major financial journals and often quoted in national publications, Mr. Snyder is the author of the book “On Educated Investing”. Mr. Snyder’s biography appears in Marquis Who’s Who in America. Worth Magazine has chosen him as one of America’s top financial advisors for four consecutive years. He was the winner of the “2002 Outstanding Broker Award” from Registered Representative Magazine, was named one of Bloomberg Wealth Manager Magazine’s “Top Dogs” for the last twelve years, and was inducted into the “2001 Advisor Hall of Fame” by Research Magazine. Additionally, Mr. Snyder was named a FINRA Arbitrator.

Mr. Snyder has served as president of several professional organizations and remains actively involved in the community. He is a board member of the Suffolk County Council Boy Scouts of America, serving as chairman of their Trust Fund, and was awarded the Boy Scout’s “Silver Beaver Award”. He is an active member of Rotary International in Patchogue, and was conferred with the distinction of being named a “Paul Harris Fellow”. Mark is also an active member of Temple Isaiah, past president of the Gloria & Mark Snyder Hillel Center at Stony Brook University, past president of Stony Brook University Alumni Association and treasurer of the John T. Mather Hospital Foundation Board in Port Jefferson, in addition to freely contributing time and service to numerous other local charitable organizations.

John C. Tsunis

John TsunisJohn C. Tsunis, Esq., Chairman and CEO of Gold Coast Bank, Chairman and CEO of Long Island Hotels, LLC. Mr. Tsunis, a founder of Gold Coast Bank, received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1975 and graduated from New York University with honors in Banking and Finance. He has been an attorney since 1977, specializing in banking law, real estate, land use and commercial transactions. Mr. Tsunis was formerly Vice Chairman and General Counsel to Long Island Commercial Bank and a member of its board of directors and executive and loan committees. Mr. Tsunis founded the law firm of Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney, LLP, served as Managing Partner through October of 2014 and remains Special Counsel. Additionally, he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Hotels LLC. Among many philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Tsunis currently serves as Chairman of the Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital Task Force, a Member of the Board of Governors of Touro Law School, Chairman of the Board of Directors of New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association and President of the Tsunis Foundation Inc. Mr. Tsunis has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook and as past President of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce. Honorably named the Village Times Herald “Man of the Year” in 2011, he resides in Long Island, New York with his wife and family.

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