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Alumni Advisory Board

The Economics Alumni Advisory Board shares a longstanding commitment to UMass Amherst, and to the Economics Department. Established in 1994, we are an advisory board to the department chair. The board is composed of a wide range of alumni from different class years and different backgrounds who dedicate time and give financial support for the betterment of the UMass Amherst Economics Department and its undergraduate students.

Some of the board's efforts include support of informational trips to major cities, awards for economics majors, discretionary funding for economics programs, and hosting events that enhance teaching and offer career exploration for economics majors.

Board Members

Richard Allen '79
Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Custom Bottle Inc.
Naugatuck, CT

James H. Keller '85
New York, NY
Stephan A. Boyamian '02
Vice President, Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Boston, MA

Paul Lawrence '78
Principal, Americas Advisory
Ernst & Young
McLean, VA

Martha H. Carroll '82
Boston, MA

Mark Massaro '02
Senior Associate- Equity Research
Canaccord Genuity
Boston, MA

Joan K. Casey '81
Educational Advocates
Brookline, MA

F. Ward McCarthy '73
Chief Financial Economist
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
New York, NY
Stephen W. Clarke '86
President, Navigate Fund Solutions
Eaton Vance Corp.
Boston, MA

Charles A. Ognibene '79
Edwards Angell Palmer Dodge, LLP
Boston, MA
Douglas R. Cliggott '78
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA

Paul R. O'Keeffe '70
Client Service Liaison
FinArc, LLC
Needham, MA
Lisa B. Desforge '87
Administrative Officer
Department of Economics, MIT
Cambridge, MA

Stephen M. Richards '87, '89 MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Peopleclick Authoria
Waltham, MA
Christine E. Devine '91
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
Westborough, MA

R. Todd Riikonen-Gelinas '87
Managing Partner
Pacific Capital Advisors Ltd
Hong Kong
Jacqueline Dorfman '82
Human Resources Manager
WilmerHale, LLP
New York, NY

Cheryl A. Ryan '88
Senior Research Manager
Maritz Inc.
Acton, MA
Ronald Q. Dottin '97
Head of U.S. Quantitative Research
RBC Capital Markets
New York, NY
Elvira R. Sisolak '67
Senior Economist
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Washington, D.C.

Stephen J. Encarnacao '70
President and CEO
Dayton Boots
Vancouver, BC

Stephen M. Soler '82
Thompson Partners Real Estate Advisors
New York, NY

Edward Fleck '84
Head of Relationship Management- North America
DST Global Solutions
Boston, MA

Barbara L. Sparks '70
Mullica Hill, NJ
Brian Franke '01
Silver Spring, MD
Stuart M. Tobin '81
Economics Alumni Advisory Board Chair
Thunderbolt Global Logistics, LLC
Baltimore, MD

Andrew Hochberg '84
Tamkin & Hochberg Attorneys at Law
Boston, MA

William F. Troy III '76
Business Lecturer and Minor Supervisor
University of New Hampshire-Manchester
Manchester, NH
Robert Kea '88
Senior Vice President
Putnam Investment Management
Boston, MA

Questions about the Economics Alumni Advisory Board? Contact Cheryl Ryan, Adivsory Board Chair, or Michael Ash, Department Chair.


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