Undergraduate alums of all political stripes working in the public and private sectors credit their education at the UMass Amherst Department of Economics with giving them critical skills that make them more effective analysts, managers, and entrepreneurs.  Our alums live up to the ideal expressed in Innovation and Impact: Renewing the Promise of the Public Research University (2013):

"UMass Amherst graduates will be known as individuals who have excelled in a challenging environment, participated in rewarding and diverse intellectual and applied experiences, and succeeded in setting and achieving high expectations. They will be known as innovative thinkers and problem solvers, effective communicators, valued team members, and socially aware and responsible citizens." (p.  20)

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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
Executive Consultant
Bulger Partners

Stephan A. Boyamian '02
Vice President, Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Boston, MA
Paul Lawrence '78
Principal, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young
McLean, VA
Martha H. Carroll '82
Boston, MA
Christopher Masiar '10
Equity Derivatives Documentation Specialist
Citigroup / Equity Derivatives
Joan K. Casey '81
Educational Advocates
Brookline, MA
Mark Massaro '02
Senior Associate- Equity Research
Canaccord Genuity
Boston, MA
Stephen W. Clarke '86
President, Navigate Fund Solutions
Eaton Vance Corp.
Boston, MA
F. Ward McCarthy '73
Chief Financial Economist
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
New York, NY
Douglas R. Cliggott '78
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Charles A. Ognibene '79
Edwards Angell Palmer Dodge, LLP
Boston, MA
Lisa B. Desforge '87
Administrative Officer
Department of Economics, MIT
Cambridge, MA
Paul R. O'Keeffe '70
Client Service Liaison
FinArc, LLC
Needham, MA
Christine E. Devine '91
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
Westborough, MA
Stephen M. Richards '87, '89 MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Peopleclick Authoria
Waltham, MA
Jacqueline Dorfman '82
Human Resources Manager
WilmerHale, LLP
New York, NY
R. Todd Riikonen-Gelinas '87
Managing Partner
Pacific Capital Advisors Ltd
Hong Kong
Ronald Q. Dottin '97
Head of U.S. Quantitative Research
RBC Capital Markets
New York, NY
Cheryl A. Ryan '88
Senior Research Manager
Maritz Inc.
Acton, MA
Edward Fleck '84
Head of Relationship Management- North America
DST Global Solutions
Boston, MA
Elvira R. Sisolak '67
Senior Economist
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Washington, D.C.
Brian Franke '01
Silver Spring, MD
Barbara L. Sparks '70
Mullica Hill, NJ
Andrew Hochberg '84
Tamkin & Hochberg Attorneys at Law
Boston, MA
Stuart M. Tobin '81
Economics Alumni Advisory Board Chair
Thunderbolt Global Logistics, LLC
Baltimore, MD

Scott Jordan '89
Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

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 Andrew Hochberg, Adivsory Board Co-Chair, Cheryl Ryan, Adivsory Board Co-Chair, or Patrick Mason, Department Chair.