Board of Visitors

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors serves as a corporate board of advisors to the College.

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors serves as a corporate board of advisors, focusing especially on providing counsel and stimulating advances in areas of strategic importance to Smeal and to Penn State.

The Smeal College Board of Visitors was formed in 1989 with 10 founding members. Now the board features nearly 40 members, covering an array of businesses and industries. The board meets once every semester to provide recommendations on new initiatives and offer feedback on matters related to the college. In addition to acting as ambassadors of Smeal, members engage with the college community through mentorship, philanthropy, and recruitment.

Members of the Board

Karen Hughes Quintos, Chair
EVP & Chief Customer Officer (former), Dell Technologies

Lara Warner, Co-Chair
Risk & Controls Executive, Finance & Business Strategist

Abdul Farid Alias
Former Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Maybank

John M. Arnold
Chief Executive Officer, PPC Lubricants

Carl T. Berquist
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Retired), Marriott International, Inc. 

Jason Borrelli
Principal, Exeter Property Group

James P. Brandau
Principal, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Thomas A. Buday
Senior Vice President (Retired), Head of Marketing and Consumer Communication, Nestlé S.A. 

Peter Cocoziello
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Advance Property Investors

Troy H. Cromwell
Chief Executive Officer, Cromtec Cyber Solutions

Jeffrey E. Ellis
Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jerome Griffith
Chief Executive Officer, Lands' End, Inc.

Jon Grosso
Executive Vice President, Director of Stores, Kohl's

Alan R. Guttman
Chief Executive Officer, Guttman Energy, Inc.

Edward R. Hintz
President, Hintz Capital Management

Wanda Bryant Hope
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Johnson & Johnson Worldwide

Henry L. Ines
CEO and Founder, Chainparency

A. Richard Janiak
Managing Director (Retired), Citigroup, Inc.

JT Marino
Co-founder, Tuft & Needle and Chief Disruption Officer, Serta Simmons Bedding

KC McClure
Chief Financial Officer, Accenture LLP

Julie McHugh
Biopharmaceutical Industry Executive (Retired)

Ronald G. Morgan
Founder and Senior Advisor, MorganFranklin Consulting, and Executive Advisor, Blume

Jean Oelwang
CEO and President, Virgin Unite

Greg Reed
Group Chief Executive Officer, Places for People

Stephen Reeves
Financial Executive (Retired)

J. David Rogers
Chief Executive Officer, RPO, LLC

Stuart Rothstein
Partner and COO, Apollo Global Management

Salomon "Salo" Sredni
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, and Managing Director, Ocean Azul Partners

John Strackhouse
Senior Partner, Board and CEO Practice, Caldwell Partners

George Strickler
President and CEO, Hickory Ridge Solutions, Inc.

Scott Tarriff
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Director, Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Farnoosh Torabi
Financial Expert, Bestselling Author, Speaker and Host, Farnoosh, Inc.

Candace Woods
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, Prudential