Advisory and Advancement Council

The Cotsakos College of Business Advisory and Advancement Council plays a vital role in the life of the College and William Paterson University. Members, who are appointed by the dean, help advance William Paterson’s mission and strengthen the University’s competitive position among public institutions of higher education in New Jersey and beyond. Advisory and Advancement Council members demonstrate their commitment by investing generously of their time, talent and treasure in the future of the Cotsakos College of Business and William Paterson University.

There are five committees of the Advisory and Advancement Council:

  1. Student Success Committee
    Provides advice in attracting, recruiting and retaining students, assists in setting and achieving enrollment targets (including growth and demographics), and assists in providing external opportunities to students (such as internships, mentoring, job shadowing, employment, and scholarships).
  2. Education Policy Committee
    Provides advice regarding undergraduate and graduate academic programs and provides assistance arranging extra-curricular activities (such as seminars, workshops, and guest lectures).
  3. Institutional Development Committee
    Provides assistance with fund-raising activities in collaboration with the Dean and the William Paterson University Institutional Advancement Team.  Assists in enhancing the CCOB's brand, image, and reputation.
  4. Nominations Committee
    Assists in identifying and recruiting potential board members and assists in the development and implementation process to evaluate and improve the Council's performance.
  5. Executive Committee
    Manages and coordinates the activities of the Council and its committees and consists of the Chair of the CCOB-AAC and each committee chair.

Marlon Addison, ’20 MS

Political Science, American Literature & Sales Leadership, BA, MS

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Senior Sales Manager

Justin Black, '03

Executive Vice President/Chief Experience Officer

Amable Bueno, '02

Finance & Philosophy, BA,MBA

Tradeflo Advisory Finance firm


Sales lead

Maureen DeCicco, '87

Accounting, BA

WithumSmith & Brown


Kevin Dudley

CBRE Real Estate

Senior Vice President

Manuel Garcia '04

Accordian Financial Consulting & Technology Firm


Pesce Family Institue Mentor

Amvrosios Ioannidis

Psychology, BA,MBA

Payer Relations

Integra Partners

Business Development Senior Vice President

Greg Makowski, '81

Certified Financial Planner, CFP

CFS Investment Advisory Services, LLC

Founder and Managing Member

Bill Mayo, '90

Business Marketing, BA, MBA

Wakefern Food Corp

Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Mendillo, '88

President, Mid Atlantic First Service Residential

Jeffrey Millar, '80

Business Administration, BA

MUFG Bank. Ltd. Global Corporate and Investment Banking

Global Subsidiary Banking

Managing Director

Richard Miller, Sharon '07

President & Senior Member

Brad Muniz, '88

Accounting, BA

Sobel & Company, LLC


Funke Olayinka, MD

Human Physiology,Biomedical Sciences, BS,MS

Nothing Bundt Cakes, Wayne, NJ


Maria Rollins, '91

Managing Partner

Lesley Weiner, '82, CFP, CLU, ChFC

Special Education-Learning Disabilities, MED

MidAtlantic Resource Group, an agency of Securian Financial Services

Registered Representative

Raymond Zachmann, '77

Zachmann Alternative Koncept

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