A new Undergraduate Dean's Advisory Council was initiated in summer 2020, with the first members introduced in August 2020. Members range from 2 to 15 years post graduations, and they convene at least once in the Fall and once in the Spring each year to bridge Undergraduate Programs to the young alumni experience. The mission of the Undergraduate Dean's Advisory Council is to:

  • Advise Lehigh Business undergraduate programs leadership to keep offerings relevant and to position Lehigh as a leader in business education
  • Link Lehigh undergraduate programs to the business community, to help students connect to information and opportunities that promote career success
  • Provide networking opportunities to connect members with each other and with other business leaders, including members of the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and Lehigh trustees 
  • Provide financial support to help seed and advance key initiatives of the Undergraduate Associate Dean

The current Chair of the Undergraduate Dean's Advisory Council is Alexa Elias '14. Past chairs included Katherine Hodson ‘11 (2020-21) and John Larson '17 (2021-22).

Current Members

Roger Blumin ‘17
Business Development - Consumer Partnerships, Uber

David Canfield ‘14
Divisional Vice President, Corporate Strategy, HBC/Saks Inc./Saks OFF 5TH 

Kate Cooper ‘14
Senior Associate, The Carlyle Group

Marissa Diamond '18
Senior Accountant, Allen & Company

Alexa Elias ‘14 (Chair)
Strategy Manager, Tech Innovation, Point72

Ashish Erasani ‘17 (Vice Chair)
MBA Candidate, The Wharton School

Rachel Gevirtz ‘18
Product Manager, Sanofi

Eric Goldstein ‘13 
Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, B&G Foods

Bridget Harding ‘18
Associate, J.F. Lehman & Company

Phillip Hernandez ‘19
Acquisitions & Asset Management Analyst, Artemis Real Estate Partners

Katherine Hodsdon ‘11
VP, Portfolio Manager, ESG, Acadian Asset Management

Mayra Juarez Gutierrez '15
Associate, Affordable Housing Specialist, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital

Ansah Kamara ‘16
Manager, IT and Security Audit, SiriusXM

Bridget Kelly '20
Portfolio Valuations and Analysis Analyst, Blackstone

Kate Kiewel '16
Founder and Partner, Khora & Rali Cap VC

John Larson ‘17
Managing Consultant, IBM

William (Will) Pemberton '20
Investment Banking Senior Analyst, Citigroup

Anthony Piccione ‘15
Senior Associate, Harkness Capital Partners

Hayley Pochtar ‘19
Product Manager, RSV Marketing, Sanofi

Brianna Riggs '18
Associate Brand Manager, Campbell Soup Company

Angela Rodriguez ‘14
Director, Agency Operations, Syneos Health

Michael Ricca '19
Senior Analyst, Global Strategy, BIC Corporation

Kyle Schwartz ‘13
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Andrew Wallstein ‘13
Consultant, EY-Parthenon

To learn more about the College of Business Dean's Advisory Council, please visit this page.