The Sawyer Business School Alumni Boards provide a vital link between the University and our alumni. They strengthen your relationship with the University by offering educational opportunities, professional networking, and community service.
The Business School Alumni Board represents alumni of the Sawyer Business School programs.
The board meets quarterly and consists of subcommittees that meet independently prior to each full board meeting to establish and plan programs for the Alumni Association. At the full board meetings, each chairperson reports on his/her committee’s activities.
Bradley MacDougall, MBA '09
Ken Mooney, BS '77, MBA '80
John Schwartz, MHA'11
Jerry Cogliano, BSBA '85, MBA '90
Michael Collins, MSF '07
Francesco Daniele, MBA '04
Steve Douillette, BSBA '08
Sean Patrick Harrington, MBA '04
John Mack, MBA '79
William McIsaac, BSBA '70
Dawn Perry, JD '95, MBA'04
Stacy Pipich, MBA '11
Edward Rosenau, MBA '05
Susan Rugnetta, BSBA '81
Antonio Sgro, MBA '00
Kim Silva, BSBA'03, MBA '07
Gary Sullivan, BSBA '91
Suzanne Dube, MBA '07
Ed Ryan, MBA '73
John McDonnell (BSBA ’83) is the Sawyer Business School’s Alumni Representative to Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees.
He is the Managing Director International Tito's Handmade Vodka, where he provides innovative practical solutions to the challenges of strategic planning, routes to market, and the development of business and marketing plans. Previously, McDonnell served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Patrón Spirits, where he oversaw the company’s daily operations, strategic media and advertising plans, and its product portfolio.
He shares his expertise with our students by giving guest lectures on brand marketing. He brings insights from his many years spent marketing liquor brands in Greater China, and highlights the creative techniques brands must use to signal their authenticity to consumers.
Find out how McDonnell protects his products from brand piracy overseas in our 2011 Suffolk Business Magazine.
The Executive Program Alumni Council (EPAC) represents alumni of the Executive MBA program.
The council plans career-related seminars, networking events, and mentorship opportunities for our 2,000+ EMBA alumni and students. It also helps recruit new EMBA students and sets up guest lectures with alumni.
The council includes:
Esther Maycock-Thorne (EMBA '09) – President
Laverne Auguste (EMBA '12) – Vice President
Suzanne Dube (EMBA '07) – Clerk
John Vigilante (EMBA '07)
Robert Fitzgerald (EMBA '04)
Joanna Trainor (EMBA '07)
Dana Christensen (EMBA '03)
Enyi Emesih (EMBA '10)
Elizabeth Sherwood Krol (EMBA '01)
Sam Tiah (EMBA '03)
Frank Van Loggerenberg (EMBA '09)
Sushil Bhatia (Honorary EMBA '79)
Kristin Polito (MBA '03), Director, Suffolk Executive MBA Program (Ex officio)
Tammy MacLean, Director, Center for Executive Education (Ex officio)
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Executive MBA Program Office at (617) 573-8660, or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.