Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is a volunteer board established by Nichols College Board of Trustees in 2007. The Board of Advisors is made up of accomplished alumni and friends of Nichols College. The Board meets semi-annually, sometimes in conjunction with special events designed to immerse participants in intellectual and social activities with faculty, students, trustees and friends. The meetings are designed to utilize the expertise and talents of the members to better the strategic goals of the College.


E.J. Landry III '86, Co-Chair headshot
E.J. Landry III ’86, Co-Chair
Partner (retired)
Christine D. Prunier '06 MBA MSOL '16, Co-Chair headshot
Christine D. Prunier ’06 MBA MSOL ’16, Co-Chair
Chief Human Resources Officer
KLR Accounting


Mark B. Alexander '72 headshot
Mark B. Alexander ’72
Jos. A. Banks
Richard Anderson '86 headshot
Richard Anderson ’86
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.
Richard W. Anderson '86 headshot
Richard W. Anderson ’86
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance
William J. Arias '10 headshot
William J. Arias ’10
Vice President Retail Card and Investment Underwriting
Synchrony Financial
Michelle B. Austin '77 headshot
Michelle B. Austin ’77
Account Executive Officer
Travelers Insurance
Bruce R. Barton '67 headshot
Bruce R. Barton ’67
Fleet Financial Group
Eric A. Bernard '92, MBA '98 headshot
Eric A. Bernard ’92, MBA ’98
AVP, IS Shared Services
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Brenda M. Bianculli '90 headshot
Brenda M. Bianculli ’90
Brenda M. Bianculli, CPA, LLC
Jonathan D. Blake '69 headshot
Jonathan D. Blake ’69
J.D. Blake & Associates
Brennan R. Campbell '06 headshot
Brennan R. Campbell ’06
Vice President, Commercial Lender
UniBank for Savings
Lee A. Cappola '92 headshot
Lee A. Cappola ’92
Chief Information Officer
Hope Global
Francis J. Carlo '90 headshot
Francis J. Carlo ’90
VP, Public Safety Global Services
NICE Systems
Peter V. Caruso '90 headshot
Peter V. Caruso ’90
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo Advisors
David J. Chapin Jr. '14 headshot
David J. Chapin Jr. ’14
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Bradford C. Child '70 headshot
Bradford C. Child ’70
Ashley P. Coffey '11 headshot
Ashley P. Coffey ’11
Associate Attorney
Mirick O’Connell
Nancy B. Cordell '92 headshot
Nancy B. Cordell ’92
Real Estate Agent
Berkshire Hathaway
Jillian E. Coyle '09 MBA MSOL '16 headshot
Jillian E. Coyle ’09 MBA MSOL ’16
Senior Manager of Corporate Compliance & Contracts
American Well
Brian L. Dardy '09 headshot
Brian L. Dardy ’09
Talent Acquisition Manager
Henri M. David, Jr. '64 DBA (Hon.) '09 headshot
Henri M. David, Jr. ’64 DBA (Hon.) ’09
Adjunct Professor, Business (ret.)
Mitchell College
Heidi L. DeGrazia '95 headshot
Heidi L. DeGrazia ’95
N2 Biomedical, LLC
John B. Dirlam DBA (Hon.) '09 headshot
John B. Dirlam DBA (Hon.) ’09
J.L. Morrise Co.
Scott C. Farland '89 MSOL '15 headshot
Scott C. Farland ’89 MSOL ’15
Vice President, CSO
Velo Squared
John Finning headshot
John Finning
Founder & Partner
David Fox '97 headshot
David Fox ’97
Michael W. Frisbie '90 headshot
Michael W. Frisbie ’90
Noble Gas, Inc.
Bernard P. Gagnon Jr. '82 MBA '88 headshot
Bernard P. Gagnon Jr. ’82 MBA ’88
First Vice President
Country Bank
Veronique Gourene '05 headshot
Veronique Gourene ’05
S.O.X. Manager
Global Atlantic Financial Group
Joseph F. Grimaldo '79 CPA, PFS headshot
Joseph F. Grimaldo ’79 CPA, PFS
O’Connor Maloney & Company PC
John M. Harrison '68 headshot
John M. Harrison ’68
The Brand Compound
Robert A. Hoey '84 MBA '01 headshot
Robert A. Hoey ’84 MBA ’01
Financial Advisor
Hoey Wealth Management
Patrick B. Holland '88 headshot
Patrick B. Holland ’88
First Vice President, Investment Officer
Wells Fargo Advisors
Jeff R. Johnson '90 headshot
Jeff R. Johnson ’90
Eagle Cleaning Corp.
Judith Keyser '89 headshot
Judith Keyser ’89
Independent Blogger
Matthew P. Krumsiek '05 headshot
Matthew P. Krumsiek ’05
Krumsiek & Associates, PC
E.J. Landry III '86, Co-Chair headshot
E.J. Landry III ’86, Co-Chair
Partner (retired)
William J. Laplante Jr. '90 headshot
William J. Laplante Jr. ’90
Regional Vice President
Virtus Investment Partners
Melissa E. Leonard '99, MBA '05 headshot
Melissa E. Leonard ’99, MBA ’05
Trial Attorney
Nicholas S. Lynch '05 headshot
Nicholas S. Lynch ’05
Associate Vice President, Mortgage Sales Manager
Webster Five Bank
John P. Maffeo '75 headshot
John P. Maffeo ’75
Director of Accounting/Controller
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Steven J. Malcolm '01 headshot
Steven J. Malcolm ’01
National Account Manager
Amber D. Martin '09 headshot
Amber D. Martin ’09
Director of Capabilities & Development
The Hanover Insurance Group
Christopher W. McCarthy '92 MBA '97 headshot
Christopher W. McCarthy ’92 MBA ’97
President & COO
Fidelity Cooperative Bank
Lee A. McNelly '69 P'01 headshot
Lee A. McNelly ’69 P’01
Senior Client Sales Executive
MTM Insurance Associates, LLC
Thomas Nicalek '89 headshot
Thomas Nicalek ’89
Renaud HVAC & Controls, Inc.
Robbie P. Munce '99 MBA '01 headshot
Robbie P. Munce ’99 MBA ’01
Owner Operator
Go Time Restrooms
William F. O'Connell Jr. '78 headshot
William F. O’Connell Jr. ’78
Matthew B. O'Connor '93 headshot
Matthew B. O’Connor ’93
SVP of Global Sales
Keith A. O'Hara P '10 headshot
Keith A. O’Hara P ’10
Vice President
Follett Publishing
Ryan T. Paradis '10 headshot
Ryan T. Paradis ’10
Portfolio Construction Analyst
PanAgora Asset Management
John T. Peculis '01 headshot
John T. Peculis ’01
Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending
Fidelity Cooperative Bank
Ernest Pekmezaris '67 headshot
Ernest Pekmezaris ’67
CFO & Treasurer
Pappas Restaurants, Inc.
Philip Pettinelli '71 headshot
Philip Pettinelli ’71
President & CEO (ret.)
Southbridge Savings Bank
Joseph M. Pirrone '97 headshot
Joseph M. Pirrone ’97
Investment Associate, First Vice President
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
William A. Potter '84 headshot
William A. Potter ’84
Director of Finance and Operations
Epstein Hillel School
Daniel M. Riendeau '07 MBA '14 headshot
Daniel M. Riendeau ’07 MBA ’14
Market Manager
Avery Dennison
Stephanie M. Riendeau '07 headshot
Stephanie M. Riendeau ’07
Senior Human Resource Consultant
The Hanover Insurance Group
Taylor Ross '13 headshot
Taylor Ross ’13
Associate Director, Captial Management
Sun Life Financial
R. Joseph Salois '98 headshot
R. Joseph Salois ’98
Atlas Distributing
Christine D. Prunier '06 MBA MSOL '16, Co-Chair headshot
Christine D. Prunier ’06 MBA MSOL ’16, Co-Chair
Chief Human Resources Officer
KLR Accounting
George Shuster headshot
George Shuster
Cranston Print Works
Nathan K. Smith '89 headshot
Nathan K. Smith ’89
Owner & President
Absolute Group of Companies
Kenneth R. Snell CFA, CFP '91 headshot
Kenneth R. Snell CFA, CFP ’91
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Bank of America Private Bank
Shannon M. Spitz '99 MBA '02 headshot
Shannon M. Spitz ’99 MBA ’02
Director of Human Resources, Global Operations, US
Essilor Group
Richard M. Suitum '90 headshot
Richard M. Suitum ’90
Excel Advertising
Jason P. Sweet '04 headshot
Jason P. Sweet ’04
Senior Regional Sales Manager
Aida M. Volpone '00 headshot
Aida M. Volpone ’00
Davis & Hodgdon Associates, CPA
John F. White '71 MBA '79 headshot
John F. White ’71 MBA ’79
Vice President, Commercial Loans
Savers Bank
Amahl H. Williams '02 headshot
Amahl H. Williams ’02
Vice President
WonderBotz LLP