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Strome College of Business

Dean's Executive Advisory Council

About the Dean's Executive Advisory Council

EAC members serve as ambassadors for the College, provide guidance in the creation of continuous improvement of the College through the Strategic Plan, and participate on subcommittees/task groups that help provide direction for the operations of the SCB. Additionally, EAC members form the core of the College's Executive Mentor Program.

In 2018, the College was recognized by our AACSB Accreditation Review Team for the extensive engagement of members of the EAC and other advisory councils. The reviewers also acknowledged the "meaningful, direct interactions" between EAC members and SCB students.

  • Chair - Will Morrison, CEO, Monarch Mortgage
  • Vice Chair - Chris Pantoya, '93 MBA '95

Mr. Scott Adams

Scott Adams is President of Colliers | Virginia. Colliers International is a leading global real estate services and investment management company with operations in 68 countries. The Colliers | Virginia region includes the Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg) markets.

During his career, Scott has led the marketing, negotiations, and sale closing of $1.6 billion of investment property sales including approximately $1 billion in the Hampton Roads area alone. Scott's particular areas of focus and expertise as a sales broker are office, flex, and industrial assets.

Scott is also very active in academic and community service beyond his roles for Old Dominion University. Scott is currently the national Chairman of the Board for The Honor Foundation, a unique transition institute created exclusively for U.S. Navy SEALs and the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. Scott presents annually as a guest lecturer to the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and Darden School of Business and is the founder of a new commercial real estate academic initiative at the Darden School.

Mr. Edward J. (Ed) Amorosso

Mr. Amorosso began his public accounting career in 1978 with a focus on accounting and auditing. He serves as the O ce Managing Partner for BDO Norfolk. Mr. Amorosso provides business advisory services to clients in areas relating to development and review of internal control procedures and nan- cial accounting systems, assists clients with negotiating and arranging nancing, the purchase and sale of closely-held businesses, and litigation support.

Ed regularly advises clients on cost accounting systems, review and analysis of cost returns, review and analysis of overhead and G&A calculations. Ed has been involved with employee-owned companies (ESOP's) for over 20 years, having performed feasibility studies and assisting with the development and implementation of new ESOP's. He is also active with the accounting industry, having served as a mem- ber of the Professional Ethics and the Management of an Accounting Practice committees of the Virginia Society of Certi ed Public Accountants, in addition to membership in the American Institute of Certi ed Public Accountants.

Mr. Ken Ampy

Ken Ampy serves as Astyra's Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the company's overall leadership, culture, and vision; raising the business community's awareness of the corporation. His knowledge of technology, business, and problem solving spans more than 25 years; resulting in numerous awards including the company's 4-­‐year run on the prestigious list of Inc. Magazine's the Fastest Growing Companies In America.

Mr. Ampy is also a business scholar; having attended Executive Management Programs at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Ampy has rounded out his leadership development as a participant in Leadership Metro Richmond and LEAD Virginia.

Mr. Blake Bailey

Mrs. Gay Borum

Gay Borum is the Senior Sales Manager at Konica Minolta covering the Hampton Roads area In this position, Gay manages the local office and leads 6 direct sales representatives providing technology and software solutions for organizations across Hampton Roads. Growing up in Norfolk, VA, Gay attended Old Dominion University and graduated with a BS in 1976. She also continued with several Master Degree Psychology courses before deciding to pursue a career in Sales. In 1989, Gay married another ODU graduate, John Borum. They are very proud that both their son and daughter also chose and graduated from ODU creating a Monarch tradition. As a passionate hobby, Gay runs local races in the Hampton Roads area.

Mr. Scott Cooke

Scott Cooke is group vice president and chief financial officer for Toyota Financial Services (TFS). In this role, Cooke oversees the full range of financial planning and reporting activities for the company. He reports to Mark Templin, president and CEO.Prior to his current position, Cooke served as group vice president of treasury, business intelligence, analytics and finance. In that role, Cooke led functions responsible for analytics, funding, capital and liquidity risk management, and treasury operations. Before that, Cooke was group vice president of risk, dealer credit, and information security, and chief risk officer, Americas Region, responsible for establishing and implementing risk-based policies and risk-based metrics for Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC) affiliates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Cooke joined TFS in June 2003, as director of market risk, economic capital, and international treasury, responsible for the oversight of interest rate, liquidity, basis, and counterparty credit risk. He became head of strategic planning and competitive intelligence, and was later promoted to corporate manager, business intelligence. He subsequently worked for the office of the chief information officer, and then served as corporate manager in dealer credit. In addition, Cooke was corporate manager of product planning, for North America products at Toyota Motor Sales. Cooke earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and MBA from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mr. Thomas Crabtree

Thomas Crabtree, a Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President, is responsible for the firm's Joint Combatant Commander Headquarters business that includes the Joint Staff, the Secretariat, DoD CIO, DISA and others. His work is centered on the Department's Title 10 and 50 roles and responsibilities in organizing, manning, training and equipping Operational Forces to meet the Country's National Securi-ty needs as well as supporting increased cyber security while optimizing resources and IT efficiencies.

Mr. Crabtree is a former Naval Supply Corps Officer with active and reserve service from 1972 to 1980. He joined Federal Civil Service with the Navy in 1975. He held positions with increasing levels of au-thority and responsibility until being selected into the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 1999. Thom was the Business Manager and Comptroller of the Norfolk Navy Public Works Center (PWC), the Navy's largest PWC working capital fund organization. As an SES, he served on the staff of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) as Director of Shore Installations Readiness, Director of Fleet Training, Director of Fleet Readiness, Training, Logistics and Maintenance and finally as Executive Director and Chief of Staff. As the USFFC Executive Director and Chief of Staff, Mr. Crabtree was responsible for over 12,000 civilians, the USFFC Comptroller and a $15B operating budget. Mr. Crabtree retired from civil service in May of 2006.

Mr. Crabtree holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from the Golden Gate University. He has completed Enterprise Management, Business Strategy and Executive Development programs at Duke University and the University of North Carolina as well as the Senior Executives in National and International Security Program at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Crabtree's honors include the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award, Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and numerous Superior and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards.

Mr. David Crainer

David B. Crainer is an audit partner in KPMG LLP's Norfolk office. Dave has more than 23 years of experience in public accounting. He has served clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retailing and distribution, as well as nonprofits and government. He has assisted clients in registering their initial public offerings with the SEC and in seizing timely opportu-nities, which include acquisitions and restructurings. He is a licensed CPA in Virginia and has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Old Dominion University. Additionally, he served four years in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk.

Mr. Lee Entsminger

Mr Entsminger is a 1974 graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in Geology (magna cum laude). He earned an MS in Geology from Florida State University.

He is currently a member of the Strome College of Business Executive Advisory Council and has served as the Vice-Chair and the chair of the sub-committee on Entrepreneurship. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Strome Entrepreneurial Center.

Mr Entsminger sponsors the Entsminger Entrepreneurship Fellows to create a network of faculty interested in entrepreneurship across the colleges of ODU.

He has served as both member and chairman of the ODU College of Sciences Advisory Board since 2006. He created an endowed scholarship in coastal geology at ODU.

Mr Entsminger is on the Board of Directors for WHRO and chairs the Board Engagement Committee.

Mr Entsminger is a Ford Scholar at the Ford Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Lee is President of the Virginia Aquarium Foundation.

Mr Entsminger retired from a 34-year career with Mobil and its successor ExxonMobil as a geoscientist, manager, and leader in the petroleum industry. Lee completed a mix of technical, commercial, and business assignments, both domestic and international. Primary responsibilities progressed from technical expertise and experience, to corporate business and commercial applications and finally to an integration of technical and commercial knowledge with external political and government interaction, applied to new markets entries.

He is currently the president of Entsminger Consulting LLC

Mr Entsminger is married and has four children. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Virginia Beach.

Mr. Bjoern Fischer

As President of STIHL Incorporated, Bjoern Fischer is responsible for U.S. operations. He has more than twenty years of global executive management experience, including previously serving as Vice President of Finance, Information Services and Human Resources for STIHL Incorporated.
Fischer, a native of South Africa, serves on the board of directors for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), board of directors for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and on the Dean's Executive Ad-visory Council (EAC) for the Old Dominion University Strome College of Business (SCB).

Mr. Kevin Furey

Kevin has lived in Hampton Roads since he enrolled at Old Dominion University and resides in Virginia Beach with his wife and 2 children. He has been a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch for 18 years and focuses on Asset management, Trust Services, and Planning while priding himself on personal client service. Kevin is also the Resident Director of the Virginia Beach Merrill Lynch office where he assists a team of 40+ associates in servicing their clients. When Kevin is not spending time with his family, you can find him running or jamming with his garage band.

Mr. John Gerold

Mr. Gary Gilmore

After 31 years of service, Gary Gilmore recently retired as the President of PAPCO, INC., an energy management, supply and distribution corporation. He was directly responsible for the long-term strategies and ongoing management of all PAPCO business lines. He joined the company in 1986 and was the stabilizing force behind the company's significant growth over the past 25 years. Previously the tax, audit and MAS engagement manager at Pric Waterhouse, Gilmore's extensive finance and accounting background was instrumental in the development of industry specific accounting systems and financial reporting processes at PAPCO.

In 1976, Gilmore received his Bachelor of Science degree from ODU in business administration with an accounting concentration. He has served on the ODU Strome College of Business Executive Advisory Council for several years. He is the current chair and formerly served as the curriculum subcommittee chair for the council. He is also a member of the Old Dominion Education Foundation.

He was the recipient of the ODU Jack Frost Alumni Service Award in 2017. In 2016, he established the Gilmore Family Endowed Scholarship in Business with ODU.
In addition, he holds various memberships such as AICPA (American Institute of CPA's), The Virginia Society of CPA's and the VPCGA (Virginia Petroleum Convenience and Grocery Association).

Gary currently manages his investments in real estate and other various business interests.

Ms. Nancy Hall

Nancy Hall is a native of Hampton Roads Virginia - growing up in Norfolk and settling in Virgin-ia Beach after marriage. She has been married to her husband Bob for over 30 years and has two children, Christopher and Amanda. Nancy is a shareholder in the accounting firm of Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, PC which is located in Norfolk. She specializes in the area of taxation with a focus in the areas of medium sized closely held companies, individuals, trusts and estates. She enjoys volun-teering in our community through Kings Grant Presbyterian Church, Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, Greater Norfolk Corporation and, of course, Old Dominio University.

Ms. Kelsey Host

Kelsey Host Sarcone is part of the management team at T. Parker Host's Norfolk headquarters. She joined Host in 2011 as a member of the accounting team. She has since held roles in various functional departments, including human resources, operations, PR and marketing as part of the Norfolk, Mississippi River, and Northeast teams.

Kelsey graduated with a bachelor's from the University of Virginia in 2011 and received a Master's in Business Administration from Old Dominion University's Strome School of Business. In 2016, she completed a certificate in HR from the University of Rhode Island's Schmidt Labor Research Center in addition to her SHRM-CP certification.

She currently serves on the board of the Virginia Maritime Association and is actively involved in the Norfolk community.

[Wife to Jay, mother to daughter Josie and Jeff the Dog.]

Ms. Marsha Hudgins

Marsha Hudgins began her career in the healthcare industry, receiving a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut. With a desire to move into healthcare business management, she enrolled in the MBA program at Old Dominion University and was one of only a handful of women in her graduating class. Soon after, Marsha opened the first of two retail establishments specializing in home furnishings. While growing the retail business over the next decade, she developed a new business designed to utilize her unique qualifications at the time; business consulting in the healthcare industry. Her clients included large corporate health care organizations, small medical offices as well as start-ups in both medicine and retail.

Upon the death of her husband Lester Lee Hudgins, Jr. in 2011, Marsha became Managing Partner of several commercial real-estate holdings as well as being named CEO of Hudgins Contracting Corp, a commercial site and utility contracting business that was founded in 1971. Since then, she has worked daily to direct the growth and expansion of the company and successfully position it for the future. Team building, employee development, and community engagement remain the core guiding principles of the business and have been central to its evolution over the years.

Both Marsha and the company she leads are committed to giving back to the Hampton Roads community through donations of time, talent and financial support. Some notable organizational positions she has held include Operation Smile Board member, ODU Educational Foundation Trustee, Sponsor and member of the Langley Civic Leaders Association, Founding Member of ODU's Women Initiative Network, and a member of Achievable Dream Middle and Upper School Board of Directors. In addition, she currently sits on the Executive Advisory Council for Strome College of Business at ODU.

Marsha's daughter, Jennifer, lives in London with her husband. Her son Ashton, an MFA sculpture major, lives and works as an artist in Brooklyn. Marsha resides in Suffolk with her two dogs, her cat, and her horses.

Mr. Tom Johnston

Tom Johnston is a principal of The Franklin Johnston Group. His role in The Franklin Johnston Group is to maximize returns for investors through selective development and acquisitions. Prior to founding The Franklin Johnston Group in 2013, he was Senior Vice President of Development and Acquisitions and Partner of S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company. Mr. Johnston has over 20 years of experience evaluating, developing and financing multi-family communities. He has been involved in the development of 30 apartment communities with an aggregate value of more than $300 million totaling 5,000 rental residences. Prior to a 20-year tenure with S.L. Nusbaum, he gained experience in the industry working at the Virginia Housing Development Authority and GA Part- ners/Arthur Anderson. Mr. Johnston earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Real Estate Finance from Old Dominion University.

Dr. Ozgur Kan

Ozgur Kan is a Managing Director with Berkeley Research Group and leads the Credit Analytics practice and is part of the Financial Services and Securities Practices. As part of his credit related projects, Dr. Kan works with the firm's clients on credit analysis and assessments, credit ratings, credit modeling and validation, bond ratings advisory, underwriting due diligence, loan and lease underwriting, deal review, credit model governance, regulatory preparedness, risk compliance and economic and regulatory capital.

Ms. Kim Little

A seasoned sales professional with more than 20 years of financial experience, Little serves as the second executive for the organization and back-up to the President & CEO, when necessary, and is accountable for facilitating the planning, prioritization and execution of cross-enterprise operating deliverables of the senior leadership team in alignment with the credit union's strategic development. She is also responsible for the creation and delivery of the member experience associated with the Credit Union's strategy.

Additionally, Little plays a lead role in the strategic positioning of the organization - directing business strategies for the organization's suite of products to meet members' evolving financial relationship needs, administering pricing strategies, payment strategies, setting goals, and managing new member acquisition and member service levels. She's also responsible for the organization's retail and digital service functions, overall real estate strategy, and provides strategic and profit & loss-based recommendations related to acquisitions, desired branch locations, openings, remodels, and closures.

Little began her career in the human resources field. Over the course of eight years, she served as the human resource officer for a large national bank; director of human resources for a 1,500 seat call center; and training/HR manager for Chartway Federal Credit Union. She then rose to other positions within Chartway, first as vice president, then as senior vice president of retail.

Mr. Jeremy McLendon

Jeremy has been a managing partner at CCP Commercial Real Estate since 2009. His main responsibilities include overall company strategy & operations, acquisitions & development, and investor relations. As a managing partner, he has been instrumental in growing the firm's property portfolio to a total of 3.4 million square feet with a transaction volume exceeding $350 million. He continues to grow the company's footprint throughout the Mid Atlantic and Southeast, with a primary focus on key MSA's within Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.

Additionally, in 2016 Jeremy cofounded Valor Construction Group (VALOR) which is a commercial real estate construction company. Valor is headquartered in Norfolk, VA and has a second office in Raleigh, NC.
Jeremy has a Bachelor of Science from Radford University and a Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University. He is a member of the Towne Bank Leadership Alliance Board, a member of the Board of Trustees for the ODU Athletic Foundation, a member of the Executive Advisory Council for the Strome College of Business at ODU, and a member of the Financial Committee for the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club.

Mr. William (Will) Morrison

William T. Morrison, also known as Will, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive O cer of Townebank Mortgage and Towne Realty following the merger of Monarch Bank and TowneBank in June of 2016. Mr. Morrison served as Chief Executive O cer of Monarch Mortgage since August 2011, having previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating O cer of Monarch Mortgage. Mr. Morrison is a resident of Virginia Beach Virginia and he holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. He has ap- proximately 33 years of banking experience and previously served at other community banks as Chief Operating O cer of Resource Mortgage and Chief Credit O cer of First Coastal Bank. Mr. Morrison's civic and community activities include having served on the Virginia Beach Com- munity Service Board, the United Way Funds Distribution Committee, the Virginia Beach Youth Foundation, Virginia Beach Forum and serving on Old Dominion University Executive Council Advisory Board for the School of Business.

Mr. Xerxes Nabong

Xerxes began his financial services career in 2005 with American Express Financial Advisors later spinning off to become Ameriprise Financial. In 2010, he co-founded Maliniak & Nabong Wealth Advisory Services doing business as Wealth Avenue Advisors* and has been a Registered Representative with United Planners' Financial Services of America since 2016. He works with individual and corporate clients, focusing on retirement planning, investment management, life and disability insurance, and business retirement plans.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in management from Old Dominion University in 2005, the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation for pre- and post-retirement planning needs in 2006, and a Professional Financial Planner designation from Old Dominion University's Executive Development Center in 2008. Xerxes is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional making him uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive financial financial advice, piecing together your financial puzzle to give you confidence.

Xerxes continues to give back to his college alma mater, sitting on the Executive Advisory Council to the Strome College of Business, speaking multiple times each year to the business school and entrepreneurial center. Since 2017, Xerxes has created two scholarships, the Xerxes L. Nabong Competitive Endowment Award awarding an annual scholarship to Old Dominion University students studying in business and the Xerxes L. Nabong Scholarship Award awarded through the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce to a high school student pursuing university studies in business.

A lifelong resident of the Hampton Roads region, Xerxes was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. In his free time, Xerxes is an avid golfer, fitness addict, dog lover, and traveler. He's an active member of the Golfweek Amateur Golf Tour, Philippine-American Golf Association of Tidewater, and Topgolf. An escape room enthusiast, Xerxes is owner of Escape Room Virginia*, with locations in Virginia Beach and Hampton, and has received over 10 business excellence awards. Xerxes lives in Virginia Beach with his two dogs, Bogey and Lily, and has a home in Scottsdale, Arizona where he visits and conducts business frequently.

Ms. Chris Pantoya

Christine Pantoya formerly served as Senior Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer for the National Basketball Association (NBA). She led the league's consumer-facing subscription business delivering premium, live content globally. She was also responsible for the development of new content offerings and licensing partnerships with mobile carriers.

Christine's most valuable contribution to companies in which she serves, is the creation of new business, material to a company's future growth. Christine's work of the past ten years has impacted, and will continue to impact, the broader media and sports landscape, by setting the standard for direct-to-consumer offerings and growing opportunities for licensing revenue on digital platforms globally.

Throughout her career, Christine has consistently created strong results across roles, and in companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 50. She was responsible for Verizon's strategy and acquisition roadmap for entry into the media and entertainment sector; garnering board and senior executive support to complete transactions valued at $5 billion. Christine led the Sales and Marketing transformation for Cox Communication's largest market, in response to competitive pressures. Following the merger of Sprint and Nextel, Christine directed the integration of the organization's largest operating region, while delivering on financial goals. In every one of her roles, she has developed a collaborative work culture, with diverse teams, focused on delivering sustainable results.

Christine was presented the Distinguished Alumni award by her alma mater, recently served as the university's commencement speaker and received the Game Changer Award from SheRunsIt (formerly AWNY) in 2018. She serves on both, her business school's executive advisory board, and the board of Harvard's Access to Justice Lab.

In February 2019, Christine was appointed to the Board of Directors for Ryman Hospitality

(NYSE: RHP) and is also currently advising a number of early stage companies in sports, technology and media. Christine serves as a Non-Executive Partner for Delta Partners Group, a boutique advisory and investment firm specializing in telecom, media and sports.

Christine holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a master's of business administration degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mr. Hamilton Perkins

Hamilton Perkins is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, an e- commerce retailer, offering premium sustainable accessories and apparel, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, and Money Magazine. Hamilton Perkins Collection was awarded and recognized as Best For The World Overall as a Certified B Corporation in 2017 and was the winner of the 2016 Virginia Velocity Tour business pitch competition hosted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Prior to starting Hamilton Perkins Collection, Hamilton was an Investment Advisor at Merrill Lynch and, earlier, worked as an Analyst at Bank of America.
He has also served in a leadership capacity with various non-profit organizations and has been recognized for his volunteer work and service hours assisting low-income populations. Hamilton is also a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration and he earned his M.B.A. from William and Mary.

Ms. Teresa Peters

Teresa C. Peters is President and Partner of Stanton Partners, Inc., a commercial real estate firm based in Norfolk, VA. She is responsible for all operational aspects of the company including the asset manage-ment of approximately 1 million square feet of retail and mixed-used properties throughout southeast-ern Virginia. Prior to joining the company, she was employed with Goodman Segar Hogan, Inc., one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the southeast, working in the leasing and corporate arena.
Teresa was awarded the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and holds a real estate license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On behalf of the City of Chesapeake, she has served on the Economic Development Authority, Great Bridge Corridor Rede-velopment Citizens' Advisory Committee, Design Guidelines Manual Committee, and Comprehensive Plan.
Professional and civic affiliations include CIVIC Leadership Institute, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Downtown Norfolk Council, Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foun-dation, HRACRE (Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Association of Real-tors (NAR), Old Dominion University Strome College of Business-Executive Advisory Committee, Old Dominion University E. V. Williams Center for Real Estate-Advisory Board, and Tidewater Community College-Advisory Committee. Teresa was the recipient of the Virginia Lawyers Media "Influential Woman of Virginia", Inside Business "Female Power Players of Commercial Real Estate", Women in Business Achievement Award, CREW Groundbreaking Woman, CPM of the Year, and Goodman Segar Hogan, Inc. President's Award & Lead- ership Award.
A native of the Hampton Roads area, Teresa resides in Chesapeake with her husband, Cliff

Ms. Karen Priest

Karen is a Senior Vice President at SunTrust Bank in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a Commercial Relation-ship Manager and manages a portfolio of middle market commercial clients and over $150 million in assets. Her responsibilities include management of deposits, loans, treasury and global financial ser-vices. She has worked in banking for over 34 years, holding management positions in Retail, Account-ing, Audit and Operations. Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Mr. Martin Schwarz

Martin Schwarz is an Executive Vice President at Stern Value Management, a management consulting firm headquartered in New York. Martin has assisted American, European, African and Asian companies in retail, agriculture, energy, aviation, real estate, media, manufacturing and service industries maximize shareholder value. He has advised clients on corporate finance, strategy, performance measurement, executive compensation, and governance.

Martin has provided executive training to several companies and institutions around the globe on management best practices and finance and has been invited to lecture on these topics at various universities around the world including the University of Chicago, Singapore Management University, ESSEC University (Singapore-France), and by the Skolkovo Business School (Russia).

Mr. Adrian Stratton

Mr. Adrian Stratton is a New York based general management executive and Partner at GAACC, a global focused strategy consultancy (gaacc.com). With over 15 years of combined executive leadership and strategy experience, Mr. Stratton utilizes his experiences and innovative problem solving approach to deliver tailored solutions on behalf of his clients.

Prior to founding GAACC Mr. Stratton served in a number of roles with increasing responsibility including International Senior Project Manager (Wal-Mart Stores Inc., International Division), Divisional Merchandise Manager (Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Eastern Seaboard Division), Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager (Gilt Groupe, Gourmet Food & Wine Division) and Senior Vice President, General Manager at kgb (Commerce Division). Mr. Stratton holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Old Dominion University and earned a MBA from Hampton University. He currently resides in New York, NY with his wife and two sons.

Mr. Scott Thatcher

Scott Thatcher is an experienced business leader with a proven track record in building high performing teams and driving growth in mature, competitive enterprise markets. He is currently the COO for SAP's Regulated Industries. Prior to SAP, Scott spent sixteen years in Microsoft's Federal Government business, with his last five as General Manager for the U.S. Civilian Government where he grew the business to over $640M. In this role he was responsible for sales and customer engagement, evolving go to market trans- formation from premise to cloud, compete execution, integration of Government Affairs with Sales, and human capital development. Scott's teams delivered groundbreaking wins across Microsoft's Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure that enabled digital transformation across these hybrid and hyper scale Cloud platforms, including the first ever contract for Cloud Email in Federal with the US Department of Agricul- ture in April 2010. Scott has provided significant executive oversight and sponsorship for many of the Civil-ian Agency cloud platform deployments, and worked closely with the Product Groups to drive alignment to Federal requirements, including FedRAMP certification. Scott brings 25 years of experience helping a diverse set of enterprise and public sector customers solve complex IT problems, working closely with CIO and Program Executives to address challenges they face in supporting the business as the IT landscape evolves at an ever increasing pace.

Mr. Shawn Tureman

Shawn Tureman was named Group Vice President of Domestic Intermodal Marketing in April 2016. Tureman began his career in transportation in 1994 as the Operations Manager of an Amer-ican-flag tug and barge company operating in the United States and the Caribbean. He joined Norfolk Southern in 1997 as a Manager of Intermodal Marketing. In 1999, he left NS to launch Corvedia, Inc., a provider of data communications for transportation companies. He returned to NS in 2003. Tureman holds Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Anthropology from the Univer-sity of Virginia; a Master's degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University; and a Master's degree in Transportation from the University of Antwerp.

Mr. Niklas Oskarsson

Niklas manages investment portfolios for high-net-worth families at Truist Wealth. He previously worked as a Portfolio Manager for a boutique investment firm and as an Equity Research Analyst in New York City. Niklas is actively involved in the community and serves on the board of the LIFT Fitness Foundation whose mission it is to create a foundation of wellness to empower individuals in need. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of CFA Society Virginia and Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council. Niklas grew up in Sweden and moved to the US on tennis-scholarship at ODU where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA.

Mr. John Kozack

Mrs. Lorraine Amesbury-Holder

Mr. William Steinberg

Ex Officio

Mr. Thomas Capozzi

Thomas D. Capozzi became Chief Sales Officer for Virginia International Terminals, LLC in June 2013, after serving as Vice President of Global Sales since 2009. This move was part of a corporate restructuring of the Virginia Port Authority and Virginia International Terminals, LLC. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing and coordinating commercial business activity through sales, marketing, economic development, business analysis, and customer service departments. Mr. Capozzi was serving as the Senior Managing Director of Marketing for the Virginia Port Authority from 2002 until 2009. Before taking the top marketing job at the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) in 2002, he served in various other sales and marketing positions since January 1999.

Prior to coming to the Authority, Mr. Capozzi's career in the liner shipping business included serving as Regional Manager of Sales and Operations for "K" Line America Inc. In this capacity, he was responsible for all sales activity in the states of Virginia and Maryland. He also supervised port, rail, and truck operations in the ports of Norfolk and Baltimore. Mr. Capozzi started his career in shipping as a Sales Representative for Evergreen America Corporation, handling sales in Virginia and North Carolina.
Mr. Capozzi is a graduate of Old Dominion University, receiving a B.S. in Political Science and International Studies. He also received a Graduate Certificate in the History of Strategy and Policy and completed coursework in the Maritime Port & Logistics Institute at Old Dominion University. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Global Management from the University of Phoenix in January 2006. In October 2008 Tom earned his Diploma "with Merit" in Port Management from Lloyd's Maritime Academy, London, UK.

Mr. Lawrence Colorito

Lawrence "Larry" Colorito, is the Chair of Old Dominion University's E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate. Larry has been a commercial real estate appraiser and consultant for nearly 30 years. During that time, Larry has worked on assignments in over 20 states involving nearly all asset types and class- es. Larry is Senior Managing Director of Valbridge Property Advisors, a national real estate valuation and consulting firm. He co-manages the offices in Hampton Roads and Richmond. Larry completed a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University, and an M.S. in Real Estate and Construction Manage-ment from the University of Denver. He is holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, and is a past Director of Appraisal Institute Region V. Larry is also a past President of the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE), and a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI). Larry and his wife, Beth, reside in Chesapeake. They have two children, Matt and Cassie.

Ms. Stephanie VanDyke

Stephanie VanDyke currently serves as the Director of Development for Northwestern Mutual, a financial services firm focusing on financial planning. Her responsibilities include strategic plan-ning, enhancing systems to track and measure performance, and development activities including recruiting, infrastructure, systems, coaching and mentoring with in the Hampton Roads region. She joined Northwestern Mutual in 2008 after participating in the Risk Management Development Program with Wachovia Securities. Stephanie has her BS from North Carolina State University, is Series 7, 9, 10 and 66 registered and is also pursuing her CFP from the American College. Stephanie is married to Aaron and has a daughter Lila (3) and a son Camden (1).


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Faculty & Staff

  • Dr. Jeff Tanner, Dean, Strome College of Business
  • Dr. Connie Merriman, Associate Dean, Strome College of Business
  • Dr. Kiran Karande, Associate Dean, Strome College of Business
  • Ms. Kylie Bullion, Development Officer, Strome College of Business

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Dr. Constance Merriman, Assistant Dean
Old Dominion University Strome College of Business
2012 Constant Hall Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757-683-6548| E-mail: cmerrima@odu.edu

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.