President's Council

The President's Council is a conduit for alumni in significant corporate, scientific and non-profit leadership positions, to reconnect and engage them in leadership roles as mentors, lecturers, consultants, and sources of internships, in support of Rider's renewal.

As successful alumni, the participants at both meetings brought to the table considerable professional expertise, appreciation of Rider's mission, and a commitment to Rider's renewal and advancement.

The most recent meeting of the President's Council was Monday, October 25, 2010, and was hosted by Thomas Marino '69 CPA, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of J.H. Cohn LLP in Roseland, New Jersey.

Current Participants in the President's Council

Ralph Anderson '81 Partner, Lexington Capital Management, LLC
Robert Christie '76 President & CEO, 3E Company
Gregory Church '78 Private Investor
Meg Columbia-Walsh '85 Managing Partner & President, Consumer & Business CommonHealth
Anthony Dimun '65 Chairman, Nascent Enterprises, Inc.
Bonnie Dimun '67 Executive Director, Eldridge Street Project
Arthur Draznin '73 Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Karen Dykstra '80 COO & CFO, Plainfield Asset Management
Scott Fox '77 Vice Chairman & COO, ING Investment Management
Gerald Freedman '47 Chairman of the Board, Kooltronic, Inc.
Neil Friedman '69 President, Mattel Brands
Andrew Gatto '69 Retired CEO & President, Russ Berrie and Company, Inc.
Kenneth Goldman '68 Partner, J.H. Cohn, LLP
Alan Hammer '68 Partner, WolfBlock Brach Eichler
Michael Hennessy '82 Chairman & CEO, Michael J. Hennessy & Associates
Thomas Marino '69 CPAPartner and Chief Executive Officer, J.H. Cohn LLP
Joan Mazzotti '72 Executive Director, Philadelphia Futures
Thomas MacManus '78 Chairman & CEO, Cushman & Wakefield Sonneblick
Donald Monks '70 Former Vice Chairman & Chief Administrative Officer, The Bank of New York Mellon
Mordechai Rozanski President, Rider University
Christopher Nikolich '92 Head, Research and Investment Design, AllianceBernstein Defined
Michael Porter '65 President, Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.
William Rue '69 President, Rue Insurance
Scott Schaeffer '85 President, RAIT Investment Trust
Robert Schimek '87 Senior Vice President & CFO, American International Group
Gregory Senkevitch '79 Principal, AGN Realty Partners LLC
Arthur Shankman '68 President, Arthur D. Shankman & Company, Inc.
Gary Shapiro '72 Partner, Tropico Management, LP
Mark Schweiker '83 President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
John Spitznagel '63 Chairman & CEO, Oceana Therapeutics, Inc.
Arthur Stainman '65 Senior Managing Director, First Manhattan Company
Howard Stoeckel '67 President & CEO, Wawa, Inc.
Elliott Wahle '73 Chairman, Rustique Home Furnishings

Staff to the Council

Jonathan MeerVice President of University Advancement
Christine Zelenak '97Director of the Office of the President and Executive Assistant to the President