Executive Advisory


  • Department of Business, Management and Accounting (DBMA) Business Executive Advisory Council Bylaws

    Section A. Name and Purpose


    Article 1. Name 

    This organization shall be known as the Department of Business, Management & Accounting Advisory Council, hereafter referred to as the Business Executive Advisory Council (BEAC). 

    Article 2. Purpose 

    The Business Executive Advisory Council will serve as an advisory body to the Dean of the School of Business and Technology and the Chair of the Department of Business, Management and Accounting (DBMA) on many aspects of the School/Department, its mission, goals, curriculum and programs. This dual role capacity of the Business Executive Advisory Council is necessitated because the Business program is in a Department within the School of Business and Technology. The Business Executive Advisory Council may make recommendations as well as provide resources to the Dean/Chair to support specific actions /requirements that will enhance the development, growth and operations of the Department. The specific purposes, responsibilities, and duties of the Business Executive Advisory Council shall be:

    1. To participate in the planning, development and management of strategic goals, vision, and the mission of the Department.
    2. To provide leadership and guidance as well as communicate their perspective on the needs of the business community for the skills and education required of college graduates.
    3. To interact with appropriate campus constituencies regarding career development, internship, and employment opportunities.
    4. To act as a goodwill ambassador to promote the Department in the communities which the board members have networks, businesses and live in.
    5. To provide leadership, access to resources and support for specific and targeted activities to increase student scholarships, enhance faculty and program development, technology enhancement and special events.
    6. To work with and advise the Dean/Chair and other members of the Business Department faculty and administration to promote the Department, build its recognition and prestige, and obtain new resources to enhance opportunities for students and faculty.
    7. To participate in Departmental events and activities (e.g., in mentoring and providing real-life experience discussions with the Department community; in alumni networking events; in panel discussions; faculty knowledge exchanges, visiting professors, guest lecturers and in job/career fairs).

    Section B. Membership


    1. The Business Executive Advisory Council shall consist of the Dean of the School of Business and Technology and the Chair of the DBMA. The President and the Vice President/Provost, Vice President for Institutional Advancement of the University, and members of the Dean’s Staff appointed by the Dean shall be ex-officio, non-voting members.
    2. The Dean/Department Chair may invite faculty to participate at meetings of the Business Executive Advisory Council but the faculty will not vote on any issues before the Advisory Council.
    3. The number of Business Executive Advisory Council members is established at a maximum of twenty (20). The members shall be representatives of the business community, from a local, regional or national level, that served or are partners of the University. It is the expectation that Council members will be committed to supporting the Business Department programs and activities by helping to identify and secure financial resources through corporate participation and sponsorship as well as through personal contributions.
    4. Business Executive Advisory Council members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years and may be reappointed at the discretion of the Dean/Chair of the DBMA. To retain annual board membership, one must be in good standing based on the bylaws. To provide for continuity on the Council, approximately one third of the members should be appointed/reappointed each year. Upon consultation with the Membership Committee and the Dean/Chair, individual members who agree to continue to serve may be reappointed for up to a maximum of three (3) full terms of membership.
    5. The members of the Business Executive Advisory Council should be comprised of CEOs, Vice Presidents, Regional Managers, Directors, Senior Government Officials, and/or Leaders in Higher Education.

    Section C. Meetings


    1. The Business Executive Advisory Council shall hold two meetings during the calendar year. One meeting shall be held in Fall and one in Spring. Conference Calls can be scheduled at the discretion of the Council Chair/Executive Committee.
    2. Agenda items will be sent to all Business Executive Advisory Council members in advance of each meeting by the Dean/Department Chair. Dates and times of meetings will be decided and communicated 90 days in advance.
    3. One-third of the membership of the Business Executive Advisory Council shall constitute a quorum. d. Minutes of the Business Executive Advisory Council meetings shall be distributed to members within three weeks after each meeting. At least one permanent file of the minutes shall be maintained by the Dean/Department Chair.

    Section D. Committees


    As the need for standing and special committees arises, such committees may be appointed by the Business Executive Advisory Council Chairperson.

    Section E. Officers and their Duties


         Article 1. The officers of the Business Executive Advisory Council shall be a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and a Secretary/Treasurer. 

         Article 2. The officers shall be elected at the regular scheduled meeting in Fall of the academic year. 

         Article 3. The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the Business Executive Advisory Council. The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings and functions of the Council, and shall have general charge and supervision of the affairs and business of the Council. The Chairperson shall also preside over the appointment of standing committees. 

         Article 4. The Vice Chairperson shall perform the duties of the Chairperson in his/her absence. The Vice Chairperson serves as the Chair-Elect. 

         Article 5. The Secretary/Treasurer shall report and keep an accurate record of all regular and any special meetings of the Business Executive Advisory Council and the Executive Committees of the Council. The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for the administrative and historical records of the Council, recording and distribution of minutes, sending notification of meetings, including agendas, and shall perform other duties as designated by the Council.

    Note: The Dean/Department Chair may appoint one of his/her staffs to take care of the secretarial responsibilities. 

    Section F. Executive Committee


    The Business Executive Advisory Council officers, the Dean/Department Chair, and the Chairpersons of the standing committees shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Business Executive Advisory Council. 

    The Dean/Department Chair, in conjunction with the Executive Committee, shall prepare the agenda for each regular meeting. The agenda shall be distributed to all members of the Business Executive Advisory Council one week prior to the regular meeting. 

    The Executive Committee shall function as the long-range planning committee of the Business Executive Advisory Council and shall also perform other such functions as the Council assigns to it and as deems appropriate.

    Section G. Bylaws Changes


    The Constitution and Bylaws may be amended or added to by a two-thirds vote of members in attendance, and ratified at theannual Spring meeting of the Business Executive Advisory Council.

    Business Executive Advisory Council Members January 2010


    Mr. John J. Allen, Jr., CCCL
    Vice President, Bay Region 
    Delmarva Power 

    Ms. Eileen E. Burza 
    Senior Vice President & CFO 
    Perdue Farms Incorporated 

    Mr. Rafael Correa 
    President 
    MaTec High Performance Man. 

    Mr. Austin Cox 
    President 
    Austin Cox Mechanical, Inc.

    Mr. Mike Gershenfeld 
    Senior Vice President 
    Lankford-Sysco Food Services, Inc.

    Mr. Mark S. Holloway, CRB, GRI 
    Vice President
    Eastern Shore Reg. Mgr. Long 
    Foster Real Estate, Inc. 

    Mr. Alvin D. Katz, CPA 
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    KAWG&F, P.A. 


    Dr. John W. Land 
    Retired Business Executive 


    Mr. Doug Marshall, CAI 
    President 
    Marshall Auction & Marketing Co., Inc.

    Mr. R. Antonio Marshall, CDP 
    RAM Contracting Services, LLC

    Mr. William Martin 
    President 
    ERA Bill Martin and Associates, Inc. 

    Mr. Joseph E. Morse, JD 
    Publisher/Editor 
    Maryland African American Pride Magazine

    Mr. R. Alan Newberry 
    Retired Business Executive 


    Mr. Joseph Ollinger 
    Retired Business Entrepreneur 


    Dr. Victoria Pilate 
    President 
    Crandell & Rose Publishing House 

    Mr. Monty Sayler 
    Senior Vice President 
    Bank of America 


    Mr. John M. Stern, Jr., CPA 
    President 
    PKS & Co., P.A. 
    PKS Investment Advisers, LLC.

    Mr. Edward Urban 
    Executive Vice President 
    Harvard Custom Manufacturing 

    Mr. Dennis Williams 
    President 
    Annapolis Specialty Houses 

    Ms. Carol Walston 
    General Manager
    Princess Anne Facility Greenlight Biofuels, Inc.

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