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  • Emmanuel Cheo, RN, MSN/MBA

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    MBA Executive Advisory Council Member, Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    Emmanuel Cheo, RN, MSN/MBA, is the director of quality improvement at Mercy LIFE, a Medicare sanctioned PACE organization (and insurance plan). He serves as a member of the MBA Executive Advisory Council at Elms College and teaches in the MBA program. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.

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  • Sally Fenton, MBA

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    Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    Sally Fenton, MBA, is a business leader and educator skilled in the application of analysis to enable technological, process, and procedural solutions that enable the transition and transformation of business operations and management. Sally has experience working for Fortune 50 businesses, is trained in Six Sigma disciplines, and has held executive positions with Computer Sciences Corporation, Fujitsu North America, UTC Power, and United Technologies, among others.

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  • Nicole Florian-Theriaque, CPA, MSA

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    Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    Nicole is a Manager in Wolf & Company, P.C.’s audit group where she is responsible for coordinating and supervising audit services at client locations. She works on a well-diversified mix of clients including financial institutions, not-for-profits, and manufacturing businesses.

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  • Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFP

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    Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance | 413-265-2300
    Department(s): Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, MBA Program

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    Amanda Garcia is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and associate professor of accounting and finance at Elms College. Amanda earned her B.A. in accounting from Elms College and her master of science in accounting from Western New England University. She teaches in the disciplines of accounting, finance, economics and entrepreneurship. She has owned a tax and consulting business for over 13 years, specializing in small business, rental properties, and tax planning for individuals with investments. She is a 2010 Business West 40 under 40 awardee and volunteers with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the MSCPA.

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  • Albert Kasper, MBA

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    MBA Executive Advisory Council Member, Adjunct Professor
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    Since 2001, Albert Kasper, MBA, has been the president and chief operating officer of Savage Sports Corp., a leading manufacturer of hunting and sporting firearms, archery equipment, shooting ranges, shoot houses, and targeting systems. He joined the company in 1996 as its vice president and chief financial officer and has quickly grown to be a strategic leader for the company. Previously, Al worked as a group controller and operations manager for The Conair Group, Inc. in Pittsburgh and as an operations manager for divisions of Danaher and United Technologies Corporation. He received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a B.S. in accounting from Western New England University.

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  • Kim Kenney-Rockwal, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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    Program Director MBA, Assistant Professor of Business Management | 413-265-2572
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    Kim Kenney-Rockwal, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the director of the Elms College MBA Program. Prior to joining the college she was the director of human resources at Health New England, located in Springfield, MA, where she oversaw HR operations and process improvement, and contributed to the strategic direction of talent management. During her time at HNE, Kim served as an internal executive coach, supporting the delivery of high performance programs and coaching activities throughout the organization.

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  • David Kimball, Sc.D.

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    Associate Professor of Business Management | 413-265-2241
    Department(s): Business, MBA Program

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    David Kimball earned his Sc.D. from the University of New Haven, Conn., and he has his BS, BA, and MBA from Western New England University. He is the Chair of the Elms College Division of Business and Law. He co-authored the text Sport Management: Principles, Applications and Skills, now in its second edition. Dr. Kimball is interested in the role that mission statements play in the role of being a globally, socially, oriented organization. He also applies his doctoral research on corporate mission statements to assist students in analyzing organizations such as Starbucks, Nike, Blockbuster, and Ford. As the faculty advisor for the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative, Dr. Kimball mentors students developing business concepts and opportunities.

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  • Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBA, is executive director at Berkshire Community Action Council, where she directs programming efforts to alleviate poverty in Berkshire County. Deborah has over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and financial management expert. She specializes in state and federal regulation compliance requirements, strategic and financial planning, strategic response planning, and staff training and development.

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  • Julie Quink, CPA

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    Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    Julie Quink, CPA, is managing principal of Burkhart Pizzanelli, P.C. She has more than 25 years of public accounting experience and has held roles in an international accounting firm as well as a medium-sized local firm. She also has several years of experience in private, corporate accounting. Julie is skilled in services pertaining to forensic and fraud-related engagements.

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  • Gary Russett, MBA

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    Controller; Adjunct Faculty, MBA | 413-265-2356
    Department(s): Business Office, MBA Program

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    Gary Russett, MBA, is currently controller for Elms College and has over 25 years of financial experience. His industry experience includes public accounting, health care, and higher education. He earned his MBA in accounting from Elms College and a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where he double majored in accounting and finance.

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