Dyson Advisory Council Mission Statement

The mission of the Dyson Advisory Council (DAC) is to provide support, advice, and counsel to the leaders, faculty, students, and staff of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management on issues central to the undergraduate program and to build bridges to the school’s alumni.

The Council’s objectives are fivefold:

  1. To advocate for the Dyson School’s undergraduate program and Cornell with employers and business leaders and to build the school’s national and international reputation.
  2. To enhance undergraduate students’ relationships with employers, donors, and research and educational partners by providing assistance in placing Dyson School undergraduates and alumni in career positions and internship opportunities, including recruitment, as well as sponsoring events and activities and providing areas of focus.
  3. To support the school’s fundraising efforts through individual gifts and outreach
  4. To advise on the strategic directions of the Dyson School’s undergraduate program, to communicate the needs and requirements of the business and applied economics communities to ensure our graduates have the skills for success, and to guide and assist in developing new programs, centers, and initiatives.
  5. To assist the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Alumni Affairs and Development staff identify others who can support the Dyson School financially and programmatically, including on this council.

DAC Council Members

Kwesi Acquay Headshot

Kwesi Acquay '14

Saurabh Agrawal Headshot

Saurabh Agrawal P'24

Chief Financial Officer
Evan Bashoff Headshot

Evan Bashoff '99

Chief Marketing Officer
Larry Biscotti Headshot

Larry Biscotti '96

Linda Chase-Jenkins

Linda Chase-Jenkins '89

Real Estate Advisor
Kathleen Connolly

Kathleen Connolly '92

Partner, Global Director of Internal Audit
Stephanie Evans Headshot

Stephanie Evans '10

Senior Digital Product Manager
Jeffrey Fine Headshot

Jeffrey Fine '02

Jim Florack Headshot

Jim Florack '82

Drew Fraser Headshot

Drew Fraser '89

Portfolio Operations Leader
Cathy Gaffney Headshot

Cathy Gaffney '89

Vice President
Jeremy Geller

Jeremy Geller '01

Managing Director
Felicia Grumet Headshot

Felicia Grumet '91

Chief Operating Officer
Ashley Higgins Dieck Headshot

Ashley Higgins '06

Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President
Kevin Hite (1)

Kevin Hite '98

Director, Hedge Fund Investments
Susanne Hurowitz

Susanne Hurowitz P'19, P'21, P'25

Kenny Klein Headshot

Kenny Klein A&S '87

Chief Executive Officer, Lead Portfolio Manager
Michael Koby

Michael Koby '95

Co-Founder, Partner
Andrew Lytwynec

Andy Lytwynec '06

Former Vice President

Quick Mack Jr. '01

Site Selection Manager
Julie McPeek

Julie McPeek '83

Brian Nicholson Headshot

Brian Nicholson '94 [AAC Rep]

Owner, Chief Executive Officer
Nickie Norris Headshot

Nickie Norris '96

Senior Partner, COO, CCO
Penny Novick Headshot

Penny Novick '94

Managing Director
Keith Romero

Keith Romero '00

Neha Santiago

Neha Santiago '03

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Private Credit

Marissa Saporta '99

Savneet Singh

Savneet Singh '05

Chief Executive Officer
Andy Sofield Headshot

Andy Sofield '97



Tobias Spruill-Lewis

Tobias Spruill '05

Senior Managing Counsel

Devry Boughner Vorwerk MS '99 [AAC Rep]

Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams '86

Managing Director
Robert Wu Headshot

Robert Wu '06

Senior Vice President

Learn More

Members are invited to serve through a formal nominating process managed by the nominating committee and appointed by the dean of the Dyson School.

If you are interested in learning more about DAC, please contact the dean’s office.