Alumni Advisory Board
Dale A. Baake, Chair
Financial Representative &
College Unit Director,
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Joshua C. Rolfe, Vice-Chair
Joseph W. Bartholomew, III
Senior VP, &
BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Alisa C. Berry
Student Success Specialist
Northern VA Community College
Office of Student Success
Heather L. Brown
Systems Integration Advisor,
Kevin E. Cox
Porter Realty Company Inc.
Caroline A. Danielson
Ferguson, a Wolseley Company
Gail H. Farrell
SVP Operational Risk,
Bank of America
Roger A. Hanna, Jr
eScience & Technology Solutions
Stephanie R. Lewis
Community & Regional Assistant
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
David J. Lydiard
REMAX Action Real Estate
Anthony J. Marshall
Meritage Hospitality Group
Cory J. Nichols
Mid-Atlantic Area Manager &
Senior Inspections Manager,
Eagle Fire Inc.
Ashley H. Pantelakis
US Army Audit Agency
Fort Belvoir Field Office
Michael A. Schlegel
Rebecca J. Tres, CPA
Wells, Coleman & Co., LLP
D. Alan Walker
Chief Marketing Officer &
President of Employee Benefits Division,
Virginia Asset Management, LLC
Each year the CBE Alumni Board honors two outstanding alumni:
- The CBE Distinguished Alumni Award (.xlsx) recognizes an alumnus who graduated from Longwood more than ten years ago, has enjoyed significant career success, serves his/her local community, and contributes financially or with service to Longwood.
- The CBE Rising Star Alumni Award (.xlsx) is presented to a younger alumnus, someone who's graduated within the past ten years, is on the path to career success, is involved in service to the community, and contributes financially or with service to Longwood.
We ask for your help in nominating candidates for our 2013 awards. If you know of deserving College of Business and Economics alumni, please send us your nominations with a completed nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination forms can be found by clicking on the award above.
Alumni Advisory Board 2012 Award Recipients
Each year, the College of Business and Economics’ (CBE) Alumni Advisory Board recognizes two outstanding alumni who exemplify Longwood’s mission of building citizen leaders with the CBE’s Distinguished Alumni and Rising Star Alumni awards. These awards celebrate alumni who demonstrate career success, serve their local communities, and contribute to the CBE either financially or with service.
Brad Schwartz, the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Congratulations to Brad Schwartz, the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Brad graduated from Longwood in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. In 2009, he was named CEO of Monarch Financial Holdings, which currently maintains more than $1 billion in assets. As CEO, Brad leads Monarch Bank, OBX Bank, Monarch Investments, and Monarch Bank Private Wealth. He also was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In addition to his many professional responsibilities, Brad serves on the Executive Leadership Council of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads. He is an active participant on the Board of Directors of The Hampton Roads Partnership and was recently appointed to the Longwood University Board of Visitors.
Matt Paciocco, chair of the Awards Committee, presents Jody Sauls the 2012 Rising Star Alumni Award.
Congratulations to Jody Sauls, the 2012 Rising Star Alumni Award recipient. Jody graduated in 2008, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in management. After completing a successful internship with Target, Jody was offered a position with that retail giant. He quickly moved up the corporate ladder and now manages the largest Target store in the Richmond, Va. area. In addition to his career success, you will often see Jody on the Longwood campus. He works actively with Longwood students, participating in CBE internship seminars and recruiting for Target during Longwood career fairs. He recently sat on a young alumni panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being a college a student with CBE freshmen.
We are extremely proud of all of our CBE Alumni. If you know of a deserving alumnus for next year’s awards, please contact one of your Alumni Advisory Board members.
Connect with Alumni Board members and fellow alumni here on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Professional Mentor Program
The Alumni Advisory Board offers CBE juniors and seniors a professional mentoring program.
CBE juniors and seniors click here for information on how to request a mentor.
CBE Alumni click here and learn how you can give back by becoming a mentor.
To assists the College in carrying out its Vision, Mission and Goals. The Board serves as a consultant for the continuous improvement of programs, curriculum, students, faculty and facilities.
- Assist in the recruitment process of students
- Assist in the development of student internship opportunities and job placements for graduates
- Serve as guest lecturers in classes
- Conduct mock interviews on campus
- Assist in the assessment of programs and activities
- Provide input into the strategic planning process
- Actively support fund-raising efforts of the College