Maureen L. Mackenzie, Ph.D. PHR,
Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs Professor
Professor Mackenzie brings over twenty years of management experience to her academic role. Her expertise lies in the areas of operations, training, TQM, marketing, and insurance residual markets. Before coming to Molloy College she served on the faculty of Dowling College for over 10 years within the Department of Leadership and Management. Prior to her career in academia, Maureen held the position of Regional Marketing Manager for Allstate Insurance Company's New York regional office. Maureen earned her Ph.D. at Long Island University and her areas of study are information and management behavior.
Additionally, she is a winner of the A.R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management. Professor Mackenzie's publications cover areas such as Management, Human Resource Management, Trust in the Workplace, Business Graduate Education, Undergraduate General Education, Entrepreneurship, Change Management, and more.
Also of note, Professor Mackenzie is the most recent Past President of the Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA). She proudly serves on the NBEA board of directors.
The 'Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business' program was launched in 2000 by LIBN. The program recognizes Long Island's top women professionals for their business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. Recipients represent the most influential women in business, government and the not-for-profit fields. The program's honorees are selected by a judging committee and will be honored at an October event attended by more than 600 of the Island's top business leaders.
Stephen Bier, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Dean and Professor Bier has been teaching accounting and other related business courses at Molloy on both the undergraduate and graduate level for the past 7 years. He is a member of the Molloy College Business Division's Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Molloy Professor Bier has over 30 years of business experience in investment banking with firms such as WestLB, Lehman Brothers, and Salomon Brothers. At WestLB he was the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the German bank's North American operations. At Lehman Brothers and Salomon Brothers he served as Managing Director and the firm's Corporate Controller. He also worked at the public accounting firm, Ernst and Young, where he earned his C.P.A. registration.
Dr. Daniel R. Cillis
Dr. Daniel R. Cillis joined our Business faculty in the spring, 2008. He teaches graduate courses in Leadership and Organizational Behavior and has received the graduate faculty recognition award at Molloy College. His corporate background includes positions at J.P. Morgan, International Paper Co., and Westvaco. Cillis holds a Ph.D. from NYU, an M.B.A. from St. John's and a B.B.A. from Baruch College. At LIU, he served as department chair, Fast Track MBA program director and AACSB curriculum committee chair. He was elected "Favorite Professor on Campus" at LIU. In addition, Dr. Cillis has taught at Pace University, Cornell University and the University of New Mexico. He has delivered business courses at Verizon, the MTA, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank and Morgan Stanley. He has published many management behavior articles, which have appeared in conference proceedings and journals. Paper presentations and workshops were delivered at the Academy of Management, Decision Sciences Institute, Case Association and the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management.
In addition, he served as a U.S. Army Signal Corps NCO having held Top Secret security clearances.
This military experience has contributed his first novel, Statehood of Affairs, a political adventure set in New Mexico within an international conspiracy. The story has implications for today's southern border issues. The sequel, Water Damage will be published in the fall 2014. Born in New York, Dr. Cillis spends part of the year in New Mexico.
Ron Carman M.B.A./J.D.
Ron Carman started his career at the SEC in the New York Office, and spent 23 years with Morgan Stanley and its predecessors, principally Dean Witter Discover. From 1997 until his retirement in 2007, Ron managed the Company Law department at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for disclosure, financing intellectual property, real estate and other areas. He focused principally on disclosure matters and corporate governance, including advising Morgan's Board and all Board committees. Ron has an AB from Cornell University, a law degree from Hofstra where he was a member of the law review, and graduated beta gamma sigma from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Brian Noll C.P.A.
Brian Noll earned his M.B.A. in Accounting from Molloy College and his B.S. in Accounting from Oneonta State. Brian is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Brian is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in Business at Pace University. Brian has in excess of twenty years of accounting and business experience. Prior to becoming a faculty member in the Division of Business, he served as the Assistant Treasurer of Molloy College and as Audit Manager for Figliozzi and Company, CPAs.
Lori Cenci started her career in 1989 at J.P. Morgan. As Vice President of Strategic Investment Advisory, she advised institutions, high net worth individuals and foundations on developing and setting investment policies. Lori joins the division as an adjunct instructor teaching Quantitative Analysis. Lori received her undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and her M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.
James Werner C.F.P., M.B.A.
James Werner is a Certified Financial Planner TM with Halliday Financial in Glen Head, NY. Jim earned his MBA in Finance from Hofstra University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College. Jim and his wife Kristen live in Oyster Bay, NY, where he is past president of the Rotary Club. Jim is also on the board of directors of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, is a competitive rower with the Sagamore Rowing Association, and serves as an Auxiliary Faculty member for the Molloy College Division of Graduate Business.
John Power, M.B.A.
In addition to his teaching at Molloy, John pursues entrepreneurial activities in the field of Financial Services. He is currently a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mark My Media, a company that develops digital media software that empowers job seekers in the field of financial services. The firm's solutions address the gap between academic preparation and the skills necessary for a career as a "Wall Street" professional. Prior to founding Mark My Media, John was COO and CFO of Mantara, a venture-backed technology firm focused on high frequency/low-latency trading platforms. John began his entrepreneurial endeavors as a Managing Member and COO for Matrix USA, a boutique investment bank and asset management company. Prior to joining Matrix, John was Chief Administrative Officer at Mellon Investor Services and President of Mellon Securities through their acquisition by Bank of New York and was part of the integration team. Previously, John was the Director of Finance for E*Trade Financial and CFO of their Corporate Services Division. During his tenure, John was involved in many acquisitions by E*Trade. Prior to E*Trade, John was Controller/Chief of Staff for Bank Julius Baer's US Private banking unit. John started his management career in finance at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg which is currently a division of Goldman Sachs.
Adrienne Carroll Conlon, M.B.A.