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Board of Overseers

Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers is responsible for providing counsel and oversight to Brandeis International Business School (IBS) in various aspects of the school’s operations, including strategy, planning, and fundraising. Board members play a critical role in developing new concepts for the school’s innovative and globally focused business degree programs.

Board Co-Chairs

Mr. Alan Hassenfeld (co-chair)
Chairman of the Executive Committee

Mr. David R. Hodes ’77 (co-chair)
Founder and Managing Partner
Hodes Weill & Associates 


Mr. Leonard Asper ’86
President and CEO
Fight Network 

Mr. B. Reuben Auspitz ’69
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Manning and Napier Advisors 

Mr. Roger Berkowitz, P ’07
President and CEO
Legal Sea Foods

Mr. Steven Bunson ’82
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs & Co. 

Mr. Paul Fruitt, P ’79
Vice President, Corporate Planning (retired)
The Gillette Company

Mr. Martin J. Gross, Esq. ’72
Sandalwood Securities

Mr. Charles B. Housen
Erving Industries

Mr. Gary N. Jacobs Esq. ’66
Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, & Shapiro, LLP

Mr. Barry A. Kaplan ’77
Maple Tree Capital Management

Mr. Earle W. Kazis, ’55
Earle W. Kazis Associates

Ms. Amy R. Kessler ’89, M.A. ’90
Senior Vice President
Pension Risk Management Solutions
Prudential Retirement

Mr. Brian S. Lash '78
Target Logistics

Mr. Georg Muzicant ’02, M.A. ’03
Colliers International Immobilienmakler GmbH

Ms. Barbara Perlmutter
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs (retired)
Marsh and McLennan Companies

Mr. Joel Schwartz
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Global New Business Development
EMC Corporation

Mr. Malcolm L. Sherman
Chairman of the Board
Gordon Brothers 

Ms. Roselyn Garber Toledano, M.A. ’74
President (Retired)
Garber Travel

Mr. Adam Usdan
General Partner
Trellus Management Company LLC

Mr. John Usdan
Midwood Management Corporation

Mr. Eric Weinstein ’76
Managing Director
Neuberger Investment Management

Mr. Ronald M. Ansin