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The Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers Members and Chairs

Board of Overseers

Board Co-Chairs

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

Alan Hassenfeld, Co-Chair of the Board of Overseers at Brandeis International Business School

Alan is the Chairman of Hassenfeld Family Initiatives, a philanthropic organization whose goals are to globalize safety and human rights in children's products, empower women in developing countries, and undertake initiatives to improve the economy, education, and business opportunities in Rhode Island.

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

David Hodes, '77 Co-Chair of the Board of Overseers at Brandeis International Business School

David is a founder of Hodes Weill & Associates, an advisory, capital raising and principal investment business. The firm provides solutions for a rapidly changing real estate private fund industry. The company leverages its global network and knowledge of the real estate private equity and private funds market.

Board Members

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.

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Mr. Leonard Asper ’86
President and CEO
Anthem Media Group

Mr. B. Reuben Auspitz ’69
Managing Member and Co-Founder

Dr. Orna Berry
Corporate Vice President, Growth and Innovation
EMC Centers of Excellence EMEA and the US

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

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

Mr. Brian S. Lash '78
Target Logistics

Mr. Georg Muzicant ’02, MA ’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, MA ’74
President (Retired)
Garber Travel

Mr. Eric Weinstein ’76
Managing Director
Neuberger Investment Management

Mr. Ronald M. Ansin
Mr. Roger Berkowitz, P '07
Mr. Earle W. Kazis, '55
Mr. Adam Usdan
Mr. John Usdan