Advisory Council

David Freeman, Robert Werner and Dr. Mohammed Hussein received recognition for their faithful contributions to UConn Global Business Programs through their many years of service on the Advisory Council.

Advisory Council members have been selected for their individual expertise in different aspects of international studies, and for their institutional responsibilities and experience in specific industries and professions. Their diverse backgrounds have promoted an interdisciplinary orientation of activities and programs.


Robert Werner, Chairman (ret.)
Timex India (ret.) and Dua Consulting (ret.)

David Freeman, President (ret.)
CEO, Loctite Corp. (ret.)


Jose Abrantes, Senior Manager of Global Trade Compliance

Kevin Bechard, Adjunct Professor of Management
Barney School of Business, University of Hartford

Donald Borod, Attorney-at-Law, (ret.)
International Trade, McCarter & English, LLP

Mark Caplan, Partner

Samuel Chaney, Senior Sales Executive
Kuehne & Nagel

Robert Day, Professor
Operations and Information Management, University of Connecticut

Mohammad Elahee, Professor
Quinnipiac University

Timothy Folta, Thomas John and Bette Wolff Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Professor
Management, University of Connecticut

Shareen Hertel, Professor
Political Science and Human Rights, University of Connecticut

Mohamed Hussein, Professor
Accounting, University of Connecticut

Tim Kirchmann, Sr. Brand Manager

Steve McDonald, Head of Business Development

Gustavo Nanclares, Associate Professor
Literatures, Cultures and Languages, Department Head

David Noble, Director and Associate Professor in Residence
Werth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Management, University of Connecticut

Jenny Norris, Director
East Region, Meridian Financial Group

Stephen Park, Assistant Professor & Satell Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Law, University of Connecticut

Anthony Sargis, Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce

David Souder, Associate Professor
Management, University of Connecticut

Dan Weiner, Vice President
Global Affairs, University of Connecticut


Permanent Members

Lucy Gilson, Associate Dean of Faculty and Outreach

John Elliott, Dean

Arminda Kamphausen, Associate Director

Advisory Council Meeting April 2017