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WIBO Business Advisory Council

When you have that one or two business issues that are blocking you from growing your business. The WIBO Business Advisory Council can assist you.  Our advisors are top experts in the fields of Human Resources, Project Management, Branding, Marketing, Business Law, Banking, Financial Advisors, and more.

“By joining WIBO I’m given the opportunity to share my knowledge and to assist those who can benefit from my expertise – one of my passions.”

Joel Bruce

“I joined the BAC to serve business leaders build their people infrastructure by sharing information on leadership trends, human capital best practices, systems, compliance, employee relations, and policies. Looking forward to being a part of the BAC team! Ready to serve the community of business leaders.”

Grace Beasley

“BAC is an opportunity to share my time, and challenge me in providing my experience and knowledge to benefit others. In this case, young, determined entrepreneurs or soon to be entrepreneurs. “

Michael Aglialoro

BAC members are available to assist WIBO graduates with specific issues affecting our graduate’s business. The WIBO Business Advisory Council is not a mentorship program, it’s a business problem-solving program for WIBO graduates.

BAC members have agreed to provide some of their time each month to assist WIBO graduates with specific business problems.  BAC members will review the issue/problem with the WIBO graduate and suggest action items.  The WIBO team will follow up in 3 months to see if the issue/problem was resolved.

WIBO graduates do not get to choose which BAC member to work with.  The BAC member assigned to you will be based on skillset with dealing with similar problems and availability.

BAC members are providing pro bono work for the agreed-upon number of hours.

WIBO graduates fill out this form to discuss your business issue/problem with a member.


WIBO Business Advisory Council Members

Alice T. Rouse

Alice T. Rouse Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer Ms. Rouse has over 25 years of banking experience and oversees all enterprise risk management functions including the administration of…

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Amie Gross AIA

Amie Gross AIA founded Amie Gross Architects in 1984 with the conviction that people of all walks of life deserve well-crafted architecture. In over forty years of multidisciplinary work including…

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Andrew Schulkind

Since founding Andigo, Andrew Schulkind has asked clients two simple questions: what does digital marketing success look like, and how can marketing progress be measured? Andigo’s work includes web design…

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David F Grubb

David F Grubb is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Advisor, and Innovator with more than 30 years of success across the information services and technology, computer and network security,…

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David M. Glanstein

David M. Glanstein is the managing partner of the law firm Glanstein LLP.  An experienced contract negotiator and litigator, he also counsels his clients on employment and employee benefits law,…

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Dawn began her career in Human Resources as a Recruiter for the Retail Banking Division at Mellon Financial Services. She managed staffing for tellers, customer service representatives, and insurance representatives.…

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Deb Woolridge, MS ED, SHRM-SCP

Deb Woolridge is a Human Resources practitioner and operations professional with more than 20 years of experience working in both nonprofit and for-profit companies. Working often as a solo HR…

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Dr. Elizabeth Taveras Rivera

Dr. Elizabeth Taveras Rivera is a teacher educator, curriculum developer, New York State certified bilingual special education teacher, and education policy researcher. She has worked as a bilingual education consultant…

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Dr. Grace Beasley

My name is Dr. Grace Beasley and I am so excited to share a little about myself and hope that this will inspire everyone to feel free to do the…

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Gina L Bolden-Rivera

Gina L. Bolden-Rivera has over twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry. She has served as a banker and financial advisor to businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and real estate…

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Jane Gios

Jane Gios has over 20 years’ experience as a human resources advisor, performance coach, and instructor, specializing in the fields of human resources, performance management, strategy, and entrepreneurship. She has…

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Jennifer Bergenfeld

Jennifer Bergenfeld, Esq. is a seasoned deal wrangler. For the past 2 decades, she has focused legal her practice on corporate and securities law, specializing in transactions, contract negotiations, and…

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Joel Salomon

Joel Salomon is a prosperity coach who helps others overcome obstacles standing in the way of their financial freedom. In 2019, Joel published The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use: Only…

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Ken Li

Ken Li

My name is Ken Li and I have a background in Information Technology. My focus has been on the education field and connecting other departments with the IT field. My…

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Leonard Johnson

Leonard has over 20 successive years in the music industry, including over 15 years in artist and repertoire (A&R) with an additional broad background in artist management. His tenure with…

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Mac Wilcox

Mac Wilcox Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Lending & Revenue Officer With over 20 years of experience as a banking leader and entrepreneur, Mr. Wilcox is a strong believer in…

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Marie Roker-Jones

Marie Roker-Jones is a social impact and tech startup founder with over ten years of experience in leading inclusion and belonging strategies. Currently, Marie is the co-Ceo of Essteem, a…

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Michael L. Aglialoro

I am a strong, passionate, entrepreneurial business professional, with a demonstrated history of over 35 years in the banking industry in both middle management and senior-level positions. My involvements have…

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Michael P. Puorro

Michael P. Puorro Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Puorro has over 30 years of banking experience and over 25 years as a senior banking executive in all facets of…

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Michael Warady, CFP

Michael Warady, CFP is a Regional Director at Source Advisors and a visionary in specialty tax consulting. Over the past 16 years, Michael has helped thousands of companies throughout the…

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Natalia Sandor

Natalia Sandor is a recent graduate of the business school at Macaulay Honors College. She is the owner and founder of Sand Bars Handcrafted on Long Island where she oversees all…

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Niv Ben-Adi

Niv Ben-Adi, Founder & Principal: Niv grew up in Israel, after serving in a combat unit in the Israeli military, he spent a few years traveling around the world. He…

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Nure M. Aiza PSP, DBIA, CM

Nure M. Aiza is the President of Toll International and serves as Toil's Principal-In-Charge on Port Authority contracts. 􀁡e is a driven and self-starting Consultant with excellent oral and written…

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Patrick Florville

Patrick Florville, Creative Director & Brand Strategist Patrick Florville is the President and Chief Creative Officer of Florville Catalyst Inc., an award-winning multidisciplinary design firm he founded over 35 years…

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Peggy McHale

Peggy McHale serves as an independent board member for Pariveda Solutions an employee-owned (ESOP), strategy and technology consulting company based in Dallas, Texas. She serves on both the audit and…

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Raquel Solomon

Raquel Solomon is a dynamic and results-driven project manager (PMP®) with over eight years of multi-sectoral and international experience servicing high net worth companies with proven results in demanding environments.…

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Rashi Arora

Rashi Arora: CEO and Co-Founder, Cuddlytails Rashi has more than 10 years of experience in technology and product management. She has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 8 years and…

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Rev. Dr. Charles Butler

Rev. Dr. Charles Butler is a native of PA. Dr. Butler is employed by Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) as the Vice President of the Equitable Development Department…

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Walter Contreras

Founder and CEO of Motiva Networks since 2007, Walter brings more than 25 years of Technology Industry Leadership in Cybersecurity, and Software Development. Walter oversees the corporate direction and strategy…

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