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Rutgers School of Business-Camden
Dean’s Leadership Council

Frank Beideman

Vice President

Holman Enterprises

Alex Bouzakis

RC 1979

Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Risk Officer

PNC Asset Management

Jim Carll


Archer & Greiner

Tom Cellucci

GSBC 1991

Chairman and CEO

Cellucci Associates, Inc.

Ren Cicalese

SBC 1978

Managing Shareholder

Alloy Silverstein Group

Douglas Coleman

SBC 2004

Executive Vice President

Borden Perlman

John Culbertson

SBC 1986

Chief Investment Officer

Context Capital Partners

Tony D’Alessandro

GSBC 2000

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Rogers Corporation

Tom Doll


Subaru of America, Inc.

Tony Fedeli

SBC 1972

Senior Vice President (retired)

TD Bank

Brian Ford

SBC 1971

National Director

Gaming Industry

Joe Forline

SBC 1989

Vice President-Customer Solutions


Frank Giordano

SBC 1972


Atlantic Trailer Leasing Corp.

Mark P. Hershhorn

Chair and CEO

CKS & Associates

Kris Kolluri, Esq.

President & CEO

Camden Community Partnership, Inc.

James McCarthy

Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Liquidity Management

Goldman Sachs

David Micha


L-3 Communications

Aaron Nelson

SBC 1990

Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor

Evesham Capital Management

John Overpeck

SBC 1981


PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Peter C. Pandolfo, Jr.

SBC 1992

Founder and Principal

Pandolfo Capital LLC

Toni Pergolin

President and Chief Executive


Jim Riesenbach

SBC 1989

Founder and Principal

Riesenbach Strategic Advisors LLC

Joe Rigby

SBC 1979

Chairman, President, and CEO

Pepco Holdings Inc.

Steve Selfridge

SBC 1979

President – SOC LLC

Day & Zimmermann

Al Smith

SBC 1972

President (retired)

Cannon Financial Services, Inc.

Jennifer Strong

SBC 1997



Jack Tarditi

Managing Director

Conner Strong & Buckelew

Steve Tullman

SBC 1989

Managing Member


Christopher Warren

Commercial Executive

Susquehanna Bank

Ronald Wilson

RC 1971


Rutgers Board of Overseers

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Fall 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, April 2, 2021. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.


Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. Personal essay
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one academic; one other)

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  (1) have sophomore standing or above and (2) have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are required to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occured primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications for the BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

  • * Indicates a required field.

  • Contact Information

  • Academic Information

  • Please enter a number from 0 to 500.
  • Transfer students only.
  • Employment Information

  • List relevant employment history

  • EmployerPositionDates of Employment 
  • School Leadership Information

  • Provide evidence of leadership initiative while enrolled in school by listing all school-based organizations and activities in which you have held a leadership role while a student.

  • OrganizationRoleDates 
  • Community Leadership Information

  • Provide a list of community or volunteer activities in which you engaged in a leadership role.

  • OrganizationRoleDates of Activity 
  • Essay

  • Please write a short essay between 150 to 350 words, in which you discuss the reasons why your application should be considered for the Business Leader Development Program, including what you hope to gain from the program and what you can contribute.

  • Additional Submission Instructions

  • For your application to be complete, this form and TWO REFERENCE LETTERS must be on file in the Student Experience Center. Ideally, you should receive one letter from an academic source (e.g., a former or current instructor), and one from a business source (e.g., a former employer - even if for a part-time or volunteer position). Your letter writers should be mail them directly to: Dan Rosenthal, Student Experience Officer, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or email the letters to daniel.rosenthal@rutgers.edu.

    Please only submit one application. If you experience any technical problems or need to submit the application again, please contact ldrshp@camden.rutgers.edu.

    Thank you.

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