Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

Business and Industry

Linda E. Amper
LIU Post '78, Founder and Organizational Consultant for Linda E. Amper LLC; former Senior Vice President Global Human Resources at Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc.   

David Antin
LIU Post '97, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Partner, BARKLI Management, Inc.

Kenneth M. Aretsky
LIU Post '64, Restaurateur

Robert Arning
LIU Post '84, former KPMG Vice Chair & Foundation Chairman and Client Care Executive (retired)

Stanley Barshay
LIU Post '60, former Senior Vice President of American Home Products and retired President of Consumer Health Care of Merck & Co. Inc. 

Thomas Cullen
LIU Southampton '73, Vice President, King Kullen Grocery (retired) 

Ray Dalio 
LIU Post '71, Founder, President & Co-Chief investment officer, Bridgewater Associates

Michael P. Devine
LIU Brooklyn '68, Vice Chairman of the Board Dime Community Bancshares Inc.; former President and Chief Operating Officer, Board Dime Community Bancshares Inc. 

James Flanagan
LIU Post '82, former Chief Operating Officer, US Managing Partner & Vice Chairman PricewaterhouseCoopers (retired)  

Howard Glickberg
LIU Post '69, Chief Executive Officer, Fairway Supermarkets; former Vice Chairman of Real Estate Development, Fairway Supermarkets (retired)

Herb M. Goldsmith*
LIU Brooklyn '50, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Europe Craft Imports Inc., which is better known as Members Only (retired) 

Michael Groveman
LIU Post '84, former Co-Chair, President, and CEO of Bill Blass Ltd. 

Harriet R. Heilbrunn*
LIU Brooklyn '32, H'88 and Robert Heilbrunn LIU Brooklyn H'32, H'88, Financial Analyst and Investor 

Lawrence J. Holzberg
LIU Post '87, Brokerage Director, Coastal Wealth, a MassMutual firm, and President of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors 

John Kanas
LIU Southampton '68, Vice Chairman of Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners; former Chief Executive Officer, BankUnited Inc. and President and CEO of North Fork Bank Corporation Inc. 

Sarabeth Levine
LIU Post '64, H'14, Pastry Chef, Owner and Restaurateur, Sarabeth’s Kitchen

Byron E. Lewis*
LIU Brooklyn '53, former Founder, President, and CEO of UniWorld Group Inc. 

Howard Lorber
LIU Post '70, H'01, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Elliman Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Group Ltd, Executive Chairman, Nathan’s Famous Inc. 

Marilyn Nagel
LIU Post '85, Chief Learning Officer, SAMI Games; former Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit company Watermark and former Chief Diversity Officer at Cisco 

Salvatore Naro
LIU Post '83, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Lazard Asset Management; former CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Coherence Capital Partners LLC 

Bill Nuti
LIU Post '86, former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, NCR Corporation (retired) 

William M. Pastore
LIU Brooklyn '70, '74, former President of Monster Worldwide Inc. and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Cigna 

Jorge M. Pérez
LIU Post '72 H'08, Real Estate Developer, Author, and Art Collector, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Related Group of Florida, and benefactor of the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Joe Pollio Jr.
LIU Post '65, former Chief Operating Officer, Polly-O Cheese Products 

Robert Ronzoni
LIU Post '65, Chief Operating Officer at Castagna Realty; former President, Ronzoni Macaroni Company and Ronzoni Foods 

Terry Semel
LIU Brooklyn '64, Chairman and CEO of Windsor Media; former Chairman and CEO of Yahoo! and Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

John O. Utendahl
LIU Brooklyn '80, Executive Vice Chairman, Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch; former Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Americas and former Founder and CEO, Utendahl Capital Partners

Larry Wachtel*
LIU Brooklyn '52, known as “The voice of Wall Street," Larry’s market commentaries were a daily feature on new radio until 2005. Former Senior Vice President and Financial Analyst, Prudential Securities and Senior Vice President, Wachovia Bank. 

Gary Winnick
LIU Post '69, H'00, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Winnick & Company; former Chairman, Global Crossing


Entertainment, Media, and Technology

Manuel Barron
LIU Post '68, H'12, Chairman of the Board, Barron’s Educational Series Inc.

James "Jimmy" Breslin*  
Journalist, author, and columnist for the New York Daily News and Newsday who was awarded George Polk Award in 1985 for Metropolitan Reporting and a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1986

Ian Brier
LIU Post '00, Vice President Creative Director, Showtime Networks Inc. 

Ted David
LIU Post '72, Radio and TV Anchor, Program Host, and Voice Artist at CNBC, ABC Radio, WNBC-TV, News12 Long Island, 1010WINS, and WCBS 880

John Edward
LIU Post '92, television personality, author and renowned Psychic Medium

Carrie Ferrante
LIU Post '12, Co-Founder and Producer of film production company, The Majors Productions LLC, and writer and director for the award-winning 2013 film, Us & Them

Mike Gange
LIU Post '92, Executive in Charge of Production Operations, fubo Sports Network; former Director of Production & Development/Supervising Producer of The Howard Stern Show and Howard TV On Demand

Jackée Harry
LIU Brooklyn '75, Actress, comedian, and television personality known for the NBC TV series 227, ABC/The WB sitcom Sister, Sister and noted for being the first African-American to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Bunny Hoest
LIU Post '62, Cartoon Legend; Writer of several cartoon series, including The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade, and Howard Huge

Alfred R. Kahn
LIU Post '84, H'05, Co-Owner of CraneKahn LLC; former Chairman and CEO, 4Kids Entertainment; Founder of the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation

Brian Kilmeade
LIU Post '86, News Anchor, Radio Host, Author, and current Co-Host of Fox News Channel’s morning show and Fox & Friends 

Charles Koppelman*
LIU Brooklyn '62, Founder of CAK Entertainment Inc.; former Chairman of the Board, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

Art Levitt III
LIU Southampton '85, former President and CEO of Fandango; former President of Disney Regional Entertainment, former President and CEO of Hard Rock Café International and former Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Lynda Lopez
LIU Post '96, Journalist, DJ, and News Anchor currently working with WINS-AM/FM in New York as midday news anchor

Nancy Hicks Maynard*  
LIU Brooklyn '67, Groundbreaking black female publisher, journalist, former owner of The Oakland Tribune, and co-founder of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

Dina Meyer 
LIU Post '90, Actress known for televisions series on Fox, CW, UPN, SyFy and WB, and as well as films Johnny Mnemonic and Saw

Edward Micone
LIU Post '72, Entertainment industry veteran specializing in live event production including the Super Bowl halftime show

Manouch Moshayedi
LIU Brooklyn '85, CEO, Mx3 ventures, Co-CEO, Merlin Acquisitions Corp; former Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of sTec Inc. 

Nicholas Pileggi
LIU Brooklyn '56, H'08, Journalist, Author, Screenwriter, and Producer—Best known for his books Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family and Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas, which you may know for his screen adaptations, Goodfellas and Casino 

Harrison “Lee” Rainie
LIU Post '77, H'09, Director of Internet and Technology Research, Pew Research Center–Author of five books about the future of the Internet 

Claire G. Reid
LIU Post '69, '76, Senior Vice President of Oracle Corporation (retired) 

Rita Sands
LIU Post '66, former WCBS-AM Newsradio88 Anchorthe station's first female anchor

Daniel “Danny” Simmons Jr.
LIU Brooklyn '85, H'12, Co-Founder and Chairman, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Rush Arts Gallery—Abstract expressionist painter and co-founder of Def Poetry Jam 

Jack Stokes
LIU Brooklyn '73, Spokesman and Director of Media Relations, The Associated Press  

Michael Tucci
LIU Post '68, Singer and actor known for roles on Garry Shandling's Show and as Sonny LaTierri in the 1978 film Grease

Eric Tveter
LIU Post '80, Chairman, ETC Ventures, LLC

Andrew Zarick
LIU Brooklyn '07, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital DUMBO, a community platform for digital designers, developers, engineers, and strategists; Strategy & Product Incubation, Verizon

Dr. Alicia Zizzo
LIU Post '81, Classical Pianist and Musicologist—Researched, transcribed, and reconstructed the lost classical solo-piano manuscripts of George Gershwin


Government and Public Service

The Honorable Rose Elizabeth Bird*
LIU Brooklyn '58, Chief Justice of California (retired). Chief Justice Bird was the first female justice, and first female chief justice on that court. 

Timothy Bishop
Southampton '74, H'03, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s first district

Steve Eisman
LIU Post '76, Executive Partner at the law firm of Abrams Fensterman, LLP; former President of the Nassau County Bar Association

Dr. Anie Kalayjian
LIU Brooklyn '79, H'01, Founder and CEO, Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention, MeaningfulWorld- affiliate of the United Nations Department of Global Communication

Ralph V. Suozzi
LIU Post '79, Village Administrator, Garden City, N.Y.; former Mayor of the City of Glen Cove, N.Y.

Frank C. Trotta II
LIU Southampton '75, LIU Post '85, Publisher, Entrepreneur, and former Mayor of the Village of Bellport, N.Y. 


Judy Comitto
LIU Post '81, former Chairperson, Jersey Health Connect (JHC)

Herbert J. Conrad
LIU Pharmacy '54, '60, H'91, Founding Chairman, Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc.; former President of the U.S. Pharmaceuticals Division of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (retired) 

Dr. Anthony Cutie
LIU Pharmacy '66, H'04, Director, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, LIU; former General Chairman for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Philip Fasano
LIU Post '85, former Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American International Group (AIG) and Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente

Eli S. Feldman
LIU Post '66, Chief Solutions Officer, Feldman Health Solutions Group; former President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Jewish Health System 

Jerry Ginsberg
LIU Pharmacy '52, former President of C.O. Bigelow, the oldest apothecary in America (retired) 

Ian Ginsberg
LIU Pharmacy '85, President and Owner, C.O. Bigelow 

Michael P. Gutnick
LIU Brooklyn '68, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (retired) 

James Macri
LIU Post '65, President, NTD Laboratories

Howard Murad M.D.
LIU Pharmacy '62, board-certified Dermatologist, trained Pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine; Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Murad, the leader in skincare science

Caroline Monti Saladino
LIU Southampton '67 and Arthur Saladino LIU Southampton '67, President and Co-Chair of the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation 

Dr. Velma Scantlebury-White
LIU Brooklyn '77, H'98, Associate Chief of Transplant Surgery, Christiana Care Health Services -- first Black woman transplant surgeon of the United States (retired)

Howard Sternheim*
LIU Pharmacy '54, former President and Founder, Thriftway Drug Corporation

Dieter Weinand
LIU Pharmacy '87, former Executive Vice President, Primary Care at Sanofi and  President and CEO, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals



Dominick Anile*
LIU Post '59, former LIU Post Pioneers Coach who went on to a staff career with the Cleveland Browns, the Carolina Panthers, and, most recently, the Indianapolis Colts 

Frank Catalanotto
LIU Post, former baseball coach and professional player for the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, and the New York Mets. (retired) 

John Collins
LIU Post '83, Chief Executive Officer, On Location Experiences National Football League; former Chief Operating Officer, National Hockey League and former President and CEO of the Cleveland Browns 

Larry Doby*
LIU Brooklyn, H'96, Baseball Legend; the second African American player in the major leagues and the first in the American League when he joined the Cleveland Indians in 1947. Mr. Doby attended LIU but did not graduate. He was honored by LIU in 1996 when he received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. 

Lorna Forde-Mitchell
LIU Brooklyn '79, a former two-time indoor world record holder in the 500-meter and 440-yard dashes, Lorna represented her native Barbados in the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games and won bronze in the 400-meters and finished seventh in the 200-meter at the 1975 Pan American Games 

Fred Gaudelli
LIU Post '82, Executive Producer, NBC’s NFL coverage, ESPN's Sunday Night Football, NBC Sunday Night Football and Super Bowl XLIX

James Jones
LIU Brooklyn '09, MLB pitcher and outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers; former Centerfielder, Seattle Mariners 

George O. Kalafatis*
LIU Brooklyn '65, Lawyer and Sports Agent, George was also a former baseball player who played in the Detroit and Montreal farm systems 

Vin Lananna
LIU Post '75, '91, former LIU Post Cross Country Head Coach who went on to coach at Oregon, Stanford University and currently at University of Virginia.  He has served as national team coach for the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Tim McIntee
LIU Post '89, coach and lacrosse player for 1990 Team USA World Championships and as a member and captain of the New York Saints. 

John Mohring
LIU Post '79, former NFL linebacker for the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns 

Ossie Schectman*
LIU Brooklyn '41, former New York Knicks guard who scored the first points of the inaugural game of the Basketball Association of America, which later became the NBA 

Richie Scheinblum*
LIU Post '65, former professional MLB outfielder, Richie played for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, and the St. Louis Cardinals 

Beth Shaw
LIU Post '88, Founder and CEO, Yogafit Training Systems Inc.

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