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, Chief Executive Officer, Publishing Division of Intuitional Investor 

Kenneth M. Aretsky
LIU Post '64, Owner and Founder, Patroon restaurant 

Robert Arning
LIU Post '84, Vice Chair of Market Development, KPMG Inc.

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) 

Michael P. Devine
LIU Brooklyn '68, President and Chief Operating Officer of Dime Community Bancshares Inc. 

James Flanagan
LIU Post '82, Partner, US Financial Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers  

Howard Glickberg
LIU Post '69, Vice Chairman of Development, Fairway Supermarkets 

Herb M. Goldsmith
LIU Brooklyn '50, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Europe Craft ImportsInc., 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, Managing Director and Broker, American Business, and President of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors 

John Kanas
LIU Southampton '68, Chief Executive Officer, BankUnited Inc.; former President and CEO of North Fork Bank Corporation Inc. 

Sarabeth Levine
LIU Post '64, H'14, Pastry Chef, Owner and Restaurateur, Sarabeth’s Kitchen; Started the NYC brunch revolution 

Byron E. Lewis
LIU Brooklyn '53, Founder, President, and CEO of UniWorld Group Inc. (retired) 

Howard Lorber
LIU Post '70, H'01, President and CEO, Vector Group; Chairman, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Chairman, Nathan’s Famous 

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

Salvatore Naro
LIU Post '83, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Coherence Capital Partners LLC 

Bill Nuti
LIU Post '86, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, NCR Corporation 

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, Mr. Pérez is 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 of family-founded Polly-O cheese products 

Robert Ronzoni
LIU Post '65, former President of family-founded Ronzoni Macaroni Company and Ronzoni Foods 

Terry Semel
LIU Brooklyn '64, Chairman and CEO of Windsor Media; former Chairman and CEO of Yahoo! 

John O. Utendahl
LIU Brooklyn '80, Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Americas; 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. He served as Senior Vice President and Financial Analyst at Prudential Securities for more than four decades. 

Gary Winnick
LIU Post '69, H'00, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Winnick & Company—Installed the first undersea cable linking the United States and Europe


Entertainment, Media, and Technology

Manuel Barron
LIU Post '68, H'12, Chairman of the Board, Barron’s Educational Series Inc.—One of the world’s first publishers for test preparation guides and college guidebooks

Ian Brier
LIU Post '00, Senior Producer and Writer for Showtime Networks, including work with Dexter, Homeland, Weeds, Californication, The Borgias, and others

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

John Edward
LIU Post '92, renowned Psychic Medium, whose first book on the subject, One Last Time, led to his own television show called Crossing Over with John Edward

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, Supervising Producer of The Howard Stern Show and Howard TV On Demand

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; Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment (retired); 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 as well as Fox & Friends 

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

Art Levitt III
LIU Southampton '85, former President and CEO of Fandango; former President of Disney Regional Entertainment; and former President and CEO of Hard Rock Café International

Lynda Lopez
LIU Post '96, Journalist, DJ, and News Anchor currently working with WCBS 880 

Nancy Hicks Maynard 
LIU Brooklyn '67, Groundbreaking black female journalist who worked as a reporter for The New York Times and, with her husband, bought and published The Oakland Tribune and founded the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

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

Manouch Moshayedi
LIU Brooklyn '85, 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, Science, and Technology Research, Pew Research Center–Author of five books about the future of the Internet 

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

Rita Sands
LIU Post '66, former WCBS-AM Newsradio88 Anchor 

Daniel “Danny” Simmons Jr.
LIU Brooklyn '85, H'12, Founder, 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  

Eric Tveter
LIU Post '80, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, UPC Cablecom 

Andrew Zarick
LIU Brooklyn '07, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital DUMBO, a community platform for digital designers, developers, engineers, and strategists

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, appointed by then Governor Jerry Brown.

Timothy Bishop
Southampton '74, H'03, 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, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger LLP, he also serves as  President of the Nassau County Bar Association

Dr. Anie Kalayjian
LIU Brooklyn '79, H'01, Founder and CEO, Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention,

Ralph V. Suozzi
LIU Post '79, 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, Chairperson and Chief Information Officer, Jersey Health Connect (JHC)

Herbert J. Conrad
LIU Pharmacy '54, '60, H'91, President of the U.S. Pharmaceuticals Division of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (retired) 

Anthony Cutie
LIU Pharmacy '66, H'04, Director, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, LIU 

Philip Fasano
LIU Post '85, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit health plan and health care provider 

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

Jerry Ginsberg
LIU Pharmacy '52, 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, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

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 

Howard Sternheim
LIU Pharmacy '54, former President and Founder, Thriftway Drugs 

Dieter Weinand
LIU Pharmacy '87, 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, New York Mets first baseman (retired) 

John Collins
LIU Post '83, Chief Operating Officer, National Hockey League; 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, Lead Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football 

James Jones
LIU Brooklyn '09, Centerfielder, MLB 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, most recently serving as Head Coach of the national champion Oregon Ducks cross country team, Vin has a long legacy of coaching extraordinary runners, including many Olympic and world champions as well as the nation’s most respected track and field program at Stanford University. Vin began his career as a team mentor for the LIU Post Pioneers. 

Tim McIntee
LIU Post '89, a lacrosse midfielder standout, Tim went on to play with Team USA in the 1990 World Championships and as a member and captain of the New York Saints. Most recently, Tim served as Assistant Coach for the Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team. 

John Mohring
LIU Post '79, former linebacker for the 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