Edward M. Mazze is Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island. From 1998-2006, he served as Dean of the College of Business Administration and held the Alfred J. Verrecchia – Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business.  Prior to his appointment at the University of Rhode Island, he served as Dean of The Belk College of Business Administration at The University of North Carolina – Charlotte and Co-Director, The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise – Charlotte, Dean of the School of Business and Management at Temple University, and Dean of the W. Paul Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. He received BBA and MBA degrees from City University of New York and his PhD degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University. He has also held full-time and visiting faculty appointments at the University of Detroit, West Virginia University, Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh, the Graduate School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Harvard University where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in marketing management. Dr. Mazze currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB, the Ocean State Business Development Authority and Urban Ventures. He has served on the board of directors of Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE), Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ), the Barrett Growth Fund and the advisory boards of closely held corporations. Dr. Mazze is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the William Penn Bank in Philadelphia. He is a consultant to state and federal government agencies and corporations in areas such as corporate governance, economic development, enterprise risk management and marketing strategy. Federal government appointments have included, among others, membership on the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees of the United States Department of Justice in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and the United States Department of Commerce District Export Council. He serves as the Co-Economic Forecast Manager for Rhode Island for the New England Economic Partnership. State government appointments have been in areas such as economic development, energy regulation, health, insurance, tax competitiveness and small business advocacy. Mr. Mazze is the author, co-author and/or editor of twelve books in business and over two hundred articles appearing in newspapers, trade publications and refereed journals such as Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Economics and Business, American Business Law Journal, Journal of Retailing, The Journal of Consumer Affairs, and Long Range Planning Journal. He has written columns and op-ed pieces for publications such as THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, THE PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. A complete biographical listing appears in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.