Three business leaders have been elected to serve as members of the Drexel LeBow Dean’s Advisory Board. Wayne T. Gattinella ’76 was elected to serve for a second term, and Dominic J. Caruso ’80 and Tom W. Vines were elected for a first term.
Caruso is the vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based health care products company. Since assuming this position in 2007, he serves as a member of the company’s executive committee and has responsibility for financial and investor relations activities, as well as the company’s procurement and information technology organizations.
His previous roles at J&J included head of the Group Finance organization, vice president of Group Finance for Medical Devices and Diagnostics, and vice president of finance for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical. He joined the corporation in October 1999 as chief financial officer for Centocor, Inc., with the completion of the merger of Centocor and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining J&J, he had been with Centocor since 1985 with responsibilities for finance, information management, investor relations, procurement, and facility services.
Caruso graduated from Drexel LeBow with a BSBA. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Gattinella is the president and CEO of WebMD, a position he has held since 2005. He joined the company in 2001 and has helped to establish WebMD as the most recognized and trusted brand of health information for consumers and physicians. Under his direction, WebMD has also become the leader in providing private health and benefits portals for Fortune 500 companies and the country’s largest health plans. He earned his B.S. in marketing and finance from Drexel LeBow and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Drexel University College of Medicine and was a featured speaker at the LeBow “Pharmaceutical Leadership Forum” in 2007.
Vines is the vice president of Business and Technical Leadership, Human Resources for IBM. Since assuming this role in 2010, Vines has focused on succession planning and leadership development across the company, ensuring that IBM has the business and technical leadership talent to fill key positions, resulting in a world-class leadership team. From 2008 to 2010, he was vice president of human resources for Growth Markets, where he directed IBM’s expansion and growth in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. From 2006 to 2008, he served as vice president of human resources for IBM Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of human resource policies and practices that impacted more than 110,000 employees in 12 countries. Before moving to Asia, he was vice president of human resources for Sales and Distribution, Global Industries, where he was responsible for human resources strategies for IBM’s sales and sales support workforce.
He is the founder of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR), where he served as the first president from 1999 to 2000. He has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in human resources from American University.
Dean George Tsetsekos, Ph.D., is delighted to welcome these members to the advisory board. “Each of these individuals has had a distinguished record of professional accomplishments,” he says. “Throughout their careers, they have demonstrated the highest levels of leadership, innovation, and strategic thinking. I look forward to drawing on their expertise and counsel in advancing the mission of the College.”
Composed of top executives, the Dean’s Advisory Board provides strategic direction for the College. The board assists LeBow in enhancing the undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs; developing alumni and donor support; and expanding relationships with business leaders and alumni.