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Silberman College of Business Announces new Co-Chairs

Florham Park-based Fairleigh Dickinson University’s (FDU) Silberman College of Business announced that the MSDM Advisory Board has elected John Hosier and Madhavi Saifee as co-chairmen of the MSDM Advisory Board, effective immediately.

John Hosier has been active within FDU as an adjunct professor with the Silberman College of Business, and MSDM board member for since 2017. Over the previous 23 years, Hosier has served in executive leadership positions with Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer, Roche, Eisai, and currently is with the Havas Hematology & Oncology Village, part of Havas Health & You. He also actively mentors start-up organizations within eLabs and Blueprint Health healthcare accelerators.

Madhavi Saifee has also been active within FDU as an adjunct professor with the Silberman College of Business, and MSDM board member since 2016. Saifee’s is currently the founder of Samskara Digital, a NYC based digital marketing agency, her prior experience includes more than 30 years of marketing, sales, and media experience more than two-thirds of which has been internet companies.

“We are very pleased to have John and Madhavi lead this board, as the university continues to expand its digital marketing curriculum,” said Dr. Zhaobo Wang, Chairman of the Department of Marketing, Information Systems, and Decision Science.

The MSDM advisory board, within FDU, plays a critical role in accessing the current and future curriculum and teaching practice. While the board is charged with providing ongoing guidance; support in the development of new programs; identifying best practice standards; and presenting opportunities to students for capstone projects — the co-chairs will have the added responsibility of board oversight, management, sub-committee appointments, and recruitment.

Hosier said, “I am very excited to be working with Saifee as we strengthen the MSDM vision and mission. With much of today’s advertising shifting to online, an advanced degree in this space will give FDU graduates an advantage as they enter the workforce.” Saifee added, “It is such a humbling experience to be able to help shape the direction of the program and ensure that the newest generation of digital marketers leave FDU with the knowledge and skillsets vital to the profession.”

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