Alan S. Rosenthal worked in the financial services industry for twenty-four years and is now retired. Most recently, as a Vice President of Bank of America, he headed the Information Technology Business Architecture group, and, previously, as Vice President and Group Manager at Merrill Lynch, he ran the Bloomberg Systems Development area. During the first twenty years of his career, he did engineering design work and served as Chief Engineer for Decicom, Inc. Alan is a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and holds several patents. He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University and a Masters degree in engineering management from New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he now chairs the Board of Visitors of the College of Computing Sciences. Alan is a board member of the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association, a member of the Advisory Council of the Cornell Financial Engineering program, and serves on the Cornell Club Alumni Association Board. He is also a member of the Career Services Advisory Committee. Alan is a representative on the Greater New York Council of Reform Synagogues. He is an Honorary Trustee of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan, former chair of their Ritual Committee, and recipient of their Meyer Nathans Service Award. He now chairs the cemetery committee that runs the congregationís Union Field Cemetery in Queens. One of Alanís major retirement activities is his docent ship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He and his wife, Dee, live in Manhattan.