Ronald H. Sherr, BS ’51, LAW ’56
Has served as a trial lawyer for 60 years and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Joseph Badal, BS ’66
Published his ninth suspense novel, Death Ship, with Suspense Publishing; it is the fifth in his Danforth Saga. His books have been ranked in the Amazon Top 100 in the crime and espionage categories and have won best mystery/thriller awards from a variety of organizations, including the Military Writers Society of America.


Maryann Lenzi, BBA ‘74, MBA ’85
Published Primal Revenge with Beaver Publications Inc. in 2014. Written under the pseudonym Maralyn Morgen, it is a novel about a narcissistic sociopath.

Thomas Ramsburg, MBA ’74
Named to Survey Magazine’s Top 20 Researchers You Need to Know, the publication’s annual list of leaders in the marketing research industry. He is operations director of Research America.

H. Richard Haverstick Jr, BBA ‘74
Nominated to Actua Corporation’s Board of Directors. He serves as Treasurer, Trustee, and Chair of the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee of Thomas Jefferson University and Health System, and is a retired managing partner of Ernst & Young LLP, who brings deep expertise in corporate finance, financial reporting, and accounting.

Lynn G. Ozer, BBA ‘77
Hired by Fulton Financial as president of small business administration lending. She most recently served as president of government guaranteed lending with Susquehanna Bank.


Harith Wickrema, BBA ‘80
Donated $104,500 to Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management – the Fox School’s sister school – for the establishment of the Harith Wickrema Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management Endowed Scholarship Fund at STHM. Wickrema is the president of Island Green Living Association, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which works toward the creation of sustainable green tourism and the preservation of St. John.

Joseph F. Messina, LAW ’80, MBA ’85
Received the Joseph I. Mulligan Jr. Distinguished Public Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

Steven L. Winokur, BBA ‘81
Recognized as one of Philadelphia’s 2016 CFOs of the Year, by the Philadelphia Business Journal. He is the chief financial officer of Centennial lending Group, a Maple Glen, Pa.,-based mortgage bank that provides loans for residential home buyers.

Marc Cohen, BBA ’83
Elected to the school board for Bensalem Township in Pennsylvania.

Ray Villeneuve, BBA ‘83
Joined Virtual Instruments, a leader in infrastructure performance analytics, as the company’s president. He previously served as CEO of Skytree, an entreprise-class machine learning company.

Robert A. Zipperlen, BBA ‘84
Recognized as one of Philadelphia’s 2016 CFOs of the Year, by the Philadelphia Business Journal. He is the chief financial officer of The Renfrew Center, a Philadelphia-based provider of education and treatment for sufferers of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and women’s issues.

Chuck Paul, BBA ‘84
Recognized as one of Philadelphia’s 2016 CFOs of the Year, by the Philadelphia Business Journal. He is the chief financial officer of CoreDial, a provider of white label cloud communications tools based in Blue Bell, Pa. In his role, Paul oversaw the tripling of corporate revenue and a 260-percent employment growth within two years.

Sue Vestri, BBA ‘86
Recognized as one of Philadelphia’s 2016 CFOs of the Year, by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She is the chief financial officer of Greenphire, a King of Prussia, Pa.,-based provider of payment services for clinical trials. She has nearly three decades of financial leadership experience.

Joe Stuhl, BBA ‘86
Named senior vice president and broker executive with Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.’s reinsurance division, and will serve on the division’s executive leadership team. He previously served as the division’s client manager.

Ned Hunter, BBA ‘87
Appointed executive vice president and senior executive officer of Harrington Hoists, Inc., a Manheim, Pa.,-based manufacturer and supplier of chain and rope, air-powered, lever, and manual hand-chain hoists.

Arjun Bedi, MBA ‘87
Selected as the Fox School of Business’ 2016 honoree for Temple University’s Gallery of Success, which annually recognizes banner alumni within each of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges. Bedi is a senior leader within Accenture, a worldwide professional services company that provides strategy, consulting, technology, and operations services. He serves as a managing partner and the director of life sciences client portfolio lead.

Michele Kraynak, BBA ‘88
Appointed director of accounting and consulting with Ludwig Business Consultants, in Lansdale, Pa. Kraynak has more than 30 years of experience in internal accounting management.


Marc Arot, EDU ’87, BBA ’90
Serves as project manager at MetalWërks USA in Kennett Square, Pa., and serves on the East Nottingham Township Planning Commission. His experience at WRFT, Temple Ambler’s campus radio station, resulted in him forming Don McAvoy and the Great Whatever after his graduation in 1990. The band recently released its third CD, There’s Time Between the Bridge and the Water.

Laurie Griffin Frayne, BBA ’91
Will lead a new team dedicated to data strategy and governance at Everest National Insurance Co., which strives to produce industry-leading underwriting.

Dr. David Hagenbuch, MBA ‘91
Recently published a book, titled, “Honorable Influence: A Christian’s Guide to Faithful Marketing.” He also serves as a professor of marketing at Messiah College, in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Marna Nape Spiotta, BBA ‘91
Joined New York-based A to Z Wineworks as the director of trade development, with a focus on on-premise sales within the New York metropolitan area.

Jennifer Ables, BBA ‘96
Invited to the White House to participate in The United State of Women, a summit in Washington, D.C., that focused on celebrating achievement and influencing change for the future. Ables received an invite for her work with the therapeutic social dance program Soldiers Who Salsa, for which she serves as executive director.

Kenneth Hannigan, MBA ’96
Completed his doctor of business administration from Walden University in December 2015. He serves as the chief executive officer at Adva-Net, a pain management network that helps injured workers return to work. He also owns and operates two Philly Pretzel Factory stores in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area.

Dr. John J. Ryan, PhD ‘98
Appointed to a three-year term on the 49-member board of trustees at the University of Notre Dame. Ryan serves as the president of King’s College, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He also serves on the boards of Stonehill College, in Easton, Mass., and the University of Portland, in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Hendrik Muth, MBA ’98
Appointed vice president of product marketing and strategy with Volkswagen of America. He will oversee all product marketing activities, which include the current and future Volkswagen brand vehicle portfolio for the United States. 


Dr. Terry Hyslop, PhD ‘01
Elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is a professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Duke University, and the director of the Duke Cancer Institute of Biostatistics.

Edward Robinson, BBA ‘01
Named senior vice president and head of Fifth Third Mortgage at Fifth Third Bancorp, providing comprehensive oversight of all mortgage-related functions at the Cincinnati-based company.

Rakia Reynolds, BBA ‘01
Named the inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence for Visit Philadelphia, the official visitor and tourism site for Philadelphia. She is the president and founder of Philadelphia-based Skai Blue Media.

Rebecca Udell, MBA ‘01
Promoted to executive director of marketing strategy with KSS Architects, a design firm focused on architecture, interior design, and planning.

Meredith Sadlowski, BBA ‘03
Named vice president of branded sales and marketing for Gulf, having previously served as vice president of branded contract sales operations, director of sales and account manager. She is responsible for all branded business and collaborates on Gulf Oil’s national go-to-market strategy. She was director of sales and marketing with Pro Sign Co. and served as operations manager for UCH, a venture capital firm, prior to joining Gulf.

Alyce R. Notaro, BBA ‘03
Promoted to senior tax manager by Tronconi Segarra & Associates, a Western New York-based certified public accounting and business consulting firm. Notaro, a certified public accountant, joined the firm in 2007.

Steven Burda, BBA ’03
Named senior financial analyst of Alarm Capital Alliance, one of the nation’s largest residential home security providers, based in Newtown Square, Pa. As part of the company’s executive management team, Burda brings nearly 15 years of experience in the areas of finance, operations, marketing, and strategy.

Shadi Albert, BBA ‘05
Named vice president and director of field operations with Selective Insurance Company of America, in Branchville N.J. He had served as vice president of commercial lines underwriting.

Phyllis Ludwig, MBA ‘05
Announced that her company Ludwig Business Consultants, an accounting and consulting practice that launched in 2002, had acquired Michele’s Money Services in August.

Eleanor Lukens, MBA ‘06
Elected as vice president and general manager of the measurement and power systems division within AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices.

James F. Eaton III, BBA ’08
Has earned the personal financial specialist credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He joins other professionals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge of estate, insurance, investment, retirement and tax planning. A CPA financial planner with KatzAbosch in Baltimore, Eaton is a manager and a member of the firm’s highnet-worth and pass-through/ real estate tax groups; he lives in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.


Nicholas DeJulius, BBA ‘10
Featured in an article by The Philly Voice about his newly opened business, Arterial Agents, a mixed-use-concept grocery located on Philadelphia’s Jewelers’ Row.

Kwan Suh, BBA ‘10
Launched an update to the popular shopping app Delivit LLC, which allows consumers to leverage technology in order to purchase and receive international goods.

Josh Tait, BBA ‘13
Hired as a human resource data analyst with Amazon, in the Greater Seattle area. He previously had worked with eBay Enterprise.

Rob Lawton, BBA ‘13
Spearheaded an effort to deliver 60,000 bottles of water to Flint, Mich., following the contamination of its drinking water.

Amanda J. Hornberger, BBA ’14
Co-owns Maejean Vintage, an e-commerce antique jewelry store she helped found five years ago. About.com, British Vogue, Lancaster Online, Lucky and Teen Vogue have all covered her store.

Joseph Jones III, MBA ‘15
Appointed superintendent of the Neshaminy School District, in Langhorne, Pa. He previously had served as superintendent of the Woodbury City (N.J.) Board of Education.

Andrew Nakkache, BBA ‘15
Mike Paszkiewicz, BBA ‘15

Co-founded Philadelphia-based food delivery app Habitat, which caters to college students. Its anticipated expansion into a second Philadelphia campus will take place soon.

Lauren Snyder, BBA ‘15
Appointed public relations assistant for American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie, in New York City.

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Fred Krieger, BS ’69, MBA ’76
Delivered the keynote address at the January commencement ceremony for the Fox School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.


Chris Fiorentino, BBA ’76, MBA ’83, PhD  ’88
Appointed interim president of West Chester University, in West Chester, Pa. He had served as the university’s vice president for external operations.

Mark S. Pollock, BBA ’83
Hired as chief financial officer of Clutch, a Philadelphia-based firm that uses transactional and behavioral data to give retails insight on customers.

James J. Dornan, BBA  ’85
Received the Musser Award for Excellence in Alumni Achievement, at the Fox School’s 19th annual Musser Awards for Excellence in Leadership reception in November.

Robert L. Nydick, PhD  ’85
Cited by Sports Illustrated for research into the greatest professional sports records of all-time, along with co-author Howard J. Weiss, a professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Fox School.

Carol King Barrow, MBA ’86
Named to the executive committee of the board of trustees for SAGE Eldercare, which provides information, support, and services to help individuals lead independent and active lives in a four- county region in New Jersey.

Philip P.  Jaurigue, MBA ’86
Introduced as a new member of the ownership team of the Philadelphia Soul, of the Arena Football League. Jaurigue is the president and founder of Sabre Systems Inc., of Warrington, Pa.

Mike Shannon, MBA ’87
Appointed chief executive officer of Houghton International, Inc., a global leader in metalworking fluids and services.

Kim Cross, BBA ’88
Promoted to managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Michael S. Keim, BBA ’89
Promoted to president of Univest Bank and Trust Co., for which he also joined the board of directors.

Rahul  Merchant, ’89
Recognized as the 2015 Gallery of Success honoree of the Fox School of Business.

Eric H. Siegel, MBA ’89
Recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2015 Corporate Counsel Award, which recognizes the top corporate attorneys in the Philadelphia region. Siegel is executive vice president and general counsel of Incyte Corporation.


Atish Banerjea, MS ’91
Appointed to the board of directors with Nelson Education Ltd., Canada’s largest educational publisher.

Sheila Hess, BBA ’91
Appointed Philadelphia City Representative by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

Janesa Urbano, BBA ’92, MBA ’96, LAW ’96
Recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2015 Corporate Counsel Award, which recognizes the top corporate attorneys in the Philadelphia region. Urbano is vice president and general counsel of Ernest Bock & Sons Inc.

Raymond K.Y. Yam, BBA ’92, MBA ’96, MS  ’98
Received the Broadcasting Board of Governors Gold Medal Award for his service with the Voice of America, an international public broadcasting service of the United States federal government.

Adam Zhu, MBA ’94
Named non-executive chair of Greater China for Bacardi and special advisor to the chief executive officer of Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held spirits company.

Stephen T. Wills, MS  ’94
Appointed interim chief executive officer of Derma Sciences, a tissue regeneration company focused on advanced wound and burn care.

John Aloysius, PhD ’96
Appointed interim director of the Behavioral Business Research Lab at the University of Arkansas.

Seth Gillston, BBA ’96
Appointed as manager to a team of private equity practice underwriters within Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. He also serves as Chubb’s executive vice president.

Brent Saunders, MBA ’96
Featured in Bloomberg’s Businessweek. Saunders serves as chief executive officer of Allergan Plc, the Dublin-based pharmaceutical company.

James  Schurr,  MBA  ’98
Added to the Athletic Wall of Fame at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, in Fairless Hills, Pa., where he was a five-sport athlete.

Madan Annavarjula, PhD ’98
Appointed dean of the College of Business at Bryant College, in Smithfield, R.I.

Susan Kruml, PhD ’99
Hired as vice president of academic affairs at Midland University, in Fremont, Neb.

Louis Zecca, MBA ’99
Joined David Boland, Inc., a general contractor based in Titusville, Fla., as the company’s executive vice president, managing the firm’s extensive portfolio of projects and developing new relationships with government and commercial market clients.

Marcia Lyssy, BBA ’01, MBA ’07
Promoted to senior vice president of human resources for global logistics firm BDP International. She had served as global director of talent management.


Raza Bokhari, MBA ’01
Appointed non-executive director of Akers Biosciences, a medical device company focused on reducing the cost of healthcare through faster, easier diagnostics.

E. Albert Reece, MBA ’01
Received the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, honoring a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and healthcare of the American people.

Megan E. King, MBA ’03, LAW ’03
Recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2015 Corporate Counsel Award, which recognizes the top corporate attorneys in the Philadelphia region. King is general counsel of Brandywine Realty Trust.

Ariell Johnson, BBA ’05
Opened Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia in January, becoming the first black woman-owned comic book store in the United States.

Yasmine Mustafa, BBA ’06
Shattered her crowdfunding campaign goal by more than 650 percent for her company ROAR for Good’s product Athena, a piece of wearable self- defense tech jewelry designed with one-touch technology. Also she was named to Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” list of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming STEM leaders.

Michael P. Ginnetti, MBA ’06
Appointed interim chief financial officer, interim principal financial officer, and interim principal accounting officer of Dorman Products, a leading supplied or original equipment, dealer-exclusive replacement automotive parts. He had served as the company’s corporate controller.

Alex Mobarak, BBA ’07
Hired as controller of Cargas Solutions, a business software and consulting firm based in Lancaster, Pa.

Sylvester Mobley, BBA ’07
Named to Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” list of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming STEM leaders for his work as executive director of Coded By Kids, an organization that provides free weekly coding education programs to children.


Angela Moemeka, MBA ’10
Featured prominently within the  Dallas  Medical  Journal,  in a story delving into children’s health and community health. Moemeka is the vice president and medical director of community health for Children’s Health System, in Dallas.

Darryl Singleton, BBA ’11
Named store manager of TD Bank’s Conshohocken, Pa., branch.

Natily Santos, MBA ’14
Spotlighted in October by Al Dia News, in a story on “The Rise of the Latino Corporate Leader in Philadelphia.” Santos is the regional procurement manager at Aramark, a Philadelphia-based foodservice, facilities, and clothing provider.

Will Cummings, BBA ’15
Selected to the NBA Development League All-Star Game. The point guard, who started with the Temple men’s basketball team, plays for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the D-League affiliate of the Houston Rockets.

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Class Notes – Fall 2015

November 3, 2015 //

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Roy T. Diliberto, BS ‘62
Received the P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award from the Financial Planning Association, recognizing an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the financial planning profession.


Rick Watrall, BBA ‘82
Named chief analytics officer, a newly created position, with Horizon Media Inc., the largest and fastest-growing privately held media services agency in the world.

Cathy SeilerCathy Seiler, BBA ’83
Named partner with Brinker, Simpson & Company, LLC, a leading certified public accounting and business consulting firm serving clients in the Philadelphia region.

Mary Carroll, BBA ‘86
Hired as senior project manager and architect of the Philadelphia office of CRB, a global consulting, design, and construction services firm.

Marc A. LuccaMarc A. Lucca, BS ‘86
Promoted to vice president of network at Aqua Pennsylvania, the water provider of more than 1.4 million Pennsylvania residents.

Sue Vestri, BBA ‘86
Hired as chief financial officer of Greenphire, a King of Prussia, Pa., provider of payment technologies for the clinical-trials industry.

Patrick J. McGinnis, BBA ‘89
Hired as senior vice president, portfolio manager, and member of the investment committee of Pennsylvania Trust of Radnor, a wealth management company providing investment management, trust administration, tax, estate, and related account services.


Michelle H. Debkowski, BBA ‘90
Promoted to president and chief executive officer of Bally Savings Bank, in Bally, Pa., to provide executive leadership and direction for the bank.

Timothy A. ReeseTimothy A. Reese, BBA ‘90
Confirmed in June as the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Stuart Nachman, MBA ’92
Appointed director of business development by U.S. Security Care, which provides security services, including security audits, crisis management planning, workplace violence seminars, pre-employment screenings, and more for business and corporate executives.

Timothy F. Lain, BBA ‘95
Served as chief accounting officer and acting chief financial officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of stainless steel, titanium, and other specialty metals, while Carpenter completed a national search for a CFO.

John Aloysius, PhD ‘96
Named interim director of the Behavioral Business Research Lab at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Bill Burns, MBA ‘96
Appointed senior vice president of enterprise visibility and mobility of Zebra Technology, a provider of services and products to deliver real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people, and transactions.

Kevin Selger, BS ‘97
Promoted to director of landscape architecture and planning of Gilmore and Associates, Inc., an engineering and consulting services firm.

Jason A. MonteleoneJason A. Monteleone, MBA ‘97
Selected as a finalist for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2015 Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award. He is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Theorem Clinical Research, a global provider of comprehensive clinical services.
Jennifer Dempsey Jennifer Dempsey Fox, MBA ‘99
Named by Private Asset Management Magazine one of the 50 most-influential women in private wealth management. She is the senior vice president and national managing director of wealth strategy for Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth.


Virginia Arnsberger, BBA ’04, MS ‘09
Announced her retirement from Temple University’s Facilities department, where she worked at the School of Media and Communication.

Brett W. Lasky-Benson, BBA ‘05
With wife Kerry McGrath Benson, welcomed daughter Nora Kathryn Benson, who was born Nov. 21, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

Timothy Bennett, BBA ’05, MBA ‘09
Bennett’s company, Bennett Compost, was honored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for Sustainable Services Excellence of the Year, as part of GCPP’s 2016 Excellence Awards.

James Murphy, BBA ‘06
Promoted to chief financial officer at Patriot Financial Manager, L.P., a private equity firm based in Philadelphia.

Ardy L. Wurtzel, BBA ‘07
Delivered a presentation on the U.S. economy, employment rates, interest rates, inflation, and other statistics for both the nation and the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., region at the annual Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit, held Oct. 15, 2015.

Christian J. Reed, BBA ‘07
Hired as director of acquisitions and dispositions of Brixmor Property Group, in Conshohocken, Pa., which a real estate investment trust.

John Hewlett Jr., BBA ‘09
Hired as an associate with Capehart Scatchard, a full practice law firm in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Martin Hershy, BBA ‘09
Named account executive of Lockton, the world’s largest, privately held independent insurance broker.


David K. Gloss, MBA ‘10
Started a Philadelphia-based creative agency called “Here’s My Chance,” which works with nonprofits and socially responsible companies, specializing in branding, design, videos, websites, and infographics.

Sun Lee, MBA ‘13
Selected by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the publication’s 2015 Minority Business Leaders award winners. He is a partner at KPMG’s Philadelphia Federal Tax Practice.

Ben Stucker, MBA ‘13
Won the grand prize of the 17th annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl®, a business plan competition open to all current students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Temple University.

Kenneth Harper, BBA ‘14
Signed a rookie free agent contract in May and spent training camp with the New York Giants, of the National Football League. The running back played four seasons with the Temple football team.

Will CummingsWill Cummings, BBA ‘15
Signed a non-guaranteed contract to join the National Basketball League’s Houston Rockets for 2015 training camp. The guard starred for four seasons with the Temple men’s basketball team.

Philip Arthur Marchesini, MBA ‘15
Appointed as administrative specialist at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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Alumni Class Notes

November 1, 2011 //


Stephen Wilson, BS ’62, was selected by the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) as the 2010 recipient of the Doug Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes dedication and service to AATH and a significant contribution to the understanding and application of humor or laughter during an entire career with a definable body of work.

Harvey Goldberg, BBA ’65, has been nominated to join the board of directors at Dynasil Corp., a leader in specialized sensors, precision instruments and optical products for the medical, industrial and homeland security/defense markets.

John J. Mullen, BBA ’67, was mentioned in Philadelphia SmartCEO for his business, Apple Vacations, which is now the largest tour operator in America.


Timothy Cousounis, BBA ’72, was appointed managing director of DAI Palliative Care Group, a national consultancy that partners with hospices to build their medical staffs.

Alan Inman, BBA ’73, was recruited on short notice to facilitate and help arrange panelists for the “Family Track” of the Global Peace Convention in Manila, Philippines. Inman helped reorganize convention sessions and workshops for two weeks before the convention began.

Michael Lefkoe, MBA ’73, retired after 32 years in the retail industry. His career included positions at Lit Brothers, John Wanamaker/Carter Hawley Hale and Charming Shoppes, where he was an internal auditor. He was also responsible for accounts payable and the rent department as associate director of accounts payable at Charming. Most recently at Deb Shops, Lefkoe was assistant controller of leasing.

Joseph Badowski, BBA ’76, was awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) by the American Institute for CPCU. He works for Harleysville Insurance Company as a liability claims supervisor in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Claims Service Center.

Linda A. Galante, BBA ’76, was named as one of the “Women of Distinction” in Philadelphia Business Journal.

Linda A. Galante, BBA ’76, joined the board of directors to The Forum of Executive Women as treasurer.

Jane Scaccetti, BBA ’77, was named as one of the “Women of Distinction” in Philadelphia Business Journal.

Dan Garrett, BA ’79, recently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers’ health industries advisory practice executive team. He has worked with key industry executives across leading commercial health plan, provider and life sciences organizations, and he has also served as an adviser and board-level executive to key industry associations and federal healthcare agencies.


Robert Hicks, BBA ’80, has joined the staff of Delaware’s Auditor of Accounts. With more than 25 years of experience in his field, Hicks previously worked in management positions for the consulting service Accume Partners, MBNA America and Campbell Soup Co.

Wanda Paul, BBA ’80, was appointed to the board of directors for Steppingstone Scholars, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that develops and implements programs to prepare underserved schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college.

Marc Goldstein, BBA ’80, is celebrating 15 years as principal and owner of Malvern-based GM&P Strategic Advertising, a full-service advertising/marketing agency providing organizations with strategic planning, creative, media planning, execution and production services. Goldstein has 31 years of experience in the advertising/marketing industry.

Lee Zeplowitz, BBA ’82, was appointed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia legacy advisers group, which is comprised of law, financial planning, banking, trusts, investments and insurance professionals.

William Byrne, BBA ’83, has joined WSFS Financial Corp. as senior vice president of commercial banking. With more than 25 years of commercial lending and leadership experience, Byrne oversees commercial banking activities in Pennsylvania and is based in West Chester.

John Paterakis, BBA ’84, was appointed to the newly established Haitian Relief Commission of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Central America. He will be helping to coordinate all relief efforts in Haiti undertaken by the Greek Orthodox Church globally. Paterakis is first vice chairman of the Board of Church World Service, the relief and development arm of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.

Katherine Clupper, MBA ’85, was named as one of the “Women of Distinction” in Philadelphia Business Journal.

Kathleen Block, BBA ’86, of Milligan & Co., was named one of seven new board members of Philadelphia women’s fundraising federation, Women’s Way.

Justin Brooks, BBA 86, professor at the California Western School of Law, was named one of California’s Top 100 Attorneys in a September 2010 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal. This honor marks the third consecutive year in which Brooks has received this recognition. One of four San Diego attorneys to be honored with this award, he is also one of three criminal defense and appeals lawyers in the state to make the list.

Linda Guendelsberger, MBA ’87, was mentioned in Philadelphia SmartCEO after being named one of WeiserMazars LLP’s Smart CPAs of 2011.

Rebecca U. Harris, MBA ’87, received the Member of the Year award from the National Association of Women Business Owners on Aug. 3.

Thomas Spearing, BBA ’88, was promoted to president of Hill International’s Project Management Group (Americas), where he will be responsible for managing the company’s project management operations throughout the U.S. Hill International is a global leader in managing construction risk.

Jeffrey Gorke, BBA ’89, has published The Physician’s Guide to the Business of Medicine: Dreams and Realities, a playbook that maps out the business realities physicians and practice administrators must understand in order to identify, seek and find their “dream” practice.

Carlton Adams, MS ’89, joined Peabody as senior vice president of global supply chains with executive responsibility for the company’s worldwide procurement efforts, including developing comprehensive strategies while managing the quality and cost of goods and services purchased. Most recently, Adams served as director of service parts, purchasing and supplier relations for Caterpillar Inc., with global responsibility for purchasing services.

Joseph Lukach, MBA ’89, has been named CEO of Philadelphia nonprofit Center for Autism. He was previously executive director of Siloam, a Philadelphia HIV/AIDS service organization. Lukach will lead the Center for Autism’s strategic plan, which focuses on increasing the availability of its evaluation and treatment services to people in the Philadelphia region.


Laurada Byers, MBA ’90, was appointed secretary to the board of directors to the Russell Byers Charter School.

Alan J. Kaplan, MBA ’90, was mentioned in Philadelphia SmartCEO for his firm Kaplan & Associates, Inc.

Jay L. Weinstein, MBA ’90, joined the board of directors of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.

Katayun Jaffari, MBA ’91, a partner in the business department of Saul Ewing LLP and chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Practice Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Scleroderma Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter. She was also named one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 under 40,” an annual list of individuals younger than 40 who are proven performers in their respective industries and have made Greater Philadelphia a better place to live and do business.

Karen Jett, BBA ’91, has been inducted into the Montgomery County Community College Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Jett is principal of Jett Excellence, which helps executives turn values into business practices. She is also an active member of the Institute of Management Accountants and an adjunct professor at Villanova University, where she teaches certified management accountant review courses.

Ron Iller, MBA 93, accepted a position as senior manager with a global consulting firm, The North Highland Company, to start a local healthcare practice helping hospitals and healthcare systems take advantage of new technologies and navigate through healthcare reform and Meaningful Use requirements. He also received certification in Healthcare Information and Management Systems from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.

Regine Metellus, BA ’93, of Urban League of Philadelphia, was elected to the board of directors for Maternity Care Coalition in Philadelphia.

Patrick Maloney, MBA ’94, has been appointed CEO of Brooksville Regional Hospital. He has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, most recently as CEO of Coral Springs Medical Center in South Florida.

June Bretz, BBA ’96, was named executive director of the Volunteer Center of Gloucester County.

Kevin Darrington, MBA ’98, chief financial officer of Tops Friendly Markets, has been named CFO of the Year by Business First of Buffalo. Tops is a full-service grocery retailer in western and central New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. Darrington is a certified public accountant and has previously worked for Pathmark Stores, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy and Foot Locker.


Richard Lussier, MBA ’00, has been appointed vice president of worldwide sales for RainDance Technologies Inc., a private company pioneering microdroplet-based technologies for single-molecule and single-cell analysis. He is responsible for advancing RainDance’s customer relationships and growth into all research and clinical markets that the company serves globally.

Rebecca Udell, MBA ’01, joined the KSS Architects design team to continue its successful expansion into the Philadelphia regional market, particularly in corporate interiors as well as commercial development and higher education.

John Sider, MBA ’02, former deputy secretary for technology investment for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, has been appointed managing director of Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Sider will be responsible for managing statewide activities and communications.

John Tancredi, BBA ’02, opened his own collectible toys company at www.Higbytoys.com.

Scott Sampson, MS ’03, accepted a new position as business systems analyst and tester with Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, Pa.

Rebecca Gushue, MBA ’03, was appointed Ward 5 Commissioner in Philadelphia.

Laurie Fanelly, MBA ’04, has been named director of financial and administrative services at University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Nikki Johnson-Houston, MBA ’04, was named as one of the “Women of Distinction” in Philadelphia Business Journal.

Sophie Shuklin, BBA ’04, is now a principal consultant for a boutique-consulting firm, Atidan LLC.

Mumin F. Islam, BBA, ’04, was elected as a board member for Maternity Care Coalition.

Karen M. Sanchez, MBA ’04, joined the Commercial, Real Estate and Public Finance group of Thorp Reed & Armstrong.

Amy Rice, BBA ’06, is engaged to Stephen Mularski.

Lawrence Spruel, BBA ’06, helped bring a supermarket to the North Philadelphia community, serving as treasurer of the board of directors of Progress Plaza Shopping Center.

Courtney V. Mrusko, BBA ’07, was hired as an account executive for the Philadelphia healthcare team of Lockton.

Angela Prendergast, BBA ’07, was recently hired as assistant director for online marketing in Temple University Alumni and Development Communications, where she is responsible for managing all aspects of Temple’s online community, myowlspace.com. She was formerly in the Philadelphia Flyers’ marketing department.

Sherri Napoli, BBA ’08, is now a contract specialist at Defense Supply Center Philadelphia.

Christa Detweiler, BBA ’09, was named director of community engagement and volunteerism for the North Montco Volunteer Center in Hatfield, Pa.

Seth Morgan, BBA ’10 and Steven Nicholas, BBA ’10, were recently hired by the Philadelphia-based accounting firm BBD.

Peter Rooke, MBA ’10, was hired as a rotational analyst at Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.

James Curran, BBA ’11, was hired as a market research analyst for Independent Blue Cross.