A Message from the Chairman of the Board of Visitors

John Shain
Board Chairman
I am happy to serve as Chairman as our board explores what is possible at the Fox School of Business. I have a long history as a student, researcher, alumnus, friend and supporter of the school; I am all-in on the Fox School’s mission to provide an excellent education to all, regardless of their means. As a board, we use our expertise, experience, network and success to further that mission in service to the Temple community. As you will read below, the board is a tremendous network of successful and prominent alumni and friends dedicated to providing counsel to our leaders, to mentoring and coaching our students, to act as ambassadors beyond campus and to be key investors in student scholarships and outcomes. We dream of what is possible for our students, our alumni and our school.

John Shain, BBA ’83, Board Chairman

History

The Fox School’s Board of Visitors was formed in 2019, after the dissolution of the Dean’s Council. Board members are invited from among some of the school’s most prominent, successful and impactful alumni and friends to create a circle of leaders who serve as advisors, ambassadors and investors. These women and men serve to better student outcomes and advance the personal and professional lives of our alumni community through the school. These leaders provide counsel to administrators, faculty and staff; many have served as mentors to students and participate in our graduate student coaching program; they enhance and broaden alumni networks in their sphere of influence and have staked their belief in our students through the creation of scholarships that award merit and meet the needs of scholars.

Board of Visitors

LHD, Temple University, 1999

BS, Temple University, 1966

Dennis Alter is the former CEO of Advanta Corporation and namesake of Alter Hall. Mr. Alter has donated hundreds of works of art in Alter Hall, the 1810 Building and in the Charles Library. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Temple University in 1966 and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Temple in 1999. Mr. Alter is a Trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a member of the Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame.

Fox Annual Fund Advisor

MS, Drexel University, 1993 

BBA, Temple University, 1990 

Chris Alwine is a principal at Vanguard, leading a team responsible for the management of 14 municipal bond funds and six municipal money market funds. Mr. Alwine has been with Vanguard since completing his undergraduate degree at the Fox School of Business in 1990. He is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Temple University Leadership Council. 

Fox MBA Student Coach

MBA, Temple University, 1978 

BS, Saint Joseph’s University, 1976 

Rich Brennen created and led Spencer Stuart’s Global Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer program. He successfully recruited more than 500 CIOs, including 32 listed as Fortune 100 Chief Information Officers. He recruited top IT executives and numerous technology executives to board director roles in leading multinational and national corporations. Mr. Brennen held leadership roles at Spencer Stuart for more than 25 years, including 10 as a member of Spencer Stuart’s board of directors. He served as Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors Selection Committee, former Chairman of the firm’s Personnel Committee and former Chairman of the firm’s Information Technology Committee. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Brennan spent 15 years with IBM where he helped build the worldwide information technology strategy and planning consulting practice. Mr. Brennan also managed IBM’s sales and marketing operations in New Jersey.

MBA, Temple University, 1985 

BS, Ohio State University, 1978 

Lori Bush is the Co-Founder and CEO of Solvasa LLC. She is the retired President and CEO of Rodan & Fields. She has served in various executive roles and remains actively involved in corporate boards and new ventures. She is the 2019 recipient of the Red Door Award for Leadership from Gilda’s Club NYC. She was the Women In Leadership Co-Chair for International Women’s Day 2016. She has been on boards with Viveve, Inc., New Avon, Topix Pharmaceuticals, Ruby Ribbon, Inc., as well as Executive Chairman at Solvasa LLC and served as an Executive-in-Residence at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management. 

MBA, Temple University, 1990 

Master, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, 1985 

Liang Chen is CEO and Executive Board Director of the Allianz China Life Insurance Company, Ltd. In 2017, he was named Financier of the Year on the China Financial Innovation List. Mr. Chen was Insurance Person of the Year and received the Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award in 2014. He was named Person of the Year for the Chinese Insurance Industry in 2013 and received the Shanghai Financial Talent Award in 2004. He was recognized as an expert member of the Insurance Society of China’s Insurance Entrepreneur Think Tank and a member of the Shanghai Institute of International Finance Center’s Academic Research Committee in 2018. He served as an Advisor to the Qingdao International Investment Promotion Council in 2017 and as a member of the Qingdao International City Strategic Implementation Advisory Board in 2016.

Fox Annual Fund Advisor

BBA, Temple University, 1993 

Salvatore DeTrane is the Managing Director and Founder of Empactful Capital. He is an entrepreneur, operator and investor who has been involved in building early and growing technology businesses and is a member of numerous boards, including several tech firms in the healthcare industry. Mr. DeTrane is a member of the Temple University Leadership Council.

MBA, Temple University, 1986 

BS, Cornell University, 1984 

David Devereaux has several years experience in the financial services industry. He is a Fox 100 Centennial Honoree, a recipient of Temple University’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award and a member of the Temple University Leadership Council. 

Fox MBA Student Coach

MBA, Temple University, 2010 

BA, Temple University, 1981 

Robert J. Fahey is an Executive Vice President within the Institutional Properties Group in Philadelphia, PA. Over his 30-year career, he has placed nearly 75 million SF of office equities nationally and has been involved in real estate asset sales for major institutional and entrepreneurial owners totaling in excess of $15 billion.

Mr. Fahey has been an active speaker at numerous industry events including NAIOP, ULI, PA Bar Association, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and many others. Mr. Fahey is Vice-Chair at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School and a board member at Roman Catholic High School.

JD, University of Houston, 1984 

BA, Samford University, 1977

Ann Thornton Field is a partner in the Gordon, Rees, Scully & Mansukhani law firm. She is a Trustee for the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Field is an Executive Committee Member for the Philadelphia Police Foundation and is on the Board of the International Aviation Woman’s Association. She is a member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA Trial Academy Faculty.  She is a former Board Chair of Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and a former board member of the Literacy Action Project and the Arts & Business Council. She is a previous recipient of Samford University’s Alumni of the Year and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Lynnette Norton Award. She has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Woman of Distinction and the 2014 Outstanding Director of the Year. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to trial tactics across the country. 

Fox Guest Lecturer

BBA, Temple University, 1974 

Richard Haverstick is the Chairman for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System and a former Managing Partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Haverstick is also Trustee and Chair of Audit Committee of the Global Beta ETF Trust, Trustee and Chair of Audit Committee for Brandywine Realty Trust and Chair of the Fox School’s Accounting Advisory Board. Mr. Haverstick was a Fox 100 Centennial Honoree, he received the Accounting Department Excellence in Service Award and has been recognized as the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Alumnus and as a member of the Fox School of Business Gallery of Success. He has served as the commencement speaker for ceremonies in 2009 and 2002.

 

MBA, Temple University, 1993 

BS, Lafayette College, 1987 

Leo Helmers is a former managing partner with Susquehanna Private Capital, LLC. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Lafayette College and on boards with Skin and Cancer Associates, Plews & Edelmann and McNally Industries. 

 

MBA, Temple University, 1986 

BBA, University Of Notre Dame, 1980 

Philip Jaurigue is the Chairman and CEO of Sabre Systems and a member of numerous boards, including the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Kaitlin Murphy Foundation, the National Defense Industrial Association, Liguori Academy, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Neumann University Board of Trustees. Mr. Jaurigue is the former owner and now a member of the Philadelphia Soul ownership group. He is the Chair of SMART, a mid-Atlantic technology consortium. He is the former President of Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and a former board member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Gilda’s Club. Mr. Jaurigue was Ernst & Young’s 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner and an Inaugural Hall of Fame Member for the Philadelphia 100.

Fox Annual Fund Advisor

BBA, Temple University, 1980 

Kevin Johnson retired after a long career as an executive at the Coca Cola Company. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cardinal and Gold Fund at Cardinal Hayes School in New York City. Mr. Johnson is a former member of the Butler Street YMCA board, a former member of The Camp Coca-Cola Foundation board, the Feeding American board and the Temple University’s President’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the Ballethnic Dance Academy Advisory Board and a founding member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Temple University Alumni Association. Mr. Johnson is a mentor with the Take Stock in Children program.

Paul Kozloff studied at Temple University before taking the lead in his family’s businesses. Mr. Kozloff has owned and operated several different businesses. He is the former President of The Jewish Community Center in Reading, the former President of the Jewish Federation in Reading, and a former board member at Temple Oheb Shalom synagogue in Reading. Mr. Kozloff is the former Vice President of the Lancaster Country Day School, a former member of the Board of Trustees at Albright College and Reading Area Community College. He is a founding member of the Berks County Foundation Board of Trustees and a founding member of the YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser Board of Trustees.

Fox MBA Student Coach

MBA, Temple University, 1977 

BBA, Temple University, 1969 

Fred C. Krieger was Chief Financial Officer for Iroko Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Krieger oversaw all financial matters for Iroko. Before joining Iroko, Mr. Krieger spent 25 years with GlaxoSmithKline in positions of increasing responsibility, notably as Vice President Financial Planning, Reporting and Control of the $5 billion R&D division. Mr. Krieger has recently been involved in a small business accelerator program in Florida. Mr. Krieger is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

Fox Guest Lecturer

MBA, Hofstra University, 1978 

BS, Temple University, 1971 

Douglas Maine is a senior advisor with Brown Brothers Harriman. He is the host of the Fox School’s “Wall Street Day” and the athletic department’s “New York Angels of Diamonds” event. Mr. Maine is the Lead Director of Acreage Holdings, Inc., chairman of Olympusat, Inc., and on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Hofstra University School of Business. He is a Director with Noble Systems, Inc., Utility Pipeline, Ltd., and Lead Director with R4 Technologies, Inc. He is an Executive-in-Residence at Columbia University Business School and Director and Executive Committee Member at the Bedford Playhouse. He is a former CFO and Senior VP at IBM and a former Executive VP and CFO at MCI. He is the founding President of the Temple University New York Area Alumni Association. 

 

BBA, Temple University, 1993 

Stephen McAnena is an experienced insurance executive, an associate with the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the Temple RMI Advisory Council. He was an advisor to Liberty’s Executive Development Program from 2010 to 2018, participated in the Wharton Executive Education Program in 2004, and served on the board of Noesis Learning’s Advanced Neuro Leadership Learning program. 

Fox MBA Student Coach

MPhil, Organizational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania, 2010 

MS, Organizational Dynamics, University of Pennsylvania, 2000 

MBA, Health Care Administration, Temple University, 1976 

BA, Political Science, Temple University, 1973 

Margaret McGoldrick is the former President of Abington Jefferson Health, leading the healthcare system after Abington Health and Jefferson merged to form Jefferson Health. Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Abington Health. Mrs. McGoldrick has also served as President and CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital and Medical College of PA Hospital. She is a graduate of Temple University, earning an MBA in Health Care Administration and a BA in Political Science, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned an MS in Organizational Dynamics and a MPhil in Organizational Leadership. Mrs. McGoldrick is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a Malcolm Baldrige Executive Fellow. Mrs. McGoldrick is a former Chair of the Board of Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), the Tri-State Baldrige organization for PA, NJ and Delaware. She currently serves as a Board member of the Gift of Life Foundation and is a Trustee on the Thomas Jefferson University Academic Board. 

Fox MBA Student Coach

MBA, Temple University, 1989 

MS, Memphis State University, 1981 

BS, Bombay University, 1978 

Rahul Merchant is Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Client Services & Technology at TIAA. Mr. Merchant has more than 30 years of public and private sector experience as a transformational leader, including expertise in business, technology, operations and private equity. Prior to joining TIAA in April 2015, Mr. Merchant ran his own advisory firm. Previously, he was Citywide Chief Information and Innovation Officer for the City of New York; Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Operations Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at Fannie Mae, and Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Merrill Lynch. He also has served as a senior executive with Dresdner Bank, Sanwa Bank, and Cooper Neff and Associates. Mr. Merchant is a Director of Juniper Network (JNPR), Zipari, a New York insurance software startup, and Global Cloud Xchange (GCX). 

Fox MBA Student Coach

MBA, Temple University, 1999 

BS, The Ohio State University, 1988 

Bhavesh Patel is the CEO of LyondellBasell Industries and is focused on leading the company’s long-term growth strategy. Under his leadership, the company has made several strategic acquisitions in growing markets and is building new production facilities around the world.

Previously, Mr. Patel held positions of increasing responsibility at Chevron Corporation and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company for more than 20 years. Over the course of his career, Mr. Patel has held leadership positions based in the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.

Mr. Patel is a member of the Union Pacific Corporation Board of Directors and a board member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the American Chemistry Council and the Greater Houston Partnership. Mr. Patel is on the Board of Visitors for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the External Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. He was recently appointed to the Board of the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. 

Ford Motor Company 

MBA, Temple University, 1978 

BA, Lycoming College, 1973 

David Schoch retired as a Group Vice President for the Ford Motor Company, which entailed the roles of President of the Asia Pacific Division and the Chairman and CEO of the China Division. In addition to his considerable contribution of time and talent to the Fox School, Mr. Schoch continues to serve as an independent director on several public, private and non-profit boards, along with guest lecturing at several universities on international business and global corporate ethics/social responsibility. 

BBA, Temple University, 1986 

MBA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992 

Martin Schroeter is CEO of the as-yet unnamed former IBM Global Technology Services division, which is reforming as a separate entity. Mr. Schroeter was formerly IBM’s Senior Vice President of Global Markets, where he was responsible for IBM’s global sales, client relationships and worldwide geographic operations. Mr. Schroeter has been with IBM since earning his MBA in 1992.

Fox MBA Student Coach, Guest Lecturer

MBA, University of Pennsylvania, 1975 

BBA, Temple University, 1973 

John H. Shain was a research assistant for Gerald Fischer, a long-time finance professor at the Fox School of Business in the 1970s. After graduating from Temple University, Mr. Shain founded a predecessor company that was bought by Automated Financial Systems, which has become a market leader in providing commercial lending solutions and benchmarking for risk, operational performance and pricing at top U.S. banks and globally. He obtained his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He earned a professional certificate in the 3-year graduate banking program sponsored by the American Bankers Association at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Mr. Shain has long been a benefactor and friend of the Fox School and Temple University. In addition to his role as board chairman, Mr. Shain created the Fischer-Shain Center, has served the Fox School on the Capital Campaign Committee and the Dean’s Council. He has also been a commencement speaker, a financial contributor through the Acres of Diamond Circle, and a member of the Temple University Leadership Council. 

Fox MBA Student Coach, Guest Lecturer

BBA, Temple University, 1994 

Jonathan Shelon is the Chief Operating Officer at KraneShares and joined the firm in 2015. He has extensive experience in managing investment portfolios and diverse teams at leading asset management organizations. Prior to Krane, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Specialized Strategies Team at J.P. Morgan, overseeing $40 billion in AUM. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Shelon was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for $150 billion in assets for over five million shareholders in Fidelity’s target-date strategies, the Freedom Funds.

Before Fidelity, Mr. Shelon was a quantitative consultant in the Capital Markets Research Group of Callan Associates where he developed strategic investment plans for institutional clients.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in actuarial science from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. Mr. Shelon is a fellow with the Society of Actuaries, a CFA Charterholder Member and a member of the Temple University Leadership Council.

Fox Annual Fund Advisor

BBA, Temple University, 1973 

Robert Tarola is president of Right Advisory LLC, a firm dedicated to assisting clients with finance, governance and risk management challenges. Mr. Tarola served as CFO for W.R. Grace & Co., MedStar Health, Howard University and Southcoast Health; Director for Franklin Templeton, Director and Compensation Committee Chair for VIsta Outdoor, Director and Audit Committee Chair for TeleTech Holdings, Board Chair for the American Kidney Fund and XBRL International, as a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s INvestor Advisory Group, a member of the Standing Advisory Group for PCAOB, a director for the Maryland Association of CPAs and Chair of the Advisory Board for the Temple presidents Adamany and Hart. 

Senior Advisor, Charisma Partner, SweetMart Development, LTD 

MBA, Xavier University, 1995 

MS, Temple University, 1991 

BS, Xidian University, 1983 

Xiaofeng Yin is Chairman of the Board, SweetMart Development as well as a senior advisor. Xiaofeng also holds directorships with United Chinese Americans (UCA), Sunjoy Industries and ESQ Coffee.