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Directors Academy Graduates

Graduates of the Directors Academy program have earned a Certificate of Director Education certifying they are board-ready by the Gupta Governance Institute’s Center for Corporate Governance. These individuals understand the increasingly complex and ever-changing role of a corporate board member and are prepared to contribute to discussions occurring in today’s boardrooms. If you are conducting a board search and would like more information about any of our graduates, please email governance@drexel.edu.

Cate Agnew
Cate Agnew

Chief Real Estate Valuation Officer

Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking

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Banji Akingbade
Banji Akingbade

Executive Director, River Oaks Homecare

Founder, NetRoute LLC

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Kate Allison

Founder and CEO

The Karma Agency

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Michael Azarian
Michael Azarian

Director

Flushing Financial Corporation

Fall 2019 Graduate

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Jim Balaschak
Jim Balaschak

Retired Principal, U.S. Energy & Resources Practice

Deloitte

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Kerry Benson

Managing Director and Chief Information Officer

PFM

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Joseph Berquist

Vice President and Managing Director - North America

Quaker Chemical Corporation

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Toni Brock
Toni Brock

Vice President of Corporate Analytics and Transparency

Bristol Myers Squibb

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Glenn Brooks

COO and SVP

Leon N. Weiner & Associates Inc.

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Barbara L. Bungy
Barbara L. Bungy

Chief Executive Officer

FamCareInc.

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Katharine Burke
Katharine A. Burke

Chief Operating Officer

CureSearch for Children's Cancer

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Kathleen Chimicles

President and CEO

GlenDevon Group Inc

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Deborah Chiumento
Deborah Chiumento

Associate Director, Financial Services Organization

Ernst & Young

Directors Academy Certificate in Director Education Graduate

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Nancy Cocozza

Former President of Medicare

Aetna Inc.

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Rob Cook

Former CEO

Speakman Company

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Jonathan Corle

Founder

Corle Enterprises LLC

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Bernie Dagenais
Bernie Dagenais

President & CEO

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce

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Christopher Dailey

Vice President, Construction Services Manager

GEI Consultants

Fall 2018 Graduate

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Diane DeCesare

Shareholder

Drucker & Scaccetti

Fall 2018 Graduate

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Elba Deck

Director of Finance and Administration

Delaware River Basin

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Denise (DeeDee) DeMan

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Bench International

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Beth DiPaolo

President and Global Head

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services

President and Global Head, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services

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Tom Ermi

Vice President and General Counsel

AgroFresh Solutions Inc

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Jordi Ferre

Chief Executive Officer

AgroFresh Solutions Inc

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Jane Firth

Founder and CEO

Firth Leadership Partners LLC

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Anne Friberg
Anne Friberg

Senior Director, Peer Knowledge Exchange

NeuGroup

Fall 2019 Graduate

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Autumn Graves

Head of School

St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Head of School, St. Anne’s-Belfield School

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Tracey Gray-Walker
Tracey Gray-Walker

CEO

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Trust

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William Greeley

Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

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Vic Grizzle

Chief Executive Officer

Armstrong World Industries

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Anton Gunn
Anton Gunn

Business Management Consultant

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Susan F. Haindl
Susan F. Haindl

Chief Administrative Officer

Essential Utilities

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Pamela Harper

Member and Chair of the Government and Regulatory Practice

Griesing Law, LLC.

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Michael W. Harris

Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer

PFM Asset Management, LLC

Fall 2018 Graduate

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Ayanna Haskins

Consultant

Main Line Health

Consultant, Main Line Health

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Daniel F. Hayes, CPA

Former Managing Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

Former Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

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Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill
Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Consolidated Rail Corporation

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Michelle Hillery
Michelle Hillery

Corporate Vice President and Head of Architecture and Innovation

New York Life Insurance

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I. Gail Howard

Managing Director and Senior Consultant

Liberty Business Strategies Ltd

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Carol Johnson

Independent Director

Avison Young, FTS International, Penn Mutual, and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Director, Avison Young, FTS International, Penn Mutual, and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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Alexander Kalafatides

Director

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP

Partner and Global Sales and Marketing Director, Entryways; Director, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP

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Mark Kerschner
Mark Kerschner

Former CFO

Exelis Corporation, Electronic Warfare Unit

Directors Academy Certificate in Director Education Graduate

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Jason Kotik

Senior Investment Director

Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Joan Kuehl
Joan Kuehl

EVP & Chief Information Officer

Elevate Credit Inc.

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Taneshia Nash Laird
Taneshia Nash Laird

President and CEO

Newark Symphony Hall

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Rob Lazzaro

Board Director and Advisor

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Peggy Leimkuhler
Peggy Leimkuhler

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Firstrust Bank

Fall 2019 Graduate

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Dorothy (Dottie) Leonardi

Chief Operating Officer

Drucker & Scaccetti

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Ryan Lewis

Senior Clinical Director

Ethicon Inc.

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Tim Lindemann
Tim Lindemann

Founding Partner & Principal Consultant

Cactus Consulting Group

Fall 2019 Graduate

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 Melissa Ludwig
Melissa Ludwig

Director, CSS Industries

Former Group Vice President, Macy’s

Fall 2019 Graduate

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Christopher Luning

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Aqua America, Inc.

SVP, General Counsel, & Secretary, Aqua America Inc

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Walter Lynch

President and COO of Regulated Operations

American Water

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Don Maier

President and CEO

Armstrong Flooring Inc

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Gina Merritt-Epps
Gina Merritt-Epps

Former Chief Governance Officer

South Jersey Industries

Directors Academy Certificate in Director Education Graduate

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Emmy Miller

President and Co-Founder

Liberty Business Solutions Ltd

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Robert Mulhall

Partner - Mid-Atlantic Wealth and Asset Management Leader

EY

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Christopher Nash

Director of Talent Acquisition

Spectra & Comcast Spectacor

Chris is a senior talent acquisition leader in the Sports & Entertainment industry.

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Kathleen Noonan
Kathleen Noonan

Chief Executive Officer

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Directors Academy Certificate in Director Education Graduate

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Drew O'Neill

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

HighPoint Solutions

Drew O’Neill is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at HighPoint Solutions (an IQVIA company). At HighPoint, Drew is responsible for the internal information security program, as well as the managed security services practice. HighPoint is a global consulting firm focused in the healthcare and life sciences industries.

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Lydia Ogden
Lydia Ogden

Founder and Principal

All Access Health LLC

Fall 2019 Graduate

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Elaine O’Hara

Chief Commercial Officer, North America

Sanofi Pasteur

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Miray Pereira

Field Engineering Program Manager

DuPont

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Siobhan O’Loughlin Reardon

Consultant

Riverfront Associates, LLC

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David Reifschneider

Retired Assistant Director of Engineering Management

Drexel University

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Maria Frizelle Roberts
Maria Frizelle Roberts

President & Chief Executive Officer

MFR Consultants Inc

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John F. Salveson

Co-Founder and Principal

Salveson Stetson Group

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Sue Schick
Sue Schick

Senior Vice President

UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Fall 2019 Graduate

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Sarah W. Soong

Vice President and Treasurer

Xcel Energy

Vice President and Treasurer, Xcel Energy

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Roz Sutch

Shareholder

Drucker & Scaccetti

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Daria Torres
Daria Torres

Experienced Board Advisor and Strategy Executive

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Karla Trotman
Karla Trotman

CEO/Owner

Electro Soft

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John Via

Sr. Consultant; Mfg & Supply Chain Strategy Development & Deployment, Global Heart Valve Network

Edwards Lifesciences

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Kellye Walker

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Huntington Ingalls Industries

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Zack Zavalydriga

Beauty & Personal Care Industry Executive, Board Member, Advisor

DevaCurl

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Executive Director, Gupta Governance Institute and Office of Alumni Relations & Engagement

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