Thirty-nine candidates will vie for three open alumni seats on Pennsylvania State University’s 32-member board of trustees, the university announced this week.
That’s a crowded field, but not as crowded as last year when more than 80 candidates competed for three seats in the aftermath of the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Earlier this week, ballot positions for the election were determined through a drawing. Penn State alumni will be able to obtain ballots for the election online beginning April 10, Paula R. Ammerman, associate secretary of the board, said in a statement.
Biographical information and statements by each candidate will be available on March 18 on a “Meet the Candidates Page” at http://www.psu.edu/trustees/index.html
On-line voting will conclude at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 2. Trustees serve three-year terms. Nine of the seats are filled by alumni appointments, with three new members being elected each year.
Two of the three incumbents are running for re-election, including Stephanie Nolan Deviney, an attorney at Fox Rothschild LLP in Exton, who earlier this year was elected vice chair of the board. The other incumbent is Paul V. Suhey, an orthopedic surgeon from Boalsburg.
Of the 39 candidates, in addition to Deviney, there are three other candidates from the Philadelphia area. They are: Mark S. Connolly, intellectual property director at E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., West Chester; Darlene R. Baker, vice president of operations, PSKW LLC, Warminster; and Amy L. Williams, founder & managing director, SageWorks Rx LLC, Wayne.
A full list of candidates in order of their ballot position are:
1 Kathleen A. Pavelko, '75, '79g, Lib, Com, President & CEO, WITF, New Cumberland, Pa.
2 Pratima Gatehouse, '96, '10g, Eng, Vice President, Production Design, Avalon Partners, Short Hills, N.J.
3 Eugene J. Bella, '63, Eng, Retired, Murrysville, Pa.
4 Paul V. Suhey, '79, Lib, Orthopedic Surgeon, Martin & Suhey Orthopedics, Boalsburg, Pa.
5 Thomas A. Conley, '01, Eng, USAF Pilot, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Washington, District of Columbia.
6 John W. Diercks, '63, '67g, '75g, EMS, Retired, United States Air Force, State College, Pa.
7 Edward "Ted" B. Brown, III, '68, Sci, President/CEO, KETCH Consulting Inc., State College, Pa.
8 Rudolph K. Glocker, '91, '93g, Lib, Managing Partner, Pediped Footwear, Henderson, Nev.
9 Christopher J. Bartnik, '91, '96g, Bus, Senior Vice President, East Region Benefits Leader, Wells Fargo & Company, Chantilly, Va.
10 Vincent J. Tedesco, Jr., '64, Bus, Director, Lockheed Martin Corporation, State College, Pa.
11 William J. Cluck, '82, Lib, Attorney, Law Offices of William J. Cluck, Harrisburg, Pa.
12 Stephanie Nolan Deviney, '97 JD, DSL, Attorney at Law, Fox Rothschild LLP, Exton, Pa.
13 John M. Mason, Jr., '70, '72, Eng; Cap, Associate Provost & VP for Research, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
14 Robert J. Bowsher, '86, Bus, Writer and Accountant, San Diego, Calif.
15 Doreen Ulichney Schivley, '78, Edu, Retired Speech Therapist & Special Education Teacher, Kent County Board of Education, State College, Pa.
16 J. Andrew Weidman, '78, Bus, Chairman, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Reading, Pa.
17 Ben J. Novak, '65, '99g, Lib, IDF, Retired, Ave Maria, Fla.
18 O. Richard Bundy, III, '93, '96g, Lib, President and CEO, University of Vermont Foundation, South Burlington, Vt.
19 Matthew A. Bird, '80, Eng, Project Controls Manager, Bechtel Group, Gettysburg, Pa.
20 Frederik O. Riefkohl, '87, Bus, Senior Vice President, CSA Group, Annapolis, Md.
21 Mark S. Connolly, '84g, Sci, Intellectual Property Director, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., West Chester, Pa.
22 Barbara L. Doran, '75, Lib, Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, New York, N.Y.
23 Darlene R. Baker, '80, Sci, Vice President of Operations, PSKW LLC, Warminster, Pa.
24 Robert J. Hooper, '79, H&HD, President/Chair of the Board, Vermont State Employees Association, Burlington, Vt.
25 Amy L. Williams, '80, H&HD, Founder & Managing Director, SageWorks Rx LLC., Wayne, Pa.
26 Robert N. Grimes, '80, Agr, Chairman, CEO & President, ConStrata Tech Consulting, Potomac, Md.
27 Jeffrey N. Goldsmith, '82, H&HD, Account Executive, Premium Card Solutions, Harrisburg, Pa.
28 David K. Mullaly, '69, '72g, Lib, Retired Teacher, Annapolis, Md.
29 Robert P. McKinnon, '90, Com, Founder, GALEWILL Design, Inc., Hastings on Hudson, N.Y.
30 Ted J. Sebastianelli, '69, Bus, Retired, Deputy HR Director, Military District of Washington DC, State College, Pa.
31 Christopher R. Owens, '06, IST, Lib, Mobile Banking Manager, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
32 Gregory A. Slachta, MD, '66, Sci, Retired Urologic Surgeon, Ridgeland, S.C.
33 Charles R. Mazzitti, '80, Lib, President, Mazzitti & Sullivan E.A.P. Services, Elizabethtown, Pa.
34 Gregory "Sandy" S. Sanderson, '00, Eng, CEO, CollClub Sports, Pittsburgh, Pa.
35 Robert C. Jubelirer, '59, '62 JD, Lib, DSL, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, Boalsburg, Pa.
36 William F. Oldsey, '76, Lib, Operating Partner, Atlas Advisors, Basking Ridge, N.J.
37 Patrick J. Howley, '12, H&HD, Baltimore, Md.
38 Ryan M. Bagwell, '02, A&A; Com, Senior Interactive Developer, Hirshorn Zucherman Design Group, Middleton, Wis.
39 Scott T. Kimler, '83, EMS, Owner, ST Consulting, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada