Advancement Council

The Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Advancement Council exists to support the Thomas Jefferson University Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce in achieving a national reputation as provider of innovative, transdisciplinary design, engineering and business programs. The goal is to increase the value of the University’s degree for all alums, while enhancing the reputation of Thomas Jefferson University as an innovation-focused, innovation-producing institution. The Advancement Council will support Thomas Jefferson University’s Nexus Learning approach, which crosses active, collaborative, and industry-based learning to prepare graduates to be leaders in their careers.

The current Kanbar College Advancement Council includes:

Robert L. Nydick, Ph.D. ’78 (Chair)
Professor, Management and Operations
Villanova University
School of Business

John W. Ackler, CFA ’92
Senior Vice President
Brown Brothers Harriman

Deanna Amorello ’02, M’04
Director, Product Development

Mary Lynne Bercik ’90
Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Technical Operations

Charles Bernier ’74
President and CEO

Salvatore A. Boccella, III ’83
The Goddard School

Carole Borden ’82
Chief Executive Officer
CB Transportation

Jim Cass ‘90
Senior Vice President & Managing Director
SEI Investments

Eileen E. Chambers ’91
Vice President & Portfolio Manager
The Haverford Trust Company

Andrew Cherry ’87

Tony DiElsi ’79
Executive Vice President
Ross Stores

Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Esq. ’83
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

James G. Geise ’89
Senior Account Executive
Sales & Product Development
S. Lichtenberg & Co., Inc.  

Bryant M. Greene M’96
Owner and Administrator
Always Best Care Senior Services

Marc Kantor
Printers Apparel Corporation

Christine Kobeski ’86
Senior Director, Human Resources
Siemens Healthcare

Kevin Kodz ’97
Classic Harley-Davidson

Michael Louden ’89
Vice President of Sales, Enterprise Services - Northeast Division
Comcast Business

Jan Maiden ’81
Senior Vice President
Human Resources and Systems Protection
Federal-Mogul Powertrain

Salvatore J. Patti ’90
Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director
PNC Wealth Management

Jerry Rosenau M’96
Professor Emeritus
Thomas Jefferson University

Robert P. Smith ’76    
President & CEO
IMARK Group, Inc.

Mark A. Sunderland ’84
Textile Engineer+Strategist
Robert J. Reichlin High-Performance Apparel Chair
Director-MS Global Fashion Enterprise
Director-BS Textile Material Technology
Thomas Jefferson University

Jeannette Wistner ’94, M’99
Global Mobility Services

Michael N. Zimmerman ’98
Vice President and Co-Owner