Board of Visitors

Board of VisitorsThe Board of Visitors is an advisory body of alumni and business leaders for the Center for Business and Economics and a powerful asset for students and faculty alike.  Each year the board convenes to engage with students in a variety of activities, beginning with a mini-conference designed to help students to use their college experience to achieve their career goals.

Structured networking sessions are scheduled throughout the day to provide board members opportunities to answer individual student questions about the job market as well as trending topics in business and economics.

Allegheny College Board of Visitors participants, April 8, 2019. Photo by Ed Mailliard

When asked, What surprises you the most about today’s students?  visiting board member Evelyn Pendleton ’87 commented, “The biggest surprise that I had was how much is now available to today’s students.  My hope and wish is for the students to maximize their opportunity with Allegheny College.  Attend a job seminar, visit an employer and/or practice a mock interview.  Just take advantage of all that the Business and Economics program has to offer.”

The Board of Visitors annual event is supported by the Earl W. Adams, Jr. Endowment, established by Allegheny College Trustee William H. Brown, Jr., Allegheny Class of 1980, in honor of Professor Earl William Adams, Jr.  –  teacher, mentor and friend.

Active Members

Don Belt ’93
Wealth Management
Barrie Christman ’74
Chairman, President & CEO (ret.)
Principal Bank and Principal Trust Company
Jennifer Daurora ’99 
Allegheny Trustee
Director of Business Development
McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores
Don Goldstein
Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics
Allegheny College
Mark Hanson ’83
Vice Chair, CBE Board of Visitors
Senior Vice President
Freddie Mac
Terry Hartford ’81
Allegheny Trustee
Vice President
ATI Defense
Kathy Kohler ’79
Chair, CBE Board of Visitors
Head of International Privacy Risk
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Linda Krzykowski ’81
Assistant Vice Provost for Student Engagement
University at Albany
H. Sean Mathis ’65
Founding Partner
New Centurion Capital Partners LLC
Paul Marcela ’78
President and Managing Director
Governance Partners Group, LLC
Devone McLeod ’13
Certified Financial Planner®
Reby Advisors
Sam Moss
President, Impact Advisory Services
Senior Director of Finance
East Lake Foundation/CF Foundation
Jerome Nelson ’83
Allegheny Trustee
Founding Partner
Carnegie Steel Partners
Kyle O’Connor ’03
Senior Vice President
Product & Business Development
TriState Capital Bank
Evelyn Pendleton ’87
VP Market, Chief Financial Officer & Coach for the MidAtlantic territory
Aetna Insurance
James Spalding ’80
Sr. V.P., Asst. Sec. & Gen. Council (ret.)
Vanguard Health Systems, Inc
Roger Tufts ’76
Senior Economic Advisor
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
U. S. Treasury
Lance Zingale ’77
Executive VP & General Manager
Sykes Enterprises

Emeritus members

William Demchak ’84
President and CEO
PNC Financial Services Group

Thomas St. Clair ’57
Chief Financial Officer (ret.)
Phelps-Dodge Corp.

Natalie Taaffe Hoffman ’68
Managing Partner
Linden Partners