Zeigler College of Business Advisory Board

... "provides advice, guidance and support for the continuing development of high quality business programs at Bloomsburg University."

The Business Advisory Board assists in promoting the Zeigler College of Business to the business community, augmenting the college’s existing career counseling and placement services, providing the faculty with continuing opportunities for interaction with the business community, and sharing special insights through classroom presentations.

Although fundraising is not a purpose of the Board, a natural result of the Advisory Board has been financial support for many of the Zeigler College of Business activities.

Board Members

Advisory Board

Alan Dakey, President, PA Council on Financial Literacy

Bob Moore, CEO and Managing Partner, ABR, LLC

Brenda I. Nichols, CFO and Chair of the Board, Larson Design Group

Elisa (Mancuso) Grandizio, Executive Coach and Motivational Speaker, Break ON Through

Gary Wapinski, VP of Global Logistics and Enterprise Improvement

Gloria Gerrity, VP of Women and Children's Institute, Geisinger

Greg Bowden, Owner and Senior Financial Advisor, The Princeton Group – Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

Justin Noll, VP of RandD and Supply Chain, Sekisui SPI

Maria Cannon, VP of TE Connectivity

Matti Prima, VP and Treasurer, Estonian American National Council

Nick Giuffre, Bradford White Corporation

Robert L. Lyon, President and CEO, Rockingham Group

Steven E. Morehart, Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Tom Mason, 2VP, Travelers Insurance


Criteria for Membership

Membership can consist of no more than 25 persons, who have been appointed by the Dean of the Zeigler College of Business, upon the approval of the Business Advisory Board Nominating Committee and the existing board members.

Members are normally appointed to three-year terms. Membership may be renewed for additional three-year terms at the discretion of the Dean. The members of the Business Advisory Board serve the Zeigler College of Business strictly on a volunteer basis, without remuneration and are selected solely on the basis of professional achievements and willingness to contribute time and sustained financial support.

Membership Criteria

  • Position of owner, chairman, CEO, COO, CFO, president, vice president, director, plant manager, partner or retired from any of these positions preferred. Individuals holding other positions may be considered based on their potential contributions to the board.
  • Willingness to provide sustained financial support and a history of giving to the Zeigler College of Business.
  • Ability and commitment to make a contribution of time and concern to the Business Advisory Board and the College of Business.
  • Willingness to be involved in special projects and initiatives, such as dean searches and the accreditation process.
  • A willingness to contribute three days a year to Business Advisory Board activities, including, but not limited to attending meetings of the board and serving as an Executive in Residence. Members are expected to attend two out of three consecutive advisory board meetings.