BU alumni to share professional experiences with students

For immediate release: Sept. 29, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Forty-three Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania alumni will return to campus to give presentations to business students during the first Zeigler Institute for Professional Development conference Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6 and 7. The alumni will share their stories of success in the business world since graduation and provide students with tips about how to succeed.

Speakers will give presentations on an array of topics including “Developing a Strategic Approach to Growing Your Career,” “Five Career Mistakes I Made In My First Year Out of College” and “Working in a Trillion Dollar Industry: Insurance is More than Sales.”

Alumni presenters are:

  • Carissa Anthony, Project Leader, Large Transactions, Vanguard
  • Richard “Dick” Baker, Professor Emeritus, Bloomsburg University
  • Ed Barrett, CFO, Executive Vice President, VIST Financial
  • Deb Blake-Ferraro, CFO, Executive Services
  • John Braganini, CEO, Great Lakes Insurance
  • Ed Breiner, CEO, Schramm
  • Jeff Brunozzi, Vice President, Large Caliber Ammunition Operations, General Dynamics
  • Steve Carr, Manager, Kreischer Miller
  • Maria Cannon, Vice President, Cisco Systems
  • Chuck Chubb, Managing Director, WTAS LLC
  • Eric Cureton, Partner, Alcorn & Cureton
  • Alan Dakey, CEO, Peoples Neighborhood Bank
  • Doug Dyer, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Pinnacle Health System
  • Craig Evans, Manager, Kreischer Miller
  • Jim Ferraro, President, Executive Services
  • John Gardner, President, Marwood Rest Home
  • Lindsey Gardner, Human Resources Professional, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Gloria Gerrity, Vice President of Operations, Geisinger Health Systems
  • Michael Gillespie, Chief Accounting Officer, Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • John Gross, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Joseph Hilgar, Global Sourcing Manager, Energy and Materials, Air Products and Chemicals
  • Matthew Hoch, Securities Lending, Vanguard
  • Tom Holly, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Barbara Hudock, Managing Principal and Founding Partner, Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources
  • Joe Jacques, CEO, Jacques Financial
  • Mike Kacsmar, Partner, Ernst and Young
  • Kelly Lewis, President and CEO, TechQuest Pennsylvania
  • Bob Lyon, CEO, Millers Insurance
  • Tom Mason, Auto Field Product Line Manager, Travelers Insurance
  • Bob Moore, Energy Industry Consultant
  • Brenda Nichols, CFO, Larson Design Group
  • Justin Noll, Plant Manager, Cherokee Pharmaceuticals
  • Ed Piatkowski, General Manager, Corporate Accounts, GE Healthcare
  • Nobel “Bud” Quandel, Chairman and CEO, Quandel Enterprises.
  • Charlie Ross, CEO, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Shipe, CEO, Loudon Mutual Insurance
  • Chet Snavely, President, The Anchor Organization
  • Jeff Stello, CEO, Matcor
  • Doug Taylor, President, Taylor Wealth Management
  • Mark Thomas, Partner, KPMG
  • David Williams, CEO, Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Anthony Zarzaca, Commercial Sales Manager, North America Lutron Electronics Co.
  • Terry Zeigler, CEO, Datacap Systems

The conference is part of the new Zeigler Institute for Professional Development, financed by a gift to the Bloomsburg University Foundation from Terry ’76 and JoAnn Schultz Zeigler ’77 to provide career guidance BU students majoring in business. For more information, contact the BU’s College of Business at (570) 389-4745.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.