Board of Trustees Candidate Profiles: 21-40
With the alumni Board of Trustees campaigns in full swing, Onward State will be releasing short profiles of each candidate. Each profile will include a very brief bio with links to their mission statement, website, Facebook page, and Twitter if available.
Learn about candidates 1-20 here.
Today, during the second installment of our four-part series, we look at candidates 21-40 (in ballot order):
21. Darlene A. Marley –
Originally from Bellefonte, Marley graduated in 1977, and earned a graduate degree in 1980. She studied health and human development, and education. She is a retired special agent of the FBI. She has served in the Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta Divisions of the FBI.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Darlene A. Marley
22. Anne Riley –
Riley graduated in 1964, and earned a graduate degree eleven years later. She has a degree in the liberal arts. She works as an English teacher and is from Boalsburg, PA. She is the only incumbent running for re-election in this race. She has been a Trustee since 1997. Riley is an Honorary Lion Ambassador.
23. Karen Levine Weaver –
Karen Levine Weaver earned a B.S. degree in Microbiology in 1982. While at Penn State, she was a member of the Phi Kappa Theta Little Sisters program and the Microbiology Club, and participated in numerous philanthropic events, including THON. She’s a lifelong member of the alumni association and a current project manager at Merck & Co.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Karen Levine Weaver
24. Joseph C. Atkinson –
Atkinson graduated from the Smeal College of Business in 1992. He earned a degree in finance. He is a partner a PricewaterhouseCoopers and lives in Chalfont, PA. Atkinson is a member of the College of IST’s Advisory Board.
25. Joshua D. Fulmer –
Fulmer graduated in 2001 with a B.A. in Administration of Justice. He spent his first two years at Penn State Hazleton, and served on its Student Government Association. Fulmer was a manager for the men’s basketball team. Fulmer went on to earn a law degree at the New England School of Law, and returned to his hometown, Easton, PA, to practice.
26. Jayne Miller –
Miller earned a B.A. in Journalism in 1976. She was a sister of Delta Gamma and an officer of the Panhellenic Council. Miller is an investigative reporter for WBAL-TV in Baltimore. She has won an Emmy for her work. Baltimore Magazine and The Daily Record recognize her as one of the most powerful individuals in the city.
27. Sam Y. Zamrik –
Zamrik earned Master’s Degree in 1961 and a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics in 1965. He is also a Professor Emiritus. He has conducted research for NASA and the Department of Energy. He resides in Mesa, AZ.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Sam Y. Zamrik
28. Joanne C. DiRinaldo –
Joanne C. DiRinaldo received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Education in 1978. The Pittsburgh local also achieved a masters in Health Science from James Madison University and a doctorate in Education from Pittsburgh University. DiRinaldo is a native of State College and currently sits on the Penn State New Kensington Advisory Board.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Joanne C. DiRinaldo
29. Jefrey F. Wall –
Wall graduated from Penn State in 1974 and received a graduate degree in Liberal Arts in 1976. He is currently a business manager for Penns Valley Area School District in Ambridge, Pa.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Jefrey F. Wall
30. Stella M. Tsai –
Tsai graduated from Penn State in 1985 with a degree in Liberal Arts. She is currently a partner for Archer and Greiner, PC in Philadelphia. Previously, she worked in the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department where he handled municipal liability, business transactions, regulatory compliance, and privacy issues.
31. Scott K. Munroe –
Munroe is a 1998 graduate in Arts and Architecture. He currently works as a Campus Landscape Architect for the University of Maryland, located in Catonsville, Maryland. Scott served as a 6-year member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Government Affairs Advisory Committee helping to shape and implement national legislative and governmental policies.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Scott K. Munroe
32. Ronald C. Wagner Jr. –
Wagner graduated from Penn State in 1989 from the College of Communications with a degree in advertising. Currently, he is the Vice President of Marketing for the Modular Space Corporation located in Berwyn, Pa. As an alum, he is still heavily involved with Penn State. He has done mentoring work with LionLink, Fast Start, and the Penn State University Outreach Advisory Board.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Ronald C. Wagner Jr.
33. Barry M. Simpson –
Simpson graduated in 1969 with a degree in Business. He is currently the executive director for the Pennsylvania Bar Association located in Harrisburg, Pa. Barry Simpson served as President of the Alumni Association from July 2009 to June 2011.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Barry M. Simpson
34. Robert J. Bowsher –
Bowsher graduated from Penn State in 1986 from the College of Business, with a B.S. degree in accounting. While at Penn State, he was a Tour Chairman for Lion Ambassadors, as well as a member of the Kappa Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Alpha Lambda Delta. Currently. He resides in San Diego, California and works as an accounting manager.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Robert J. Bowsher
35. O. Richard Bundy III –
Bundy first graduated in 1993 with a B.A. in History. Three years later, in 1996, he graduated with his master’s degree, also in history. He is the President and CEO of the University of Vermont Foundation, and before that, he was the VP for Development with the Iowa State University Foundation.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: O. Richard Bundy III
36. Vincent J. Tedesco Jr. –
Tedesco graduated from Penn State in 1964. He retired as a Colonel from the United States Army in 1991, where he commanded thousands of soldiers. He also has a road named after him at Fort Hood, Texas. After serving in the military, he worked with Lockheed Martin, from which he retired in 2011. He worked as an advisor and board member for the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, as well as volunteering with the men’s lacrosse team.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Vincent J. Tedesco Jr.
37. John W. Diercks –
Diercks, Col. USAF (Ret) graduated from Penn State in 1963 and received graduate degrees from the university in 1967 and 1975, both in meteorology. He joined Penn State as a senior research associate in the College of EMS and remained there until his retirement in 2004. While at Penn State, Diercks was an Evan Pugh Scholar, received the Ellen Steidle Achievement Award (from the College of EMS), and was an Outstanding Cadet for Air Force ROTC. In the last five years, he has helped Penn State students file tax returns, and at one point he served two terms as President of the Lady Lion Cager Club, a booster for the Lady Lions.
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: John W. Diercks
38. Edward “Ted” B. Brown III –
Brown graduated from Penn State in 1968. He is currently the President & CEO of KETCHConsulting. He is also serves as the president for the Parmi Nous Alumni Interest Group
Extended Bio and Mission Statement: Edward (Ted) B. Brown, III
39. James R. Antoniono – Antonio is a 1971 Penn State graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts. He is currently based out of Greensburg, Pa where he serves as an attorney for the firm DeBernardo Antonio McCabe and Davis.
40. David L. Roush – Roush graduated from Penn State in 2004 holding degrees in Communications, Liberal Arts, and Media/TV Production. He currently is a teacher at Harry Truman High School in Bronx, NY. Roush believes that he has necessary knowledge of the media needed for Penn State to regain control of dialogue about the school in the future and restore balance to their image.
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