Alumni return to campus for ZIPD conference

Alumni return to campus for ZIPD conference


Alumni returned to Bloomsburg University to give presentations and interact with students at the recent Zeigler Institute of Professional Development (ZIPD) Business Conference. Founded by Terry ’76 and JoAnn ’77 Schultz Zeigler, ZIPD seeks to prepare students for aspects of a business career, ranging from etiquette and dressing appropriately to becoming more aware of opportunities in their fields and seeing how disciplines are related.

This annual conference connects current students with successful alumni, allowing students to learn from and network with experienced businesspeople in their fields.

“The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development gives our students a distinct advantage,” said BU President David Soltz. “They will not only pursue careers that are a good fit for them personally, but they will acquire the well-rounded perspective necessary to become valued employees and successful business owners.”

The following alumni participated in the two-day conference

  • Richard “Dick” Baker, '73, Retired, Chair Accounting - Professor of Accounting, Bloomsburg University
  • Beth Bloom, President, Bloom Institute
  • Barbara Bogart-Willders, '83, Director, Application and Project Governance, South Jersey Industries
  • Michael Boguski, '85, President, Eastern Alliance
  • Greg Bowden, '01, VP - Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.
  • Arlene Bowes, '10, Manger of Auditing, KPMG, LLP
  • John Braganini, '75, Principal, Great Lakes Companies
  • Gil Brown, '78, CEO, Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
  • Brad Buch, '98, Account Executive, UPS
  • John Burker, '14, Supply Chain Client Partner, Gartner Inc.
  • Marla Cannon, VP Channel Marketing, TE Connectivity
  • Alana Cassidy, '07, Sr. Manager, Internet & WiFi Business Planning & Budgets, Comcast Cable
  • David Coffman, '76, President/CEO, Business Valuations & Strategies PC
  • Jay Collins, '07, Owner, Cornerstone and Bio-Comp Dental Labs
  • Nicholas DeLuca, '12, Business Education Teacher, Brick Township Memorial High School
  • Craig Evans, '03, CPA/Manager, Kreischer Miller
  • Daniel Fisher, '14, Talent Development Trainer, West Shore
  • Rick Flynn, '81, Director of Organizational Development, Geisinger Health Systems
  • Randy Frazer, Regional VP/Director of Operations Plant Manager, Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Ron Geib, '76, CEO, Harleysville Savings Bank
  • Gloria Gerrity, '06, VP-Pediatrics Service Line, Geisinger Health Systems
  • Michael Gillespie, '95, Chief Accounting Officer, Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • Garry Golden, Futurist, Keynote Speaker
  • Timothy Gooch, '83, Partner, Baker Tilly
  • Melissa Harris Brown, '90, Director of Advancement Operations, Faith in the Future
  • Chris Hill, Director of Sales and Catering, Pine Barn Inn
  • Theodore Hodgins, '89, Senior Director, Technology & Product, Comcast
  • Nicholas Hoffman, Senior, Manufacturing Intern, Crayola
  • Drew Hostetter, '76, Retired, Executive VP & CFO, Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc
  • Rick Jarman, '73, President & CEO, National Center Manufacturing Sciences
  • Stephen Johnson, '76, VP of Sales, Office Basics, Inc.
  • Marla Kane, '99, Higher Education Access Partner, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
  • Paul Kappel, '89, President, Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley
  • Ian Kennedy, '13, Cash Management - Fund Financial Association
  • Rebecca Knorr, Talent Acquisition Program Manager, Pep Boys
  • Kevin Kotch, '14 Business Education Teacher, Lehighton High School
  • Walter Kushla, '78, Executive Small Commercial Sales Representative, The Hartford Insurance
  • Carolyn Lamacchia, Assistant Professor Bus. Ed. and ITM, Bloomsburg University
  • Bronwyn Laughner, Faculty, Bloomsburg University
  • Rebecca Lieberman, '13, Audit Associate, KPMG
  • Lucille Lukas, '80, Exclusive Agent, State Farm
  • Michael Mack, Senior Manager of Investigations and Ethics, Rite Aid
  • John Makara, ' 90, Sr. Delivery Manager, PHH Mortgage
  • Paul Malatesta, '88, VP, US Graphic Communications, Xerox Corporation
  • David Marcolla, '00, Director, Product Marketing, Comcast
  • Thomas Mason, '84, Field Product Line Manager - Auto, Travelers Insurance
  • Joe McCormack, '06, Senior Account Executive, UPS
  • Spencer McHugh, '13, FX Trader, Vangaurd
  • David Mcllwaine, '80, President, HVAC Distributions, Inc.
  • Jim McMenamin, '78, Teacher-Retired, Federal Bureau of Prisons - US Penitentiary Lewisburg
  • John McVeigh, '78, Counselor at Law, President/CEO, Law Offices of John S. McVeigh, PC
  • Juli Miller, '92, VP, Global Business Insights, Johnson & Johnson
  • Kevin Moyer, '89, Senior Director, Connolly iHealth Technologies
  • Donna Nardy, Marketing Manager, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group
  • Timothy Neiter, Sales Training Operations Manager, UPS
  • Brenda Nichols, '85, Senior VP/CFO, Larson Design Group
  • Lisa Papageorgiou, '82, Director of Marketing, Comcast Business
  • Matti Prima, '77, Consultant, Winsor Learning
  • Brian Roadarmel, '08, Manager, Financial Reporting at VF Corporation
  • Jeremy Scheibelhut, '11, Senior Associate, Boyer & Ritter, LLC
  • Greg Silvershein, President, Grand Equity Corporation
  • Crystal Skotedis, '03, Director, Boyer & Ritter, LLC
  • Jennifer Sullivan, '09, Senior Manager, Customer Experience, Comcast
  • Carissa Tardiff, '07, Broker Dealer Chief of Staff for Financial Advisory Services, The Vanguard Group
  • Mark Thomas, '91, Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Hugh Turner, '82, VP of Finance, Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
  • Mark Usry, Associate Professor, Bloomsburg University
  • Gary Wapinski, '84, VP of Manufacturing, Crayola, LLC
  • Norman Watts, '59, Financial Consultant, Watts Investments, Consultants
  • Arlene Webb, Manager-Audit, KPMG, LLP
  • Garrett Werkheiser, Student, Bloomsburg University
  • David Williams, '81, President at CEO, Make-A-Wish America
  • Richard Wisniewski, '82, Deputy Director, Strategic Industrial Planning, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Anthony Zarzaca, '94, Senior VP, Kay & Sons, LLC
  • Terry Zeigler, '76, President/CEO, Datacap Systems Inc
  • Joann Zeigler, '77

Other presenters:

  • Dr. Joan Benek-Rivera, Professor of Management, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Laura Davis, Professor, Business Education and ITM, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Monica Favia, Assistant Professor, Management & Marketing, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Christiana Force, '96, Assistant Professor, Business Education and ITM, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Victoria Geyfman, Professor, Finance, Bloomsburg University
  • Christine Heimbach, '89, Adjunct Professor, Marketing, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Darrin Kass, Professor, Management, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Heather Kirkwood, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr.Carolyn Lamacchia, Assistant Professor Bus. Ed. and ITM, Bloomsburg University
  • Bronwyn Laughner, '15, Faculty, Bloomsburg University
  • Justin Noll, '14, Temporary Instructor, Marketing, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Loreen Powell, Associate Professor, Business Education and ITM, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Loren Selznick, Assistant Professor, Business Education and ITM, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Mike Shapeero, Professor, Accounting, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Mark Usry, Associate Professor, Business Education and ITM, Bloomsburg University