Board of Trustees

Reba Beeson

Vice President

Reba Beeson

Reba Beeson, Vice-President, has over 20 years’ experience in the practice of both law and investment banking. She has advised a broad range of businesses, arts and other nonprofit organizations. At Pitney Bowes, where she served as Senior Tax Counsel and Director of Structured Finance, its investment team garnered the Deal of the Year Award from International Finance Review for an innovative cross-border leasing transaction. Ms. Beeson received an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law and a J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor...

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Nancy Newcomer Vick

Secretary

Nancy Newcomer Vick

Nancy Newcomer Vick, Secretary, has been active in the fields of Marketing and Strategic Planning for many years. A former Senior Vice President of Ammirati & Puris Advertising, New York, Nancy worked on industry analysis, strategy development and competitive positioning. She helped acquire and manage accounts, winning a Gold EFFIE award for excellence in marketing positioning. Nancy was educated at Cornell University and received her MBA from IMD, Lausanne. She published several international cases in Marketing and Strategic Planning with the International Case Clearing House (ICCH) at...

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Walter Smedley, III

Treasurer

Walter Smedley, III, Treasurer, has over 35 years of experience in banking lending. He is the Managing Director of The Private Banking Group at Bryn Mawr Trust and was president of the Philadelphia Private Banking Office of First Valley Bank and the Western Philadelphia Suburbs Private Banking Office of Fidelity Bank. A graduate of The Haverford School and Princeton University, he has an MBA from the Wharton School. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). He served on the Financial and Investment Services Council of the Pennsylvania Bankers’...

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John Michael “Mickey” Robinson

CFO

John Michael “Mickey” Robinson, CFO, is a Memphis-born 1968 graduate of Memphis State University with a BBA in marketing with honors and a 1973 MBA graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Business with honors. He served in the United States Coast Guard as a Lieutenant in Coast Guard Headquarters. His business career was in retailing and distribution starting in Hong Kong and then in Memphis, where he was assigned to conceive and start a retail auto parts chain for Memphis-based Malone & Hyde, Inc. In 1979 he opened the first Auto Shack (now Auto Zone) store. He led the...

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Art Cilley

Director of Development

Art Cilley

Art Cilley, Director of Development, is a semi-retired tax attorney and accountant who worked in big business for more than 30 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Verizon and IBM. Since leaving the corporate world in 2008, Art has pursued many new and different interests including volunteering with Quill, acting as an advisor to a high technology startup company providing services to the fine wine industry, and trying his hand at selling products and services using the internet. Art has degrees from Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University, Iona College and Fordham Law School. He lives...

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Beth Bellemore

Director of Technology Integration

Beth Bellemore

Beth Bellemore, Director of Technology Integration, has 15 years of experience in global marketing and program development. As Senior Manager of Marketing at Cisco, San Jose, California, she developed strategic marketing plans for Cisco’s Global Service Provider Group. In 2007, she was selected to participate in Cisco’s 21st Century Schools Initiative and spent two years implementing professional development and technology integration programs with over 50 public schools. She also conceived of the Cisco-Smithsonian American Art Museum Teacher Institute, hosted in 2008 and 2009, designed...

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Maureen Marston

Director of Marketing

Maureen Marston

Maureen Marston, Director of Marketing, has extensive experience in global marketing, strategy, financial management and consumer insight. She has worked for the consulting firms of McKinsey and Booz & Co., in marketing research and in advertising, where she won an Effie. She worked for Colgate Palmolive as Global Business Director for more than 20 years. She has also taught economics, management and finance at Evansville University and Indiana State University at Evansville. She is currently a partner in Resources Centers for Management and does consulting on consumer research, trend...

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Ruth Weiss

Director of Education

Ruth Weiss

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