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B. Michael Schaul (Chair)
President of Economic Strategies Group., B. Michael Schaul oversees its three subsidiary companies: Spruce Creek Development Group - real estate development; WHM Group, consisting of WHM Solutions and WHM Consulting - environmental engineering including hydrology and hydraulics, water management, wetlands and wetland species, storm water conveyance systems, habitat, streams and special geological waste smanagement solutions; and Bald Eagle Trust, Ltd. - joint ventures in the United States and western Europe, robust network driven secure communications systems and solutions. Prior to these private sector activities, Schaul served three Pennsylvania governors, focusing on overseeing, developing and promoting domestic and international business investment.
As Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Commerce he coordinated interagency economic development initiatives. He has also managed and directed offices in Tokyo, London, Brussels, and Frankfurt, and has traveled extensively in efforts to induce business investment and promote the sale of goods and services. He has been the Director of the Governor’s Response Team, Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director of Legislative Affairs, and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce.
Schaul earned both his Master of Arts in Public Administration (with an emphasis in public opinion, systems and procedures of management, inter-government relations, economics, and finance) and Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Social Science, and Finance from Shippensburg State University.
Schaul serves on the board of directors of several not-for-profit or government-related organizations, including the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, Pennsylvania Wetlands Protection Advisory Committee, Pennsylvania Learning Network, Shippensburg University, and the State System of Higher Education. He has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 1999.
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Debra Gentzler (Vice Chair)
Debra Gentzler graduated in 1974 from Brandywine College with an associate’s degree and in 1985 from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Recently retired, she had been employed by the Pennsylvania State Senate for more than 32 years and worked as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Dominic Pileggi, Senate Majority Leader, and as Executive Director of the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.
Gentzler lives in Thomasville, York County, with her husband, Dan, and two children, Rachel and AJ.
Dennis M. Castelli
Dennis M. Castelli, recently reappointed to the Council of Trustees, is a retired Shippensburg University faculty member. He taught in the History Department from August 1964 until January 1997, serving as the chairperson of the department from 1981 through 1996.
Castelli and his wife, Mary Ann, retired from the Chambersburg Area School District, have lived in Chambersburg since 1970 and have two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Oles and Amy Leedy, and three grandchildren, Julia Leedy, Paul Leedy, and Luke Oles. In retirement they have traveled extensively both in the United States and abroad. Included in their travels are numerous cruises―both on oceanliners and riverboats―which have become their favorite means of travel.
The Castellis keep strong ties to Ship and they give their time to the Shippensburg University Foundation. They were co-chairs of the National Annual Fund Drive for two years and Dennis has been a member of the Foundation Board of Directors for the last 12 years.
Thomas J. Dunn
Thomas J. Dunn is a 2006 graduate of Shippensburg University. During his time at Shippensburg, he served two terms as President of the Shippensburg University Student Association. During his tenure as President, Dunn spearheaded the planning and construction of the Student Recreation Center as well as serving on numerous university committees and forums. He also worked as an Intern at the Shippensburg University Foundation, as an Assistant in the Office of the President and at Shippensburg’s Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union Branch.
Dunn also served as the Vice Chair for Advocacy for the PASSHE Board of Student Government Presidents from 2005 to 2006. In addition, he received the Campus Reflector Award for distinguished service in 2005 and 2006.
After graduation, Dunn worked for Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Shuster as a Legislative Correspondent before being promoted to Legislative Assistant, covering critical issues facing central Pennsylvanians. In 2008, Dunn began working for the National Republican Congressional Committee as a Media Research Analyst and then became their Media Operations Director in 2011. Currently, he serves as a lead producer for OnMessage Inc.
As chairman of eLynxx Solutions,
William Gindlesperger leads the firm that he established in 1975. Under
Gindlesperger’s entrepreneurial vision, eLynxx Solutions has grown into a
dynamic, technology-driven business offering project management software for the
marketing supply chain.
As board chair, Gindlesperger
brought the historic Totem Pole Playhouse, one of the nation’s few remaining
professional summer stock theatres, from the brink of closure to a position of
self-sufficient stability during its 63rd season. Gindlesperger has been
featured as a guest lecturer at Shippensburg University and Penn State Mont
Alto, and he regularly mentors students on achieving their full potential
regardless of background or circumstance.
During the Base Realignment and
Closure period, Gindlesperger was recognized for his role in saving 3,000
skilled jobs at the Letterkenny Army Depot and has been honored with the
Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year and Innovator of the Year awards. He
has provided consultation to governors of a number of states, as well as the
United States House of Representatives and Senate, where he has also testified
on numerous occasions. He also provided the innovation and created the
technology necessary to successfully develop efficient and mutually beneficial
relationships between the U.S. GPO and private sector vendors.
Gindlesperger’s writings have been
published in more than 120 professional and trade journals. He has been awarded
special recognition by the president and board of the Printing Industries of
America, received the only endorsement ever granted by the PIA, and was
inducted into PIA’s exclusive Ben Franklin Honor Society. Gindlesperger
has been recognized as one of Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s most
influential leaders in supply chain management since 2010.
Gindlesperger invented the competitive method used in buying
specification-defined goods and services which results in optimal cost
reduction. As a result he has been awarded five patents and a continuing
application by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
At home in his native
Chambersburg, Gindlesperger is past president of the Board of Trustees of the
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, is a life member of the Pennsylvania
Society, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of
Trustees. He is also a member of the General James Chambers Lodge 801
F&AM, Valley of Harrisburg Consistory of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,
Zembo Temple and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
Gindlesperger graduated from
Dickinson College with a degree in religion and philosophy. He is married to
his best friend and business partner, Maxine. They have five
children, a foster daughter, and mentor children to afford them opportunities
on which to build successful lives.
Charles C. Goodhart
On June 1, 2015, Charlie joined the Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement
Association (PAPA), the recognized and respected voice of the Pennsylvania
asphalt pavement industry, as Executive Director. He has 39 years of
wide-ranging transportation experience working in a variety of positions with
the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), as an independent
consultant and as a Director in the Infrastructure Practice at KPMG. He is
recognized as an innovative, metric driven, results-oriented, customer focused
professional with varied local, state and national experience and a successful
record of achievement in the transportation field.
Charles C. Goodhart graduated from Shippensburg University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography-Earth Science and in 1986 with a Master of Science in Public Administration. With more than 34 years of experience with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and 32 years of experience with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Goodhart is currently the Assistant District Executive for Maintenance, District 8-0, managing the District Maintenance and Traffic Units and eight County Maintenance Organizations (Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, York, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry). He also oversees the maintenance and operation of 5,331 miles of highways and 3,483 bridges in south-central Pennsylvania. His previous Department of Transportation positions include Chief, Equipment Division, Bureau of Maintenance and Operations; County Maintenance Manager, Lebanon County; Director, Office of Research and Special Studies; District Maintenance Manager, District 8-0; and Maintenance Project Coordinator, District 8-0.
Goodhart, who has served on the Council of Trustees since 2003, is a member of the Inspection of Facilities Committee; the Residence Hall Replacement Committee; and the Shippensburg University Foundation Raiders Club.
Goodhart is married to Marilyn A. Goodhart and has one daughter at home and two adult children (both graduates of Shippensburg University).
Glen R. Grell
On May 1, 2015,
Mr. Grell became the Executive Director of the Public School Employees’ Retirement
System (PSERS), a $51.9 billion public pension system headquartered in Harrisburg,
PA and currently the 20th largest state-sponsored defined benefit public
pension fund in the nation with a membership of over 263,000 active school
employees and nearly 214,000 retirees.
Prior to being named Executive Director, Mr. Grell served as
the elected State Representative for the 87th District in the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which includes several communities in
Eastern Cumberland County. He was first
elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2004.
During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Mr. Grell
was the prime sponsor or House floor leader on legislation addressing many
important matters, including: the 2010 public pension reform; eminent domain;
the 2012 Justice Reinvestment Initiative for corrections reform; revisions to
the Uniform Commercial Code on secured transactions; a recodification of the
Notary Public Law; and tort reform.
He also served as the House Republican Caucus’
representative as a member of the PSERS Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015 and
was Chairman of the 25 member South Central (GOP) Caucus.
Prior to his election, Mr. Grell was an attorney in private
practice in Central Pennsylvania. From
2000 to 2005, he served as Solicitor of Hampden Township, the largest
municipality in Cumberland County. He
also served as Deputy General Counsel to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge from
1995 to 2000.
Mr. Grell has been a member of the Shippensburg University
Council of Trustees since 1995. He
serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation and is
chairman of its foundation. Mr. Grell is
also active in several pension industry associations including, the National
Association of State Retirement Administrators and the National Council on
Mr. Grell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns
Hopkins University in 1978, as well as his J.D. from the Dickinson School of
Law in 1981.
S. Eugene Herritt
S. Eugene Herritt is employed as a sales executive for Fortney Packages Inc. and is an adjunct professor of marketing at Shippensburg University. Prior to his current employment, he was a public school teacher, a sales representative for the 3M Company, and a sales executive for The Beistle Company.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Adams Electric Cooperative; the current chairman of The Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association; the District Deputy Grand Master for the Third Masonic District Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania; and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Services. Additionally, Herritt has served on several community boards including positions as the president of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association; on the Board of Directors of the Cumberland Valley School of Music; the Board of Trustees of the Shippensburg Public Library; and the Executive Board of the Chambersburg Community Theatre.
Herritt is a graduate of Montoursville High School, Clarion University and Shippensburg University. He and his wife, Sally, live in Shippensburg.
Stephanie Madara is the current
Student Representative on the Council of Trustees. Stephanie began serving on the
Council in 2014 during her sophomore year at Shippensburg University. Along
with this position, she also serves on the Student Senate as the Ex-Officio
member of the Executive Rules Committee.
In addition to serving on the
Council of Trustees, Stephanie is also involved with Residence Life at Ship as
a Resident Assistant.
Stephanie plans on receiving her
B.S.B.A in Marketing and Management in the Spring of 2017. Before attending
Shippensburg University, Stephanie graduated from Nazareth Area High School in
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Andrew M. Paris
Andrew Paris is the founder and principal of Four Lights
Research Solutions,LLC a consulting company based in Harrisburg, PA. Prior
to founding Four Lights, Andrew served as Executive Deputy Director of Policy
and Planning in the Office of the Governor. In this capacity Andrew
specialized in statewide policy matters including correctional reform, law
enforcement, emergency management, gaming, liquor control, and transportation.
Between 2005 and 2009, Andrew served as Legislative Liaison for
the PA Office of Attorney General, managing projects such as a legislative
outreach effort to ensure the successful expansion of the Attorney General’s
Child Predator Unit. To advance the Attorney General’s legislative
agenda, Andrew authored and advocated for legislation involving sexual and
environmental offenses, firearms, drug offenses, animal welfare and other
statewide policy concerns.
Andrew received his B.S. in Public Administration from Shippensburg
University in 2002.
Kenneth R. Shoemaker
Kenneth R. Shoemaker, a lifelong resident of the Cumberland Valley area, attended Shippensburg University majoring in Business Administration. His 40-year-plus banking career started in 1967 at Peoples National Bank of Shippensburg and continued with its successor, Dauphin Deposit Bank and Trust Company. In 1986 Shoemaker joined Orrstown Bank, and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in June 1987―a position he held for 22 years.
Shoemaker is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of Philadelphia, and Chairman of the FRB’s Audit Committee. He has also held leadership positions with the American Bankers Association and Pennsylvania Bankers Association.
Shoemaker continues to be involved in leadership roles in numerous civic organizations throughout south-central Pennsylvania and has a long history of meaningful community service. He has received numerous awards, including the Keystone Area Boy Scout Council’s Distinguished Citizen Award and was selected as a finalist by the Central Penn Business Journal as “Executive of the Year in 2007.”
Shoemaker has served on the Council of Trustees for the past 20 years, acting as Chair from 1998 until 2007. He and his wife, Lori, reside in Carlisle.