Shippensburg University Council of Trustees
Mr. L. Michael Ross, Chair, Council of Trustees, Shippensburg University, PACT Executive Board Member
Mike Ross has been President of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation (Chambersburg, PA) since its start-up in 1986. The Corporation is responsible for initiating, implementing, and promoting a comprehensive economic development strategy. The strategy is centered on the retention/expansion of existing companies, the selective attraction of new industries, and the start-up of new businesses. Since 1986, the FCADC has facilitated more than 760 projects throughout the County. The projects have resulted in more than $6 Billion of new investments. The FCADC has been able to support the projects with more than $325 million of economic development resources. Most importantly, the projects have impacted more than 48,900 employment positions. For its accomplishments, the FCADC is a past recipient of Small Agency of the Year and the 2012 Large Agency of the Year awards by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association. (The FCADC is the only Agency to have received the award in each category.)
Prior to the FCADC, Mike spent more than eight years with the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce, where he held several positions. The experience provided him with a diversified background in many facets of economic development.
Mike has a BA degree in Political Science from Slippery Rock University; is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute, Oklahoma University; is a 2014 graduate of Commandant's National Security Program, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle; and is a designated Economic Development Professional by the Northeastern Economic Developers Association. He is married to Donna and has three grown daughters, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren. He enjoys reading, traveling, kayaking, and spending time with his family.
Douglas Harbach (Vice Chair)
Doug Harbach, a 1982 Shippensburg University graduate with a degree in Communications, was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to the Council of Trustees in November 2018 after the nomination was approved by the State Senate. It is Doug’s third appointment to the Council of Trustees serving from 1991-1997 and again in 2008-2012. In addition to serving on the Council of Trustees, Doug served his alma mater as a member of the board of the SU General Alumni Association including President in 2017-2018, and served on two Presidential Search Committees. Doug was also honored to deliver the commencement address at the SU undergraduate ceremony in December 2015.
Professionally, Doug has worked in both public and private industry, serving since July 2006 as director of communications of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. In that position, he is responsible for media and public relations, along with ensuring that the Board’s business in overseeing legal gambling in Pennsylvania is visible to the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Doug has two adult children and resides in Chambersburg with his wife Sue.
William A. Gindlesperger (Secretary)
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.
Andrew (Drew) Alosi is a Shippensburg University alumnus earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. Since that time, he has dedicated his career to youth rehabilitation services beginning as a program director for Visionquest Inc., followed by serving as a treatment supervisor for Cornell Abraxas. Most recently, Drew worked with youth through River Rock Academy, an alternative education provider with campus locations throughout south central and eastern Pennsylvania. He currently serves as a case manager at the Newville campus location.
From 2013 to 2017, Drew served as an elected member of the Shippensburg Area School Board including two years as vice president. He is also involved with Memorial Lutheran Church in Shippensburg where he serves as an organist, and served on the both the Church Council and on the Board of Directors of the church’s preschool.
Drew was appointed to the Council of Trustees to complete the term of the late Jeffrey W. Coy, a mentor to Drew in his efforts to be involved in the Shippensburg community. He resides in Shippensburg with his wife Kara and three children.
Charles R. Black
Charles Black is a 2012 graduate of Shippensburg University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Sociology minor. In 2014, he graduated from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology with a Master of Science in Project Management. He is currently employed as a teacher at Blessed Beginnings Child Care and Preschool in the Williamsport area. Charles has previously worked for the PA Department of Education, and held a summer internship in 2010 for United States Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. in the Washington D.C. office.
During his time at Shippensburg University, Charles was involved in a variety of campus organizations. He was Lieutenant Governor and Club Vice President for Circle K. He also served on the New Student Orientation Committee, and participated on Orientation Teams. Charles was the President of Shippensburg College Democrats, and led the chapter to being named Pennsylvania Chapter of the Year in 2012. He also co-chaired the Stand for Ship campaign.
Currently, Charles is an active volunteer for Odyssey of the Mind where he judges competitions at the local and state level and he is involved with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In addition, he is an Advisor to the Youth and Government club at the Eastern Lycoming YMCA. Charles resides in his hometown of Williamsport.
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 Teacher Retirement.
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.
Bryan Lowe is the director of State Government Affairs for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance based in Arlington, VA, representing a national trade associations members before state legislatures throughout the country. Previously, Bryan was an Associate at the Harrisburg based government affairs firm, Greenlee Partners. In this capacity, Bryan represented various client interests before the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bryan formerly served as a Government Relations Associate for the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, a role in which he represented the Commonwealth's Community Colleges in front of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Bryan received his BA degree in Political Science from Shippensburg University in 2008, and his Masters of Public Administration, from Shippensburg in 2017. At Shippensburg, Bryan played four years of club roller hockey and led the team to the national championship tournament on three different occasions.
Antoinette “Toni” Marchowsky is Deputy Chief of Staff to State Senator Vincent Hughes, Chair of the Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee. In her current position, Marchowsky handles budget and legislative matters regarding community and economic development, housing, infrastructure, and military and veterans’ affairs for the Appropriations committee. She is also responsible for managing a wide range of public policy issues impacting the City of Philadelphia and southeast Pennsylvania region.
In her previous post as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Delegation for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, she worked with members of the bipartisan Philadelphia Delegation with a primary focus on legislation, policy, and budget issues impacting the Philadelphia region. Toni also served as a director of government relations for the Harrisburg office of Duane Morris Government Services (DMGS).
Toni earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2005 and a master’s degree in public administration in 2006 both from Shippensburg University. She is a 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
Toni and her husband, Bobby, met as undergraduates at Ship, and they currently reside in East Pennsboro Township with their son.
Andrew M. Paris
Andrew Paris a Senior Policy Manager with the government affairs group of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Andrew is based in Cohen & Grigsby's Harrisburg office, managing a diverse array of client interests before the General Assembly and other state government entities. Andrew is also the founder and principal of Four Lights Research Solutions, LLC a consulting company based in Harrisburg, PA. Andrew formerly 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.
Matthew Steck is the owner of Greenlee Partners, LLC, a government affairs firm specializing in federal, state and local lobbying, grassroots organization and procurement. Prior to joining Greenlee, he served as vice president of government relations at the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Pennsylvania.
He serves on several community boards including the Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority, Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Board, Capital Region Economic Development Corporation and Central Pennsylvania College President’s Circle. He is also a member of the Mount Calvary Episcopal Church.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in government administration from Shippensburg University in 1983.
Stephen Washington, a junior management information systems major and military science minor, is an active member of the campus community. He is the student at-large representative for the Shippensburg University Student Services, Inc. (SUSSI) Board of Directors, a member of the Student Government Association and a member of the newly formed Pivot Team. As a member of Shippensburg University ROTC, he has served as an Academic Success Program peer leader and a resident assistant for the ROTC Living Learning Community. The Eagle Scout and graduate of Carson Long Military Academy said he is excited to start his new role.