The 2019 session of the Arts + Business Council’s Business on Board is underway, and this year brings the most diverse class of business leaders.
In its 23rd year, Business on Board is the only program in Greater Philadelphia dedicated to promoting good leadership and governance to the nonprofit arts and cultural sector, going as far as directly matching and placing skilled leaders with the arts and cultural organization that needs them most.
Participants are prepared over the course of four day-long sessions held over a four-month period, featuring presentations by highly qualified for-profit and nonprofit consultants, professionals, BOB alumni, and members of the arts and cultural community. Classroom instruction is enhanced by the unique learning experience of observing a board in action for the duration of the program.
The cohort includes both prospective and current board members of a variety of nonprofit cultural organizations. Prospective board members are matched to an arts organization to observe over the course of the program, while current members bring their gained knowledge back to their boards.
This year, Knight Foundation, Carole Haas Gravagno Charitable Trust, Connelly Foundation, and PNC Arts Alive have supported our cohort, providing full-tuition scholarships to multiple applicants. Knight Foundation alone has provided 8 full-tuition Diversity Scholarships for the program, resulting in Business on Board’s most diverse cohort to date. This dedication to diversity addresses the evolving demographic changes in our region, and is fundamental to the growth and sustainability of the nonprofit cultural organizations in Greater Philadelphia.
We’re proud to introduce the 2019 Business on Board cohort.
Controller, The Franklin Institute
Inheritance Tax Clerk, County of Montgomery
Communications Coordinator, Comcast NBC Universal
Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth
Vice President, Partnerships, The Enterprise Center
Director, Customer Financial Operations, PECO
Public Relations Manager, Independence Blue Cross
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Comcast NBC Universal
Diversity & Inclusion Programs Manager, Janney Montgomery Scott
SVP, Director of Retail Operations, Beneficial Bank
Manager, Sales, Learning & Development – Oncology, Janssen Oncology
Managing Director, Healthcare Analytics, Accenture
Head of Global Workplace Environments, AXA XL
Associate Media Director, Harmelin Media
Vice President – Relationship Manager, TD Bank
President and CEO, Tri-Force Consulting Services, Inc.
Managing Partner, The Harvest, Family Business Advisors
Advisor, Datcher Group, Inc.
Director of Philanthropy, WHYY
Consultant, Ingrid Heim, LLC
Board Member, Project 440
US Vaccines Consumer Lead, GSK
Financial Planner, Janney Montgomery Scott
Private Banking Marketing Director, SEI
President, Board of Directors, Orchestra 2001, Inc.
Managing Senior Counsel, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Senior Product Delivery Lead, Comcast
President, Label Rite, Inc.
Executive Director, Digital Sales & Marketing, Comcast NBC Universal
Senior Business Analyst, GEP, Inc.
Recruiter, Pariveda Solutions
CEO, Pennsylvania Care Associates, LLC
Senior Director, Product and Experience Design, Comcast
Senior Vice President, SEI
Partner & Creative Director, Push10
Vice President and Investment Advisor, Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Director of Development, Koresh Dance Company
President, Lawrence Ragone Assocites, LLC
Vice President, HUB International
Executive Director, Whitemarsh Art Center
Media Director, Harmelin Media
Financial Advisor, Janney Montgomery Scott
Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Manager, EisnerAmper LLP
Vice President of Programs and Operations, Pascale Sykes Foundation
Region Business Director, Johnson & Johnson
Director, EisnerAmper LLP
Membership Manager, Emerging Arts Leaders – Philadelphia
Vice President – Commercial Credit Manager, TD Bank