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Speaker will discuss nonprofit leadership at DelVal

Courtesy: Ifeoma Aduba. Ifeoma Aduba will speak at DelVal Oct. 19.

Oct 16, 2017

Ifeoma Aduba, who has 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, will be speaking at Delaware Valley University as part of the Watson Executive-in-Residence Program. Aduba will present “Success in One Sector Benefits the Whole” on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. The presentation is open to the public at no cost. Guests do not need to register in advance. 

Aduba is a nonprofit compliance specialist at Harbor Compliance in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, she has served in many leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. Before joining Harbor Compliance, she was executive director of A Woman’s Place, a Bucks County nonprofit that is focused on ending domestic violence. At A Woman’s Place, Aduba improved the organization’s financial position and helped facilitate partnerships with the community. 

Aduba was selected for the NAACP Bucks County Branch Community Service Award and the YWCA of Bucks County’s Salute to Women Who Make a Difference. Aduba earned her B.A. in politics from Mount Holyoke College in 1995 and her M.S. in nonprofit management from Eastern University in 2008. 

The Watson Executive-in-Residence speaker series was founded by Thomas Watson '57, a DelVal alumnus who started out in pharmaceutical sales and realized he was passionate about advertising. He became a founder of Omnicom, one of the world's largest advertising firms. Watson has a passion for education and started an in-house program at his company to provide MBA-level training for employees. As part of the series, he awards a scholarship to a student, who introduces the visiting speaker.