The President's Advisory Council at Delaware Valley University is a select group of distinguished professionals from varied industries who provide insight and counsel to President Joseph Brosnan on critical strategic issues facing DelVal. As industry leaders with diverse skill sets, council members provide a breadth and depth of experience in the management of complex organizations.
Members have been instrumental in key campus initiatives including the Economic Recovery Center, which launched in May 2009, and the development of the Precarious Alliance Symposia, which were held on campus in 2010, 2012, and 2014. As Dr. Brosnan leads Delaware Valley University through the current strategic planning process, the council will continue to serve a vital role in providing leadership to him and to DelVal at this critical juncture in the institution's history.
The group meets two times per year, with a fall meeting in New York City and a spring meeting on campus in Doylestown. Any questions regarding the Council may be directed to Joe Erckert, vice president for institutional advancement, and staff liaison to the Council, at 215.489.2396.
President's Advisory Council, 2015-16
Melissa V. Bond, Esq.
Senior Partner, Bond & McCullough
John Dillon Bray
Executive Vice President, Vincent Pools, Inc.
President, Atlantic Aquatic Engineering, Inc.
Dr. W. Warner Burke
Edward Lee Thorndike Professorship of Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Education Coordinator for Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Bob Byers, Jr.
President, Byers' Choice Ltd.
RADM Stephen K. Chadwick, USN (Ret.)
Owner and President, Rhyfel, Inc.
Former Executive Chairman, Prodesco Inc. and Secant Medical, LLC
Former Executive Director, The Fund for Public Schools
Senior Vice President, Clemens Food Group (The Clemens Family Corporation)
Senior Vice President, Hatfield Quality Meats
Roger C. Collins
Director of Housing and Community Development, County of Bucks
Consultant and Generalist, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Screen, Inc.
Clifford C. David
President and CEO, Conservation Economics
Vice President, NFP Lincoln Benefits Group
Tom Debrowski '72
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations , Mattel, Inc. (retired)
Dr. Bruce A. Ellsweig
Physician, Orange Regional Medical Center
Jerry Fritz '88
Owner, Jerry Fritz Garden Design, Inc.
Owner, Linden Hill Gardens
Principal, Michael Gallis & Associates
Jun Iwata '91
Managing Member, JI International LLC
Thomas J. Jennings
Partner, Curtin & Heefner, Morrisville, PA
Dr. Arthur Levine
President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Dr. James J. Linksz
Past President, Bucks County Community College
Interim President, Montgomery County Community College
Col. Tom Manion (Ret.)
Business and Information Technology Executive, Johnson & Johnson
Jeffrey H. Nicholas, Esq.
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball
Dr. James R. Ricciuti
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Aetna, Inc.
Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt
President, Bucks County Community College
President, Universal Supply Company
Vail Garvin Unterberger
Executive Director, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Thomas W. Watson '57
Consultant, Vice Chairman Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, Omnicom University, Omnicom Group, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC