Delaware Valley University Adds Five New Trustees

Courtesy: Julia Reynolds ’18. Julia Reynolds ’18, the new student representative on DelVal’s Board.

Oct 25, 2017

Delaware Valley University has added five new members to its Board of Trustees, including the board’s first student representative. Julia Reynolds ’18, a conservation and wildlife management major from Paramus, New Jersey, said she looks forward to bringing fresh ideas and a student perspective to DelVal’s trustees. 

“I’m excited to be the first student member of the board,” said Reynolds, who is also president of DelVal’s Student Government Board. “I think it’s great that they’re considering student opinions when making decisions.” 

Reynolds said she is looking forward to giving back as a board member, and offered gratitude for the opportunities DelVal has provided her with, including the chance to study abroad in Australia and New Zealand.

“Getting out there and learning in a different environment changed my mindset,” said Reynolds. “I wouldn’t have had those opportunities if it wasn’t for the people at DelVal.”

The University’s other new trustees are:

Allen H. Childs

Childs is the managing partner of the Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops, independent bookstores in Bucks County. He spent the majority of his career in the corporate automotive industry. From 2010 to 2012, he served as president of Nissan Canada, providing oversight for all Nissan and Infiniti operations across the country. Childs earned his B.S. in marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is currently president of the Rotary Club of Doylestown, treasurer of the Central Bucks Family YMCA Board and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors for Americans for Native Americans, a Doylestown-based nonprofit. Childs also served as interim executive director for the Bucks County Opportunity Council from 2014 to 2015. 

Dr. Linda A. Detwiler ’80

Dr. Detwiler is the owner of Detwiler Veterinary Consulting, an animal health consulting company. She has been a public practice veterinarian for more than 30 years and has built an international reputation in her field.

During her career with the United States Department of Agriculture, Dr. Detwiler helped coordinate a national plan for controlling scrapie (a fatal prion disease of sheep and goats). Dr. Detwiler went on to become senior staff veterinarian for the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services. She headed the national task force on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow disease), playing a key role in developing American policy to prevent and control the disease. Dr. Detwiler serves as a global animal health consultant for McDonald’s. Dr. Detwiler is a past recipient of the USDA’s Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award for Personal and Professional Excellence.

Dr. Detwiler has a B.S. in dairy science from Delaware Valley University and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ohio State University. 

Andrew G. Dougherty ’00

Andrew Dougherty is a managing director and the Americas head of asset managers and alternative investors for BNP Paribas Securities Services. He also serves as a director of BNP Paribas Bank & Trust Cayman Limited. He has been with BNP Paribas for more than 17 years. Dougherty is responsible for managing the group’s asset manager and alternative investor clients across North and Latin America.  He is responsible for all operations, platforms, product development and strategy for these client segments.  He oversees teams in New York and in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, the current fund services operations hub for the Americas.

Previously, Dougherty was the North American head of alternative and institutional solutions for BNP Paribas Securities Services, and before that, he served as chief operating officer for BNP Paribas Financial Services. Before BNP Paribas, Dougherty worked at CooperNeff Advisors as vice president of market control & development with responsibility for the risk control, middle office, and IT development groups on both the proprietary trading and hedge fund areas of the business.

Dougherty earned his B.S. in business from Delaware Valley University and an MBA in finance and management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory F. Krug ’77

Krug is president and CEO of Lampire Biological Laboratories, Inc., a life sciences company he founded in 1977. Lampire has earned primary vendor status with biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device manufacturers worldwide. Lampire has six facilities in Pennsylvania and is considered one of the state’s top workforce development companies.

Krug is committed to providing students with opportunities to gain experience through internships that prepare them to move into careers in the life sciences. The company works with several universities and high schools in the area to encourage students to pursue STEM careers.

Lampire has provided antibodies used to develop cancer drugs and to detect heart attacks and strokes. The company has also developed and produced antibodies used in the detection of biological warfare. Lampire’s OMNI C3 ® Cell Culture Bag has been augmented by a menu of custom cell culture media following the acquisition in May 2017 of HB Custom Media. This new product line includes custom tissue culture media, reagents, supplements and animal embryo culture media for the Research Use Only (RUO) market for cell culture and the culturing of embryonic stem (ES) cells, both human and animal. Lampire continues to focus and expand its industry leadership in Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) sales and marketing, adding new custom lyophilized and aqueous formulations to its product offerings. Lampire is actively engaged in the use of Lobster Hemocyanin as an immunology conjugate as a potential replacement for KLH as well as other cosmetic applications. Lampire will be intensely focused on work involving the development of animal vaccines.

Krug has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Delaware Valley University.