Lombardo College of Business Advisory Council
We are a business community who fosters life-long curiosity, innovation, and inclusion, offering programs and experiences to help our students succeed professionally and make a positive impact on industry and society.
The Business Advisory Council’s charge is to assist the Dean of the Lombardo College of Business as we interact with the broader community. These responsibilities include helping to raise the profile of our new College, cultivating friends and benefactors for the College, communicating emerging trends in industry and changing job skills, passing along information about business conditions and partnership opportunities in the region, acting as a sounding board for the dean regarding new strategies and initiatives, helping with student job and internship placements, and helping to extend the College’s corporate and community network.
Advisory Council Members
Kelli Barber is a graduate of Lehigh University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Management. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Kelli currently works at Clark Associates as a Financial Systems and Data Manager and previously worked at the WebstaurantStore as an Accounting Analyst and Accounting Systems Analyst. She will also be serving as a COBYS Family Services board member beginning in 2022.
Karen Biondoillo earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Elizabethtown College and is a Certified Public Accountant. She became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of High Industries Inc. and High Real Estate Group LLC in 2019. She is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, VP and Controller of High Company LLC. Karen is a member of Hospice & Community Care’s Audit and Finance Committees and serves on its Board of Directors.
Dana Chryst graduated from Millersville University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Business of Administration and later was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Millersville. She is the President and CEO of The Jay Group. She is highly active in the Lancaster community, serving on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run and Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, on the Audit & Compliance Committee for Lancaster General Health, and on the Central PA Joint Advisory Board for S&T Bank.
Bernard Citerone graduated from Millersville University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has extensive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of North Philadelphia Health System and the Rehabilitation Hospital Corporation, Vice President of Finance Operations for Saint Francis Hospital, and Vice President of Finance Operations for Saint Agnes Medical Center.
Joseph Garner graduated magna cum laude from Millersville University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and also holds a degree from University of Pittsburgh with a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. He is currently the President of the Millersville University Foundation Board of Directors. Joe is the Director of Research and a member of the small-cap and mid-cap portfolio management teams at Emerald Asset Management. He is also a manager of the Emerald Growth Fund.
Brian Gladden graduated from Millersville University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Brian has extensive executive leadership experience at industry-leading global companies, across multiple industries. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Zelis, a healthcare and financial technology company. Prior to this role, Brian was an Operating Partner with Bain Capital’s North American Private Equity team, where he worked to create equity value across the company’s portfolio of investments. Brian has also served as CFO at public companies Mondelēz International and Dell. Brian began his career at General Electric, serving for nearly two decades in various senior finance and management positions, including as President and CEO of GE Plastics and divisional CFO roles in the Plastics and Healthcare businesses.
Craig Kauffman graduated from Millersville University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also holds a Master degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. Craig is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer for PeoplesBank. He has served as a Regional President of BB&T Bank and Pennsylvania CEO of Susquehanna Bank. Craig has also held various executive management positions with PNC Bank in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Bay First Bank in Maryland. Craig is currently a Board member of the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation, Lancaster General Health Foundation, and Chairman-Elect of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.
Allon Lefever graduated magna cum laude from Millersville State College in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He holds a Master in Economics degree from Penn State University. Allon has over 30 years of extensive senior management experience in a broad range of businesses, ranging from agriculture to manufacturing to the Internet. He is best known as an entrepreneur, having helped start 22 companies, six of which were taken public and traded on the NASDAQ. Allon has served on over 60 Boards of Directors, ranging from small family businesses to Fortune 500 companies. In the not-for-profit world, he has served on many educational and community charity Boards, including chairing the International Development Board and International University Board.
Elizabeth (Betty) Luke
Elizabeth (Betty) Luke is a 1981 graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. Since graduating she had a career in Information Technology sales managing Global Fortune 500 companies delivering IT solutions. She worked at HP Inc. and retired in 2020. She is currently engaged in the MU mentoring program.
Shane McGrady graduated from Millersville University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and International Business. Shane is currently a Consultant for Global Programs and Vendor Alliances Program/Project at Dell EMC. He has previously worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for Dell and Dell SecureWorks, and as a Strategic Initiatives Senior Advisor for Dell Technologies.
Paul (Pete) H. Slaugh, Jr.
Paul (Pete) H. Slaugh, Jr. is Chairman and Director of HomeSale Realty Services Group, Inc. (HRSG). Pete was founder of Slaugh & Company in June 1967, which was a predecessor of the current Homesale family of companies. Since 1997, the company has been one of the country's fastest growing real estate, mortgage, title, property management and homeowners' insurance providers. It presently has 32 offices serving Lancaster, York, Harrisburg and Reading, south central and southeastern Pennsylvania, Baltimore and surrounding counties.
Pete has served as Chair of the Lancaster County Developers Association. He has served with distinction on the Boards of Directors of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Wyomissing Federal Savings, Lancaster YMCA Endowment Board, St. James Church Endowment Board and many other local community and charitable organizations.
In April 2013, Pete endowed Millersville University's first named academic minor in entrepreneurship and the first program in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Students will now have the opportunity to work directly with business leaders in the area. The Council of Trustees (COT) approved the new program in March and recognized Slaugh as a corporate leader in the Lancaster region, and for his financial contribution to the University. The Slaugh Entrepreneurial Program is a part of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELG). ELG works to advance entrepreneurial education and training efforts and facilitate support of the entrepreneurial endeavors both on Millersville's campus and in the Lancaster community.
Pete holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University. He and his wife, Kit, reside in Lancaster. They are the parents of seven children and fifteen grandchildren. When not working, Pete's interests include hunting, fishing, skiing, horses, reading, travel, cooking, and guitar.
Stuart “Stu” Wesbury
Stuart “Stu” Wesbury graduated from Temple University Pharmacy School in 1955 and holds a doctorate in economics and business administration from the University of Florida. He previously served as president and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Stu pioneered the health management program at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and served as the health management program’s chair from 1972 to 1978. In addition, he is a former community member of the LNP Editorial Board. Stu is currently a professor emeritus at Arizona State University School of Health Administration and Policy.