Board Members

Officers

Bill McLaughlin
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Bio Summary
McLaughlin & Morgan works with American companies that wish to expand to Ireland, as well as Irish companies looking to expand to the United States. We address their relevant concerns regarding international opportunities and ease the transition into these new markets.

Kevin Kent, Esq.
Chairman
Bio Summary
Kevin Kent represents corporations and professionals in a broad range of complex commercial litigation focusing on class actions, civil RICO, director and officer liability, legal malpractice, fiduciary, trademark, copyright, and employment litigation. A substantial portion of Kevin’s practice involves white collar criminal defense, including grand jury investigations overseen by U.S. Attorneys’ offices, and the defense of clients in parallel civil litigations.

Christine Hartmann
Vice Chair
Events Committee Member
Bio Summary
Christine Hartmann is the Director of the Executive Master’s in Food Marketing Program and an Adjunct Professor of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. A team-oriented, entrepreneurial, business leader with 25 years of winning results in marketing, sales and general management positions, Christine held leadership roles with Campbell Soup Company, ACNielsen, Weaver and Scott Paper Company prior to joining Saint Joseph’s University. She earned her undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Albany and her MBA from Widener University. She was recognized by the YWCA with a Tribute to Women in Industry Award and is active in the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Network for Executive Women.

Sean Flatley
President
Membership Committee Member

Lisa Maloney, Esq.
Vice President
Events Committee Member/Ambassador's Awards Chair
Bio Summary
 Lisa Maloney is currently  Managing Director –Closing at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage where she is responsible for all of the closing, post-closing and delivery functions at the Company.

Prior to working for Berkadia, Lisa was Senior Vice President/Senior Counsel of Capmark Finance LLC, responsible for supporting the legal activities for the European and North America asset management divisions of Capmark Finance LLC.

From 2001-2006, Lisa was General Counsel and responsible for the legal activities for the European operations of Capmark Management PLC (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage Bank Europe, PLC). The Company had headquarters in Dublin and operations in Mullingar, London, Frankfurt and Paris. She was responsible for the establishment and implementation of a strategic plan for the start-up of the European operations. Operations ultimately included over 200 professional personnel.

Prior to joining Capmark Management Plc (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage Bank Europe, PLC), Lisa was an associate at William Fry Solicitors in Dublin where she focused on banking law, primarily as lender’s counsel.

From 1996-2000 prior to moving to Ireland, Lisa was an associate in the business and finance department at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia.

Thomas McCool
Vice President
Events Committee Member
Bio Summary

Since January, 2014, Dr. McCool has served as President/CEO of TMC Consulting, LLC. With offices in Santa Barbara, California and Collingswood, New Jersey, TMC Consulting promotes quality programs and services for children and adults with special needs, including autism. From 2005 to 2014, Dr. McCool served as President/CEO of the Eden Family of Services, based in Princeton, New Jersey. From 1996 to 2005, Dr. McCool served as the Vice President of Development and Government Relations for The Devereux Foundation nationally. From 1985 to 1996 Dr. McCool was the Executive Director of Devereux California with responsibility for Clinical, Residential, Recreational, and Educational/Vocational Programs for 235 developmentally disabled children and adults.

John L. McLoughlin
Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair

Jeffery Dailey, Esq.
Secretary

Business Manager & Marketing Coordinator

Directors

Vincent Burke

Jim Delaney

Brent Franks
Bio Summary
Brent leads our operations in international markets. In his role as chief operating officer (COO), Brent manages all food, facilities management and uniforms services, as well as any other operations in Europe, South America and Asia. His efforts further our presence and commitment abroad, accelerate growth in those regions and focus on delivering outstanding service and quality on behalf of clients and consumers.

Before taking on his role overseeing International, Brent has served as COO for our education businesses as well as sports, leisure, and corrections sectors. While in those positions, he was responsible for the development and execution of master retail strategies and maintaining our high standard of service excellence across several industries.

He joined Aramark after much success with Pepsi Bottling Company where he was president of their Mexico division and led the turnaround efforts for the country’s sales, manufacturing and distribution business. He also held roles as SVP, global sales and chief customer officer accountable for revenues of $14 billion.

While at Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., Brent served as president of several groups. He was senior vice president of global sales and chief customer officer and held positions of senior vice president of PBG North America and chief customer officer of PBG North America, a subsidiary of Pepsi Bottling Group. Brent led PBG’s selling organization in the U.S. and Canada and acted as vice president of retail sales for the Southeast Business Unit of Pepsi Bottling Group.

Brent joined Pepsi-Cola North America in 1982 and held a number of field sales and general management positions. He was general manager of the Capital Market Unit of Pepsi-Cola North America and vice president of customer development of the Great West Market Unit of PBG. Additionally, he held the position of vice president of food service at PBG’s Southeast Business Unit and was its vice president of retail sales.

Brent graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Jack Kelly
KG Associates
Events Committee Co-Chair
Bio Summary
Jack Kelly is the President of KG Associates a management consulting practice based in suburban Philadelphia. KGA was founded in 1995 and the company’s focus is to provide marketing, strategy, competitive intelligence and acquisition support to manufacturers engaged in the Foodservice, Vending, Office Coffee Service and Equipment markets. The company’s client list includes many Fortune 100 companies and privately held companies that have leadership positions in various Foodservice categories. Jack is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate Executive Masters Program in Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He has a BS in Food Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University and an MBA in Organizational Behavior from Drexel University.

Charles Kerrigan

Reverend Philip J. Lowe, Ed.D.
Bio Summary

Fr. Lowe, a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, serves as the university chaplain and an assistant professor in the doctoral program in educational leadership. In addition, he serves as a consultant to the university’s president in fostering Catholic identity of the institution as well as a member of the University Management team and the President’s Cabinet.

Fr. Lowe holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Temple University, and a masters degree in pastoral theology and bachelors degree in philosophy from St. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Martin G. Malloy
Governance Committee Chair
Bio Summary
Mr. Malloy of Malloy Medicare Advisors, was admitted to bar in 1976 by Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and United States Supreme Court in 1992.

Mr. Malloy graduated from LaSalle College with a B.A. in 1971, and received his legal education from Widener University law School (J.D. 1975). He served as Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia from 1976 to 1981.

He is a member of the American Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; National Council of Self-Insureds; Pennsylvania Self Insured Association; Pennsylvania Claims Association; Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; and Who’s Who in American Law. He was a featured Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Philadelphia Magazine in 2005 2006, 2007 and 2008. Mr. Malloy has lectured at the National Business Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Mr. Malloy has significant trial and appellate experience. He has litigated workers’ compensation cases from initial litigation through appeal for over 25 years and has argued several successful appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He represents many self-insureds and insurers and has provided several in-house seminars to employers and their carriers. Mr. Malloy has also tried many civil arbitration and jury cases and continues to handle insurance defense cases.

Harry McHugh
Events Committee Member
Bio Summary
Harry joined Wawa, Inc. in 1973 as their first Systems Director. Subsequently, he held positions as Strategic Planning Director, Vice President of Real Estate, Senior Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Since his retirement last year, Harry continues to serve Wawa as Cultural Ambassador.

Beginning in the early 1990s and continuing for nearly ten years, Harry led the initiative to bring hundreds of University College Cork graduates to Wawa for employment and the opportunity to earn their MBAs. He also provided employment and housing for a hundred Irish students and several 6 month interns each summer at Wawa’s New Jersey shore operations.

Harry received his MBA from The Wharton School and coached CYO soccer for fourteen years. He served as Chairman of the Southeastern PA Chapter of the American Red Cross and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Immaculata University and The Board of Governors of the Food Marketing Academy at Saint Joseph’s University.

Richard Meehan
Bio Summary

Rich serves as a trusted advisor and CFO for families and businesses. Entrepreneurs benefit from his experience managing the financial affairs of troubled companies, providing CFO Services to emerging companies, and investigating suspicions of fraud.

Rich serves on the USGA Regional Affairs committee, is the past President of the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is an Ambassador of the AICPA, and is a member of the finance committee for Our Lady of Good Counsel. He has served as a board member and financial expert of the audit committee of Cornerstone Bank, served as President of the Southern NJ Lehigh University Alumni Association and served as past Chairman of the Sports & Entertainment Group of the NJ Society of CPAs.

Anthony Murphy
Membership Committee Chair
Bio Summary

Anthony Murphy is a Vice President of Commercial Lending with Beneficial Bank. He is responsible for developing new client relationships with real estate developers and owners in the greater Philadelphia area and has significant experience in a variety of commercial financing arrangements. Prior to Beneficial, Anthony was Vice President of Commercial Lending with The Bryn Mawr Trust Company where he was responsible for developing new business relationships and overseeing a portfolio of commercial clients throughout the Philadelphia area.

Anthony is a member of the Business Advisory Council at Neumann University. He holds a B.A. from Neumann University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.

Theresa Flanagan Murtagh
Events Committee Member

John J. O'Malley
Events Committee Co-Chair

Siobhan Reardon
Bio Summary
Photo by John Roemer

Frank Reynolds
Bio Summary
PixarBio Corporation is dedicated to developing new therapeutic options for Parkinson’s disease. Co-founded by Robert S. Langer from MIT’s Langer Lab and Frank Reynolds (formally of Invivo Therapeutics), the company is developing novel smart materials to achieve sustained release of dopamine, or dopamine agonists. Research is focused on a platform for chronic neurological applications.

Prior to joining InVivo Therapeutics, Mr. Reynolds was Director, Global Business Development for Siemens Corporation were he was responsible for new business revenue in 132 countries. At Siemens, Frank won numerous awards including the 2005 Global Presidential Sales Award, and he was a 2004 Top+ USA Strategy Award winner for his initiatives in global sales force strategy and collaboration. Mr. Reynolds was Founder and CEO of Expand The Knowledge, Inc from 1997-2002. In addition, Mr. Reynolds has 10 years management experience primarily in healthcare related fields. Mr. Reynolds is a member of the Boards of Wharton Consulting Partners, and Irish American Business Chamber, and the MIT Alumni Association. He is a Moore Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, an IT Fellow of Temple University, and a MIT-Sloan Fellow.

Susan Ruane
Events Committee Member
Bio Summary
Susan Ruane has over 10 year’s experience in the medical and pharmaceutical sales industry. As Director of Business Development at ICON Medical Imaging, a division of ICON plc, Susan was responsible for strategic account management, new business development, account planning, Value-selling, cross-divisional sales training, segmentation and analysis, proposal development and Contract negotiation.

Susan was responsible for growing ICON Medical Imaging’s business in the Northeast, Mid–Atlantic, and Southeast regions of the US. ICON is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Prior to ICON, Susan worked in Business Development at National Medical Imaging, an outpatient medical imaging company in the Philadelphia area.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Penn State University. Susan currently resides in King of Prussia, Montgomery County, PA.

Martin K. Welch
Bio Summary
Marty Welch is a retired executive of Aramark Corporation, a $14B global leader in providing food, facilities, uniform and career apparel to clients and consumers in 22 countries. He served in various capacities at Aramark for 34 years. His most recent position was a Chief Operating Officer of Emerging Markets where he led a $3B high growth organization of 80,000 associates in Latin America and Asia to achieve significant growth in revenue and profitability. Prior to that, Marty was Chief Financial Officer of Aramark International where he provided financial oversight of operations in 20 countries as acquisitions were completed in China, Colombia and Ireland and divestitures in Equatorial Guinea and Hungary. He has also held various North American business unit CFO positions in Aramark Higher Education, Facilities Management and Refreshment Services.

Marty has extensive executive level experience and a track record of leading high performing teams to create value through integrated strategies to drive growth, enhance productivity and engage employees. He has considerable experience in strategic planning, using consumer insights to accelerate growth, financial management, employee engagement, developing international operations and leveraging innovation to improve productivity and service delivery.

He was a director of Aim Services, a $1.5B Joint venture with Mitsui & Co for 12 years and has  served on non-profit boards in Philadelphia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) and holds an MBA from Drexel LeBow College of Business. Marty has two grown sons and he and his wife reside in Philadelphia. He is very active in efforts to improve the community and participated in the PA Governor’s trade mission to Chile and Brazil.


In Loving Memory

Our Friend and Dedicated Board Member

James Kilcur, Esq.
Saul Ewing

Our beloved Jimmy Mac, Founding Board Member, Mentor and Friend

Jim McLaughlin
Trinity Health Partners