Board of Trustees

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James G. Breckenridge, Ph.D. 
Retired, Provost and Chief Academic Officer,
U.S. Army War College

Term Trustee Dr. James G. Breckenridge, now retired, was the Provost and Chief Academic Officer for the U.S. Army War College. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2022. Dr. Breckenridge currently serves on the Academic Affairs, Advancement, and Enrollment & Revenue Committees. 

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Dario Cipriani
Retired, Partner,
Historic Square Insurance Agency

Term Trustee Dario Cipriani is a 1974 IJʿ graduate. Now retired, he was a longtime partner at the Historic Square Insurance Agency. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2020. Trustee Cipriani currently serves on the Advancement, Audit, and Student Life & Athletics Committees. 

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Sister Joanne Courneen, RSM
Sister of Mercy

Term Trustee Sister JoAnne Courneen is a 1964 IJʿ graduate and has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2016. She has served on the Board as a representative of the Sisters of Mercy since 1989. Sister Courneen served as Vice Chair of the Board until 2023 and currently serves on the Budget & Finance, Executive, and Governance Committees and is the Chair of the Mission Committee.

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Bassam Deeb, Ph.D.
President, Trocaire College

Term Trustee Dr. Bassam Deeb is the President of Trocaire College. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2023. Dr. Deeb currently serves on the Academic Affairs, Audit, and Mission Committees.

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Rosemary Durkin, J.D.
Shareholder, Stark & Stark Law Firm

Term Trustee Rosemary Durkin is a 1977 IJʿ graduate and a shareholder at Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law. She served as the Secretary of the IJʿ Board of Trustees for seven years and has been a member of the Board since 1997. Trustee Durkin currently serves on the Audit, Governance, and Student Life & Athletics Committees.

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Stephen Fiedler
Retired, Senior Vice President, Time Warner

Term Trustee Stephen Fiedler is a 1985 IJʿ graduate and a retired Senior Vice President for Time Warner. He served as Board Treasurer for seven years and became a Vice Chair of the Board in 2023. Trustee Fiedler currently serves on the Academic Affairs, Enrollment & Revenue, Executive, and Governance Committees and is Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee.

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Ryan Gibson
President and Chief Investment Officer,
Spartan Investment Group, LLC

Term Trustee Ryan Gibson is a 2005 IJʿ graduate and is President and Chief Investment Officer of Spartan Investment Group, LLC. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2020. Trustee Gibson currently serves on the Compensation and Student Life & Athletics Committees.

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Andrea Jeffress, M.D.
Physician, OBGYN Associates of Erie

Term Trustee Dr. Andrea Jeffress is a physician at OBGYN Associates of Erie. She has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2013. Dr. Jeffress currently serves on the Academic Affairs and Compensation Committees.

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B. Scott Kern, J.D.
Vice President and General Counsel,
C.A. Curtze Co.

Term Trustee Scott Kern is the Vice President and General Counsel of C.A. Curtze Co., Inc. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2016 and has been a Vice Chair of the Board since 2023. Trustee Kern currently serves on the Budget & Finance, Executive, and Governance Committees and is Chair of the Compensation and Enrollment & Revenue Committees.

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Lev Kubiak
Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Pfizer, Inc.

Term Trustee Lev Kubiak is a 1988 IJʿ graduate, retired Senior Executive from the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security (2016), and currently Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Pfizer, Inc. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2013 and is a previous member of the President’s Associates. Trustee Kubiak currently serves on the Academic Affairs, Audit, Enrollment & Revenue, and Executive Committees and is Chair of the Student Life & Athletics Committee.

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John Langer
President, H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating

Term Trustee John Langer is a 1994 IJʿ graduate and President of H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating in Wickliffe, Ohio. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2014. Trustee Langer currently serves on the Advancement and Budget & Finance Committees.

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Jamie Martin-Stewart
Vice President, Executive Support,
Erie Insurance

Term Trustee Jamie Martin-Stewart is a 2011 IJʿ graduate and Vice President, Executive Support at Erie Insurance. She has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2023. Trustee Martin-Stewart currently serves on the Compensation, Mission, and Student Life & Athletics Committees.

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Marc McAndrew
Executive Vice President,
Small Business Banker, PNC

Term Trustee Marc McAndrew is a 1988 IJʿ graduate and the Executive Vice President for Small Business Banking for PNC. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2020. Trustee McAndrew currently serves on the Budget & Finance, Enrollment & Revenue, and Executive Committees and is the Chair of the Advancement Committee.

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Yvonne Maher
Executive Director,
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

Term Trustee Yvonne Maher is a 1993 IJʿ graduate and the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Currently on a leave of absence, she has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2015 and served as Vice Chair of the Board until 2023. Trustee Maher has served on the Executive and Governance Committees and was Chair of the Advancement Committee.

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Joseph NeCastro
Retired, Chief Financial Officer,
Scripps Network

Term Trustee Joseph NeCastro is a 1978 IJʿ graduate and the retired Chief Financial Officer of Scripps Networks. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2011 and Chair of the Board since 2018. Chairperson NeCastro currently serves on the Academic Affairs, Advancement, Audit, Budget & Finance, Compensation, Enrollment & Revenue, Governance, Mission, and Student Life & Athletic Committees and is the Chair of the Executive Committee.

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Margaret Pietraszek
Retired Educator

Term Trustee Margaret Pietraszek is a 1968 IJʿ graduate and a retired educator. She has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2015. Pietraszek currently serves on the Advancement, Mission, and Student Life & Athletics Committees.

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John Saxon
Former President/CEO, dlhBOWLES

Term Trustee John Saxon is a 1989 IJʿ graduate and the former President and CEO of dlhBOWLES. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2016. Trustee Saxon currently serves on the Budget & Finance and Executive Committees and is the Chair of the Audit Committee.

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Christine Spadafor, J.D.
CEO, Spadaforclay Group

Term Trustee Christine Spadafor is the CEO of SpadaforClay Group. She has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2022 and was named Treasurer of the Board in 2023. Trustee Spadafor currently serves on the Budget & Finance and Executive Committees and is Chair of the Governance Committee.

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Barbara Wenig, C.F.A.
Global Head of Operations and Services, Principal Asset Management

Term Trustee Barbara Wenig is a 1995 IJʿ graduate and the Global Head of Operations and Services for Principal Asset Management. She has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2022 and Secretary of the Board since 2023. Trustee Wenig currently serves on the Audit, Budget & Finance, and Enrollment & Revenue Committees.

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Patrick Weschler, J.D.
Partner,
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, Inc.

Term Trustee Patrick Weschler is a 1978 IJʿ graduate and Partner at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, Inc. He has been a member of the IJʿ Board of Trustees since 2010. Trustee Weschler currently serves on the Compensation, Executive, and Governance Committees and is Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.