PA Project Directors and Advisory Board April 2014
Board of Directors
Chaiman, Mike Krauss is a former officer of Pennsylvania county and state government and former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee. An executive in the international logistics and distribution industry, he has been VP Leasing and later VP International Sales for the Strick Companies, CEO of Remex SA de CV and AVP Automotive and Intermodal for a Class I North American railroad, TFM SA de CV (now Kansas City Southern de Mexico). He publishes a regular newspaper column and is currently researching a social study of post World War II suburban United States.
Treasurer and Director, Vanya Tyrrell is a successful small business owner with a fifteen person, two office business providing financial reporting and accounting services. The mother of five, Vanya has been long active in municipal and county government. She was the first woman elected chairman of the Bucks County Housing Authority Board of Directors and was selected for her small business experience, community service and financial expertise to serve on the board of the Bucks County Enterprize Zone. Vanya served as campaign treasurer for former Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy (PA 8th).
Director John Leonard is a native of Beaver County and a lifetime resident of southwestern Pennsylvania. A retired electrical worker and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) he has been leading the effort to educate local government and union officials about the opportunity public banking presents to foster economic development, job creation and infrastructure renovation. He is also working on solutions to the problem of massive student debt.
Director, Walt McRee is also a Director and Senior Advisor to the Public Banking Institute (PBI). He is a media consultant, writer, producer, marketing entrepreneur and voice talent who has devised and executed national media campaigns for world hunger, the environment, public broadcasting and the arts and was CEO of the Alliance for Public Broadcasting. His media initiatives intend to expand citizen participation in the control of public moneys and he currently co-hosts and produces the radio weekly radio broadcast, "It's Our Money with Ellen Brown."
Director, Frank Nuessle holds a degree in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Rochester. He has developed and taught graduate classes in sustainability at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Edison Sate College, including Principles of Sustainable Management and Corporate Social Responsibility. His broad business experience includes the cable television industry where he was a Director of both the New York State and Oregon Cable Television Associations, and he founded a spoken word audio publishing company, Enhanced Audio Systems (EAS), Audios for an Ecological Age.
Counsel, Tim Broadt, Esq. earned his B.A. degree in 1971 from Franklin and Marshall College and his J.D. from Temple University in 1974, where he was as an editor of the Temple Law Review. In 1982 he received his master's degree in Taxation from Temple University. He specializes in the areas of Corporate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Estate Planning. For the last seven years Tim has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and has an AV Rating, the highest available by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review rating system.
John Hemington, Chairman (Washington County) is a founding director of the Pennsylvania Project, retired attorney and highly regarded lecturer on Modern Economics and Banking. He currently offers a seminar on these topics at the Mount Lebanon Public Library and with director John Leonard organized the Pennsylvania Project's participation with the Pittsburgh New Economy Working Group.
Lynne Anderson Ph.D. (Philadelphia) is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Temple University, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of Business, Society and Ethics. Her published work focuses on the "social maladies of late capitalism: and the need to "humanize" contemporary business culture.
**Frank S. Archibald (State College) is a retired Penn State university faculty member who taught New Product Development and Supply Chain Management and Mechanical Engineering (Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer) and was an engineering supervisor of research and development in Hydroacoustics. He has served on the Board of the State Theatre and currently volunteers at the Discovery Space (children's) Museum.
**Jeffrey D. Beck (Luzerne County) was President of Advanta Bank Corp. in Salt Lake City Utah and Senior Vice President and Director of Colonial National Bank in Wilmington Delaware, as well as Treasurer of Advanta Corp. Prior to Advanta, Jeff was a Vice President with Industrial Valley Bank and Trust Company and then Fidelity Bank. From 1970 through 1980, Jeff served in various treasury and planning capacities for Wilmington Trust. He is on the board of numerous civic organizations and is a Trustee of Ursinus College.
**JT Campbell (Pittsburgh) is a graduate of Carlow University's School of Social Change, where he received the Kenneth Hines Award for Excellence in Philosophy and Ethics; the Mercy Center of Service Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the Mercy Center of Service Award for Global Justice efforts. He has served on the board of directors at the Thomas Merton Center and is a member of the New Economy Working Group, focused on public, partnership and worker owned banks.
**Dr. Emma C. Chappell (Philadelphia) is the owner and president of Altroy International, a financial and management consulting firm. Formerly a Vice President of Continental Bank, Emma later raised the initial $6 million dollars in capital to establish the United Bank of Philadelphia, where she served as Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO for 10 years. United Bank is a minority owned and controlled full service commercial bank. Emma later served as Associate Treasurer of the District of Columbia. Emma is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her business achievements and community service.
Richardson Dilworth (Philadelphia ) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Public Policy at Drexel University and author of The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy (2005) He has taught at universities in the U.S., Europe and China and been long active in Philadelphia civic affairs.
Sean Flaherty, PhD (Lancaster) received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, is Professor of Economics at Franklin and Marshall College and serves on the board of directors of Building One Pennsylvania.
Anne Gemmell (Philadelphia) is the Field Director for the Pre-K for PA Campaign of Public Citizens for Children and Youth. An accomplished community organizer, Anne helped recruit thousands of individual supporters and organizations for the Campaign to insure that every three and four year old in Pennsylvania has access to high quality pre-k. Previously, Anne led the political and community campaigns for the SEIU Fight for a Fair Economy, to undo the damage done to Philadelphia and its schools in the interest rate swap disaster. In 2007, she helped launch Education Voters PA. Anne is also a former high school teacher, James Madison Fellow and holds a Master of Arts degree in History from Villanova University.
Eron Lloyd (Berks County) is special Assistant to the Mayor of Reading for Policy and Sustainability and a recognized expert in the areas of land economics and public finance. He has worked with distressed cities in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut.
**Cait Poynor Lamberton, Ph.D., (Pittsburgh) s the Fryrear Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on consumer behavior, from both an individual and socially-embedded perspective and has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing,Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.
**Stan Shapiro (Philadelphia) received his B.A. from the City College of New York and his law degree from NYU School of Law. He worked at Philadelphia Community Legal Services in its housing law unit and later was Chief Staff Attorney at Northwest Tenants Organization. In 1982 Stan became Counsel to Philadelphia City Council. Upon retirement he founded Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks in 2005, a progressive, grass roots advocacy organization of which he is currently vice-chairperson. He is co-coordinator of the Philadelphia MoveOn Council.
** Newly Appointed
Ex officio, Mike Krauss (Bucks County), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Project