Arcadia Elects Five to Board of Trustees

By Purnell T. Cropper | March 2, 2015

Arcadia University has elected five new members to its Board of Trustees: Lawrence R. Catuzzi, Thomas S. Johnston, David A. Plastino, Sidney Rosenblatt, and William U. Westerfield.

Mr. Catuzzi has held the positions of Vice President of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, Senior Vice President of Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc., Board of Directors of Underwood, Neuhaus & Co., and Director of Financial Security Assurance. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation, Flight 93 Federal Advisory Commission, Leadership Council for Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Board of Visitors at the University of Dallas. Mr. Catuzzi, who is Vice Chairman of the Board for the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, has coached football at the University of Dayton, the Ohio State University, Indiana University, and Williams College. Mr. Catuzzi earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Delaware and is married to Barbara Jony Catuzzi, a 1958 graduate of Beaver College.

Mr. Johnston is Chief Executive Officer of Mucosis, a vaccine development company in the Netherlands. Prior to his work leading Mucosis, Mr. Johnston served as Vice President of Strategy at Novavax, Inc. In this role, Mr. Johnston worked with the Mexican government during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic to develop a vaccine for distribution to the Mexican population. Mr. Johnston also worked for technology giants such as Microsoft and Comcast, as well as in the financial and digital security fields. Mr. Johnston earned an M.B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and is a 1996 graduate of Beaver College.

Mr. Plastino most recently served as Senior Vice President of Private Banking at UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he served as a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs and Co. in Philadelphia. Mr. Plastino has been active in various charitable organizations such as the Lower Merion Scholarship Fund and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, as well as the University of Delaware. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Rosenblatt has more than 25 years of experience in technology development and management positions with publicly traded companies. Since 1995, he has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary of Universal Display Corporation, a leader in the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) field. Mr. Rosenblatt serves on the Board of Managers for the Overbrook School for the Blind and has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Way, and the Metropolitan Careers Center. A United States Air Force veteran, Mr. Rosenblatt holds a Master of Law in Taxation and a Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

A recognized expert in financial management controls and auditing, Mr. Westerfield has served for more than 20 years on the boards of directors of publicly owned international corporations, including chairing their audit committees. These include, currently, Lifetime Brands, a provider of kitchenware, tableware and home decor products; and, previously, Gymboree, a retailer of children’s apparel, and West Marine, a retailer of boating products. Mr. Westerfield retired in 1992 from Price Waterhouse, now PwC, after nearly 30 years as a partner. He formed, and managed for many years, that firm’s Retail Services Group. This followed nearly a decade in PW’s Caribbean practice, serving clients in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. He for many years has served, and currently serves, on the Board of American Friends of the National Museum of Bermuda. Mr. Westerfield’s wife, Ann Durie, is a 1962 graduate of Beaver College.