School of Global Business Appoints Business Alumni Association Executive Board

April 3, 2012 Purnell Cropper

The School of Global Business has appointed five executive board members to lead the Business Alumni Association, which serves to promote and advance the interests of business alumni and students and to develop relationships with and coordinate events and opportunities for business alumni.

President: James C. Morris ’11M.B.A.

James C. Morris is the Vice President of Client Strategy for Atlantic, an industry-leading face-to-face marketing firm, where he is responsible for negotiating and managing business relationships, informing product development of market needs, identifying new opportunities, and overseeing the company’s market strategy and approach to strategic client relationships globally and across all industries.

Morris was elected to the office of Judge of Elections in Abington, Pa., in 2009 for a four-year term. This year, he will complete a four-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery County Association of Municipal & School Development Section and as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

Morris was previously the Executive Director of the Edgewood Borough Recreation Department and the Owner and Director of Operations for Cool Beans Coffee Company. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Woodland Progress for his efforts to revitalize the Edgewood community.

A Cohort 14 alumnus of the M.B.A. with a Global Perspective program, Morris traveled to Singapore and Peru for his international business experiences while studying at Arcadia University.

Vice President: Adam Lorber ’11M.B.A.

As General Manager of the Camden Riversharks professional baseball team, Adam Lorber oversees on- and off- the –field operations of the team and of Campbell’s Field, and manages the profit and loss of the team, corporate sponsorships, oversight and responsibility for field rental and events, and season subscription and game day and group ticket sales.

Lorber was voted Atlantic League General Manager of the Year in 2009.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Sports Congress, the United Way of Camden County, and Leadership, Education and Partnership (LEAP) Academy of Camden.

Lorber was previously the Director of Group Sales for the Bridgeport Bluefish professional baseball team, the Assistant General Manager of the Newark Bears, and the Corporate Partnerships Director for the New Jersey Nets. He was also the Business Development Manager at The Coastal Group advertising agency and has worked in the advertising sales department at Madison Square Garden.

While completing his M.B.A. at Arcadia University, Lorber studied in Singapore and Peru.

Treasurer: Susan Neumann ’00, ’08M.B.A.

Susan Neumann, CPA, is an Assurance Manager at BDO USA, LLP, an international multi-disciplined accounting firm that provides Assurance Services as well as Tax Advisory & Compliance, Business Valuation, Compensation & Benefits, Business Consulting, and Risk Advisory services.

At BDO, Neumann oversees audit engagements, client relationship maintenance and growth and technical research. For the past three to five years, she has been working for BDO’s network firm in Berlin, Germany, performing audit and consulting services for international firms reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

During her time as a student at Beaver College, Neumann was involved as an orientation leader, a campus tour guide, and a two-time participant in the International Business Plan Competition. She completed an internship in London at Marriott Hotels International in 1999.

Alumni Engagement Officer: Matthew Rodgers ’05

Matthew Rodgers, CPA, is a manager for KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory services firm, where he specializes in providing audit and risk advisory services for major international public consumer industrial product companies.

Rodgers is International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Level A certified by KPMG and serves as the audit manager for the U.S. subsidiaries of two foreign public companies listed in Europe that report under IFRS. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

At Arcadia, Rodgers studied abroad in London, England and was a member of the Society for the Advancement of Business Administration (SABA) and a member of the men’s tennis team for four years, including a year as co-captain of the team.

Secretary: Stephanie Blake ’06, ’12M.B.A.

Stephanie Blake is the Assistant Director at Kindercare Learning Center at the Community College of Philadelphia. Blake received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Arcadia University and will complete her M.B.A. with a Global Perspective degree this year. During her time studying at Arcadia, she participated in two international business experiences to France and China.

Blake is a member of the National Black M.B.A. Association, an organization that develops partnerships to create intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. Her goal is to pursue a career in higher education.

“The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes the new Business Alumni Association Executive Board and looks forward to supporting the group,” says Nancy Woehrle, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. “Whether you are interested in serving as a board member on the Business Alumni Association Executive Board, want to participate in a School of Global Business alumni activity or event, are interested in mentoring a current business student, or just want to tell us about your recent job promotion, we welcome your participation!”

To contact the Business Alumni Association, email businessalumni@arcadia.edu.

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