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Juniata College Names Six Trustees to Board of Trustees

(Posted September 6, 2005)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College board of trustees has added six new members to begin the 2005-2006 academic year. The new trustees appointed to begin service Sept. 1, 2005 through August 2008 are: Carl D. Glaeser of Mahwah, N.J.; David C. Beachley (church trustee) of Hagerstown, Md.; David J. Hogan of New York, N.Y.; Gayle W. Pollock (alumni trustee), of Lewisburg, Pa.; Lou L. Kensinger (church trustee), of Martinsburg, Pa.; and Linda W. McKonly, of Hanover, Pa.

Carl Glaeser, a Baltimore, Md. native, is managing partner of Palladian Advisors, a merchant banking firm that offers merger and acquisition advisory services while actively investing and managing its portfolio of middle market companies, based in New York, N.Y.

Glaeser, a 1977 graduate of Juniata, became a partner at Palladian Advisors after a long executive career at large, medium-sized and entrepreneurial companies. Before his career at Palladian, he was president and chief executive officer of Bowne Global Solutions, the leading provider of business process outsourcing globalization services.

Glaeser started his business career in the consumer goods industry, including jobs as division manager of Snyder's of Hanover; division sales manager at H.J. Heinz; director of planning at Cadbury Schweppes; and director of national accounts at Keebler Company. He soon moved into the technology sector as national sales manager at MECA Software. Glaeser started his entrepreneurial career as co-founder and vice president of Patel Development Corp., a personal information software developer. He then moved to Lucent Technologies, where he served as director of business development and as vice president and general manager of AG Communication Systems.

Glaeser is a member of numerous professional associations related to the telecommunications industry.

David Beachley, a 1977 Juniata graduate and native of Hagerstown, is president of Beachley Furniture Company Inc. Beachley is completing a two-year term as church trustee, replacing another trustee who has stepped down from the board.

Beachley started his business career in 1970, working summers at the family furniture business. After graduation from Juniata, he joined the company full-time in the accounting/purchasing department. In 1981 he was promoted to sales manager. He became president and chief executive officer in 1985.

He maintains a high profile in his local business community, serving as a member and officer in the Hagerstown Jaycees from 1977 to 1987. He has been a member of the Hagerstown Rotary since 1979, and has served on the group's board of directors. He is a member of the Hagerstown YMCA and serves on its board of trustees. He serves as a member of the boards of directors for Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. and the Washington County (Md.) Hospital Endowment Fund, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Washington County.

He is an active member of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, serving as vice chair of the church board and on the church's Property and Finance Committee. He has volunteered extensively for Juniata College by serving as chair of the alumni fund-raising campaign and as a class fund agent.

David Hogan, a native of McKees Rocks, Pa., is senior managing director of Mannheim LLC, a private international investment company based in New York, N.Y.

Hogan, who graduated from Juniata in 1961, has more than 30 years of international and banking experience. He has been involved in 15 leveraged buyouts and has advised companies on numerous mergers and acquisitions, both internationally and nationally.

Hogan's business career has been focused in international banking. From 1976 to 1983 he worked at Citicorp (now Citigroup) as vice president and area manager. He then moved to JP Morgan, where he was the senior executive in the United States for a London-based international bank. He accepted a position as managing director of the Gefinor Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1992. In 1996, he moved back to the United States as senior managing partner of Bluestone Capitol Partners. He came to Mannheim in 2001.

He is a member of various boards of directors, including Springer Publishing Co., Demos Medical Publishing, and the Friends of Heidelberg University Center for American Studies. He is a member of the advisory boards of Fredericks, Michael and Co., Healthpoint Partners, and Troutman, Wasserman and Co. He also is a member of the Foreign Policy Association, the Economic Club of New York and the University Club of New York.

Gayle Pollock, a native of Harrisburg, is a consultant with George Dehne Associates, a higher education marketing and consulting company, where she is director of student recruitment. She also has a part-time appointment as senior associate director of admissions at Bucknell University.

Pollock, who graduated from Juniata in 1968, has worked in higher education for nearly her entire career. She began her career at her alma mater as office manager in admissions and was swiftly promoted to admissions counselor in 1973. She was promoted to assistant director of admissions in 1975 and to associate director in 1979. She was named dean of admissions in 1984.

In 1986, she became associate dean of admissions at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. Pollock was promoted to director of admissions in 1989 and became dean of admissions in 1994. In 1998, she became a consultant for Dehne Associates.

She received the 1994 Career Achievement Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counselors. She also has served as president of the organization in 1986. She is a member of the Juniata College alumni council and has served as class fund agent at the college for the past five years. She is a member of the resource committee for the Donald Heiter Community Center and serves on the board of directors for Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition.

Lou Kensinger, a native of Roaring Spring, Pa., works part-time for the Home Nursing Agency. She earned an associate's degree in business from York College of Pennsylvania in 1970.

She started her career in business, working as administrative assistant for purchasing at Appleton Papers in Roaring Spring from 1970 to 1975. She was promoted to storeroom supervisor in 1975 and left the company in 1981. She has worked at the Home Nursing Agency's Roaring Spring office in 1993.

She is active at the Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren, where she has served as chair of the church board, and as delegate to annual and district conferences. She has taught the adult Sunday school class for more than 20 years.

Kensinger also served in the board of trustees of the Martinsburg Housing Corporation from 1992 to 1996, and served on the board of directors for the Spring Cove School District from 1989 to 1991. She also served as vice president of the Village at Morrisons Cove Home.

Linda W. McKonly, a native of New Castle, Pa. works as a homemaker and community volunteer. She earned a bachelor's degree from Juniata in 1973.

She serves on the board of directors for Homewood at Plum Creek, and also serves as a trustee for Homewood Homes Inc. She volunteers in various capacities with the American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood of Central Pennsylvania, the American Heart Association, the Hanover Area Needlework Association and the Hanover Historical Society.

She also serves as vice president for the Consistory of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Hanover. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Pi International Sorority.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.