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Eight New Members Named to Juniata Board of Trustees

(Posted September 6, 2011)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College board of trustees has added eight new members to begin the 2011-2012 academic year. The new trustees appointed to begin service Sept. 1, 2011 through August 2014 are: Henry Siedzikowski, of Blue Bell, Pa.; Glenn O'Donnell (church trustee), of Royersford, Pa.; Carole Calhoun (alumni trustee), of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Carol Ellis, of Vienna, Va.; Bruce Moyer, of Takoma Park, Md., Robert McMinn (church trustee), of Huntingdon, Pa.; Todd Kulp, of Houston, Texas and Patrick Chang-Lo, of San Rafael, Calif.

Henry Siedzikowski, president of the law firm Elliott, Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, graduated from Juniata in 1975, earning a degree in political science/pre-law.

Siedzikowski, a native of Chester, Pa., went on to earn a law degree at Villanova University Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as associate editor for the Villanova Law Review.

Directly after law school, Siedzikowski was hired as an attorney in 1979 by Dilworth Paxon Kalish & Kauffman, a Philadelphia-based law firm. In 1986 he became managing shareholder for the Philadelphia office of Baskin Flaherty Elliott & Mannino, then a Pittsburgh-based law practice.

In 1990 he joined his present law firm. He has represented and advised clients in commercial litigation, health law, insurance, antitrust, and bankruptcy proceedings. Last year, he returned to Juniata to be a panelist for a Law Career Forum.

He maintains memberships on a variety of professional organizations, including the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He also is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Siedzikowski is admitted to the United Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Eighth Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

He served as chair five out the six years he served on the Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Glenn O'Donnell, a native of Pottstown and a retired teacher, accepted a term as one of the college's church trustees.

O'Donnell earned a bachelors degree in education in 1967 from Juniata, and went on to earn a master's degree in education in 1983 from Lehigh University. O'Donnell also completed graduate courses at Temple University in 1985.

He retired in 2005 from the Methacton School District, in Fairview Village, Pa., after a 38-year teaching career. O'Donnell is a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association. He also served as assistant director of PACE Region for the Pennsylvania educational organization.

O'Donnell also remains active in his church. Since 2004, he has served as deacon of the Green Tree Church of the Brethren in Phoenixville, Pa. Prior to 2004, he served as deacon and board chair of the Royersford Church of the Brethren and Providence Church of the Brethren (also in Royersford).

Carole Calhoun, a retired educator and educational consultant originally from Stoystown, Pa., graduated from Juniata in 1960, earning a bachelor's degree in English. She went on to earn a master's degree in education in 1975 from Bowie State University in Bowie, Md. She earned a doctoral degree in 1984 from George Washington University.

Following graduation from Juniata, Calhoun moved to Prince George's County, Maryland, where she began her career as an English teacher in the county's public education system. After teaching for 17 years, she was appointed administrator in the Maryland school district where she served until her retirement in 1991.

In 1992 Calhoun moved briefly into higher education, working as an instructor at the University of Maryland from 1992 to 1993. Since 1992, she has worked as an educational consultant specializing in tutoring and curriculum writing.

She has maintained an intense interest in the arts and focuses much of her volunteer time to arts-related organizations. She is a member of the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra League and the Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers. She also volunteers for the National Symphony Orchestra's Education Department at the Kennedy Center, writing pre-concert study guides, visiting classrooms to prepare children for the concert experience, demonstrating instruments, and greeting and guiding visiting groups.

She also is a member of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. Calhoun is a member of the Prince George's Retired Teachers Association and the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association. She has studied at Oxford University and Cambridge University in England and has traveled to more than 50 countries.

She has served on Juniata's Alumni Council from 2004 to 2009. She is one of the college's alumni trustees.

Carol Ellis, a 1971 graduate of Juniata, earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the college. She went on to earn a master's degree in education in 1975 from the University of Delaware, in Newark, Del., and a master's degree in business administration in 1998 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Ellis began her career in 1971 as a high school biology teacher in the Newark School District in Newark, Del.

She entered the corporate world in 1977, working for Mobil Oil Corp. and held management positions in operations and finance. She managed lubricant blending plants in Boston and Chicago and in 1994 she moved to the company's headquarters in Fairfax, Va., where she led the effort to re-engineer the company's lubricants supply chain in the U.S. market. During her career with Mobil she worked in such cities as New York City, Dallas and Philadelphia.

In 1999 Ellis became manager of global logistics and order fulfillment in the Lubricants and Specialties Division for Exxon-Mobil Corp., a company formed by the 1999 merger of Exxon Corp. and Mobil Oil Corp. She retired from Exxon Mobil in 2006.

Bruce Moyer, president of The Moyer Group, a public policy consulting and law firm based in Takoma Park, Md., earned a bachelor's degree from Juniata in 1974 and went on to earn a law degree in 1978 from the George Washington University Law School.

Moyer, a native of Pottstown, Pa., began his professional career in Washington, D.C., as an attorney at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board from 1978 to 1988. In 1988 he moved into the private sector as executive director and legislative counsel for the Federal Managers Association, a public association representing the interests of managers, supervisors and executives serving in the federal government.

Moyer formed his own consultancy and law firm, The Moyer Group, in 1996. He is a member of the bar in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He also is chair of the Federal Postal Coalition, an alliance of unions, management associations and professional organizations representing federal and postal employees and retirees.

He has remained active at Juniata as well, serving as president of the college's Alumni Council from 2010 to 2011. His work in his community includes serving as president and member of the board of directors of Mar-Lu-Ridge, a Lutheran camp and conference center near Frederick, Md. He also is president of the Westmoreland Area Community Organization in Takoma Park.

Robert McMinn, executive vice president for financial services and general counsel at Kish Bank, is a 1979 Juniata graduate, earning a bachelor's degree in economics. He went on to earn a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He was a member of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.

Prior to attending law school, McMinn started his career at Valley Rural Electric Cooperative as manager of finance and administration. Before joining Kish Bank, McMinn was a partner for 11 years in the Huntingdon, Pa.-based law firm Bierbach, McDowell, McMinn and Zanic (now BMZ Law).

McMinn joined Kish Bank in 2003 and is responsible for the company's wealth management division and for the legal matters of the company and its affiliates.

In addition to his volunteer work at the Stone Church of the Brethren, McMinn remains active in the Huntingdon community. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the Huntingdon Rotary Club, Huntingdon Area Habitat for Humanity and the Village at Morrisons Cove. He also is a past chair for the United Way Annual Fundraising Campaign for Huntingdon County.

Todd Kulp, treasurer for Ecopetrol Inc. in Houston, Texas, is a 1980 Juniata graduate. He has extensive experience in corporate finance for a variety of businesses and has been at Ecopetrol since 2010. From 2008 to 2009, he was senior vice president for finance for Pacific Drilling, where he oversaw finance, accounting, payroll, investments and supply chain management for the Texas off-shore drilling firm.

Before moving to Pacific Drilling, Kulp, a native of New Britain, Pa., spent almost seven years as vice president and treasurer, and then vice president for global supply chain, for Transocean Inc., a Houston-based off-shore drilling contractor. From 2001 to 2006 as treasurer, he oversaw corporate finance, investments, pension funds, insurance and cash management. From 2006-2007, he revamped Transocean's global supply organization.

Kulp has been an active volunteer for Juniata. In 2010 he returned to campus to spend a week as an executive-in-residence with the college's business department. In 2002, he came to campus to lecture on "Ethics Today," based on his experience as a director of capital management at Enron Corporation, the energy company that spectacularly imploded in an accounting and financial scandal in 2001. Kulp worked at Enron approximately for nine months, leaving voluntarily in 1997 when he did not agree with the unethical behavior of Enron senior management.

After leaving Enron, he worked as assistant treasurer and director of corporate finance for Service Corporation International from 1997 to 2000. He also was assistant treasurer for Kinko's Inc. from 2000 to 2001.

In addition to his education at Juniata, Kulp earned a master's degree in business administration in 1990 from the University of Texas at Austin. He also has taken a series of certified treasury executive programs from 1998 to 1999 at the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business.

Patrick Chang-Lo, a retired executive with Bechtel Corp. and currently an executive consultant to the international company, is a registered civil engineer. He started his business career in 1966 as an engineer for Bechtel Power in San Francisco, Calif. In 1984 he was promoted to business development manager for Bechtel Power's Los Angeles office. He returned to San Francisco in 1988 as chief engineer for Bechtel Power.

Chang-Lo became executive assistant to the executive vice president for Bechtel Group in 1991, leaving in 1992 to become president and country manager for Pacific Engineers and Constructors Ltd., a Bechtel subsidiary company based in Taiwan.

By 1998, Chang-Lo's international experience resulted in promotion to president and country manager for Bechtel China in Beijing, China. In 2001 he was promoted to senior vice president and partner of Bechtel Corp. From 2006 to 2009, he oversaw Bechtel's business and operations in Greater China (including Taiwan) as chairman, president and country manager of the company.

He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1966 from Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. He went on to earn a master's degree in civil engineering in 1975 from San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif.

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