Two Alumni Join Juniata's Board of Trustees
(Posted October 19, 2015)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College board of trustees has added two new members to begin the 2015-2016 academic year. The new trustees appointed to begin their service Sept. 1, 2015 through August 2018 are: David Fahey, a commercial real estate executive from Wayne, Pa., and Tracy Grajewski, principal of Laurel Summit Insights LLC, a human resources consulting firm, from Export, Pa.
David Fahey, who graduated from Juniata College in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and financial management, is principal and managing director of Avison Young, a commercial real estate company with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa.
Fahey, a native of Hagerstown, Md., has spent the last two decades working in commercial real estate. Before coming to Avison Young, he was president of the commercial division of Philadelphia-based Binswanger Management from 2001 to 2013. From 1999 to 2001, Fahey gained experience at commercial real estate development as a partner in Preferred Real Estate Investments, of Columbia, Md.
The resident of Wayne, Pa. started his career as a sales representative for Ashland Chemical Co., based in Atlanta, Ga. from 1981 to 1983. In 1983, Fahey moved into a different industry as he became an account executive in Mt. Laurel N.J., with the Bryce Corp., a multinational company that manufactures packaging. Fahey worked his way up the corporate ladder at Bryce, earning a promotion to sales administrative director in 1987 and becoming western regional manager for the company in Lafayette, Calif. in 1989. In 1991, he was named general manager for Bryce/Toga USA, a packaging subsidiary in Memphis, Tenn. Fahey left Bryce in 1994 to become vice president for sales and marketing at Paramount Packaging in Chalfont, Pa.
Fahey made a career switch into commercial real estate in 1995 when he became senior vice president for Binswanger Management in Philadelphia, Pa. He continued in that position until his move to a partnership in Preferred Real Estate Investments in 1999.
The real estate executive also remains active within the Philadelphia business community, serving on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of CoreNet for more than a decade. He also is a member of the board for the King of Prussia Business Improvement District and the St. Davids Golf Club.
Tracy Grajewski, a 1986 Juniata graduate and a native of Greensburg, Pa., recently started her own human resources consulting firm, Laurel Summit Insights LLC in the greater Pittsburgh area, and has had a successful career as a human resources executive from nearly the beginning of her work life.
Before starting her company, she was senior vice president of human resources operations for Highmark, one of the nation's leading health and wellness companies, from 2014 to 2015 and again from 2010 to 2013. In between her stints at Highmark, she was a partner in the consulting firm Mercer from 2013 to 2014.
From 2006 to 2010, she was senior director for human resources in the manufacturing division for Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J. She started her career at Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, in 1997 as employment and placement manager. She became director of workforce programs in 1999 and was promoted to senior director of corporate staffing in 2002.
She began her business career in 1986 with Meridian Bank, in Reading, Pa., as cash management sales representative. After working as a management trainee supervisor and college recruiting coordinator, she was promoted to assistant vice president for HR programs in 1992. From 1995 to 1996, Grajewski was vice president and manager of recruiting for the bank and became vice president for human resources in 1996.
At Juniata, Grajewski earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and Spanish. She went on to earn a master's degree in business administration in 1992 from Syracuse University, specializing in human resources.
She has remained active in her community, serving on the advisory board for the Silk Screen Asian Film Festival in Pittsburgh and on the board of directors for Family Resources in Pittsburgh. Grajewski also is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. She is active at Juniata serving on the Alumni Council, the advisory board for the Department of Accounting, Business and Economics, and as a class fund agent.
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