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Rider is fortunate to have a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees. Trustees are senior-level executives and entrepreneurs in the public and private sectors – professionals in the fields of business, technology, health care, education, law and the arts, among others. They bring to the table their expertise, an abiding commitment to Rider’s mission and vision and an affection for the University which many call their alma mater.

Meet the Rider University Board of Trustees

Mr. Robert Schimek ’87
Chair of the Board
Managing Director and Group Chief Operating Officer
FWD Group

Ms. Joan Mazzotti ’72
Vice Chair of the Board
Retired Executive Director
Philadelphia Futures

Mr. F. Christopher Carothers ’91, ’94
Vice Chair of the Board
President and CEO
FCC Consulting Services

Dr. Gregory G. Dell'Omo
Rider University

Mr. Julio R. Abreu ’75
President and Publisher
A+ Media, Inc.

Ms. Suzanne Borgos
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell

Mr. James P. Bush ’80
Retired President, Global Network and International Consumer Services
American Express

Ms. Jill Hammer Canastra ’72
Retired Guidance Counselor

Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius WCC ’70
Professor Emeritus, Choral Music
Boyer College of Music & Dance
Temple University

Mr. John Guarino ’82
Retired International Divisional President
The Coca-Cola Company
Adjunct Instructor, Rider University and Temple University Fox School of Business

Ms. Patricia Hartpence ’78, ’86
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Giving
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group

Mr. Warren Hirschhorn ’73
Retired Vice Chairman
Duff & Phelps

Mr. William H. Kurtz ’79
Chief Financial and Commercial Officer
Ripcord Inc.

Mr. Thomas J. Lynch ’75 
Chairman of the Board
TE Connectivity, Ltd.

Joseph J. Maggio, DMD
Adaptive Dental Associates             

Mr. Terry McEwen ’98
Former Business Administrator
City of Trenton

Hon. Marc A. McKithen ’96
Chief Judge
City of Trenton Municipal Court

Mr. Thomas M. Mulhare ’70
Retired Partner

Mr. Gary Neubeck ’76, ’82
Retired Managing Director, Derivatives Products Group and President of Prudential Global Funding LLC
Prudential Investment Company

Ms. Denise Petitta ’86, ’91
Executive Director, Bank Marketing
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Ms. Michele Powers ’84
Global Operations Leader
Worldwide Benefits Division

Mr. Barry Rabner
President and CEO
Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Mr. Michael Restuccia ’81
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Penn Medicine

Ms. Sherise Ritter ’84
Managing Director, The Mercadien Group
Principal, Mercadien, P.C., CPAs

Mr. William Rue ’69
Rue Insurance Company

Ms Janet L. Russell ’10
Executive Director, P&D Business Relations Management
Educational Testing Service

Hon. Mark S. Schweiker ’83
Senior Vice President/Corporate Development Officer
Renmatix, Inc.

Ms. Colleen (Stacy) Shapiro
Tropico Management, LP

Mr. Arthur J. Stainman ’65
Senior Managing Director
First Manhattan Company

Ms. Annmarie Woods
Regional Vice President
Guggenheim Investments

Revised 5.26.20

For inquiries regarding Board of Trustees, please contact:

Headshot of Debbie Stasolla
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Planning and Secretary to the Board
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