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The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Appoints Five New Members to Board of Directors

June 7, 2013

(Philadelphia, June 7, 2013)—The Philadelphia Orchestra Association has elected five new area business and community leaders to its Board of Directors:

Kenneth E. Davis, senior director for Duane Morris Government Strategies; Joseph M. Manko, founding partner at Manko, Gold, Katcher, and Fox, LLP; Henry N. Nassau, partner at Dechert, LLP; Caroline B. Rogers, an active community leader, member of the Volunteer Committees of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and field hockey coach for the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA; and Lindy Snider, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Lindi Skin.

Biographical information on each newly-inducted Board member is below. A complete listing of the Orchestra’s current Board of Directors (also below) and volunteer leadership are posted on the Orchestra’s website and printed in each concert program book for all performances at the Kimmel Center.

  • Kenneth E. Davis is a senior director for Duane Morris Government Strategies. His advocacy and lobbying experience includes developing grass-roots legislative communications systems, publishing legislative and political newsletters, creating political education programs, and establishing political action committees. Early in his career, he was chief of staff to Senator Hugh Scott in Washington, DC. Subsequently, Mr. Davis was named director of government relations for Rohm and Haas, the Philadelphia-based chemical manufacturer. Following his experience in the private sector, he served on the transition team for former Governor Tom Ridge and was a member of former Mayor Edward G. Rendell's Private Sector Task Force on Management and Productivity. Charitable organization Boards on which he has served include JEVS Human Services and ElderNet of Lower Merion. Mr. Davis holds leadership positions in a number of trade, professional, and civic associations in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg. In Montgomery County he chaired the Community Revitalization Board and was also a member of Lower Merion Township's elected Board of Commissioners, on which he served as president. Mr. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Moravian College and a Master of Arts in Government from American University. He currently resides with his wife, Nancy Davis, in Haverford, PA.
  • Joseph M. Manko is currently a partner at Manko, Gold, Katcher, and Fox, LLP, with more than 35 years of experience advising clients on environmental issues. Prior to founding the firm in 1989, he served as chair of the Environmental Department at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen. From 1988 to 2006, Mr. Manko served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also served as an elected commissioner on the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners for 27 years, including two terms as its vice president and president. Mr. Manko is a director emeritus of the Lower Merion Conservancy and 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, and he served as a member of the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners from 1980 until 2006. He is past chair of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and former vice chair of the State Water Law committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Currently Mr. Manko serves as a distinguished neutral on environmental law for the Center for Public Resources’ Institute for Dispute Resolution, ADR Options, Inc., and the Dispute Resolution Institute. He also co-chairs the Project Leadership committee of the Audubon Pennsylvania and Outward Bound Philadelphia project to preserve the City’s East Park Reservoir. He was also a member of the Board of the Fairmount Park Commission and currently serves on the Board of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Mr. Manko was also an active member of the Brigade, a group of volunteers organized to help fundraise while the Orchestra was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. He resides with his wife, Lynn, in Philadelphia.
  • Henry N. Nassau is a partner at Dechert, LLP, and chair of Dechert’s corporate and securities group, representing private equity sponsors, venture capital firms, public and private corporations, management teams, boards of directors, and special committees in corporate and security issues. Mr. Nassau advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, investments, security offerings, proxy contests, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. He has been recognized for nine consecutive years as a leading corporate/mergers and acquisitions lawyer and has also been ranked as a leading private equity buyouts lawyer by Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of their peers and clients. Mr. Nassau has also been recognized for his work in M&A, private equity, and capital markets: debt offerings in The Legal 500 (U.S.), which, in a recent edition, cited him as “responsive and impressive” and “a superstar-smart with great attention to detail.” In addition he has been recognized for his work in corporate governance and compliance law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law by The Best Lawyers in America, which also named him the Corporate Governance and Compliance Lawyer of the Year in Philadelphia in its 2011 edition.
  • Caroline “Cackie” B. Rogers began her career as a paralegal in Estates Law at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia and later served as the assistant to the executive director for the Academy of Music Restoration Fund. An active volunteer and current field hockey coach at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA., Ms. Rogers has served on the Board of Trustees at the Shipley School and currently serves on the Boards for the Haverford School and the Academy of Music. She also served as co-chair of the Capital Campaign “Resources for a New Generation” for the Shipley School, raising in excess of $20 million. At her alma mater, Princeton University, Ms. Rogers is a member of the Princeton Varsity Club Board of Directors and Princeton Field Hockey Board member. In addition to her new role on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Board of Directors, she is also the president elect of the Philadelphia Orchestra Volunteer Committees, is past chairman of the West Philadelphia Volunteer Committee for the Orchestra, and was chairman of Opening Night 2006. For the Academy of Music, she served as co-chair for the 151st Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball. She currently chairs the Bryn Mawr Hospital Women’s Board, and remains an active volunteer with the Haverford School, the Haverford Hawks Youth Hockey Travel Club, and the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Tutoring Program. Ms. Rogers graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She currently resides in Haverford, PA.
  • Lindy Snider is the founder and CEO of Lindi Skin, a skin care company with a product line developed specifically for patients experiencing skin side effects of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She opened her first business when she was 18 years old and spent much of her career at what is now known as Comcast-Spectacor, a sports and entertainment company where she focused on new business development. Ms. Snider attended Ithaca College and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to running her own business, she serves as an advisor to various start-ups and serves on multiple nonprofit foundation boards including the Pennsylvania SPCA, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, the Snider Family Foundation, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Fox Chase Cancer Center Foundation, and Cancer Forward. Ms. Snider is married to Larry R. Kaiser, MD, and is the mother of four children ranging in age from 7 to 17.

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association is a registered not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1902 under the laws of Pennsylvania. A copy of the Association’s official registration and financial information can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 800.732.0999 toll free within Pennsylvania. Registration is a routine matter of law and does not imply governmental endorsement.

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Richard B. Worley†
     Chairman
Allison Vulgamore*†
     President and Chief
     Executive Officer

          

Sarah Miller Coulson
     Secretary
Mario Mestichelli†
     Treasurer

            
         

John A. Affleck
Peter A. Benoliel
Stephanie Brandow*†
Michael M. Cone†
Sarah Miller Coulson†
David Cramer*
Kenneth E. Davis
Gloria de Pasquale*
Mark Dichter†
Elise du Pont
Stacy Maria Dutton†
Joseph M. Field
Harry R. Halloran, Jr.
Beverly A. Harper
Martin A. Heckscher†
W. Anthony Hitschler†
David F. Hoffman
Osagie O. Imasogie
Patricia Harron Imbesi
Joseph H. Jacovini†
Ronald L. Kaiserman
Juliette Kang*
Michael Kihn*
David Kim*
John Koen*
Joseph M. Manko
Sandra G. Marshall
John H. McFadden†
Ruthanne D. Schlarbaum
Joseph T. Sebastianelli, Sr.
J. Lawrence Shane
Carole Price Shanis
Mollie D. Slattery

 

Hilarie L. Morgan†
Robert E. Mortensen
Ralph W. Muller†
Henry N. Nassau
The Hon. Michael Nutter*
Robert Pollack
Lorraine S. Popowich
Robert Rechnitz
Alan L. Reed
Robert H. Rock
Caroline B. Rogers
Harold S. Rosenbluth*
John R. Saler
John F. Salveson†
Adele K. Schaeffer
David F. Simon†
Constance S. Smukler
Lindy Snider
Christine Nordstrom Stainton
Gary Steuer*
Paul Thompson III
Charles K. Valutas†
Archbold D. van Beuren†
Ramona A. Vosbikian†
Allison Vulgamore*†
Marcia Wells
Raymond H. Welsh†
Richard B. Worley†
Martha J. McGeary Snider
Wilson H. Taylor
Sheldon L. Thompson
Ruth Williams
James W. Zug

 

COUNCIL OF EMERITUS DIRECTORS

Benjamin Alexander
Sheldon Bonovitz
Luther W. Brady
Norman Carol
Peter R. Dachowski
Rodney D. Day III
Mimi Dimeling
Michael J. Emmi
David B. Ford
Toni Garrison
Peter G. Gould
Mrs. Richard B. Gould
H. Edward Hanway
Susan Y. Kim
Frederick W. Kyle
Kenneth G. Lawrence
Walter P. Lomax, Jr.
Mrs. Robert C. McAdoo
Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr.
Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.
Jeremiah P. O’Grady
Despina Page
John N. Park, Jr.
Mrs. David L. Pennington
Mary Belle S. Rauch
Richard S. Ravenscroft
Mrs. Norman P. Robinson
†Member, Executive Committee
*Member, ex-officio

List complete as of May 14, 2013