New Leadership at Saint Joseph's

University’s Board of Trustees names four new members

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

PHILADELPHIA (July 8, 2008) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Board of Trustees recently elected four new members to four-year terms:

A. Bruce Crawley ’67 is the president and principal owner of Millennium 3 Management, Inc., a full-service public relations, advertising and corporate consulting firm based in Philadelphia. Crawley was president of Crawley Haskins Sloan PR & Advertising for 17 years before establishing Millennium 3 in 2006. Active for years in the Philadelphia hospitality industry, he is an executive committee member and a former board chair of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and a board member of Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc. He founded Philadelphia’s African-American Chamber of Commerce, where he served as chairman for 13 years. Crawley is also politically involved and has been a media consultant to numerous elected officials. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from SJU and a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University.

Chris Furman ’81 is president of PepsiCo Foodservice, a division that integrates the relevant units of Pepsi-Cola North America and Frito-Lay North America together with Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade in the United States. With 21 years of experience at PepsiCo, Furman’s diverse range of skills and expertise include top-notch credentials in sales, marketing and general management; he’s held a broad range of positions throughout his career at PepsiCo, which has taken him to Madrid and, most recently, southern California. Furman is very active with his local church in Rancho Margarita, Calif., where he lives with his family.

Thomas P. Nerney, CPCU ’96 (M.B.A.), is chairman, president and chief executive officer of United States Liability Insurance Group. He previously served as president and chief operating officer for Philadelphia Insurance Companies, where he was a part of senior management for 18 years. As an active member of the Philadelphia community, Nerney has co-founded three local non-profit organizations: Good Sports of Wayne, A Front Row Seat to Learning and The Nerney Family Foundation. Nerney completed his undergraduate degree at Cabrini College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in social science and philosophy; in 1996, he received his M.B.A. from SJU and his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation from the American Institute of Property and Casualty Insurance in Malvern, Pa.

Sen. Dominic Pileggi, Esq. ’79, is Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania Senate from the Ninth Senatorial District, which includes parts of Chester and Delaware counties. He is responsible for coordinating the legislative agenda for the Senate, managing the legislative calendar on the Senate floor, and playing key roles in floor debates. He recently led the effort to rewrite Pennsylvania’s 50-year-old Open Records Law, resulting in Act 3 of 2008, which will make more government records available for public inspection. Prior to his election to the Senate, Pileggi served as Mayor of the City of Chester from 1998 to 2002 and as Chester City Councilman from 1994 to 1998. Recognized by the community for his outstanding leadership, Pileggi has received numerous honors and awards.

They replace outgoing board members Louis J. Cissone '56, Jack M. Finlayson '79 (M.B.A.), Michael J. Hagan '85, Michael P. McNulty '85, and the Hon. Michael A. O'Pake '61.

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