Advisory Council

The Business Administration and Accounting Programs' Advisory Council meets bi-annually to review the Programs' accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities, and provide suggestions about future directions (see attached Council Member Position Description).  Council membership includes business persons, alumni, and students from such areas as accounting, auditing, marketing, information systems, banking, finance, sales, real estate/land development, and small business management, among others (see membership listed below). The Advisory Council has been instrumental in sponsoring such initiatives as the Senior Reception and Business Hall of Fame, and is actively engaged in strategic planning initiatives.

Advisory Council

Advisory Council Members

Mr. Steve Babcock, ‘88 Regional Sales Manager Geisinger Health Plan


Mr. Jeff Moser Director of Finance First Quality Product

Mr. John Cattoni, ‘83, Chair Co-owner and CIO Target Systems


Ms. Susan Myers, ‘76 Project Manager Corning Incorporated

Mr. Lucas Fanning, ‘05 Marketing Manager Brodart Contract Furniture


Mr. Joseph O'Neill Manager ParenteBeard LLC

Mr. Keith Folmar, ‘91 Agency Field Executive State Farm Insurance


Ms. Lea Ann Plessinger Certified Public Accountant, LLC

Ms. Taylor Harpster, ‘14 Accounting Student


Mr. Anthony Simonetta, '86 President Airgas East

Ms. Amanda Keiffer, ‘09 Staff Accountant SF&Company


Mr. Mark Stern, ‘88 President and Owner Stern Properties, Inc.

Mr. Wade Keiffer Vice President First Citizens National Bank


Mr. Steve Tasselli, ‘78 Senior Vice President Jersey Shore State Bank

Ms. Misty Mark, ‘06 Senior Accountant Jersey Shore State Bank


Ms. Kristin Taylor, ‘14 Business Administration Student

Dr. Timothy Merkel Independent Business Consultant



 John Cattoni
Council Chair, Mr. John Cattoni
The Council deliberates on technology in the curriculum 
 Owen Kehler
Senior Owen Kehler presents on the Business Strategy Game
 Tony Simonetta

Tony Simonetta and Student Representative, Taylor Harpster discuss future plans