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Foundation Board of Directors

The Geneva College Foundation was established by the Geneva College Board of Trustees. All charitable giving is processed through the Geneva College Foundation and all new endowment gifts are retained in the Foundation. Since the college budget provides the staff salaries and program activities of the Foundation, 100% of every gift goes to the Foundation.

Geneva is grateful for the leadership and oversight of a highly qualified Board of Directors.

 

John E. Cournan ’88, CPA
Chair

John Cournan is Principal at Packer-Thomas – Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants. He joined Packer-Thomas in 1993 after serving five years with Ernst & Young. Packer Thomas is a regional, certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in New Castle, PA and Canfield, OH. Cournan’s specific area of expertise includes serving clients in the metals, manufacturing, retirement plan and wholesale distribution industries, as well as international clients. Cournan’s interest in developing youth led him to 14 years of active engagement as a board member and board president at the New Castle YMCA.

David A. Howell ’82
Vice-Chair

David Howell has worked at Westinghouse Electric Company for more than 37 years in roles such as Senior Vice President of Operating Plants Business, Senior Vice President of Automation and Field Services and Senior Vice President of Nuclear Automation. He is currently President of Americas Operating Plant Services, responsible for total customer relationship, commercial activity and delivery of all operating plant products and services for North and South America.

Dwight E. Wagner ’68, CCIM
 

Dwight Wagner is the founder and current CEO of U.S. Commercial Realty. He served for 12 years as one of three members of an Independent Fiduciary Committee for a Separate Account of The Equitable. Today, Wagner provides both advisory and asset management services for clients on a fee basis. He is active in his native Lancaster County community in various church and community organizations, as well as a principal owner of real estate and land development projects.

William C. Kriner, Esq.

Bill Kriner has been a lawyer for over 40 years, and currently has his own legal practice. Kriner served on Geneva’s Board of Trustee from 2006-2014, returning to the Board in 2018. Bill and wife, Susan, have an endowed scholarship at Geneva.

Frank G. Papa ’74, CPA

Frank Papa is the owner of Brighton Hot Dog Shoppes. He served on Geneva College Advisory Board from 1993 to 2004. In support of Geneva’s ministry of education, Papa established a scholarship endowment, and he continues to contribute to this fund.

Chester R. Replogle

Chester Replogle served in and retired from the military and worked as a civil servant with the Department of Defense. He sold his business to do ministry and now serves as Director of Ministry to the Military & Internationals, planting churches near military bases and establishing Reformed Churches overseas to meet the spiritual needs of U.S. Military personnel, their families and others.

Richard Bentley ’97, CPA

Richard Bentley is CEO of Cooper/Haims Advisors (a wholly owned subsidiary of ESL Federal Credit Union). As a Registered Investment Advisor, he serves high net worth clients. Bentley previously worked at public accounting firms in Pittsburgh, PA, and with Nixon Peabody, LLP in Rochester, NY.

"Christians have the right to be bold. It’s in boldness that we ask for financial resources from people who have been touched by Geneva, and in humility we’re committed to be good stewards of resources for maximum effectiveness. ”

- John Cournan ’88, CPA (Chair, Geneva College Foundation)