Central Penn College Board of Directors

Central Penn College Board of Directors

  • Robert E. Kelly, Board Chair
  • Duane Greenly, Vice Chair
  • Dwight Utz, Vice Chair
  • Peter Garland
  • Brian Gibson
  • Eugene Kostelac
  • Veronica Morrison
  • Leland Nelson
  • Mike Schmid
  • Carol Spigner

About Central Penn College’s Board of Directors

Robert E. Kelly, Board Chair

Robert E. Kelly, Jr. serves as counsel in the law firm of Kelly, Parker & Cohen LLP and practices in the areas of administrative and civil litigation. He specializes in insurance industry litigation, appellate practice, personal injury defense, commercial litigation, dealership and franchise litigation, employment law and professional liability. A former Deputy Attorney General, he is a 1975 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a summa cum laude graduate of Siena College in 1972. Kelly has been recognized annually in the Woodward White Best Lawyers in America publication in the area of Insurance Law since 2006.

Duane R. Greenly, Vice Chair

President of the Greenly Family Trust, Greenly is a retired senior business executive who specialized in business turnarounds, profits and shareholder value. In retirement, he founded a private equity company, a real estate L.P. and serves on several boards. He established the Greenly Family Trust to support areas of interest in the local community. He resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Dwight Utz, Vice Chair

Dwight Utz recently served as chief executive officer and president of Peoplesbank. Prior to his joining PeoplesBank, he held various leadership roles with East Carolina Bank, MidSouth Bank, PNC Bank, and the former Central Pennsylvania-based CCNB Bank. He is a graduate of Central Penn College and Stonier School of Banking.

Peter Garland

Dr. Peter H. Garland served as executive vice chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education before retiring in June 2019. In addition, he held positions as assistant chancellor for policy and planning and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs during his tenure at the state agency. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania in the higher education master’s and executive doctoral programs.

Brian Gibson

Brian Gibson is a successful owner of a Chick-fil-A franchise in Mechanicsburg. He’s experienced in all facets of restaurant management, including leadership, catering, food & beverage, customer service, cooking and food preparation. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree focused in business administration from Salisbury University.

Gene Kostelac

Gene Kostelac recently served as chief financial officer for the RG Group. He has extensive experience in public accounting, manufacturing and various distribution industries. Previously, he served as controller for several companies in the capital region. A certified public accountant, he earned his bachelor’s and MBA at Pennsylvania State University.

Veronica Morrison

Veronica Morrison is a lawyer and shareholder in Mette, Evans & Woodside, a Harrisburg-based law firm that specializes in real estate, litigation, business, banking and estate planning. Morrison’s practice focuses on construction law and litigation as well as commercial, real estate and general civil litigation. She earned her law degree at Washington University in St. Louis.

Leland Nelson

Leland J. Nelson is the president and co-founder of Dirty Dog Hauling, a professional junk removal company. He began his career as an auditor and has over 10 years of accounting and auditing experience. He is the president of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA and a graduate of the inaugural class of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute.

Mike Schmid

Mike Schmid serves as managing partner for Cre8tive Logic, a full-service marketing, communications and advertising firm based in York, Pa. He is a high-energy professional with an 18+ year track record of identifying and bringing to market new technologies and products, resulting in multi-million dollar revenue growth. He is an accomplished public speaker and corporate ambassador.

Carol W. Spigner

Carol W. Spigner, D.S.W., retired from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice after having served as associate professor/clinician educator for a decade. Throughout her distinguished career in higher education, she has received numerous awards, including honors from the University of Pennsylvania and University of Southern California.

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