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Monday, September 25, 2017

Board of Directors

The BENG is a multidiscipline, independent group of business networkers - both job seekers and those currently employed or self-employed - who are willing to help others maintain their networks. BENG is a nonprofit organization providing mid to senior level professionals with a forum that will enhance their networking skills. 

The BENG Leadership Team consists of our Board, Senior Management Team, Chapter Leaders and Facilitators, and individual volunteers who are willing to help the organization thrive and grow.

We are all about members helping members.  Please consider volunteering your time and expertise to make the organization even better

Peter Frost

Peter is the founder and President of the BENG, which he founded in the summer of 2003 as the Central Pennsylvania Executive Networking Group (CPENG).

Peter is also the founder and President of Frost Advisors, www.frostadvisors.com, which he founded in the Spring of 2009 as BENG Professional Services (BPS). Peter launched this as a way to expand the BENG’s member offerings by leveraging the depth and breadth of experience among the BENG’s membership to help advance local companies. BPS provided consulting, permanent placement, part-time placement and interim placement services for BENG members only, under the title “Putting BENG Members To Work”. Subsequently, BPS decided to focus solely on consulting and change its name to Frost Advisors. This has resulted in its expanding its consulting offering to include over 50 advisors and consultants, primarily BENG members, providing an array of skills to its clients using its “listening, recommending and implementing” approach.

In 2003 he established and was one of the principals of Frost Associates LLC, a gift and home décor consultancy firm.

Previously he was the CFO at Gotham Golf, a startup golf course operation.

Peter was the CFO and VP Finance at The Boyds Collection, a NYSE traded giftware company.

Peter was born in England and is a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent). From there he pursued his interest in international operations, working for The Singer Company, Johnson & Johnson and Alcon Labs.

Bill Luzier

Bill Luzier has held positions of Business Director at Arkema, Senior Vice President at Power Medical Interventions, Vice President and General Manager at Greene Tweed, and business management roles at ICI.  With many years of P&L responsibility, Bill’s expertise is leading and profitably growing global businesses.  In addition to business leadership, his experience includes business development, strategic planning, strategic innovation, product and commercial development, portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, collaborative partnership development, sales management, marketing management and global supply chain leadership.

Mr. Luzier has a MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma honors) and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Delaware with executive training at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Bill is currently teaching in the MBA program at Wilmington University and providing business strategy consulting services to industry.  He is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG), the Business Executives Networking Group (BENG), ChemPharma and the American Chemical Society.   Bill also recently completed a term as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware.  He is a Board Member of a non-profit (previously serving as Secretary) and sits on the Advisory Board of a chemicals company.

Charles Pourciau, Jr.

Charles L. Pourciau, Jr. is an ethics and compliance executive, as well as, a government contracts director who, until his election to the BENG Board of Directors, was their General Counsel and Secretary. He brings experience as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, who focuses on director excellence, as an Ethics and Compliance Officer for a PA defense contractor and as General Counsel for a FL aerospace and defense contractor.

Dr. Nanette Miner

Dr. Nanette Miner is the Founder of, and Managing Consultant for, The Training Doctor, a boutique consultancy that specializes in customized, workplace, curriculum design. She is a frequent speaker at training-industry and human resource conferences, a featured speaker at corporate conventions, and an expert-guest on the topic of workforce development and millennial career-development for numerous business radio shows including Inc. Radio. Nanette has authored or co-authored four books, numerous trade and industry articles, and hundreds of blog postings related to her field. .

Cathy Bonser

Cathy Bonser joined DENTSPLY in 2009 as the Director of Marketing for the US Prosthetics Division. The Division is part of the Global Prosthetics Franchise responsible for the development, marketing and sales of dental material products and services used by dental laboratories for the production of dentures, crowns and bridges. During her tenure at DENTSPLY she also led a global exploratory program in the field of digital dentistry. 

She began her career at the Eastman Kodak Company as a chemical engineer and later moved into sales and marketing with global consumer product management responsibility for cameras and one time use cameras. As her career progressed she held a variety of management positions including Director of Global Manufacturing Strategy, GM and Vice President of Global Manufacturing Services, Vice President and Director of Corporate Business Transformation and Vice President and General Manager, Global Market Operations, Medical Imaging Division. 

Cathy holds BS degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in Marketing and Management, from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also completed Strategic Marketing Management Programs at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and Warton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Morel

Gary is Founder and CEO of FiveFifty Health, which is a value-based, population health management company empowering insurer-provider partnerships to share data and co-invest in care management for targeted health interventions. FiveFifty Health aligns insurance company and health system incentives to better coordinate care for improved health status at lower cost - population health management at its core. FiveFifty Health recognizes we must first "Integrate to Collaborate" by:

* Expertly crafting contractual financial bargains to support common vision objectives,
* Blending insurer claims data with provider health records, and
* Providing care management and value-based care consultations..

Steve Rosen

Steve Rosen has been involved with franchising since 1969 when he was legal counsel for Aamco transmissions. He is experienced in franchising, mergers and acquisitions and business brokerage. As CEO of FranNet he has had the opportunity to use his experience in franchising, his legal background as well as his management ability and strategic thinking to help grow and expand the organization in current and new markets.

Tony DiGirolamo

  Director Emeritus

Tony DiGirolamo is a seasoned financial executive with 25 years experience in CFO and Controller’s roles.  He is both a hands on contributor and a company leader contributing to management team success. 

Tony’s career is a track record of increasingly responsible positions with large and small companies both domestic and international including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Rockwell Corporation, Otis Elevator, A.B. Dick Company and Sweet Street Desserts, Inc.  At the various companies, Tony’s experience included food, biotech, capital goods, automotive and consumer products industries as well as technical financial and project support functions.

While serving as CFO at Sweet Street, Tony helped the Company quadruple in size through continual capital raising, diligent use of tax savings opportunities, setting up of international operations financial infrastructure, and by providing strategic and tactical financial guidance in operational and customer deal making decisions.

Tony’s varied business experience and financial expertise offers clients the ability to identify and solve business problems as well as to contribute to company strategy. He is experienced with ERP systems, Excel and Microsoft office Suite and data management software. Tony holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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