Executive Program Expands

Executives in Residence Justin Bloyd ’05, left, and Mark Nachman, hosted a networking event for Black School of Business students at the college’s Logan House in March.

Executives in Residence Justin Bloyd ’05, left, and Mark Nachman, hosted a networking event for Black School of Business students at the college’s Logan House in March.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

Who better to introduce students to some of the realities of the business world than a successful industry insider? That’s why the Black School of Business has created an Executive In Residence (EIR) program, inviting professionals on the cutting edge of industry to share their experience with students and faculty members.

The school’s first EIRs—Behrend alumnus Justin Bloyd ’05, president of RB Sigma, and Marc Nachman, president of Sprint for the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia region— were on board this year. They were involved in speaking engagements, attending networking events, judging business competition entries, and mentoring students.

This academic year, Bloyd and Nachman will be joined by George Emanuele, senior director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management and vice president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

If you are a business owner or professional who would like to serve as an EIR, contact the Black School of Business at 814-898-6107 or email [email protected]. EIRs are appointed for a renewable one-year term.