Keystone College elects new board members

For Abington Journal | August 15th, 2015 12:18 pm

LA PLUME — James C. Clark, Jonathan L. Davis, Gretchen Ludders, Bernadine J. Munley, Esq., and Judith Gardner Price, Esq., were elected as the newest members of the Keystone College Board of Trustees.

Clark, a Clarks Summit resident, had a distinguished career as a senior manager with several major corporations in the publishing industry.

He will retire at the end of this year as Senior Vice President, Penguin Order Fulfillment and Customer Service, Penguin Random House. He also served as Senior Vice President, North America Customer Service, for Pearson, Inc., and Senior Vice President for Distribution for Penguin Group, USA, where he directed operations for two distribution centers with a total budget of $60 million and 700 employees. He was previously Vice President for Harper Collins Publishers, serving in several key senior management positions, including business planning, corporate systems development, distribution systems, and customer service.

Clark has been a member of the Keystone College President’s Advisory Council, the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic Board of Directors, and the Countryside Conservancy Board of Directors. He has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Duke University and a master’s of business administration degree from New York University.

Davis has 25 years of experience as a certified professional engineer, specializing in the design and management of mechanical engineering projects in the commercial, residential, and institutional sectors. Prior to his retirement, he served as Principal and Senior Vice President of Mechanical Engineering/Metropolitan Engineering at Shapiro–O’Brien in Washington, D.C. He also served as a professional engineer at other leading firms in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

A resident of Arlington, Va., Davis has taken lead roles in numerous high-level engineering projects including Carnegie Institute of Washington, D.C., the Heritage Foundation Residential and Conference Center, Martin Luther King Library, and the DuPont Plaza Hotel, among others.

After receiving an associate degree in engineering from Keystone College, he obtained a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ludders enjoyed a long and distinguished career in business and has played a key role in community and civic organizations. A 1972 Keystone College graduate, she is a Penn State Master Gardner, specializing in community outreach and education for home and community gardeners.

She was employed for more than 20 years as a manager at Epicurean Delights Catering, Tunkhannock, specializing in menu development, food preparation and presentation. She was also employed in supervisory and direct care positions by the ARC of Wyoming County, Keystone Community Resources, and the Arizona Department of Education.

In the community, Ludders is a founding member and board member of the Artists for Art (Afa) Gallery in Scranton and the Countryside Conservancy. She is a former board member of Meals on Wheels and serves as a consultant for Keystone Community Resources’ art and horticulture programs.

Munley had a prominent career as an attorney and business consultant. She currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Munley Law, an established Scranton law firm. She has also worked as an independent consultant, advising small to mid-sized companies on marketing and business strategies.

Munley has been a partner with the Philadelphia law firms of Eckert Seamans, Ballard Spahr, and Rawle & Henderson. She was founding partner of the Law Offices of Bernadine J. Munley, Philadelphia. She served as senior law clerk to Appellate Court Judge. Joseph T. Doyle. She was commissioner and counselor to the Delaware River Port Authority and Port Authority Transit Corp. and was a founding board member of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.

Among many honors and awards, she received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Philadelphia Magazine, the 40 under 40 Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Munley received a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Rochester, a juris doctor degree from Quinnipiac University School of law, a master of business administration degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.

Price is a founder and principal of the law firm, Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. in Moosic. The firm specializes in personal injury and civil litigation, real estate, domestic law, estates, municipal law, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense. She serves as solicitor for the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County and is a Certified Federal Court Mediator for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Price also represented a variety of government agencies and municipalities, including serving as Assistant District Attorney for Lackawanna County, Solicitor for the City of Scranton Controller’s Office, and chair of the Lackawanna County Board of Assessment Appeals.

A resident of Scranton, Price received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Top Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, the Attorney Samuel Falk Equal Access to Justice Award from the Lackawanna Bar Association, the Pro Bono Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and was named one of the Top 100 Trials Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, among others. Price and her husband, Attorney Joseph Price, received the Co-Champions of Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Club of America.

She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and history from Misericordia University and a juris doctor degree from Temple University School of Law.


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