SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Clarks Summit University selected Thomas Bevan as the new vice president for business administration and finance. He will assume his role later this month. Bevan worked at the university from 2011 to 2014 as the executive director of the BBC Foundation, which provides financial planning options to benefit both the investor and CSU students.
He was also approved by the BBC Foundation Board to become president of the foundation dedicated to helping university students.
Bevan, who has career experience in both business and ministry, was most recently the vice president and planned giving officer at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He has more than 11 years of experience in financial services, specifically in insurance-funded business-succession models and related estate-planning and inheritance-equalization strategies. His overall performance led to inclusion in the President’s Forum of top national producers. He also served in pastoral roles for more than 22 years.
The new vice president also has a 20-year tenure in emergency medicine as a practitioner, researcher, developer and marketer in cardiac resuscitation, which ultimately involved the early development of automated defibrillators. At what became two Fortune 500 settings, he served in senior leadership roles, overseeing sales teams and financial operations and helping to complete financial and operational assessment of targeted business acquisitions.
Bevan studied at Michigan State University, Tennessee Temple University and Rhodes State College. He is licensed in Life Insurance and Annuities in six states.