Board Members & Advisors
Vincent B. Rudisill, President and Secretary of the Board
Vincent B. Rudisill is a Senior Vice President within the Hershey Wealth Management Division of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company. He retired in June of 2011 from his position as the Chief Investment Officer of Hershey Trust Company and the Milton Hershey School Trust after 35 years of continuous employment. Rudisill holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Gettysburg College and an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Trust School at Bucknell University and the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University. Rudisill is also a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner.
Jim Berens, Vice President and Treasurer of the Board
Jim Berens is the President of Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, where he charts the overall strategic direction of Wexford and leads the executive management team. His experience includes the development and marketing of flexible, state-of-the-art research and laboratory space for universities, university-related research parks and health care systems; the development of commercial real estate; and the redevelopment and repositioning of existing properties. Jim also brings to Wexford intimate knowledge of corporate financial structuring, debt and equity markets, and tax and accounting regulations as they relate to real estate leases and financing.
From 1996 through 2005, Berens served as the President of Townsend Capital, LLC, where he extended the company’s relationships with universities, university-related research parks, health systems and other non-profit institutions. Prior to joining Townsend Capital, Jim was a banking industry veteran, with over 18 years at Bank of America, and its predecessor banks. At Bank of America, he was Commercial Market Manager for the Washington, DC region.
Berens holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated cum laude, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden School of Business Administration.
Berens currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Baltimore Area Council and Board of Trustees and Treasurer of Blind Industries and Services of Maryland.
David E. Black, Board Member
David E. Black serves as President & CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC). Since taking this position in July of 2001, he has re-focused the organization, recruited a quality team and, with that team, created a first class organization for members, economic development clients and the region.
The organization has experienced over 25% membership growth, developed a solid reputation for quality events, member services and legislative advocacy and has initiated projects with over $235 million in economic impact, creating and retaining more than 10,000 jobs in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties. Before joining the Chamber & CREDC, Black held governmental positions for Team Pennsylvania, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Black holds a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College and completed graduate work toward his M.S.A. in Public Administration at Slippery Rock University.
Throughout his career, Black has served in various roles, including Commissioner of Clarion County, Chairman of the Clarion County Commissioners, Vice President of First American Municipals and a member of the Ridge Administration.
Todd K. Pagliarulo, Board Member
Todd K. Pagliarulo is currently the President of TP Consulting and most recently served as a Legislative Aide to Representative John Payne. Prior to that, he was employed by Hershey Resort & Entertainment Company as Vice President of Sport and Entertainment and Corporate Director of Safety and Security for 31 years, and he taught in the Lower Dauphin School District for five years. Pagliarulo holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Shippensburg State University.
Pagliarulo is actively involved with the Derry Township community. He is the Vice Chairman of the Derry Township Industrial Commercial Development Authority and the Capital Area Transit Board of Directors, a member of the Derry Township New Year’s Eve Committee and serves on the Derry Township Vacancy Board and the Derry Township Republican Committee. Previously, Pagliarulo was involved with Derry Township Parks & Recreation and the Derry Township Tax Association, and he served as Township Supervisor until 2001. Pagliarulo resides in Derry Township, where he has been a resident for 50 years.
Charles D. Dilks, Advisor
Charles D. Dilks is the President of Dilks Consulting, Inc., where he consults widely with institutions, local governments and developers wishing to establish research parks and incubators and stimulate economic development through science and technology. Most recently, Dilks was the Executive Vice President and managed the development and operation of the nation’s first urban Research Park. His previous experience includes negotiating the financing, legal and development structures for twenty buildings, totaling nearly two million square feet of space, organizing and managing the real estate marketing program for the Science Center and creating the property management company, Research Park, Inc., for the Science Center’s facilities.
Dilks pioneered the concept of a business "incubator" by providing a comprehensive package of space, equipment and services for more than 250 startup organizations. He was responsible for maintaining corporate records and coordinating Science Center legal affairs, which involved nearly 20 partnerships, joint ventures and subsidiaries generating over $30 million in annual revenues. Dilks holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Drexel University.
Dilks has been actively involved with the Association of University Related Research, where he served as President from 1998-2000, and, in 2001, he received the Association’s "Career Achievement Award" for an outstanding career in technology-based economic development.
Ken Gall, Advisor
Ken Gall serves as the Director of Real Estate for Hershey Trust Company where he has been a member for over 15 years. His responsibilities include active involvement in the long term planning for the 10,000 acres of land owned by the Milton Hershey School Trust, as well as asset management of the investment portion of this real estate portfolio. Gall and his department are responsible for the disposition and management of real estate assets held in individual accounts. Prior to joining Hershey Trust Company, Gall served as a Real Estate Manager for the Horst Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Millersville University and an MBA from Lebanon Valley College.
Gall is a member of Urban Land Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Management, a board member of the Donegal Foundation and an Executive Committee Member of the M.S. Hershey Foundation. He served as Senior High School Youth Leader, is active in youth coaching, and is a past member of his church council.
Mark Korczakowski, Advisor
Mark serves as the Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Wexford Science & Technology, LLC. He is involved in all facets of Wexford’s transactions with particular responsibility for managing client relationships, the development process and the marketing and leasing of assigned projects. Mark also assists in the financial analyses and evaluations of investment opportunities being considered by Wexford.
Prior to joining Wexford, Korczakowski served as Director of Real Estate at Allegis Group, Inc., a multi-billion dollar staffing company, where he was responsible for all aspects of the corporate real estate strategy, including leasing, disposition and management of leased office space throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Korczakowski oversaw a team responsible for negotiating a portfolio of 300 office leases totaling over two million square feet, and was integral in the development of a 105,000 square foot corporate headquarters and managed a corporate campus of 325,000 square feet.
Korczakowski also has commercial banking experience from Bank of America, N.A. and its predecessor banks, where he developed and managed a $50 million loan portfolio. Korczakowski holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a master’s degree in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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