PaCEO Staff & Board of Directors
Kevin McPhillips has enjoyed more than 30 years working in both nonprofit and private leadership. Before joining the PaCEO, McPhillips served as CEO of 1000 Museums, the leading online community destination for museums and exhibitions from around the world. Prior, he was President of The Princeton Companies, handpicked by the Governor’s Office as a model of NJ Business growth, served as President of Direct Group, one of the nation’s largest Direct Marketing firms, and spent 8 years leading non-profit centers for citizens with special needs. His experiences managing and owning businesses taught him that employee ownership and investment is good business. Kevin is a product of Northwestern University.
Rosalie Evans is the Marketing Services Coordinator. Before joining the PaCEO, Rosalie worked to build the research and communications capacity of community development corporations as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. She brings social media marketing and technology experience to her role from administrative work at the University of Pittsburgh and Philips Respironics. Rosalie is a graduate of Allegheny College.
Board of Directors
Ken Baker (Chairman) is CEO of NewAge Industries, Inc. in Southampton, PA. Ken is 2nd generation with over 20 years as CEO but started with the firm in high school as the janitor. NewAge manufactures plastic tubing and hose, rubber tubing and hose, fittings, fluid flow systems and RFID tag solutions. Ken sold 40% (S ESOP) of the company to the employees over 7 years ago and is an active member of the employee ownership community. Ken has put NewAge on the track to sustainability by installing one of the largest solar arrays in PA with 4,008 solar panels.
Loren Rodgers joined the NCEO in 2005 as its research director and became its executive director in 2010. He writes extensively on employee ownership in professional and academic publications and has spoken at events around the world. Since he entered the field in 1995 as a consultant, he has worked with hundreds of companies and presented to thousands of people. His expertise includes ESOPs, equity compensation, best practices for employee ownership companies, research, effective communications, employee motivation, corporate governance, ESOP transactions and operations, and business literacy. Loren has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, where he studied employee ownership and international development with a focus on Slavic Europe.
Bryan Wolcott is President and Head Coach of Restek Corporation, Bellefonte, PA. Bryan joined Restek in 1997 as Manufacturing Manager, and moved into the Chief Financial Officer role in 1999. He has served on Restek’s leadership team and was instrumental in Restek’s recent ESOP transaction and the acquisition of Glastron. Prior to joining Restek, Bryan worked in the oil and gas industry for 16 years, first as a petroleum engineer and later transitioning to financial operations when he became interested in how corporate structures and investments could benefit employees and shareholders alike. Bryan is a past president of the PA/DE chapter of the ESOP Association, president of the Penn Eagle Industrial Park Owners Association, and has previously served on many other industry and community boards.
Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership