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.
Emalie Martzall is the Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator. Before joining the PaCEO, Emalie worked with NextGen America and interned with the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance. She brings social media marketing experience to her role from work with H2H Marketing Agency and Chatham University’s business department. Emalie is a graduate of Chatham University where she received her BA in Marketing and Political Science. She is currently working towards her MBA at Chatham.
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.
Charita Bush is the Corporate Trainer for 100% employee-owned KTA-Tator, Inc. As an employee-owner for over 8 years, she uses instructional design and adult teaching techniques to enhance the knowledge and skills of the company. Charita is also a member of KTA’s ESOP Committee, where she assists with day-to-day plan administration. In addition, she Chairs the company supported committee tasked with promoting an ownership culture. The EPIC (Educating People, Influencing Culture) Committee provides information and education on the benefits and responsibilities of employee ownership and the ESOP. Charita is also a member of the Pittsburgh Citywide Task Force on Employee Ownership. The task force was formed to assess the economic landscape in the Council Districts of Pittsburgh to determine the opportunities/challenges for the creation of employee owners and create a ‘Toolkit’ that educates and guides interested businesses and individuals to convert to employee ownership. Additionally, Charita is a small-business owner.
Tim Garbinsky is the communications director for the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). Timothy Garbinsky works with volunteers, allied organizations, and the press to creatively and effectively disseminate information about employee ownership and advance the NCEO’s mission to make employee ownership thrive. He earned his BA from Duke University in 2009 and has since worked as, among other things, a content creator and an educator, skills which he transfers to the NCEO. Tim was involved in the initial launch of the PaCEO back in 2014 and is honored to serve on the board, allowing him to be a steward of the organization and its mission.
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