RADNOR, Pa. (June 24, 2013) – In May, the Board of Trustees elected former Trustee Joan M. Buzzallino ’66 and three new members to the board: Paul Ridder, William Stemper, and Joel Zazyczny ’89.
Joan M. Buzzallino ’66, retired IBM executive, rejoins the board after serving for nine years.
This year, she received Cabrini’s Ivy Young Willis Award, which recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of public affairs.
She endowed the Buzzallino Family Faculty Fund at Cabrini in 2005, and also established a scholarship that provides a global experience to a student who otherwise couldn’t afford it, which was awarded for the first time in 2011‑12.
Paul Ridder has been president of Tasty Baking Company, the manufacturer of Tastykakes, since May 2011, and served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for the company from 2007 to 2011.
In 2011, Tasty Baking Company was acquired by Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO), which has introduced Philadelphia’s favorite snack to more than 75 percent of the U.S. population.
An active member of the community, Ridder serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Moyer Foundation, and the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University, a Master of Business Administration from the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University, and is a certified public accountant.
William Stemper is president of Comcast Business Services at Comcast Corporation in Philadelphia, a position he has held since 2006.
This unit of Comcast provides businesses with telecommunications services, including Internet, Ethernet, voice, and video. Under his leadership, Comcast Business has become the second fastest growing part of Comcast Cable, becoming a $2.4 billion business in 2012.
Stemper has more than 30 years of leadership experience, and previously served as vice president of Cox Business Services at Cox Communications in Atlanta.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Joel Zazyczny ’89 is executive vice president of Silanes, Silicones & Metal-Organics at Gelest Inc., based in Morrisville, Pa., a manufacturer of silane, silicone, and metal-organic compounds serving advanced technology markets.
He is responsible for managing and leading overall business operations, including strategic development, product management, marketing, and global distribution.
Previously, Zazyczny held key positions with Hüls America, Polar Minerals, and Imerys Performance Minerals. He holds patents for six inventions, and has authored and co‑authored numerous articles in professional publications.
Zazyczny graduated from Cabrini College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in English/Communications, and completed coursework toward a Master of Science in Chemistry at Saint Joseph’s University.
He has remained an active member of the Cabrini College Alumni Association, volunteering for Alumni Weekend planning, Phonathon, and—in the 1990s and 2012‑13—through his service on the Alumni Board of Directors. His sister, Jayda Orsatti ’92, and brother-in-law, Joseph Orsatti ’92, are also alumni.
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