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WHO WE ARE

Get to know the patriots who believe in the Folds of Honor mission and are working hard to change lives in their area.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Beth Simmons

President

Based in PA

Beth is the founding President of Folds of Honor E. PA-NJ Chapter.  She formerly owned and operated Triple E Consulting – an educational training and special events organization.  Her client list has included PGA Magazine, Lehigh University Executive Education, and the Manufacturing Resource Center in the Lehigh Valley. Beth developed a strong relationship with the Folds of Honor through her work as Conference Manager for PGA Magazine, a strong supporter of the FOH Mission. Beth completed her Lehigh University MBA in 2000 and worked with the University’s Iacocca Institute for 12 years executing executive, management, and professional training programs including the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry. Beth grew up in Tampa Bay, Florida, completing her BA in Journalism at the University of Central, Florida. Today, Beth is a general partner with Warsaw Capital Partners, President of the E. PA-NJ Folds of Honor Chapter, Conference Manager with PGA Magazine and cares for her elder Aunt with whom she lives in Center Valley, PA.

George Morrison, ESQ.

Vice President & Chapter Attorney

Based in PA

George is a Civil Rights and Higher Education Law Partner with White and Williams LLP.  He advises colleges and universities on issues related to faculty and student procedural due process rights, contracts and compliance with federal and state laws. He is also certified Level 2 Civil Rights Investigator and a Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker.  He routinely counsel employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, covenants not-to-compete, personnel policies, mass layoffs and plant shutdowns.  From 2012-2020, George was selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.  George has also served as president of Saucon Valley Rotary for two non-consecutive terms.  George resides in Allentown, PA.

Mike Corvino, CPA

Advisor

Based in PA

Michael is a 1980 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He joined Abraham, Borda, Corvino, Butz, LaValva & Co in ​1983, became a shareholder in 1991 and has remained for its most recent merger with Concannon Miller & Co PC.  Michael’s practice areas include accounting, business valuations, and tax planning and consulting for closely held businesses including their owners. He is certified in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey. In his free time, he enjoys rooting for Penn State and the Yankees and spending time with his wife and two sons. Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, he resides in Bethlehem Township.

Matt Kardish

Treasurer

Based in PA

Matt currently works in Transaction and CFO Advisory Services, serving clients in the middle market and performing financial due diligence on the buy side and sell side. He is an actively licensed CPA in Pennsylvania with more than 6 years of accounting experience. Matt graduated from Boston College in 2014 and resides in the western Philadelphia suburbs. He has been involved with the chapter since September 2018 and has served on the executive board since July 2019. In his free time, Matt enjoys golf, spending time at the Jersey shore, and volunteering his time with other non profit organizations in the Philadelphia area.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Secretary

Based in PA

Michael is the owner of Jarvin Consulting – a specialized Sales and Marketing firm with a concentration on Salesforce.com and nCino Banking Automation projects. Michael acts as the primary Sales and Solutions Architect for Jarvin, which has several banking and financial clients in the Philadelphia region.  In addition to leading several Salesforce.com projects, Michael has also contributed several solutions that have been included in Salesforce.com enhancements over the years. In his spare time, Mike enjoy playing golf, cycling, and spending time with his young son.  Michael lives in Collegeville, PA, with his son, Carter.

Kevin Edwards, PGA

Golf Industry Liaison

Based in PA

Kevin has over 30 years of experience in the golf industry and was recently name the 2020 Philadelphia Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year – Public Category. This is his 3rd time winning this award including 2006 & 2008. Kevin is also a proud member of the Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. In addition to his role as Olde Homestead’s Director of Golf, Kevin is the Head Golf Coach at Moravian University in Bethlehem, PA. He is a graduate of Moravian University and was a member of the 1994 undefeated MAC Championship team earning All Conference honors in 1994 and 1996. Before coming to Olde Homestead in the spring of 2017, Kevin worked at numerous Lehigh Valley courses over his career including Southmoore Golf Course, Lehigh Country Club, Riverview Country Club and Woodstone Country Club. Kevin is an active member of the Philadelphia Section PGA and has served on the Board of Director, Special Awards, Membership, Tournament and Education committees. Kevin is a 2-time Empire 8 Golf Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2017 while coaching the Greyhounds. Kevin is also a Certified US Kids Golf Coach and brings great enthusiasm and energy to our junior golf program including our growing PGA Jr. League.

Fred Koeck

Director

Army Veteran

Based in PA

Fred retired from the Army Reserve after a 22-year career as an engineer including both enlisted and officer duty positions.  He began his career in manufacturing during that time and is currently in a Supply Chain Development role with Derby Supply Chain Solutions. He is a supply chain connector, assisting clients in developing, managing, and efficiently moving materials from source to user or consumer across the sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution continuum.  He also provides leadership and guidance to several businesses, startup organizations, and nonprofits through various board and advisory roles. He is a lifelong learner, constantly striving to expand his own knowledge and experiences through reading and active participation in community and industry organizations.  His education includes numerous military schools, a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Georgia College and State University. Fred joined the Eastern PA/NJ chapter board in 2018.

Gary Bender

Director

Based in PA

Gary, also known as Mr. Networking, is the founder of The CFO Solution (created to share best practices, best processes, and better partners through virtual sharing at The CFO Forum and at www.thecfosolution.org.  In 2008, he was a founding board member of The CFO Alliance which has grown from 8 CFOs to over 6,200 private company financial executives in the U S.  Gary is a strong advocate for paying forward collective knowledge to students, veterans, and those in transition as well as employers and shareholders.  He received the Employer of the Year Award for Workforce Development from Pa. Governor Tom Corbett in 2013 and the Missouri Works Award from Mo. Governor Tom Nixon.  A major element of these awards was the hiring of veterans returning from the Gulf War. Gary has an extensive career in finance and management positions and CFO and operational positions with companies such as Air Products and Abec, and currently is an owner of SISD Inc., an engineering services firm.  His education includes a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of North Carolina.  In his spare time, he and his wife have a gentleman’s horse farm, he plays a little golf, and he serves as a mentor to those in search and as an advisor to startup firms.

Norm Cross

Director & Anhesuer-Busch Relationship Director

Service Member, Air Force

Based in PA

Norman is an Air Force Veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines during his 17 years of service as an Airborne Intelligence Operator. He is the National Director of Sales for Unique Pretzel Bakery, a sixth-generation, family-operated business based in Reading, PA, the Pretzel Capital of the World. Norm resides in Eagleville, PA, and when he is not working, most of his time is spent with his two sons playing soccer, golf, biking and just about anything else that involves the outdoors. Norm continues to work with his fellow service veterans transitioning to civilian life.

Michele Daly

Director & In-Kind Contributions / Sponsorships Director

Based in PA

Michele has been in the medical field for over 25 years and is currently a health and wellness coach and an audiologist assistant. Michele resides in Bucks County with her three grown sons and one granddaughter.

Larry Steltz

Director

Based in PA

Larry is a Customer Business Manager with Acosta Sales and Marketing in Bethlehem, PA, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer-packaged goods industry and a marketing powerhouse behind many top brands and retailers in North America. 

George Doyle

Director

Service Member, US Army Reserves

Based in NJ

George was born and raised in Nutley, New Jersey and enlisted in the United States Army Reserves at the age of 19, serving 12 years as a Combat Medical Specialist.  He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician while earning his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and later earned his Master of Science in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall Law School. George has 21 years of experience in the insurance industry and is currently Director of Sales and Service for Aetna’s Northeast Public & Labor Business where he leads a team of account executives responsible for roughly $5 billion in annual revenue.  George currently resides in West Caldwell, New Jersey with his wife Allison and two children.

Members & Supporters

Richard Brandt
Member

US Army Veteran
Based in NJ

Jennifer Carbone
Member
Based in NJ

John Cooley
Member

US Air Force Veteran
Based in PA

Mike Attara, PGA
Member
Based in PA

Michael Daly
Member
Based in PA

Karen Hill
Member
Based in PA

Kevin Hyde
Member
USMC Veteran
Based in PA

Mike Dolan
Member
Based in NJ

John Lawrence
Member
Based in PA

Katelyn Leer
Volunteer
Based in PA

James Muschlitz, PGA
Member
Based in PA

Pete Reinke
Member
Based in PA

Andy Signor, PGA
Member
Based in PA

Jenna McCrea
Member
Based in PA

David Norton
Member
US Navy Veteran
Based in NJ

Eric D. Foote
Member
US Army Veteran
Based in NJ

Danielle Hess
Member
Based in PA

Eric Madison
Member
Based in PA

Florence Brown
Member
Based in PA