Leadership Council

Trickett Hall Entrance

Penn State Dickinson Law’s Leadership Council Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of prominent alumni leaders who work to advance Dickinson Law’s mission of Practice Greatness. As ambassadors of the Law School, the Board also provides input and recommendations to the dean of Dickinson Law on topics as requested by the dean. This includes providing leadership to the Trusted Advisors Groups and supporting and ensuring Dickinson Law’s vision priorities through service to the Dickinson Law community as well as the profession as a whole.

Peter J. Anderson, Esq. ’75
Of Counsel
Eversheds Sutherland
Atlanta, GA

Peter B. Andrews, Esq. ’98
Partner
Andrews Springer LLC
Wilmington, DE

Michael Bramnick, Esq. ’90
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Chief of Staff & Chief Compliance Officer
NRG Energy, Inc.
Princeton, NJ

Tara Burns, Esq. ’17
Associate
Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Harrisburg, PA

Ryan B. Caboot, Esq. ’01
Senior Corporate Counsel
Highmark Inc.
Camp Hill, PA

John Cannon III, Esq. ’83
Virta Health Corp.
Chicago, IL

Shanon J. Carson, Esq. ’00
Managing Shareholder
Berger & Montague, PC
Philadelphia, PA

Brian J. Clark, Esq. ’85
Shareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, PA

The Honorable Charece Z. Collins ’07
Administrative Law Judge
PA Public Utility Commission
Harrisburg, PA

Steven M. Coren, Esq. ’80
Attorney
Kaufman Coren & Ress, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA

Denise Foster Cronin, Esq. ’97
Vice President, Federal and RTO Regulatory Affairs
East Kentucky Power Cooperative
Winchester, KY

John F. Duggan, Esq. ’94
Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel
Select Medical
Mechanicsburg, PA

James W. Durham, Esq. ’65
Attorney
Durham Mediation/Arbitration Services
Media, PA

Michael W. Gang, Esq. ’77
Principal
Post & Schell, P.C.
Harrisburg, PA

Hubert X. Gilroy, Esq. ’79
Shareholder
Martson Law Offices, P.C.
Carlisle, PA

René Gornall, Esq. ’06
Chief of Staff
American Journalism Project
Washington, DC

The Honorable Jan R. Jurden ’88
President Judge
Superior Court of Delaware
Wilmington, DE

Dusty Elias Kirk, Esq. ’79
Partner
Reed Smith LLP
Pittsburgh, PA

William M. Lafferty, Esq. ’89
Partner
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Wilmington, DE

H. Laddie Montague Jr., Esq. ’63*
Chair Emeritus and Of Counsel
Berger & Montague P.C.
Philadelphia, PA

Barry J. Nace, Esq. ’69
Partner
Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Washington, DC

Christine Hurst Perrucci, Esq. ’94
Of Counsel
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, LLC
Bethlehem, PA

The Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo ’62
Senior District Judge
U.S. District Court Middle District
Harrisburg, PA

The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge ’72
CEO
Ridge Global
Washington, DC

Melissa A. Scartelli, Esq. ’87
President
Scartelli Oszewski, P.C.
Scranton, PA

Kristi Lane Scott, Esq. ’03
Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer
United States Government
Washington, DC

Tracy L. Steele, Esq. ’95
Partner
Ferro Steele, LLC
Plymouth Meeting, PA

Noreen M. Tama, Esq. ’86*
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Alexandria, VA

Elikem K. Tsikata ’21
Law Clerk to the Honorable Jan R. Jurden
Superior Court of Delaware
Wilmington, DE

Thomas L. VanKirk, Esq. ’70*
Highmark Health
Pittsburgh, PA

Elizabeth J. Vastine, Esq. ’94
Chicago, IL

Angela N. Velez, Esq. ’11
Senior Counsel
Invesco US
New York, NY

Dr. Marion Welp, LL.M. ’96
Global C-Level Executive for Human Resources & Legal Affairs
Consecutive Consult
Düsseldorf, Germany

David E. Wilks, Esq. ’89
Member
Wilks Law Firm
Wilmington, DE

The Honorable LeRoy S. Zimmerman ’59*
Of Counsel
Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Harrisburg, PA

*Retired