On May 15, 2018, Jason Spera ’89, CEO of Aegis Software, delivered a keynote address discussing the importance of both having a mentor and serving as one. Click here to view the podcast.
La Salle Alumni Mentor Program Reception
Thursday, January 16, 2020
La Salle College High School is excited to welcome back two alumni speakers for our next Alumni Mentor Reception on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at La Salle. Please join classmates and colleagues for an evening of networking and connections.
Jeffrey D. Mills ’02 is the Chief Investment Officer at BMT Wealth Management. With more than 15 years of experience in investment analysis, advisory, and strategy. He is responsible for investment strategy across BMT’s Wealth Management platform, including the development of alternative capabilities to attract high net-worth and ultra-high net-worth clients, as well as institutions, endowments, and foundations.
Joining BMT in 2019, he previously served as Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Strategist for PNC Financial Services Group. Prior to this position, he was Chief Investment Strategist for PNC’s Hawthorn Group.
Jeff is a high-profile speaker and a regular contributor to national discussions on economic matters through his appearances as a financial expert on programs such as CNBC, CNN and Yahoo Finance.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., and a Master of Science in management studies – with a concentration in asset management and investments – from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Jeff is a member of the Investment Committee at LaSalle College High School where he oversees the school’s endowment. He is also an advisory board member at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center.
Joe Atkinson ’88 is the chief digital officer for PwC US. Joe is a member of PwC's US Leadership Team responsible for executing on our vision to digitally enable our firm and better leverage technology and talent to bring greater value (and a better experience) to our people and our clients.
Previously the leader of our Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Consulting business for the US, Japan and China, Joe has built a reputation as a trusted, pragmatic and thoughtful advisor to clients as they navigate through rapidly evolving consumer expectations, accelerating technology changes, and increasing regulatory complexity. He has been a long-time thought leader on the trends shaping the media and communications industry.
Joe has assisted his clients in successfully implementing their strategic and operational capabilities in support of new product development, innovation and deployment. He has assembled and led cross-disciplinary teams that have helped clients drive significant improvements in financial and operational performance as well as supporting execution of a world-class customer experience. In addition, Joe has assisted his clients as they plan for, implement and sustain the synergy and operational goals associated with some of the TMT industry’s most significant transactions.
Joe is actively engaged as a civic leader, serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Bancroft, a non profit health and human services organization. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences & Technology and as a Trustee for the Community Foundation of South Jersey. He previously served as a Trustee for the PwC Charitable Foundation.
Joe graduated from the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He and his wife Laura have three children, and live in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Register for tickets today! We hope to see you at La Salle on January 16, 2020.
The Mission of the La Salle College High School Alumni Mentor Program is to foster mentoring relationships among alumni to help support community and networking amongst our alumni, and to enhance the professional development of our young alumni by providing them with personal and career development opportunities.
We hope to identify alumni and parents who would like to volunteer to mentor current juniors and sophomores at least through their La Salle College High School graduation, and hopefully college and beyond. It would be anticipated that the mentor is generally in a career that is similar to an area that the mentee (the student) has expressed and interest. Preliminarily, it is anticipated the mentor would keep in phone contact with the mentee, and visit one-on-one generally once a semester. The essence of this program is to provide guidance to our young men as they enter into a critical time of their lives where the decision as to what they want to do and what they want to become, is approaching.