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PBC Prepares for 16th Annual Award Dinner Oct. 5

The proceeds from the President’s Business Council’s Annual Award Dinner go directly to the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund and to supporting PBC activities. Through its 15 dinners, the PBC has generated $13 million for the scholarship fund.
September 21, 2017

The President’s Business Council will honor Dennis J. McGonigle ’82, CFO and executive vice president at SEI Investments, with the University President’s Medal

The President’s Business Council will honor Dennis J. McGonigle ’82, chief financial officer and executive vice president at SEI Investments, with The University of Scranton President’s Medal at the PBC 16th Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 5, at The Pierre in New York City.

McGonigle, a member of the University’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) Honors Program, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Soon after, he joined Arthur Andersen LLP and rose to the position of senior auditor. He moved to SEI in 1985 as a business manager and controller of the SEI mutual funds and SEI Financial Services, a subsidiary of SEI Investments. Over his 32-year career, he has worked across SEI in a number of leadership roles ranging from product and operations to market management, culminating in his appointment as CFO in 2002. He has been a member of SEI’s executive committee since 1995 and serves on the board of directors of a number of SEI’s subsidiaries.

In his current role as CFO, McGonigle is responsible for guiding the efforts of a number of teams within the company, including finance and accounting, corporate enterprise risk management, workforce development and the SEI Private Wealth Management unit. He is also integrally involved in the setting of SEI’s broader corporate strategy. Based in Oaks, Pa., and founded in 1968 as Simulated Environments Inc., SEI Investments is a leading global provider of asset management, investment processing and investment operations solutions for institutional and personal wealth management.

A member of the University’s board of trustees since 2008, McGonigle served as vice chair of the board until he completed his tenure in May. He is a member of the University’s President’s Business Council (PBC) and was recognized by the University in 2007 with the Frank J. O’Hara Distinguished Alumni Award. McGonigle is a member of the Wharton Fellows program, an executive education program, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-owner of Kimberton Whole Foods, a growing, regional chain of organic and natural foods markets. He served on the board of trustees of the Kimberton Waldorf School and on the board of directors of Wisdom Technologies Corporation. He is currently involved in promoting vocations to the priesthood with the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

A native of Pennsauken, New Jersey, McGonigle graduated from Camden Catholic High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 for outstanding achievements through scholarship, service and leadership. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Chester Springs and have three daughters: Audrey, Alyson and Alena.

In presenting the President’s Medal, the University and the PBC recognize individuals who have achieved excellence in their fields and demonstrated extraordinary compassion for others. The proceeds from the Annual Award Dinner go directly to the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund and to supporting PBC activities. Presidential Scholarships are four-year, full-tuition scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen with outstanding records in high school and notable community involvement. The black-tie gala is a celebration of Scranton and honorees whose lifetime achievements reflect the University’s mission of Catholic and Jesuit excellence and service. Through its 15 dinners, the PBC has generated $13 million for the scholarship fund.

To register for the 16th Annual Award Dinner, click here.

For more information on the PBC and additional ways to participate in this year’s dinner, contact PBC Executive Director Timothy J. Pryle ’89 at 570-941-5837 or at pbc@scranton.edu, or visit scranton.edu/pbc.

Dennis J. McGonigle ’82, chief financial officer and executive vice president at SEI Investments, will receive The University of Scranton President’s Medal at the President’s Business Council’s 16th Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 5, at The Pierre in New York City.

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