Three BMT residents named to Seminary Board of Trustees

First Posted: 8/13/2014

The Board of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School has elected new members to serve for the 2014-15 school year.

The new members are State Senator Lisa Baker, R-20th, Lehman Township; Matthew S. Bruno, Sem Class of 1994, Shavertown; Patrick M. Loftus ’72, Prairie Village, Kansas; and C. Catherine Mihalick, JD, CTFA ’88, Shavertown.

Baker currently is serving her second term representing the 20th Senatorial District.

She chairs the Senate Labor and Industry Committee and serves on the Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Public Health and Welfare, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

She is active in developing and supporting legislation and programs to benefit the Commonwealth’s veterans, emergency services, the juvenile justice system and environmental and public health programs.

An inductee of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame, Baker has received honors and awards from the American Heart Association, Shippensburg University, National Federation of Independent Business, National Guard Association of the United States, The Fireman’s Legislative Federation and the Pennsylvania War Veterans Council. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in government administration from Shippensburg University.

Bruno serves as a financial analyst at Vicuna Advisors, LLC in Stonington, Conn.

He also is a member of the investment committee of the United Way of Wyoming Valley. He has been an active representative of his class, serving as a class agent and on the annual giving leadership gifts committee, and chairing the Class of 1994 reunion gift committee.

In 2013, he was inducted into the Wyoming Seminary Sports Hall of Fame and previously received Sem’s 2010 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. He holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Williams College.

Mihalick serves as vice president and senior trust advisor at PNC Wealth Management and is a specialist in trusts, estate plans and charitable and gifting strategies.

Active in community service, she currently is a member of the Board of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, president of the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, president and past treasurer of Wyoming Seminary’s Lower School Parents Association, Luzerne County Blind Association and past president of the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre.

She was named Wyoming Seminary’s Outstanding Young Alumna in 2005, inducted into the Sem Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and was named Sustainer of the Year for the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre for 2011-12.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in policy and management studies from Dickinson College and a juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law. She also is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Trust School and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation (CTFA).

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