James E. Nevels


     
James E. Nevels
Founder & Chairman
 

Mr. Nevels founded The Swarthmore Group in 1991.  He has more than thirty six years of experience in the securities and investment industry and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Mr. Nevels also serves as the Lead Independent Director of The Hershey Company.  In addition to The Hershey Company Board of Directors, Mr. Nevels is currently a member of the Board of First Data, member of the Board of WestRock, member of the Board of Alcoa, member of the Board of MMG Insurance Company, and member of the Board of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Mr. Nevels was appointed by the President of the United States to the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and served a three year term and served as Chairman from 2005-2007.  In December 2001, Mr. Nevels was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania as Chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and served through September 2007 overseeing the turnaround of the Philadelphia School System, then the ninth largest school district in the United States.  Mr. Nevels is an honors (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) graduate of Bucknell University and holds an A.B. degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Mr. Nevels has also received four honorary degrees.

 
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