UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Today (July 20), the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to re-elect Mark H. Dambly as chair and Matthew W. Schuyler as vice chair of the board.
Dambly, who held the position of vice chair before being elected chair in 2017, was re-elected in 26 to 10 vote over Ted Brown, who also ran for the chair position. Dambly has served on the Board of Trustees since being appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell in 2010. He currently holds a business and industry seat on the board.
Dambly has been president of Pennrose Properties, a Philadelphia-based property management group, since 2004. He joined Pennrose in 1992 as a vice president and partner. He leads the firm’s business development efforts, which include finding development opportunities, financing, gaining approvals, overseeing construction and completion, and maintaining relationships with municipalities, agencies and lenders. Under his leadership, Pennrose’s portfolio of real estate developments has grown to more than 16,000 units.
Dambly earned a bachelor’s degree in real estate and insurance from Penn State. In addition to the Board of Trustees, he also serves on the board of directors of Penn State Health. He serves on the boards of the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County, Regional Housing Legal Services, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apartment Association — East.
Schuyler, who ran unopposed for vice chair, was elected as an at-large member of the Board of Trustees effective July 2015, and was first elected to the vice chair position in 2017. Schuyler holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Schuyler, who leads a global human resources organization as the chief human resources officer for Hilton Worldwide, has been with the company since 2009. Under his leadership, Hilton was recognized in 2017 as a Fortune Best Company to Work For in 14 countries, including the United States.
Before joining Hilton, Schuyler was chief human resources officer at Capital One Financial Corporation. He also served as senior vice president of human resources with Cisco Systems Inc., and as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Global Human Resources Group. He is a member of the National Academy of Human Resources.
Schuyler was recognized with an Alumni Fellow Award from the Penn State Alumni Association in 2013, and serves on the national board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.