State Farm Insurance
Mike Coughlan, Vice-Chair, is the owner of State Farm Insurance in Ardmore. Coughlan has served The Ardmore Initiative since 2004 as Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the township's Ad Hoc Committee for the Ardmore Transit Center and Business District Revitalization Project. He lives with his wife and three sons in Broomall.
A life long resident of Ardmore, Maryam is the System Administrator of MCLINC, a public library computer network that serves 95% of Montgomery County Libraries, including Lower Merion Library System. Maryam received her B.A. from Arcadia University and her M.I.S. from Drexel University. Maryam has also been a member on the Board of Commissioners for Lower Merion Township from 2002-2009.
Brett Swain is currently developing investment portfolio modeling and allocation system with the goal to form a new company/fund delivering a new investment vehicle for institutions that provides for both stability and positive returns regardless of overall market conditions or direction.
Prior to entering the financial services sector Brett Swain was president and founder of Swain Techs, a very successful Ardmore based technology services provider to the Greater Philadelphia region which he sold in 2009 to pursue development of his portfolio modeling systems into a new investment vehicle. A measure of his success was an ever-increasing customer base of over 100 small and medium sized businesses and more than 200 individual users. Swain Techs grew very quickly over the 10 years since Brett Swain founded it and continues to thrive under its new ownership.
Brett Swain is an accomplished executive and community leader with more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing employees, collaborating with project teams and establishing his own successful consulting firm
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.
Nancy Scarlato is a resident of Ardmore and a past president of the Junior League of Philadelphia, which owns and operates the thrift shop at 27 West Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. Nancy is Co-Chair of the Events and Marketing Committee.
Wells Fargo Insurance Services (Retired)
Mack Emanuel served as the Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Insurance Services , and was previously the owner of an insurance agency from 1963 to 2003. Mack is an alum of Lafayette College and is a current resident of Lower Merion.
Law Offices of Anna Durbin/Peter Goldberger
Anna Durbin is a lawyer who has lived in Ardmore for almost 29 years,and whose offices are at 50 Rittenhouse Place, in Ardmore. Her practice focuses on criminal defense, employment, contracts, and work on non-profit boards. She and her husband, Peter Goldberger, also a lawyer, have three daughters who have attended Lower Merion Public Schools. Anna graduated from Stanford University and met her husband while they were students at Yale Law School.
Beneficial Savings Bank (retired)
John Iannacone owns and manages Giannini Jewelers, a business which has been in his family for over 64 years. A retired school guidance counselor, Iannacone is now using his time to give back to the community. Both a property and business owner, Iannacone understands the challenges facing both these groups.
Mark Bachus joined Suburban Square as General Manager in November of 2009. Prior to Suburban Square, Bachus served as Director of Marketing for King of Prussia managing the marketing program for the 3 million-square-foot shopping center.
Bachus has 20 years experience in the shopping center industry serving as marketing director for shopping centers such as Rivercenter (San Antonio Riverwalk), Palm Beach Mall (West Palm Beach, FL) and Current Inc., an advertising agency based in Atlanta Georgia.
Bachus holds the title of Senior Certified Marketing Director, awarded by the International Council of Shopping Centers and currently serves on ICSC’s CMD committee. He also served as chair for the Retail Tourism Committee for the Texas Travel Industry Association and Program chair for ICSC’s Texas Conference. From 2003 to 2005, Mark was elected as Vice President to the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association where he worked with the City of Atlanta on a master plan for the historic district.
In 2000, Bachus worked with The Dealey Group and The State of Texas to establish “Shop Across Texas” a program designed to promote retail shopping to domestic and international visitor markets.
Mark started his career with the American Productivity Center in Houston, TX as a meeting planner and was promoted to Director of Development. As Director of Development, Bachus was In charge of marketing, public relations, membership, and corporate sponsorship.
Nicole Ratke, Marketing Director