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DelVal adds four new trustees


Delaware Valley University has added four new members to its board of trustees.

W. Matthew Dougherty, Class of 96, joined the university’s board as the alumni trustee. Having spent nearly two decades with Amgen, an independent biotechnology company headquartered in Southern California, Dougherty has made significant contributions to the company. In recent years, he has worked on developing several emerging therapies in the areas of migraine and chronic heart failure, while also providing oversight, and ensuring strategic alignment, for key partnerships. Most recently, he has accepted an opportunity with a global pharmaceutical organization on the East Coast.

Krista Pool Harper started Harper Business Law, a firm in Doylestown, to provide high-quality legal services to businesses. She has over 25 years of experience in business and real estate law. Harper brainstorms with clients to structure new business ventures and helps co-owners maintain productive business relationships. She serves on the board of directors of Penn Community Bank and Pearl S. Buck International.

Michael Rettig is global general counsel and chief compliance officer of Giorgi Global Holdings Inc., which has various agricultural and packaging manufacturing businesses headquartered in Berks County, and Krakow, Poland and with operations in over 20 countries. Since starting his legal career 30 years ago, Rettig has held senior legal positions in and focused his practice on the types of issues confronting multi-national chemical, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing organizations.

William R. Schutt is the founder, former owner, and chairman of MATCOR, Inc., an engineering and manufacturing company. He holds several U.S. and foreign patents. Schutt has been recognized as a top expert in infrastructure corrosion and was part of a White House delegation. In 2016, he was awarded an honorary degree at DelVal’s Commencement ceremony.

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