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Jonathan Peri Elected Board President of Delaware County Bar Association


  Jonathan Peri, Esq.
  Jonathan Peri, Esq.

The Delaware County Bar Association is pleased to announce that it has elected a new President of its Board of Directors, Jonathan Peri, to lead the 1,100+ member organization starting in January 2014. The Delaware County Bar Association, based in Media, Pennsylvania, has served the legal community of Delaware County with distinction since its founding in 1872.


“We are excited to have Jonathan Peri as the next President of the Delaware County Bar Association,” said William Baldwin, Executive Director of the Delaware County Bar Association.  “He brings tremendous skills and expertise in law and corporate governance to this position.  This background will help him to build on the work of previous presidents in setting a strategic plan for the association and in continuing to attract new members. Jonathan’s impressive and well-rounded background will further the great tradition and reputation of our Association.”


Jonathan Peri currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel of Neumann University where he is the institution’s Chief Legal Officer and Program Director of the Neumann University Center for Leadership.  Peri, a resident of Thornbury Township, is a member of the Pennsylvania (PA) State Board of Education, serving a six year term, where he sits on the Council of Higher Education. He is also currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Walden School in Media, and past Chairman of the Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation. 


As Program Director of the Center for Leadership, Peri has overseen curriculum development and organized high-profile speakers for the regional community leadership program located at Neumann University. The program serves burgeoning community leaders at beginning and mid-levels of career, affording them the opportunity to learn from established leaders about key leadership roles, relationships, and responsibilities across the business, government and non-profit sectors.  Peri has an impressive educational history including a Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University, a J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and he is in the process of earning a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Eastern University.

“It is humbling to be elected to such a time-honored position,” Peri stated. “So many members are like family.  Working with such a wonderful new board and executive committee is a blessing.  Our collective efforts this year will include a renewed focus on strategic planning.  My hope is that we will set a pace to bolster the association’s diversity, develop and expand our online and social media presence to reach out to newer attorneys and law students, while at the same time enhancing our overall membership, benefits, and better informing the citizens of our county of the commitment our attorneys make to the community.  Take Don Weiss, Esq. for example.  Don brings together members of our association annually to aid with wills and tax return services for veterans.  People need to know that our attorneys do much for this county, because they care about the people here.”


About the Delaware County Bar Association:
The Delaware County Bar Association exists to serve its members and the community at large by fostering respect for the law, by advancing the competent, collegial, and ethical practice of the legal profession, and by creating opportunities for attorneys, judges, and the public to work collaboratively for justice.  Located in Media, Pennsylvania, the Delaware County Bar Association has been serving the legal community since 1872, with 1,100+ current members that offer a number of services to meet the needs of its member attorneys.


About the Neumann University’s Center for Leadership:
Neumann University’s Center for Leadership offers business professionals and students an opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills that are essential to personal and organizational effectiveness. Each program offers insight from the region’s top executives, guiding participants through the basic and most important parts of what it means to be an ethical and exemplary leader. Participants are exposed to both academic theory and practical, real life experiences, including timely examples and detailed analyses.  To find out more about the Center for Leadership visit: www.neumann.edu/cclde



12/6/13


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