Finance Industry Veteran Eric W. Noll elected as Chairman of the Board

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Finance Industry Veteran Eric W. Noll elected as Chairman of the Board

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For Immediate Release

Christopher Damiani
Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA (October 21, 2019) – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the election of Eric W. Noll in the role as Chairman of the Board. He was elected today at the 195th Annual General Meeting. 

Noll most recently served as the interim president of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. A recognized industry leader in market structure and innovation, Noll has also served as the president and chief executive officer of ConvergEx Group, executive vice president of transaction services at NASDAQ, and managing director at Susquehanna International Group. Noll works as a regular speaker, board member, advisor, and expert in regulatory matters. He has testified before the United States Senate and House of Representatives to guide policy on market structure, equity trading, and ETF trading. Noll also is a frequent on air contributor for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business; and has been profiled in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Money Magazine, and the Financial Times.

“Eric Noll brings a consistent record of success and expertise at the highest levels of global business,” said Charles T. Cullen, president and CEO of HSP. “We’re pleased to have his strategic vision and executive acumen on our leadership team.” 

Also elected to board leadership are Henry F. Reichner, executive vice chair; Elizabeth Milroy, secretary; David A. Othmer, treasurer, vice chair for planning and finance; Robert J. Rittenhouse, vice chair for audit; and J. Rudy Lewis, at-large member of the executive committee. They join returning officers Lori E. Cohen, vice chair for institutional advancement and Alice L. George, vice chair for collections and programs. 

Returning board members are Paul A. E. Cummings, Dale Heist, Walter M. Licht, Georgiana Noll, Tom Riley, Representative James R. Roebuck Jr., Jay Rose, and Tim Schantz. 

Majid Alsayegh, Sandra Hewlett, Nathan Raab, and Jeffrey Zudeck are rotating off the board. Bruce K. Fenton was named Chairman Emeritus, and Collin F. McNeil and Sarah Price as Councilors Emeriti.

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