James W. Adducci
A 15 year, Investment Banking expert, James advises both public and private companies on strategic alternatives, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, going private transactions take-over defense as well as debt and equity capital financings, also serving as the Global Head of the Water, Infrastructure and Environmental Sectors. A native of DeKalb, IL with an Economics degree from Carleton College and former member of the Young Friends of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Board, James’s involvement with the PBCC grew out of his search for an organization that supports children, as he’s a father of two young boys. Having grown up steeped in the arts, with a father who is a scenic designer and an uncle who was a costume designer, James believes strongly in the benefits of the arts, especially the performing arts, enriching the development of children. “Seeing the Choir perform brought back so many fond memories, having done some singing myself (church choir, a capella group, musicals, etc.), but even more importantly, I want to give back to my community and teach my kids about giving back, leading by example. The PBCC brings all of these together in a very special way for me and my family. Support of the PBCC is something that resonates with our whole family, from supporting children to enjoying a wonderful performance. “
Marlene Bollar has been a leader in philanthropy and community service for two decades. Marlene currently serves as President of the Lenape Regional High School, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Prior to her time with Lenape, Marlene served as PTO Vice President – Fundraising for Mount Laurel Springville Elementary School. Marlene was able to utilize her past experience to revamp the PTO fundraising platform, breaking all previous fundraising records. Marlene is also an active volunteer with the Alice Paul Institute, an organization dedicated to development of leadership skills in young girls. Marlene served as Human Resources Manager for BASF before leaving the workplace to raise her family.
Marlene Bollar has worked for many years fundraising for the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. Marlene has served as the Chair/Co-Chair of the Silent Auction for the past four years. Marlene brings extensive experience in fundraising, communications, and marketing. She has a great passion for the arts, women’s rights, and education. Marlene is the proud parent of three children – an alumni of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale and two young women who are active with the Philadelphia Girls Choir.
A native of Cheltenham, PA, Andy joined the Choir at age 8 in 1976 as a 2nd Soprano and remained with the group until he graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1982. During his time as a choir member, he had the honor of being voted President and Boy of the Year As a University of Penn student, he was president of Counterparts, a co-ed a capella group. After college, Andy returned to the choir as a member of the Chorale for several years, and has since served as Board Chair and interim Executive Director (2013-2016), continuing to serve as a board member.
Currently the Director of Benefit Plan Automation for GalaxE, an IT consulting company headquartered in Somerset, NJ, Andy volunteers his time at Grove United Methodist Church (as accompanist for their Junior Choir, and at West Chester Rustin High School (playing keyboard for their musical productions). His commitment to the PBCC is deep: “The Philadelphia Boys Choir had such a profound influence on me growing up. The Choir taught me discipline and the importance of striving for excellence. I’ve also seen firsthand what a difference it’s made in the lives of others.”
Charles M. Elliott, Jr.
Mr. Elliott is a relationship officer and Deputy Team Leader in BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ Corporate Sales group, responsible for delivering treasury solutions to the large corporate marketplace in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Since 1992, Charles has held a number of varied positions within Treasury Services’ Sales and Operations. Prior to joining the organization, he was employed at Maryland National Bank in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree from Towson University and his master of business administration from the University of Baltimore, part of the University of Maryland system.
A member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale singing Bass from 2008 – 2014 when he went on hiatus, Charles currently sings with the Wayne Oratorio Society in Wayne, PA, and has continued his legacy with PBCC through his children, Charlie (PBCC Alumni), Jacob (PBCC Alumni) and Eliza. Married to Amy Barnes Elliott, a Foreign Languages educator in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, they reside in Malvern, PA.
Brian is an Assurance Partner at PwC within their Private Company Services (“PCS”) Group. He specializes working with privately held companies across various industries. Brian has over 15 years’ experience working in public accounting. Throughout his career at PwC, Brian has held several leadership roles within the PwC Philadelphia PCS practice which have included supporting technical accounting and audit methodology, expansion of shared service center utilization and the advancement of digital audit technologies. He is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University. He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife Alexis and their twin children Rory and Paige. Brian joined the Board in 2019.
A performing member of the Chorale since the 1990s, Mr. Mainardi is an attorney and partner with law firm of Brown & Connery, LLP. A graduate of Brown University, he earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. Although his law practice is focused in the areas of business transactions and litigation, Mainardi has also represented non-profit organizations. Mr. Mainardi is also a founding Trustee of The Tyler Clementi Foundation and helped in forming The Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University.
Prior to being elected Chair, Paul served as the PBCC board’s Treasurer and chair of the Governance Committee. “The Boys Choir is a Philadelphia treasure and I look forward to helping the organization continue to grow and succeed as we move toward our 50th anniversary.”
Edmund “Ned” Moore Jr.
A native of Ambler, PA currently living in Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Ned went to La Salle College High School and then college at Villanova University. A life-long entrepreneur in a wide array of business sectors who has founded and grown several companies, Ned is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Clutch, which provides an advanced Customer Management Platform for B2C businesses to drive higher value from their existing customers. Over his career he has raised over $50MM in venture capital and has grown companies from zero to over 250+ employees. Under Ned’s leadership Clutch was named Technology Startup of the Year in 2014 and Portico was named Emerging Technology Company of the Year in 2008 by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT). He was recognized as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year and as a finalist for the 2015 Technology CEO of the Year and honored with the Philadelphia Business Journal 2007 40 under 40 Award. Ned is very active in supporting the entrepreneurial community both as an advisor and an early stage investor and is involved with helping entrepreneurs in all stages of their companies. He also serves as an Advisory Council Member to Villanova’s “ICE” Center, which is the Center for Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
A member of the PBCC from 1979-82, Ned is passionate about PBCC and the tremendous impact it had on his life. “I learned how to work hard and succeed by pushing myself beyond what I thought was possible at that time in my life. In many ways what I learned at the PBCC were life skills that I still use and tap into today. I think it is our responsibility to make sure that this organization is here for young people for years to come. There aren’t many organizations that are focused on helping young people perform at a professional level with talents that they have and it is always important to show the city, the country and the world the positive impact that America’s young people can have on their communities and the world.”
Lisa Paris is a partner with Tangerine Strategies – a consultancy focused on growth strategy development and execution, new product development, and product launch implementation. Previously, Lisa served as Chief Marketing Officer for Philadelphia-based Peirce College, overseeing marketing strategy and new student enrollment. Of British origin, Lisa is a multi-faceted marketer with experience managing domestic and global brands across a wide variety of service and product sectors for nearly three decades. A skilled strategic planner, Lisa has spearheaded multiple strategic plans and market growth strategies yielding measurable results. Lisa’s passion for excellence in creative execution has led to award winning advertising and digital marketing campaigns within the higher education industry.
Tim Sabol is a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Philadelphia, PA. Tim and his team provide customized advice to individual clients and multi-generation families regarding investment management, risk mitigation, and complex financial planning issues. In addition to retirees and small business owners, Tim has extensive experience with physicians and pre-IPO technology company shareholders. Tim works with clients in 33 states and has been quoted on various financial planning topics in The Wall Street Journal (print), SmartMoney Magazine, Fox Business News, CNBC, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Prior to working at Ameriprise Financial, Tim was with the predecessor firm, American Express.
In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Philadelphia Girls Choir, Tim also serves on the Board of Directors of the Wilma Theater. A former Drexel University Varsity Rower, Tim resides in Society Hill with his husband, Dr. Judd Flesch.
Vice President and shareholder at The Graham Company, one of the nation’s largest insurance brokers, Bill is responsible for business development with a focus on larger privately-held manufacturers and distributors. Prior to joining The Graham Company, he spent 20 years with Mobil Oil. A retired member of the Army Reserves, Bill graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from George Mason University. A frequently sought-after author and speaker on key issues facing his clients, including Contractual Risk Transfer, Environmental Liability and Captive Insurance Alternatives, he continues to serve as a liaison to West Point’s Admissions Office.
Selman’s involvement with PBCC comes directly from the heart: “I hope to help the organization expand its reach to a broader community and give more kids the opportunity to be part of something very special – something that can open horizons and change young lives.”