Mary L. “Missy” Orlando, MBA, Ph.D. Candidate, is a well-known strategist, business development, and marketing leader throughout the higher ed, financial services, and non-profit healthcare industries. Over her 35-year career, Orlando has served in key leadership C-suite roles: At Malvern National Bank as its SVP and Chief Operating Officer; At Caron Treatment Centers, as its EVP and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer; At Sovereign Bancorp, as EVP, Chief Marketing Officer; as President & COO of The Anderson Group. Prior to joining Alvernia University, Orlando served as Senior Director of the Penn State Health St. Joseph Foundation/Office of Development. In this inaugural role with Alvernia, Orlando is responsible for all aspects of strategic partnership development, with both for-profits as well as non-profit organizations, wanting to partner with a University that can provide world-class intelligence and research for a company, while creating successful business strategies to enhance the profitability and staff retention through its O’pake Institute.
Orlando has extensive experience as a strategist, in mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, strategy creation and deployment, data analytics and data intelligence business integration, marketing planning, business development, and philanthropic growth as well as building 3 successful startup marketing and strategy companies.
Orlando holds a B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from LaSalle University with a concentration in Finance, and is pursuing her doctorate in Corporate Leadership at Alvernia University. She serves as a leader on several key non-profit Boards of Directors because she believes in paying it forward in all areas of her life.
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