Kevin McPhillips has enjoyed more than 30 years working in both non-profit and private leadership. Before joining the PCEO, McPhillips served as CEO of 1000 Museums, the leading online community destination for museums and exhibitions from around the world. Prior, he was President of The Princeton Companies, handpicked by the Governor's Office as a model of NJ Business growth, served as President of Direct Group, one of the nation's largest Direct Marketing firms, and spent 8 years leading non-profit centers for citizens with special needs. His experiences managing and owning businesses taught him that employee ownership and investment IS good business. Kevin is a product of Northwestern University.
Rosalie Evans is the marketing services coordinator at the PCEO. Before joining PCEO, Rosalie worked to build the research and communications capacity of community development corporations as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. She brings social media marketing and technology experience to her role from administrative work at the University of Pittsburgh and Philips Respironics. Rosalie is a graduate of Allegheny College.
National Center Staff
Loren Rodgers is the executive director of the NCEO. Author of dozens of articles, he speaks extensively about topics such as communications, ESOP education, employee committees, business literacy, building and maintaining enthusiasm, current research, and corporate governance for employee ownership companies. Loren has a master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, where he studied employee ownership and international development with a focus on Slavic Europe. Before joining the NCEO in 2005, he was a senior principal and co-owner of Ownership Associates, an employee ownership consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he worked for 10 years.
Ramona Rodriguez-Brooks graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a BA in sociology with an emphasis in social inequality and a BA in theatre. Her professional background includes theatre management, events, and education/outreach. At the NCEO, she assists the events department with the planning and execution of meetings, manages the NCEO's evolving social media needs, and supports the office with various administrative tasks.
Timothy Garbinsky is the outreach and marketing coordinator at the NCEO. As outreach coordinator, Tim is responsible for managing the marketing and outreach efforts of the NCEO, from the recruitment of volunteers to working with allied organizations, to creative project design and press communication. Originally from Maryland, Tim has worked as a creative specialist and educator on three continents. He earned his B.A. from Duke University in 2009.
Board of Directors
Ken Baker (Chairman) is CEO of NewAge Industries Inc. in Southampton Pa. Ken is 2nd generation with over 20 years as CEO but started with the firm in high school as the janitor. NewAge manufactures plastic tubing and hose, rubber tubing and hose, fittings, fluid flow systems and RFID tag solutions. Ken sold 40% ( S ESOP) of the company to the employees over 7 years ago and is an active member of the employee ownership community. Ken has put NewAge on the track to sustainability by installing one of the largest solar arrays in Pa with 4008 solar panels.
Bryan Wolcott is President and Head Coach of Restek Corporation, Bellefonte, PA. Bryan joined Restek in 1997 as Manufacturing Manager, and moved into the Chief Financial Officer role in 1999. He has served on Restek’s leadership team and was instrumental in Restek’s recent ESOP transaction and the acquisition of Glastron. Prior to joining Restek, Bryan worked in the oil and gas industry for 16 years, first as a petroleum engineer and later transitioning to financial operations when he became interested in how corporate structures and investments could benefit employees and shareholders alike. Bryan is a past president of the PA/DE chapter of the ESOP Association, president of the Penn Eagle Industrial Park Owners Association, and has previously served on many other industry and community boards.
Loren Rodgers, Executive Director of the NCEO, represents the national organization as a member of the PaCEO Board.