Keystone College welcomes John F. Pullo, Sr. as he officially begins his duties as Interim President.
“I am absolutely thrilled to begin my tenure as Interim President at Keystone College,” Mr. Pullo said. “I look forward to meeting students, faculty, staff, and alumni as we begin the 2022-23 academic year. As a proud Keystone graduate, I know how much Keystone means to everyone in our college community. I also realize Keystone’s valuable role as a leading educational institution in Northeastern Pennsylvania and we look forward to continuing and building upon that tradition. This is an uncommon opportunity to serve an institution for which I have a deep affection.”
A 1969 alumnus, Mr. Pullo is a member of the College’s Board of Trustees and served as Board Chair from 2018 to 2020. He is founder and CEO of Chartwell Strategies, LLC, a strategic advisory services and consulting firm formed in 2018.
Prior to founding Chartwell, he was employed for 35 years at Gentex Corporation, a world leader in personal protection for defense and security personnel, where he held a variety of senior positions in business leadership, corporate development, research and development, business development, and operations.
Mr. Pullo’s industry experience prior to Gentex includes 12 years with the Swedish conglomerate Sandvik AB, where he held key management positions at both the corporate and divisional levels.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wilkes University and a master of business administration with a concentration in operations management from the University of Scranton. He received a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Pennsylvania conferred jointly by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School.
Mr. Pullo also serves on the Board of Directors at WVIA, a public media and PBS affiliate serving northeastern and central Pennsylvania. As part of a long history of service in Pennsylvania’s economic development affairs, he is Chairman of the Board at the Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, a regional business incubator serving northern Lackawanna County, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Abington Regional Wastewater Authority.
Mr. Pullo and his wife, Angela, reside in Clarks Summit, and have a son, John Jr., also residing in Clarks Summit with his wife and daughter.
With the lowest tuition of any private college in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Keystone offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, natural science, environmental science, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.