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Philip Brach joins Loyola as Sellinger School's director of development 

Philip BrachLoyola University Maryland recently welcomed Philip Brach as director of development for the Sellinger School of Business and Management. Brach joined Loyola from the office of Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry, where he served as chief of staff. 

Prior to his position on Capitol Hill, Brach spent seven years as the vice president for institutional advancement at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., his alma mater, where he successfully led an $18.5 million campaign.

Brach began his career in the corporate world, serving as marketing manager for companies including Mobil Oil and Ernst & Young. He left Ernst & Young in 1996 to co-found the marketing services firm SQAD Company, where he served for three years as vice president for operations and chief financial officer before selling his stake and turning his attention to the nonprofit sector. He first became the director of operations for the Midtown Center for Boys and later assumed the role of executive director of the Midtown Educational Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization sponsoring programs to help city youth achieve academic excellence and develop strong moral character. 

“Phil’s combination of corporate and nonprofit experience, combined with his longstanding commitment to education, make him the ideal person to lead the Sellinger School’s advancement efforts as we work to build even stronger relationships with the individual, corporate, and foundation partners so critical to our School’s success,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. 

A graduate of Villanova University with an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, Brach currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Harvard Virtuous Leadership Institute and as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship and leadership as service.

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