James E. Nevels

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Swarthmore Group, Inc.

James E. Nevels

James E. Nevels

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Swarthmore Group, Inc.

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Career Highlights

The Swarthmore Group, Inc.

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3941

Number of Boards

32

Birthday

1952

Age

69

Number of Awards

3

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Counselor at The Pennsylvania Society

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Blank Rome Government Relations LLC

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Chairman-Visitor Board at University of Maryland

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Chief Executive Officer at The Pennsylvania Society

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Counselor at The Pennsylvania Society

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Founder & President at JM Mead LLC

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Co-Founder at Impact Thrift Stores Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Affiliated FM Insurance Co. (Canada)

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Counselor at The Pennsylvania Society

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Counselor at The Pennsylvania Society

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James E. Nevels
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Swarthmore Group, Inc.
Education
MBA
Class of 1978

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

JD
Class of 1978

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

AB in Political Science & Philosophy, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1974

Established in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg; renamed Bucknell University in 1886 in honor of William Bucknell, a major benefactor. The University is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential, and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.

Memberships
Corporate Member
2012 - Current

The Orange Bowl Committee is a nonprofit sports organization that promotes and serves South Florida.

Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1991 - Current

The Swarthmore Group provides both internal asset management, primarily for institutional clients, and a third-party open architecture manager of managers’ investment program for clients subscribed to wealth management Services. The firm uses a combination of fundamental, technical, and quantitative analysis to determine which securities are suitable for investment in client portfolios. Although they incorporate all three research methods, The Swarthmore Group employs fundamental analysis research most often. Their investment process utilizes bottom-up approach with a macroeconomic overlay.

Counselor
Current

The Pennsylvania Society is an American private company located in Sellersville, PA. The firm operates as a membership organization. Robert J. Ciaruffoli is the current CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1899, The Pennsylvania Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan charitable organization with more than 2,000 members. Its purpose is to honor achievement, to reward excellence, to promote good will and understanding to celebrate service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to humanity. It is the longest-lived organization of its kind in the country.

Attorney
Prior

Founded in 1885, Ballard Spahr LLP provides legal services. The company also provides counsel in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. With more than 500 attorneys in 14 offices, its headquarters is at Philadelphia, PA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1991 - Current

The Swarthmore Group provides both internal asset management, primarily for institutional clients, and a third-party open architecture manager of managers’ investment program for clients subscribed to wealth management Services. The firm uses a combination of fundamental, technical, and quantitative analysis to determine which securities are suitable for investment in client portfolios. Although they incorporate all three research methods, The Swarthmore Group employs fundamental analysis research most often. Their investment process utilizes bottom-up approach with a macroeconomic overlay.

Member, Board of Directors
2005 - 2011

Tasty Baking Company manufactures, co-packages and sells sweet baked goods. Its products include brownies, dessert shells, holiday tub cookies, pretzel rods, sugar wafers, Swiss rolls, cupcakes, donuts, bars, pies, chocolate bells, honey buns, danish, snow balls, dreamies, and minis. The company was founded by Philip J. Baur and Herbert C. Morris in 1914 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Council Member Emeritus
Prior

The Pennsylvania Society is an American private company located in Sellersville, PA. The firm operates as a membership organization. Robert J. Ciaruffoli is the current CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1899, The Pennsylvania Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan charitable organization with more than 2,000 members. Its purpose is to honor achievement, to reward excellence, to promote good will and understanding to celebrate service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to humanity. It is the longest-lived organization of its kind in the country.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

For 160 years, Saint Joseph's University has advanced the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a rigorous Jesuit education one that demands high achievement, expands knowledge, deepens understanding, stresses effective reasoning and communication, develops moral and spiritual character, and imparts enduring pride. A Saint Joseph's education encompasses all aspects of personal growth and development, reflecting the Ignatian credo of cura personalis. Guided by a faculty committed to both teaching and scholarship, students develop intellectually through an intense liberal arts curriculum and advanced study in a chosen discipline. Students mature socially by participating in Saint Joseph's campus life, noted for its rich variety of activities and infectious enthusiasm. Students grow ethically and spiritually by living their own values in the larger society beyond campus. Located on the edge of metropolitan Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's University provides ready access to the vast career opportunities and cultural resources of America's fifth-largest city, while affording students a cohesive and intimate campus experience.

Director
Prior

The Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation operates museums and educational services. The foundation is a private, nonprofit educational organization established partnership with the national park service to preserve the resources of the park, to tell the story of the Gettysburg campaign and to give visitors a deeper description. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Gettysburg, PA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $10K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $10K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$5,000 - $10K
2018

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation preserves and promulgates the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps and educates all Americans in its virtues. The Foundation vigorously seeks financial support to complete the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center and to promote, support and endow the Marine Corps' long-term historical research and educational activities. To fulfill the mission, vision and goals for the continual development of the Marine Corps Heritage Center and completion of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the Foundation fundraises and reaches out to government officials, philanthropists, educational foundations and other organizations and entities in order to preserve and propagate the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps.

Political Donations
$5,000
2010

Former Governor at Alabama Office of the Governor, Jim Folsom, Jr.

$1,000
2010

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

$1,000
2010

Senior Counsel at King & Spalding LLP

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Awards & Honors
2014
National Association of Corporate Directors - Directorship 100
Saint Joseph's University
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
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