School of Business Administration Names John C. Baldino Executive in Residence
John C. Baldino leads a networking event with students and members of the Business Informatics Advisory Board as the School of Business Administration's executive in residence.
Widener University’s School of Business Administration has named John C. Baldino of Garnet Valley, Pa., as executive in residence. In this role, Baldino, an independent consultant with more than 30 years of business experience in the Philadelphia region, will serve as a career adviser for the Widener business students throughout the fall semester.
Baldino has set up office hours to offer students career consultation on topics ranging from writing a resume to tailoring an interview based on a company’s culture. He will also guest lecture on these topics and others related to his industry experience, organize networking opportunities for students with area professionals and moderate a career panel on Nov. 14.
“I see my role as providing Widener students with a connection to the outside business community,” said Baldino. “My goal is to use my experience and network as a way to help Widener students figure out what industry is the best fit for them and then help them work toward landing their desired job.”
Baldino most recently served as director of business intelligence with AmeriHealth Administrators. He previously served as director of the strategic initiatives office at AmeriGas Partners, where he helped integrate a $3 billion acquisition, and as senior director of business transformation at Wawa. At Wawa, he led a team that delivered strategic initiatives in the areas of technology, market expansion execution and the customer experience. He also led the implementation of a $43 million SAP program that focused on people, process and technology change to implement SAP in a distributed retail environment focused on fresh food management.
“John is a great resource for our students who are charting their career paths,” said School of Business Administration Dean Jayati Ghosh. “He has significant IT experience, but he also has experience in leadership, change management, strategic initiatives and program management. Furthermore, he has intimate industry knowledge in the areas of multi-unit store operations, marketing, foodservice, fuel, supply chain and related technologies.”
Baldino, a 1986 graduate of Widener, also serves on the university’s Business Informatics Advisory Board. He sees his executive in residence role as a way to “step up” his efforts to give back to his alma mater.
Baldino received his B.S. from Widener and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University. Both degrees had a concentration in management information systems.
Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses are in Chester and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.