by Alana J. Mauger
Montgomery County Community College is pleased to announce the appointments of Susan Arnhold, of Abington, and Geoffrey D. Brandon, of Collegeville, to its Board of Trustees by the Montgomery County Commissioners.
Susan Arnhold has served as a member of Board of School Directors for the Abington School District since 2006. In that capacity, she served as the board representative on a variety of superintendent and school district committees, including Environmental Resources and Conservation, Gifted Education, Textbooks, and Strategic Planning.
Prior to becoming a Abington School District Board member, Arnhold served as a parent representative to the school district’s Strategic Planning and Opportunities to Learn steering committees and as the district’s representative to the Governor’s Institute for Parental Involvement. She also served as president of Overlook Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association from 2003-2005.
Arnhold is currently the president of the Cheltenham Center for the Arts Clay Guild, and she is a parenting educator at the Center for Parenting Education.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, and she attended the Paralegal Training Program at the Free Law School in Philadelphia.
Geoffrey Brandon has more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, and is currently a regional vice president with TD Bank, where he is the senior leader for commercial and retail banking in Montgomery County. He previously held management positions with Commerce Bank, Harleysville National Bank and Trust Company, and Continental Bank.
For the past nine years, Brandon has served as a member, and most recently as chairman, of the Montgomery County Community College Foundation Board of Directors – an experience that will be an asset in his role as a Trustee.
The Foundation is the designated tax-exempt, charitable arm of the College. Its purpose is to raise funds to assist the College in developing programs, facilities, and services to enhance and enrich student life and to maintain a tradition of educational excellence.
Among his many professional and volunteer affiliations, Brandon is a President’s Council member for Gwynedd Mercy College, an Advisory Board member for the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame, a member of the Community Outreach Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association, and an associate member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials.
In addition, Brandon volunteers with the Norristown Area High School Hall of Champions Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and he is a coach for the Lower Perkiomen Little League.
Brandon holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in management and administrative science, from Villanova University.