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Winter 2015 Speakers

Undergraduate Ceremony: Morning

Dr. Lee Whitmore 
Vice President for Education Outreach and Social Entrepreneurship, Berklee College of Music 
'87, B.S. Music Education; '89, M.M. Education

Dr. Lee Whitmore is the Berklee College of Music's vice president for education outreach and social entrepreneurship. In this role he leads the college's preeminent youth development program, Berklee City Music, which uses popular music to serve nearly 30,000 young people throughout North America and the Caribbean. He is also a management committee member for Amp Up NYC, a partnership formed by the New York City Department of Education, Little Kids Rock, and Berklee to bring popular music education to students and educators throughout the city.

Previous to his Berklee appointment Dr. Whitmore spent six years at Avid, a world leader in creative digital media technologies. Over the Avid tenure his work included senior leadership roles in worldwide marketing, education strategy, and also sales and technology in its Sibelius division, the world's most used music notation platform.

At times earlier in his career Dr. Whitmore has worked at Korg USA; founded and managed Korg's education division, SoundTree; was Cablevision's vice president for education; and for eight years he served as the Technology Institute for Music Educators' (TI:ME) treasurer. Dr. Whitmore is also an Alfred Music publishing author of books and curricula on music technology and education.

Music, education and technology are core to Dr. Whitmore's personal and professional endeavors. He received a Doctor of Education degree from Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY, while serving as an adjunct faculty member at the school, teaching courses on the effective uses of technology in music education to doctoral and master's-level students. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in music from West Chester University.

Undergraduate Ceremony: Afternoon

Dr. Vincent Hudson 
Chief Operating Officer, OAA Orthopaedic Specialists 
'83, B.S. Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

Vincent Hudson, PhD, DPT, MBA, ATC, has been rehabilitating sports injuries for nearly three decades. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for OAA Orthopaedic Specialists in Allentown, Pennsylvania. As a physical therapist he has worked with professional athletes in the National Basketball Association, National Football League, and Major League Baseball, including serving as Team Physical Therapist for the Orlando Magic, as an Athletic Trainer with the Atlanta Falcons, and a consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers.

Academically he established and served as Program Director in the Program in Athletic Training as well as Professor of Orthopedics in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Hudson has also served the athletic population at all collegiate levels including the University of Florida, Rutgers University, Cheyney University, Swarthmore College, and Delaware Valley College.

Additionally, Dr. Hudson is the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the National Wrestling Coaches Association and is the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

Dr. Hudson holds several advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. in Health Care Policy from Simmons College, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University, and an MBA from the University of Florida. The base of his academic pyramid was a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from West Chester State College in 1983. In addition, he is licensed in physical therapy and athletic training.

Graduate Ceremony

Mr. Randall Warren 
President & Chief Investment Officer, Warren Financial Services 
'92 M.B.A. Finance

Randall Warren has spent more than twenty years working in the financial services industry from Wall Street to Main Street. He is President and Chief Investment Officer of Warren Financial Service (WFS), a registered investment advisory firm founded in 1965 by his father and located in Exton, Pennsylvania. Mr. Warren is responsible for the investment strategies employed by the firm, overseeing all trading, and running day-to-day operations. He also manages WFS Funds, the institutional division of Warren Financial Service, which includes hedge fund and private equity investment products. Clients for both groups include high net worth individuals, foundations, endowments, family offices, corporations, and trusts.

Mr. Warren joined the firm in 2000 after a nine-year career as chief technology officer at FNX Limited, where he was responsible for creating sophisticated trading and portfolio modeling tools which handle billions of dollars of transactions daily. These risk management derivative trading products were installed at numerous international banks including Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, NatWest, Barclays, Merrill Lynch, Sumitomo Bank, and Australia and New Zealand Bank.

Mr. Warren is a regular contributor to major financial news publications, such as and the Wall Street Journal, and appears on CNBC frequently. Among his civic duties, Mr. Warren volunteers with several organizations such as Peacemakers where he provides pro bono financial counseling to individuals and families in need. He is also a published writer, having authored Kingdom Builder in 2008. The book promotes a philanthropic approach to financial management.

Mr. Warren holds an MBA in Finance from West Chester University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from University of Delaware. He is a Certified Senior Advisor.

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