Glenn Becker / Board Chairman
Glenn has been employed in the investment management business for over 30 years, and is currently President and Chief Investment Officer of The Swarthmore Group, Philadelphia. Previously Glenn had served as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and was a partner at Miller Anderson & Sherrerd in Conshohocken. He is a former Trustee of Germantown Academy and continues to serve on its Investment Committee. His prior non-profit experience includes serving on the Advisory Boards of The Salvation Army and The American Red Cross. He is a member of The Union League of Philadelphia, and he holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Drexel University. Glenn is one of the original founders of Impact Thrift Stores and has served on its Board of Directors since 2001. Glenn was recently elected to serve his second term as Impact Thrift’s Board Chairman.
Gray Wirth / President and CEO
Gray joined Impact Thrift Stores in April 2012 as Vice President. He was elected President and CEO on November 1st, 2013. Gray’s previous experience includes marketing and executive leadership positions at Rohm and Haas Company, a Fortune 500 company acquired by Dow Chemical Company in 2009. Prior to leaving the company in 2009, Gray was President for the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. Before joining Rohm and Haas, Gray served four years as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army. Gray is fluent in Spanish and holds a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is also a member of the boards of directors for Lakeside Educational Network and China Outreach Ministries and serves in a number of ways in his local church.
Paul D. Baur / Chief Operations Officer and Board Member
Paul was the initial founder of Impact Thrift Stores, and has served as President and CEO of Impact Thrift since the organization’s founding in 2001. He has extensive experience in sales and service. He was previously employed by Tasty Baking Company for 17 years, including seven years as a route owner/operator and seven years as District Manager in Roanoke, VA. He also started and ran a successful landscaping business from 1996 to 2001. Paul currently serves as an elder at Chelten Baptist Church in Dresher, PA, is vice chair on the Board of Bethany Christian Services, and serves as a board member and consultant for Blues City Thrift in Memphis. He has been a member of Impact’s Board of Directors since 2001.
Allan M. Chagan / Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Board Member
Al wrote the original business plan for Impact Thrift Stores and has been with the organization since its inception. He has more than 33 years experience starting, managing, and growing small businesses. Over a 23-year period, he started and ran business ventures in marine/underwater construction, residential construction, and commercial dry cleaning. Prior to his involvement with Impact Thrift Stores, he worked as a small business consultant; his clients included several non-profit organizations. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA from American University (Washington, D.C.). Al also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of the Retail Merchants Division. He has been a member of Impact Thrift’s Board of Directors since 2001.
Thomas Tillett / Board Member
Tom is an entrepreneur who has a track record of producing tangible, bottom-line business results generated through innovative leadership, strategic and entrepreneurial thinking and effective management of global technical businesses in the chemical and biotechnology industries. Tom spent his first 29 years of his career with Rohm & Haas Company a specialty international chemicals firm. He is currently president and CEO of MBF Therapeutics using his skills to build an innovative cancer care company for companion animals. He is also Founder and Executive Director of Sustained Acts, a non-profit organization that is developing sustainable projects for those in need in the developing world. Tom has served as Chairman of the Elder Board and the Deacon Board of Chelten Baptist Church as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Lakeside Educational Network. He is also currently serving as chairman of the Kijabe Hospital Foundation. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina, he holds a bachelor of arts in Botany. Tom joined Impact Thrift’s Board in August 2010.
Tom Wynn / Board Member
Tom’s business career included 32 years at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. With Tom as president, Wynncroft acted as specialists in more than 250 stocks. Tom chaired several committees over the years, as well as serving on the Board of Governors of the Exchange. Tom holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Charleston (W.VA). He has been involved with Habitat for Humanity in Philadelphia and in Norristown. Tom has also led two groups from First Presbyterian Church to Mississippi for Katrina Relief. He is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Ambler and serves on the Missions Committee. Tom joined Impact Thrift’s Board of Directors in 2007 and recently completed a term as Board Chairman.
Bruce Shandler / Board Member
Bruce was employed in the Market Research industry for over 35 years and an owner of a large research company for nine of those years. From 1997 to 2003, he was President and CEO of North American for TNS, the largest customer market research company in the world. While functioning in that position, he served on the corporate board of directors for TNS which is based in London, England. Currently, he is President and CEO of The Research Intelligence Group (TRiG), a market research firm headquartered in Fort Washington PA. Previously, Bruce served on the Advisory Board for the University of Texas, Arlington, helping them establish a Masters Degree for Marketing Research. Bruce has guest lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and at many IBM locations. Bruce is a graduate of Philadelphia University. Bruce has been a member of Impact Thrift’s Board of Directors since 2005.
Harrison Clement, Jr. / Board Member
Harrison is a graduate of Penn’s Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics. He worked for Bell of Pennsylvania for fifteen years in varied line management positions, including a two year staff assignment working with AT&T in strategic planning. In 1981, he founded Infocore, Inc. a telecommunications company, and sold it to Conestoga Enterprises (CEI) in 1997. Infocore and its various subsidiaries grew to 100 employees and $20M in revenue, with 149 shareholders. Harrison was Senior Vice President at CEI for five years managing the businesses that CEI acquired. He left CEI in 2002, following a change of control and worked at Coho Partners, a financial investment advisor, until April 2006, acquiring assets and assisting with business development. He is currently president of The Clement Company LLC, a management consulting group. He was an original member of Penn’s Athletic Board of Advisors and served for seven years. He was a member of The Woodlynde School’s Board of Directors for fifteen years, Episcopal Academy’s Board of Managers for two years, and has served on Impact Thrift’s Board since 2007.Back to Leadership