Thomas Tillett / Chairman of the Board
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 and was elected Chairman, February 1, 2014.
Tom Wynn / Vice Chairman
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 served a term as 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.
Glenn Becker / Board Member
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 served 2 terms as Impact Thrift’s Board Chairman. In January, 2014, he was appointed by Governor Corbett to be Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS.)
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.
Rich Ransom / Board Member
Rich Ransom is currently the President of International Commercial Television, Inc (ICTV), a public traded direct response marketing and branding company focused on the health and beauty sector. Rich joined ICTV in 2008 with eight years of experience in financial management roles at Traffic.Com, Hildebrandt International, and Grant Thornton. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Accounting, and received his MBA from Delaware Valley College in December, 2009. Rich has also served terms on the boards of New Life Thrift and Word In Deed Ministries. Rich joined Impact Thrift's Board of Directors in 2014 and is chairperson of the Audit Committee.
Warren Johnson / Board Member
Warren Johnson recently retired from a distinguished career in Human Resources Management, primarily in the healthcare, insurance and manufacturing industries. Warren spent the last 20 years with ACTS Retirement Life Communities in southeastern Pennsylvania, leading and developing multiple company functions including recruitment, retention, compensation, safety, employee relations and employment law. Warren was also responsible for the management oversight of ACTS Corporate University which offered various levels of employees a chance of upward mobility through career related educational programs. At the time of his retirement he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Warren is a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and has been affiliated with a variety of local and national Societies for Human Resources Management. After his retirement from ACTS in 2013, Warren began volunteering with Impact Thrift Stores, providing guidance and expertise in many aspects of human resources and organizational development. He is also a certified APPRISE volunteer through the PA Dept. of Aging. Warren joined Impact Thrift's Board of Directors in 2014.
Don Ball / Board Member
Don is the founder and President of Sports Unlimited. The company was founded in 1983, operating stores in Plymouth Meeting, South Philadelphia and the Gallery. Sports Unlimited became involved in the internet world in the late 90's and now is located in Harleysville, Pa. where it operates as a solely internet-based sporting goods company. Sports Unlimited has been an active supporter of the community, supporting the Norristown Soup Kitchen, the American Cancer Society and the Progeria Foundation, hosting Stop Hunger Now, participating in Operation Christmas Child, and serving as a conduit for the Little Haitian Factory. Don is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and a veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He has also started an organization called Helping Hands that serves the local community in a variety of ways. Don serves on a board at Hope Gardens and is a former President of the Plymouth Meeting Mall Merchants Association. At his church he has been chairman of the Board of Christian Education, served on Church Council and has been a Deacon. Don was elected to the Impact Thrift board in 2015.
Miriam Fredericks / Board Member
Miriam had a career in Information Technology within the healthcare industry where she helped to create some of the field's most cutting edge technology. Previously she had worked in management for a variety of retail businesses. In 2009, she traded in her sensible slacks for yoga pants and is currently working harder than ever as a stay-at-home mom. She has a passion for ministry and leadership development and is very active in her church. In her "spare" time she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and art. Twice, her travels in missions took her to Cambodia where she saw firsthand the importance of charitable organizations working together to serve families and individuals across a multitude of needs. She was drawn to the collaborative efforts of Impact Thrift in our community and was elected to the board in 2015. She and her husband, Dan, and their two kids live outside of Philadelphia.Back to Leadership