Penn State trustees elect board chair, vice chair

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Mark H. Dambly, president of Pennrose Properties, was elected chair of Penn State’s Board of Trustees Friday (July 21), and Matthew W. Schuyler, chief human resources officer for Hilton Worldwide, was elected vice chair.

Dambly, who currently holds the position of vice chair, was elected in a 21-12 vote over Trustee Robert Capretto, who also had sought the chairmanship. Schuyler ran unopposed for the vice-chair position.

Dambly has served on the University Board of Trustees since October 2010, when he was appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell. He currently holds a business and industry position.

Dambly has been president of Pennrose Properties, a Philadelphia-based property management group, since 2004. He joined Pennrose in 1992 as a vice president and partner. He leads the firm’s business development efforts, which include finding development opportunities, financing, gaining approvals, overseeing construction and completion, and maintaining relationships with municipalities, agencies and lenders. Under his leadership, Pennrose’s portfolio of real estate developments has grown to more than 16,000 units.

Dambly earned a bachelor’s degree in real estate and insurance from Penn State. He serves on the board of directors of Penn State Health. He also serves on the boards of the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County, Regional Housing Legal Services, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apartment Association — East.

Schuyler earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Schuyler, who leads the Hilton’s global human resources organization, has been with the company since 2009. Under his leadership, Hilton was recognized in 2017 as a Fortune Best Company to Work For in 14 countries, including the United States.

Before joining Hilton, Schuyler was chief human resources officer at Capital One Financial Corporation. He also served as senior vice president of human resources with Cisco Systems Inc., and as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Global Human Resources Group. He is a member of the National Academy of Human Resources.

Schuyler was elected as an at-large member of the Board of Trustees effective July 2015. The Penn State Alumni Association recognized Schuyler with an Alumni Fellow Award in 2013. He also serves on the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s national board of directors.

Last Updated July 21, 2017