Peirce is excited to welcome Dr. Sharmain Matlock-Turner and Ken Sickles to its Board of Trustees! Their vast experience in the community development and technology fields combined with their leadership in thriving local organizations will add valuable insight as we continue to develop and expand upon our career-focused degree programs.
A pioneering female leader, Matlock-Turner has over 15 years of experience serving the families and communities of Philadelphia. She currently serves as the first female President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition, where she is dedicated to improving and changing the lives of youth and youngadults, building wealth in low income communities, strengthening the grassroots nonprofit sector, and forging strategic partnerships across communities. As the commencement speaker for Peirce College in 2014 and the recipient of an honorary doctorate, Matlock-Turner has already begun to impart her professional insight onto the students of Peirce College.
Sickles brings 20 years of product management and marketing experience to Peirce College as the current Vice President of Product and Strategy for 1WorldSync. A forward thinking leader with an in-depth understanding of market demands and customer needs, Sickles is successful at developing business strategy and managing the launch of new software-as-a-service products. Sickles is focused on the impact that big data and social, mobile and location-based technology have on business intelligence and commerce.
Their combined experience offers Peirce students an expanded portfolio of professional contacts and new relationships within the workforce. Please join us in welcoming our newest Trustees!