James E. Nevels was the 42nd President of the Society, serving from 2012-2014. He is Chairman of The Swarthmore Group, an investment advisory firm which he founded in 1991. Mr. Nevels served on the Board of Directors of four public companies and as a Lead Independent Director of The Hershey Company (Chairman from 2009-2015). Mr. Nevels was appointed by President Bush to the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and served a three year term, 2004-2007 and served as Chairman 2005-2007. He also served as Chair and member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank if Philadelphia, member of the Board of Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School, member of the Board of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, member of the Board of Tasty Baking Company, member of the Board of Trustees of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, member of the Board of Trustees of the Gettysburg Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University, member of the Board of Berea College, member of the Board of St. Joseph’s University, member of the Board of Visitors for Temple University-Fox School of Business and Management, member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and member of the Advisory Board of Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, Baiada Center. He is an honors (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) graduate of Bucknell University and holds an M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Nevels has also received four honorary degrees and a plethora of awards and honors.