Formed in 2022 to engage the next generation of Society members.
Taylor Cobb is the current Managing Partner of Reify Solutions. Working within her career of fundraising, advancement, and grant-writing, Taylor's expertise involves diversity, equity, inclusion, and organizational design.
Taylor holds two degrees from Temple University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education from Saint Joseph’s University. Taylor's diverse career spans business development, fundraising, and media. Taylor serves on numerous non-profit boards that create high-impact changes within communities.
Maria Sordoni Hudacek
Maria Sordoni Hudacek has been with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Scranton for 8 years. She recently joined the EH&L Group, who works with a number of institutional clients and high net worth clients. She serves on the Board of the Sordoni Foundation, the Board of the All One Charities, and the Board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern PA.
Maria graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Political Science. She and her husband, Stephen, and their daughter Reese, reside at Harvey’s Lake, and spend as much time as they can in Philadelphia.
Michael Elizabeth Magnatta
Michael Elizabeth Magnatta recently joined the Consumer Advocacy Team at Goldman Sachs, where her team is responsible for advocating for the firm’s customers and their financial health needs, both internally and externally. She previously worked for the Office of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, where she worked across divisions with various stakeholders to plan and execute the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit, the largest gathering of small business owners in U.S. history as well as the largest-ever conference held by the firm.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, Michael worked at Comcast Corporation for seven (7) years in Corporate Administration, Political Engagement, and Community Impact. Michael is an active member of the Union League of Philadelphia and served on the Young Professionals Leadership Board of the Barnes Foundation.
Michael earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Villanova University. Michael currently resides in Philadelphia.
Clare Putnam Pozos
Clare Putnam Pozos is a partner at Dechert LLP, representing clients in a broad range of litigation, internal investigations, cybersecurity, and crisis management matters. A seasoned trial lawyer, Clare was a federal prosecutor for over a decade, first in Washington D.C. and later in Philadelphia. She has served as lead counsel in over 40 trials and received numerous awards for her trial and investigative work.
Clare earned her A.B. degree from Harvard College and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She sits on the Board of Directors of TouchPoint Inc., which is a privately-held, diversified, global-growth company focused on engineered products in growth markets. Clare is actively involved in the community in Philadelphia and serves on the Boards of the Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, the Rock School for Dance Education, and the Agnes Irwin School.
Robert Trinkle is Vice President and Head of Private Foundation Solutions within PNC Private Bank Hawthorn overseeing a team dedicated to helping families envision, articulate and achieve charitable legacies. Robert counsels families and individuals who choose private foundations to exercise their purpose-driven goals through philanthropy and impact. Robert works concurrently on all items which are necessary to gain recognition and exemption as a private foundation; and on those aspects of the foundation that will represent the client or family most effectively to potential grant seekers.
Robert holds a degree in Corporate Communications from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a proud Pittsburgh local, Robert is involved in the region in a number of ways, to include serving as a member of The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh as well as a chapter member of both Pittsburgh Young Professionals and Young Professionals in Energy.
John Ventura is Senior Vice President, Senior Private Banking Relationship Manager for WSFS Wealth Private Banking & Bryn Mawr Trust, a division of WSFS Bank.
A Scranton native, John graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is vice chairman of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, finance chair of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, port warden of the Independence Seaport Museum, board member of the Penn Club of Philadelphia, and serves as Vice Commodore of the Union League Yacht Club. He currently resides in South Philadelphia with his wife Kate and their son Peter.
Matthew B. Wachter is Vice President for Finance & Investment of the Carnegie Foundry, a robotics and AI venture studio that works in partnership with the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Wachter was previously an executive at the Erie Downtown Development Corporation (“EDDC”), where he launched finance and development activity for a $110 million revitalization project of the nation’s poorest zip code, located in Erie, PA.
Mr. Wachter is happily married to his wife Angela and raising two young boys. He is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law (LL.M ’11), Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. ’06), and the Pennsylvania State University – University Park (B.A. ’06).