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Point Park Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Point Park University has announced the election of Darrell E. Smalley and Ryan Stana for membership on its board of trustees. The election was confirmed at the July 15 meeting of the board.

Darrell E. Smalley is a principal of Ernst & Young LLP with 19 years of public accounting experience. He was admitted to the partnership in July 2010. He serves clients in northeast Ohio, upstate N.Y. and Philadelphia, Pa. and is the Indirect Tax Market Leader for the Pittsburgh, Pa. and Charleston, W.Va. regions. Smalley’s clients operate in multiple industries including manufacturing, consumer products, construction, retail, health care and distribution.

Smalley serves on the boards of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, NEED and The Poise Foundation. He also serves as the chairman of the board of trustees at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church.

Smalley has a bachelor of science in business administration from LaSalle University and is a certified member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI).

Ryan Stana, named one of the top 50 entrepreneurs in New York City in 2004, is the founder and CEO of RWS and Associates. Stana is responsible for guiding the RWS creative staff and developing first-class events and entertainment for his clients. Celebrating 10 years of business in 2013, RWS is regarded as one the nation's premier production companies.

Stana produces, writes and directs award-winning shows and television events, which have earned numerous accolades including a 2009 EMMY® Award and IAAPA BRASS RING awards and nominations. His productions have been attended by U.S. presidents and have featured celebrities ranging from Vera Wang, Bob Newhart, Pat Benatar and Queen Latifah to the stars of Sesame Street and NBC's The Voice. Stana’s continued commitment to the amusement industry allows him to be an active International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) entertainment committee member and has led RWS to be the country's largest provider of branded stage shows ranging from the children's property Thomas the Tank Engine to CBS Television's top-rated The Amazing Race.

As an educator, Stana has been on faculty at New Jersey City University, Dance America and as a master class instructor for numerous international model and talent conventions.  Stana currently serves on the board of directors of the Broadway Dreams Foundation - an organization that offers training to anyone who aspires to a career in musical theater regardless of their ability to pay.

Stana holds a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He also earned a bachelor of fine arts in theatre arts from Point Park.


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