Richard B. Nepon
1803 West Linden Street - Allentown PA 18104
610-462-6477 (Home) - dick@nepon.us

OBJECTIVE: 
 

I am seeking a position in which my extensive community development and emergency management services experiences will be utilized to nurture existing relationships and partnerships to maintain prevailing programs and to assemble collaborations that will envision, develop and spearhead cutting-edge initiatives for a sustainable and environmentally conscious community.

 
 
EXPERIENCES:


Special Programs Manager  June 2006 - Present
City of Allentown, Allentown PA 
[Population: 107,294 - U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 Population Estimates] 
Directly reports to the City Manager.
Skilled in CAD and GIS 
Develops and facilitates programs and collaborations that benefit the third largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
(City of Allentown) 
 
Bar-On Harley-Davidson, Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel (July 1997 - December 1999) 
Web and Graphic Designer/Marketer
                            Developed graphic designs for T-shirts, 
                            Built and maintained Bar-On Harley-Davidson web site
                            Marketed textiles
 
President, CEO  January 1990 – May 2006
Transport Logistics, Inc., Allentown PA 
Responsible for all aspects of a freight transportation agency, including:
                            Database creation and maintenance 
                            Dispatch
                            Billing, rate setting and negotiation
                            Hiring, firing employees 
                            Web design and maintenance
 
Proprietor  July 1986-December 1989
Pictures and Words, Inc.
Main Store: Califon NJ (July 1986-December 1989)
Second Store: Long Valley NJ (September 1988-December 1989)
 
Owned and operated combination bookshop and photo shop
                            Earned certification from American Booksellers Association, St. Louis MO, June 1986
                            Expanded operations to include graphics station with computer, business-quality copier 
                            Added picture framing service in 1986
                            Opened second store in 1988
                            Developed a photographic portrait studio in early 1989
                            Created award winning advertising and marketing campaigns
 
Manager  February 1981 - May 1986
Sight & Sound, Parsippany NJ 
Managed complete service camera store
                            Increased sales revenue
 
Partner  August 1977 – November 1989
B&R Trading Company, Califon NJ 
Real Estate Sales and Development, subdivision and rental rehabilitation
 
 
EDUCATION:
 
Collegiate Study:
 
Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales, Allentown PA
May 1977
 
Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA
December 1974
 
Antioch College, Columbia MD
BA Business Administration 1973
 
Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Liberal Arts Major 1969-1970
 
 
AFFILIATIONS:
 
Celebrity Cruise Line (2003-Present)
Clergy
 
Mayoral Campaign, Allentown PA (February 2005 – November 2005)
Operations Manager 
 
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville PA (December 2001- December 2002)
Guest Instructor for 10th through 12th grade students 
 
The Allentown Times, Allentown PA (October 2001- October 2002) 
Wrote opinion column, focused on community development and education
 
Family Re-Union Conference, Nashville TN (2000-2004)
Invited by Al and Tipper Gore to attend their yearly conference at Vanderbilt University 
 
Lifelong Learning Services, Allentown PA (2000-2003)
Vice President of volunteer non-profit organization focused on lifelong learning through technology
 
Federal Skills Network, Washington, D.C. (2000-2003)
Appointed by Vice-President Al Gore, term continued by Rod Paige, Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush 
 
Louis E. Dieruff High School, Allentown PA (2000-2002)
Advisory Board Member, Environmental Science Academy
 
Lehigh Valley Business Education Partnership Allentown PA (1997-2002)
Member, Distance Education Committee 
 
Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department, South Whitehall PA (1990-Present)
Secretary (1998-Present,) Firefighter (1991-Present,) Truck Captain (1991-1995)
 
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, New York NY (1988-Present)
Certified Para-Rabbi
 
Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Harrisburg PA (1998-2001)
Member
 
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville PA (1998-2001)
Joint Operating Committee Member

 
City of Allentown Recreation Commission, Allentown PA (1997-2001)
Commissioner - Appointed
 
Allentown School District, Allentown PA (1997-2001)
Elected School Board Director 
 
The Theatre Outlet, Allentown PA (1997-2001)
President, Board Member
 
Allentown School District (1995-1997)
Strategic Planner - Developed mission, goals and objectives for Allentown School Board
 
Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Allentown PA (1995-2001) 
Operations Director
 
High Schools That Work, Atlanta GA (1998-2000)
Conference Planner, Attendee
 
Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown PA (1990-2000)
Board Member, Hebrew teacher
 
Reform Temple of Hunterdon County, Clinton NJ (1988-1990)
Vice President, Para Rabbi
 
Lebanon Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lebanon Township NJ (1978-1989)
Captain, Treasurer 
 
Lebanon Township Planning Board, Lebanon Township NJ (1978-1982)
Board Member