Wyoming Seminary welcomes new Board of Trustees members
Posted 09/03/2012 04:59PM

(From top left: John Dowd, Kathi S. Flack, Jeffrey Metz '88 and Robert Tamburro '91.)

The Board of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School has elected four new members.

The new members are John Dowd, Lehighton; Kathi S. Flack, Dallas; Jeffrey Metz ’88, Shavertown; and Robert Tamburro ’91, Moosic.

Dowd is founder and president of Sundance Vacations, a national travel company that operates in four states and employs more than 400 people.  Sundance is an INC 5000 fastest growing company in the USA and has also been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by the PA Chamber of Business and Industry.  He also owns and manages several  office buildings and hotels.   He is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowmanstown and has served the community through his work with the Luzerne Foundation, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen and Volunteers of America.

Flack, a Susquehanna University graduate, currently serves as a member of the Susquehanna University Board of Trustees where she chairs the Learning Committee and is a member of the Alumni Engagement Task Force. She is a member of the Board of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic where she served as president for four years and co-chaired the Sponsorship Committee for one year. She also is active in the Luzerne Foundation, the Back Mountain Chamber Board of Governors and Grace Episcopal Church Vestry. She also previously served as a member of Misericordia University’s Women With Children Program, Wyoming Seminary’s Parents Association, Celebrity Luncheons, PCA Governor’s Awards, the Back Mountain Library, as a founding board member of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and many other local community organizations. In addition to her community service she has worked in media services for the Don Bennett Advertising Agency, the Lynn Organization and Montgomery & Associates.

Metz serves as president and chief executive officer of Metz Culinary Management in Dallas, an on-site food management company that operates 150 accounts in 14 states. The company’s restaurant division includes 14 T.G.I. Friday’s, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Wolfgang Puck and Lucky’s Sporthouse. Under his leadership, Metz Culinary Management was recently named a Top Five Company to watch by Food Management Magazine and placed 18th on their top 50 food service management companies. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association and ran the board’s political action committee and the political education committee. A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, he is a member of the Young President’s Organization and the President’s Council at Misericordia University.

Tamburro serves as Trustee, General Partner of TFP Limited, a Wilkes-Barre based real estate development and management firm. He serves on the boards of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and Lackawanna Valley Heritage Partners. He also serves as first vice president of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation, as treasurer of SAFE (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere) and on the President's Council at Misericordia University. In addition he served as president of the Wyoming Seminary Alumni Council. He chaired the Sem Open Golf Tournament committee for four years and participates in many other alumni and school activities. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa, he received the Sem Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 2003 in recognition of his professional accomplishments and contributions to the school. He also takes interest in the Tambur Family Foundation, a philanthropic trust founded by his parents, Robert and Virginia Tambur.