Veronica (Ronne) Zasadni Froman 2009

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Siobhan Reardon is President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through her leadership, the reimagining of the Free Library of the future is highlighted via the Library’s “Building Inspiration” campaign marking the physical and programmatic changes necessary to present a viable 21st Century library organization. Notable programmatic enhancements include the establishment of the Culinary Literacy Center, the Center for Public Engagement and the Business Resource and Innovation Center which supports the development and advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ms. Reardon holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase (NY), an M.A. from Fordham University, and an M.L.S. from the Palmer School of Library Science at Long Island University. She serves on a number of Boards in Philadelphia and nationally and was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year in 2015.

Veronica (Ronne) Zasadni Froman, born in Uniontown, PA, currently resides in San Diego, CA. A graduate of Seton Hill University, she served in the United States Navy for 31 years and was in charge of naval bases and stations around the world. Froman retired from the Navy in 2001 with the rank of Rear Admiral. After retirement, Froman was instrumental in restoring confidence in the floundering local chapter of the American Red Cross after the 2003 southern California wildfires. She served as chief of business operations for the San Diego Unified School District and in 2005 became the first chief operating officer for the city of San Diego. In 2007 she accepted another leadership position as senior vice president for the energy group of General Atomics.




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