WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - David Schoch and Linda Porr Sweeney have joined the Lycoming College Board of Trustees, according to Peter R. Lynn, board chairman.
Schoch, a 1973 Lycoming alumnus, has more than 30 years of experience with the Ford Motor Co., where he is the chief financial officer of operations throughout the Americas. He previously served the automaker as executive director, Ford Canada, Mexico and South America Operations. He also was CFO and vice president of strategic planning for Ford of Europe. Before that, Schoch was CFO of Ford Asia-Pacific Operations.
In 2008, Schoch received the College's Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from Lycoming and master's degree in business administration from Temple University. Schoch and his wife, Carol (Marsland), a 1973 Lycoming graduate, have three daughters and live in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Sweeney, a 1978 Lycoming alumna, is a retired civil litigation lawyer. She began her profession in her hometown of Harrisburg, Pa., in 1981 with a firm that represented health care providers. From 1985 to 1990, she continued this work with a major Philadelphia law firm. Beginning in 1990, she managed the Lancaster office of two Philadelphia firms and formed her own law firm in 1997. She retired from the practice of law in 2008. In addition to her legal work, Sweeney has served on the board of trustees of several nonprofit organizations, including Central Pennsylvania Legal Services, which is now MidPenn Legal Services; Montessori Academy of Lancaster; Fulton Opera House Foundation; and Lancaster County Community Foundation.
Sweeney, who earned a political science degree from Lycoming, is a past member of the College's Alumni Association Executive Board. She earned a juris doctor from Villanova School of Law. Sweeney and her husband, Joseph Sweeney, have three children.
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.