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General Ellen Sylves Ruddock

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Director, Center for Family Busin...

Phone: (724) ***-****x**  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Indiana , Pennsylvania , United States
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
167 North Pointe Blvd.
Freeport , Pennsylvania 16229
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science Degree , Business Education
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Board of Directors, 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
Ellen Ruddock, Director Emeritus
Indiana, PA - The Leader's Circle ..., 26 Mar 2015 [cached]
Indiana, PA - The Leader's Circle of Indiana County is pleased to announce Ellen Ruddock will serve as the keynote speaker at the Leader's Circle Awards Event for the 2015 ATHENA Award and Male and Female Civic Leader Awards set for Wednesday night, April 22, at the Kovalchick Complex.
Among many other notable achievements in her remarkable career, Ellen received the first ATHENA Award in Indiana, Pa in 1987. She is currently the Eberly College of Business & Information Technology's Director of the Center for Family Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. See below for Ellen's complete biography.
"We are excited and honored to have Ellen Ruddock as our keynote speaker for this year's Leader's Circle Awards Event," said Robin Gorman, Leader's Circle Chair.
Biography of Ellen Sylves Ruddock
Ellen Ruddock graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education. She also completed The Entrepreneurial Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and the MBA Certificate Program at IUP. She is the founder, owner and operator of a successful children's retail store in Indiana and an award winning management development firm in Pittsburgh.
Ellen is Past President of the board of directors of Downtown Indiana, Inc. She has been an active member for four decades now serving as Director Emerita. She received the first ATHENA Award in Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1987. She was selected as one of Pennsylvania's 50 Best Women in Business in 1999 and one of Pennsylvania's Most Influential People. She received the Indiana County Civic Leader of the Year Award in 2000 for her lifetime contributions to the Indiana community. Ellen has been awarded the IUP 2008 President's Medal of Distinction and the 2011 IUP Distinguished Alumni award.
She is past chair of the Board of Directors of ATHENA International and now serves as Director Emerita. She has been active with programs and initiatives at the local, national and international level since 1994. She presented the first ATHENA Awards for leadership in Beijing and Shanghai in 2003. Ellen is past President of PowerLink, a woman business owner's advisory. She is a former Director, life member and facilitator of community planning sessions for the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.
In recognition of her support to military families, she was honored with the Department of Defense Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in 1997 and in 2001. Her volunteer instructor training included work with families of deployed soldiers in five states of the U.S. Army Reserves Family Readiness Program.
Ellen continues to serve business owners as the Eberly College of Business & Information Technology's Director of the Center for Family Business at IUP. She resides with her husband Rod in Indiana.
ATHENA International: Professional businesswomens organization dedicated to leadership initiatives for women., 30 Dec 2009 [cached]
Ellen Ruddock Director Emeritus, Past Board Chair
PowerLink - About PowerLink, 11 May 2010 [cached]
Ellen Ruddock IUP Center for Family Business
Speakers Bureau | Leadership Speakers | Women in Leadership, 30 Dec 2009 [cached]
Ellen Ruddock is a retired entrepreneur with experience in education, sales and fundraising. She has founded, operated and sold a successful retail business and an award-winning consulting firm. Ellen's role as consultant involved helping business owners and community leaders of Western Pennsylvania develop strategic plans and strengthen their leadership teams. She was raised in a family real estate business where her love of business began. Ellen currently serves asDirector of the Center for Family Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...
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