Vahan Gureghian

Vahan H. Gureghian

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CSMI LLC

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Location:
419 AVENUE OF THE STATES SUITE 100, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Company:
CSMI LLC
HQ Phone:
(610) 447-0200

General Information

Experience

Partner  - Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young , LLP

Chief Executive Officer and Founder  - Charter School Management Corporation

Education

J.D. degree  - Delaware Law School of Widener University

bachelor's degree  - accounting , Villanova University

Affiliations

Board Member  - Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Partner  - Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Board of Trustees  - University of Pennsylvania

Trustee  - Villanova University Business School

Founder  - Chester Community Charter School

Board Member  - Delaware County Community College

Board of Trustees  - University of Pennsylvania of Philadelphia

Founder  - The Gureghian Foundation

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Vahan Gureghian
Founder and CEO Vahan H. Gureghian is the founder and CEO of CSMI. Mr. Gureghian founded CSMI on the premise that by applying basic business management principles to schools, and separating the business of operating a school from academics, teachers and

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Vahan Gureghian
Vahan H. Gureghian is the founder and CEO of CSMI. Mr. Gureghian founded CSMI on the premise that by applying basic business management principles to schools, and separating the business of operating a school from academics, teachers and administrators are freed up to focus on what they do best, educate students. That operating philosophy, combined with educational innovations that empower students, is helping to change outcomes and reverse negative trends. Mr. Gureghian, a successful attorney and businessman, turned his attention to education in 1998. Under his leadership, CSMI has helped the Chester Community Charter School become a safe haven for learning with its secure and state-of-the art campuses. Mr. Gureghian is committed to the growth of alternative education options that provide a choice in public education for parents and students in America's most disadvantaged school districts. Mr. Gureghian is proud of the innumerable achievements of the graduates of CCCS, in high school, college, and life. Mr. Gureghian is also founder and principal of several successful companies with holdings in media and telecommunications industries. Mr. Gureghian was a partner at the Stradley Ronon law firm and the Obermayer Rebmann law firm. He was also Managing Partner at the law firm of Clark & Ladner. Under his management, Clark & Ladner was named one of the fifty fastest growing mid-sized law firms in America. Mr. Gureghian serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the Board of Delaware County Community College. He is also a Trustee for the Villanova University Business School. Mr. Gureghian is also on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. Mr. Gureghian has received numerous awards and commendations including, but not limited to, the Phi Delta Kappa Kudos Award for Service in Education, the Chester Rotary'sPaul Harris Award for Outstanding Service, and the Honorary Gold Membership, from the Lower Merion Fraternal Order of Police. Through the Gureghian Family Foundation, Mr. Gureghian and his wife, Danielle, have provided hundreds of high school and college scholarships to promising Chester students. Mr. Gureghian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor from Delaware Law School.

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The Gureghian Foundation, founded by Vahan Gureghian, CEO of CSMI, the school's management company, and his wife, Danielle, CSMI's General Counsel, donated the funds that purchased this year's gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Gureghian have donated more than $480,000 for Santa Brigade gifts, for the charter school's students, since the program's inception.

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