Board Members

BBMF Dinner & Silent Auction

Ronna Bonds

Founder

Ronna Bonds is a former hospitality executive with over 25 years of hotel sales and marketing experience in Philadelphia. She served as President of the Philadelphia Area Hospitality Association, was a former member of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation Hotel Ad-Hoc Committee, and served on various committees of the Philadelphia Convention and Sales Bureau. Ms. Bonds is also the President of IQOL (Institute of Quality Of Life), a consulting company that specializes in creating and implementing helping programs for unions, corporations, and associations. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ronna and Bobby Bonds were married for 19 years. She currently resides in Bala Cynwyd, Pa with their two children, Danielle, a student at Drexel University, and Andrew, a student at Lower Merion High School. Her step-daughter Madalyn and son-in-law reside in Conshohocken, PA.


BBMF Board Member Albert Perry

Albert Perry

Chairman

Albert Perry is a native of Philadelphia. He started his career in 1972 with Reynolds Securities (now Morgan Stanley) as a Trader. From 1975 to 1980 Perry held positions with Elkins Stroud Supplee and was an Options Trader with Wallace Securities. In 1980 he was named Partner for McNamara Trading Company and in 1985 and up to his retirement in 2007, he was Managing Partner at McNamara Trading Company.

Perry has been active with numerous philanthropic organizations. These organizations include Trade for the Kids, where he served as Chairman from 1991-1997. During 2001 he was a major organizer for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital’s Philadelphia event. He also served as Chairman of Wall Street’s Gift to the Children from 1992-2001. In 2009 and 2012 Perry was named to the boards of the Domenic D’Cicco Foundation and Harwood House. He currently continues his service with each board and is currently President of the City View Condominium Board. Albert currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife and children.


BBMF Board Member Carmen Bianco

Carmen Bianco

Bianco Associates, LLC

Carmen Bianco is the principal of Bianco Associates.  His work on organizational culture and business performance span the globe. For nearly six years, Carmen Bianco oversaw the operation of New York City Transit, North America’s largest mass transit system.

As president of the subway and bus systems, he was responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of New York City Transit’s nearly eight million daily customers. Bianco directed a workforce of more than 48,000 employees and an annual operating budget that exceeded $10 billion.

During his tenure, Bianco transformed the agency’s organizational culture to align management strategies, enhance safety and improve customer service to advance the subways, buses, paratransit and Staten Island Railway in New York City.

Bianco and his team guided the agency through significant snowstorms, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy, which took a critical toll on significant areas of the 110-year-old infrastructure. Despite more than $4 billion in Sandy-related damage, Bianco and his team restored 80 percent of subway service within five days.

As New York City Transit worked to deliver consistent service to daily ridership that has steadily expanded to more than 8.2 million people, Bianco lead his team to plan service for the future by evaluating ways to deliver higher-capacity, more environmentally friendly and technologically advanced trains and buses and improved levels of customer service.

Bianco joined NYCT with 33 years of experience in corporate safety, loss control and transportation operations. He worked in key leadership positions at Amtrak for more than 17 years and served as New York City Transit’s assistant vice president of system safety between 1991-1995.

For a decade, Bianco worked with DuPont and BST, two of the most highly sought consulting firms, advising international business leaders from Fortune 100 and 500 firms on organizational culture change to support operational excellence.

In his consulting, Carmen advises corporations on issues involving leadership, culture, strategy and operational practices. In addition to being an advisor to several CEOs, Carmen has an extensive list of senior executives who continue to use his skills and experiences as a senior executive and professional coach.


BBMF Board Member Jeff Baskin

Jeff Baskin

Treasurer

Jeff Baskin has the advantage of having spent half his life in Lower Merion and the other on the West Coast. Best known as the person who can solve your construction problem, Jeff learned from the ground up how to build. As President of Southwest Development, Jeff’s 30 years of construction experience spans both commercial and residential clients from the hills of Hollywood to the homeowner in Bala Cynwyd. Some of Jeff’s commercial projects have included building Midas Muffler shops throughout the state of California, sound studios in Hollywood, a mansion that appeared in the movie Face Off with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage and a 100,00 sq. ft. a redevelopment project that he partners with his wife, Lisa.

In addition to his work as a general contractor/developer, Jeff has owned a variety of other businesses, most prominent were a produce business in Pike’s Place Market in Seattle and more recently a Farmers Market in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.

Jeff’s sense of community is evident on many levels. Jeff is the first one there with his truck and manpower to help a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger in need. In the aftermath of both hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, Jeff organized large-scale collections of items from building materials to blankets and made sure that these items were either trucked or hand delivered to those affected by the devastating events.

Jeff is a lifelong avid sports fan having played both lacrosse and football in school. Jeff is married and lives with his wife and two children in Penn Valley.


BBMF Board Member Lisa Baskin

Lisa Baskin

Treasurer

Lisa Berger Baskin is Principal of Tactix Real Estate Advisors WOB, LLC (“TactixWOB”). TactixWOB is nationally certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and is an affiliate of Tactix Real Estate Advisors, the largest tenant representative firm in the Delaware Valley/TriState area.

Lisa has over 30 years of diverse commercial real estate experience. Having been a broker in both Pennsylvania and California, Lisa has represented commercial and industrial developers, healthcare institutions, national retailers, financial institutions, as well as local businesses in site selection, project development, financial analysis, leasing, zoning and licensing issues.

As an owner and operating general partner in different commercial and retail real estate projects, Lisa has successfully negotiated acquisitions, purchases of distressed notes, reduced priming liens, mortgage and construction financing as well as, successful appearances before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Appeals. Lisa currently advises a major Delaware Valley health system on all aspects of their real estate portfolio including, disposition of assets, consolidation of medical practices, lease renewals, and site selection.

Lisa was President of the Hadassah, Riverside County Chapter and maintained leadership roles in Scouting. She lives with her husband and two children in Penn Valley, PA.


BBMF Board Member Dan Maneely

Dan Maneely

Dan specializes in unparalleled negotiation, carefully guiding you through the process of buying and selling your home. Dan has been a licensed agent since 2000 and received his Broker’s License in 2003. He is the Broker of Record at Liberty Bell Real Estate Agents. He is knowledgeable in all counties. Dan has also personally purchased, modernized and resold dozens of homes in Philadelphia and Montgomery County.

Dan has dedicated the past 16 years to the needs of home buyers/sellers. Dan always goes the extra mile when working with his clients. He is a constant advocate for his clients is always available.

Dan is a longtime resident of Jenkintown were he currently resides. He is a dedicated husband of 22 years. Dan is an extremely involved father of two beautiful daughters, Sophia 4 yrs and Jessica 19 yrs who is currently in her 2nd year of College majoring in education.

Dan has volunteered at Philadelphia homeless shelters and fundraised for Cradles to Crayons. Dan enjoys playing golf, his family and helping others. Dan’s favorite pastime is Real Estate and is highly involved with his agents, always giving his all to make sure they complete transactions accurately & fairly while getting their clients the best deal possible.