Jeff D. Bergman wraps up fall CEO Conversation Series
Jeff D. Bergman will share his business insight during the final CEO Conversation of the fall semester at noon Nov. 16 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus’ Community Center.
In 1987, Bergman founded SMT Health Services, Inc. where he served as the chairman, president and CEO. He engineered the process of taking the company public in March of 1992. SMT was sold to Apollo Management, L.P. in September 1997 for where Bergman remained part of management with Apollo through 2000.
Currently Bergman serves as a consultant to various domestic companies for manufacturing and product development in the LED light technology industry with facilitates in Xi’an and Beijing, China.
In addition to his consulting, Bergman has developed more than 215 acres in the western Pennsylvania area and has served as a line judge for the National Football League (NFL) since 1991. He also served on the board of directors of the National Football League Referees Association for 14 years. In addition, Bergman was on the board of the NFL Referees Charities for 10 years and helped raise more than $900,000 for charities.
In 2010, Robert Morris University honored Bergman with the Alumni Heritage Award, the university’s highest alumnus award that is presented annually for distinguished service and accomplishments.
The program will feature a presentation by Bergman about his background and experiences as an entrepreneur followed by a conversation with a panel of students and questions from the audience. The program will culminate with refreshments and a “meet and greet” providing students with an opportunity to interact with Bergman.