Voya ex­ec­u­tive named to non­profit’s board

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - BUSINESS -

Voya Fi­nan­cial Inc. an­nounced Tom Lut­ter, se­nior vice pres­i­dent, fi­nan­cial plan­ning and anal­y­sis, has been ap­pointed to the board of Ch­ester County Fu­tures, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive aca­demic sup­port, men­tor­ing and schol­ar­ships for mo­ti­vated, eco­nom­i­cally dis­ad­van­taged youth.

In his role at Voya, Lut­ter has di­rect re­spon­si­bil­ity for the man­age­ment reporting, plan­ning, anal­y­sis, mon­i­tor­ing busi­ness per­for­mance and key strate­gic finance ac­tiv­i­ties. Pre­vi­ously, Lut­ter served in a va­ri­ety of fi­nan­cial roles, most re­cently as chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of Voya’s U.S. In­sur­ance So­lu­tions busi­ness, which in­cludes the In­di­vid­ual Life and Em­ployee Ben­e­fits busi­nesses. Prior to join­ing Voya, Lut­ter worked for CIGNA Corp. and Price-water­house-Coop­ers. He be­gan his ca­reer as a First Lieu­tenant in the United States Army, serv­ing from 1992 to 1995.

“Ch­ester County Fu­tures is all about pro­vid­ing dis­ad­van­taged, mo­ti­vated stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to earn a high school diploma and pur­sue post-sec­ondary de­grees,” said Lut­ter. “Per­son­ally, I was able to fund my four-year de­gree from LaSalle Univer­sity through aca­demic and ath­letic schol­ar­ships, and I know how im­por­tant this fund­ing was in my be­com­ing eco­nom­i­cally self-suf­fi­cient in my early adult years. I be­lieve that, if some­one is mo­ti­vated, there should be op­por­tu­nity for re­ward, and Ch­ester County Fu­tures pro­vides that to those stu­dents.”

Ch­ester County Fu­ture’s pro­gram­ming aligns with Voya Foun­da­tion’s vi­sion to ad­vance fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy. The or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Pass­port to Col­lege fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy cur­ricu­lum is de­signed to equip and em­power stu­dents for aca­demic and life suc­cess.

SBA seeks nom­i­na­tions for awards

Do you know a small busi­ness owner with an amaz­ing suc­cess story to tell? If so, sub­mit your nom­i­na­tion for the 2017 Na­tional Small Busi­ness Week Awards. Nom­i­na­tions are be­ing ac­cepted by mail and in-per­son at SBA’s Philadel­phia Dis­trict Of­fice, Parkview Tower, 1150 1st Ave., Suite 1001, King of Prus­sia, PA 19460.

Last year’s SBA East­ern Penn­syl­va­nia Dis­trict Small Busi­ness Per­son of the Year, Back­yard Ale House own­ers Pa­trick G. Nasser and Wil­liam K. Nasser, III, Eric D. Miller and An­thony V. Po­tis were nom­i­nated by Leigh Mag­notta and Gretchen Kukuchka, Busi­ness Con­sul­tants, Univer­sity of Scran­ton Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter.

Back­yard Ale House opened in 2008, when the own­ers seized the op­por­tu­nity to form a part­ner­ship be­tween the broth­ers and two of their life­long friends. Since open­ing, the down­town Scran­ton “craft beer-ori­ented” bar es­tab­lish­ment has won nu­mer­ous awards for ser­vice, bev­er­age se­lec­tion and at­mos­phere. SBA re­source part­ners, like Scran­ton Univer­sity SBDC, of­fer en­trepreneurs free and low cost tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance and busi­ness ad­vice.

Na­tional Small Busi­ness Week Awards in­clude: Small Busi­ness Per­son of the Year Awards, Small Busi­ness Ex­porter of the Year, Grad­u­ate of the Year Award, Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter Ex­cel­lence and In­no­va­tion Award and Women’s Busi­ness Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence Award.

Lo­cal SBA Philadel­phia Dis­trict Of­fice Awards in­clude: En­tre­pre­neur­ial Suc­cess, Fam­ily-Owned Busi­ness of the Year, Mi­nor­ity-Owned Small Busi­ness Per­son of the Year, Veteran-Owned Small Busi­ness Per­son of the Year, Woman-Owned Small Busi­ness Per­son of the Year and Young En­tre­pre­neur of the Year.

The ded­i­cated web­site www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards pro­vides forms, cri­te­ria and guide­lines for sub­mit­ting a nom­i­na­tion. For lo­cal award nom­i­na­tion guide­lines and tips go to https://www.sba.gov/sites/de­fault/files/re­source_­files/Lo­calS­mal­lBusi­nessWeekAwardNom­i­na­tionTip­sandGuide­lines.pdf

Tom Lut­ter

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