A leading information technology media site honored Penn State Abington alumnus Andrew Santacroce, mathematics 1988, for his exceptional management of IT strategies and innovative approaches to business challenges.
Computerworld's criteria for naming Santacroce to the Premier 100 Technology Leaders included recruiting and mentoring IT professionals, creating nimble IT organizations that respond quickly to business needs and the influx of technologies, and adapting to the evolving security landscape.
As vice president of global information technology at BDP International, Santacroce leads application development for all operational systems and customer-facing products for the company’s global logistics business. He previously led leadership teams and held key tech roles at Verizon, Cable & Wireless, The PMA Group and PECO, among others.
“This award is a well-deserved reflection of Andy's success throughout his career.”
-- Angela Yochem, global chief information officer, BDP International
“This award is a well-deserved reflection of Andy's success throughout his career,” said Angela Yochem, global chief information officer, BDP International
Supporting Penn State Abington and the University as a whole are priorities for the tech executive. He established the Santacroce Horsham Community Alumni Scholarship for Abington undergraduates. Currently, he serves as chair of the Abington Advisory Board and as a past president of the Abington Alumni Society Board. Santacroce also is a former member of the executive board of the University's Alumni Association and its governing council.
Santacroce displays a strong commitment to the arts, business development and public service in the Philadelphia region. He volunteers on the board of The Philly POPS music series, the Settlement Music School, and the Montgomery County Development Corp. Voters elected him to two terms on the Horsham Township Council, and he served as a state Senate confirmed gubernatorial appointee to a state licensing board.