2013 PAL Award Dinner and Auction will be held on Wednesday, May 8,
2013 beginning at 5:00 PM at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
located at 17th & Race Streets.
PAL Award Dinner sponsorship opportunities are available for this
event. For more information please contact Lindsay Farrington at 215-291-9000,
ext.101. You can also download our convenient sponsorship
This year we are pleased to honor the contributions of Mary
Stengel Austen (President & CEO, Tierney ),
Peter A.Luukko (President & COO, Comcast-Spectacor) and
Ronald R. Rabena (Division President, National Security
Operations, AlliedBarton Security Services).
2013 PAL Award Dinner
President & Chief Executive Officer, Tierney
Mary Stengel Austen co-founded The Tierney Group
in 1989, a predecessor to today’s Tierney, one of the mid-Atlantic
region’s largest communications agencies. With offices in Philadelphia
and Harrisburg, Tierney serves clients representing a range
of industry leaders including Independence Blue Cross, McDonald’s,
PECO, TD Bank, American Public University and Verizon Wireless.
Tierney has supported PAL financially and voluntarily through
the PAL Award Dinner, Golf Classic and more. Austen serves
on a number of non-profit boards of directors including Main
Line Health, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Girl Scouts
of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia
Chamber of Commerce. Mary is a graduate of Lafayette College
and a member of its Board of Trustees. She is also a member
of the Young Presidents Organization and the Forum of Executive
Women. In addition to an active professional life, Mary and
her husband, Peter have five children and live in Radnor,
A. Luukko |
President & Chief Operating Officer, Comcast-Spectacor
Peter A. Luukko is President and Chief Operating
Officer of Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports
and entertainment firm which includes the Philadelphia Flyers
hockey team and the arena in which they play, the Wells Fargo
Center. Chairman of Global Spectrum, Luukko is responsible for
creating new business opportunities for Comcast-Spectacor in
the fields of facility management, sports ownership and operation,
food and concessions, as well as consulting in those same fields.
Luukko serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia
Sports Congress, University of Massachusetts Sports Management
and University of South Carolina Hospitality and Tourism. He
also serves on the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors.
Comcast Spectacor has supported PAL financially and voluntarily
through the Award Dinner, Adopt-A-Center Program and Golf
Classic, as well as through various activities for PAL youth.
Luukko is a hockey player, hockey coach and hockey parent.
He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He and
his wife, Casey, along with their children, Nick, Dana, and
Max reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Division President, National Security Operations
AlliedBarton Security Services
Ron Rabena, who rose through the ranks at AlliedBarton
Security Services from Security Officer to Division President,
National Security Operations, is in charge of almost 60,000
employees in 120 offices. Rabena was first introduced to the
Police Athletic League by his father when he was an 11-year-old
youngster in South Philadelphia.
Since the 1980’s AlliedBarton has financially and voluntarily
supported the Golf Classic, Award Dinner, Denim Week, BOMA
Cops Helping Kids Day and more. Rabena is a member of BOMA,
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, FBI Community Partnership
Program, Packer Park Civic Association, Philadelphia Crime
Prevention Council, American Society of Industrial Security
and Law Enforcement Liaison Council. He serves on the Executive
Boards for PAL and the Philadelphia Crime Commission, as well
as on the Board for Holy Redeemer Health System – Holy Redeemer
HomeCare. Rabena lives in South Philadelphia with his wife,
Donna, daughter, Amanda, and son, Ronald, Jr.
You won't want to miss this very special evening! Please join us as
we recognize all of these deserving honorees.
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