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Jody Lang Bender

Huntington Valley, PA 19006

(215) 800-3151

Chief Executive
Comprehensive experience in new business development, management, and service delivery for
prestigious organizations seeking increased efficiency, service levels and performance. C-level leader
widely acknowledged for ability to cultivate the operational, financial, and strategic functions of an
organization to maximize profits and brand recognition, turning start-ups into national award winning
facilities. Accustomed to all facets of business operations, including marketing and strategy.


New Business Development Customer Relationship Program Management Team

Management Strategic Planning Revenue Growth Resource Management Leadership
Service Delivery Communication Staff Recruitment and Training Marketing Government


2014 Present
President | Co-Founder
Created non-profit organization supporting fundraising for Veteran causes, including hosting and
coordination of events, social media presence: Twitter and Facebook Group Page
Established volunteer network to fulfill Board of Directors and staff.
Personal research and frequent meetings with State Legislators on developing 3 projects for
national implementation to reduce the epidemic veteran suicide rates create a smoother
transition into civilian life for returning veterans and their families and enable faster
communication for desperately needed care to these returning heroes.
Spreading awareness through Public Speaking engagements and advocacy.
1985 2014
80K square foot facility with over 4K members and over 90 employees.
Owner | Operator
Achieved status as a national award winning facility through development of strategic planning
initiatives and consistent revenue growth year over year.
Created, implemented, and marketed new services, expanding member enrollment.
Cultivated relationships with community outreach, B2B events, corporate deals, and government
Directed sales and marketing, customer service, facility operations, and hiring and training
departments with delegation of 10 manager level direct reports.
Contract negotiations with Health care providers, tenant procurement.
National Winner NOVA Customer Service Award, Fitness Management Magazine
Best of Bucks Health Club Peoples Choice Awards, The Philadelphia Inquirer
#1 Nationally in POOL Programs, The National Water Fitness Association
Rising Star, Fundraising Success Magazine


Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Temple University
JBN of Philadelphia, 2014-Present
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 2014-Present
The PEN & PENCIL CLUB Member, 2013-Present
The Pennsylvania Society Member, 2005-Present
President of the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, 2014-2015
Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, 2013-2015
National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Member, 2013-2015
Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, 2005-2014
American Red Cross Advisory Board, 2011-2012