Greg Orth – President
Sandler Training – Lancaster, PA
Greg is the President of Sandler Training located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
As a business executive driving sales, marketing and corporate strategies, Greg has spent the last 20 years working closely with Fortune 500 businesses utilizing unique approaches to business processes as well as innovative thinking to drive improved results.
Before Sandler, Greg spent 5 years working with McKinsey and Co. and Henry Rak Consulting Partners. Working in the consumer packaged goods arena, he worked with companies to maximize their selling efforts utilizing consumer behavior and shopper analytics. Prior to his work in the consulting field, Greg honed his business sense spending nearly 15 years with The Hershey Company serving in a variety of roles in sales, customer marketing, category management and revenue management.
Looking back on a successful career, Greg decided to leave the corporate world behind and take his skills and experiences to work with local businesses to help them achieve their business development and financial goals. The goal is to identify the gaps that are keeping you from reaching your pinnacle of success.
Sandler Training builds programs to suit the individual business owner or professional as well as programs for larger organizations. Our success with you is achieved through on-going, reinforcement programs that include assessments, weekly training sessions, one-on-one coaching as well as customized in-house training programs. Everything is centered on reinforcement and establishing procedures to track and measure your success.
Greg lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife Jackie and two sons Mason and Mitchell. His interests include craft beer, sports (an avid Phillies and Eagles fan) as well as anything associated with the outdoors.
John Gerdy – Founder, Executive Director
Music for Everyone – Lancaster, PA
Dr. John R. Gerdy serves as founder and executive director of Music For Everyone a non-profit dedicated to cultivating the power of music as an educational and community building tool in Lancaster County. MFE has now invested over $1.3 million in grants, scholarships and direct program support in school and community music programs programs throughout Lancaster County.
He has authored five books, among them, Ball or Bands: Football vs. Music as an Educational and Community Investment (2014), Sports: The All-American Addiction (2002) and Air Ball: American Education’s Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics (2006). He has also been extensively published in journals and periodicals such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sporting News, Black Issues in Higher Education, NCAA News and College Board Review.
John’s background and experience have afforded him a unique perspective. He grew up in Little Falls, NJ, the son of a high school football coach, who also was the school’s physics teacher. John was an all-state basketball player at Passaic Valley HS where his jersey number is retired. A 1979 graduate of Davidson College, he received all-American honors and graduated as the career-leading scorer in school history, a record that stood for 30 years. Davidson retired his jersey in 1979 and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 1994. Davidson also awarded him the John W. Kuykendall Award for Community Service in 2014. He was drafted by the NJ Nets and played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association for one season.
John served as the youth sports program director at the Johnston YMCA in Charlotte NC for two years before enrolling in Ohio University where he earned his MA in sports administration (1983) and Ph.D. in Higher Education (1986). From 1986-89, Gerdy worked at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a legislative assistant before serving six years at the Southeastern Conference as Associate Commissioner for Compliance and Academic Affairs.
With the birth of their first child, John left the SEC to be a stay-at-home Dad. During this time, he began teaching as a Visiting Professor in Sports Administration at Ohio University and began writing in earnest. In 2007, he was chosen one of America’s Most Influential Sports Educators by
A lifelong musician, he has served as an “artist in residence” at the New School of Lancaster, teaching the Blues to children from first to fifth grades, conducted summer music camps and performs in public regularly under the stage name of Willie Marble.
He resides on a farm in Conestoga, PA with his wife, two children and a bunch of dogs and cats.