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Eileen Raffaele joins Business & Accounting Department

Eileen Raffaele, CPA, business instructorEileen Raffaele, CPA, has joined Immaculata University as an instructor in the Business and Accounting Department. She is currently teaching a variety of basic and advanced accounting classes.

A resident of Exton, Pa., Raffaele has a strong work history ranging from business to education. She was the vice president, controller at Wawa, Inc. for 17 years, serving as the chief accounting officer of the privately owned $4 billion regional retail company. She directed all of Wawa’s strategic planning activities, resulting in the doubling of revenues in three years. She was also a member of the management committee, which oversaw all company operations. Before working at Wawa, Raffaele was an audit manager for KPMG Peat Marwick, where she managed audit engagements specializing in regulated industries.

In addition to working in the business world, Raffaele has a background in teaching. As a visiting assistant professor of business administration at Cabrini College, she taught accounting, finance, and management courses and advised students. Raffaele has also been an adjunct professor at Delaware County Community College as well as at Immaculata University since 2004, teaching marketing, finance, accounting, and strategic planning courses.

Raffaele holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from West Chester University and an M.B.A. in administrative management from St. Joseph’s University. She is working toward her Ph.D. in organizational management from Capella University.

Raffaele has served as the Saints Philip and James School Board treasurer and as a Tyler Arboretum board member. She is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.