Dr. Leroy David Nunery II is Founder and Principal of PlūsUltré LLC, a boutique advisory and consulting company started in 2007 whose mantra of “Inspiration, Imagination, and Innovation” reflects its approach to enhancing the strategic and operational capacities of educational, non-profit, and entrepreneurial entities. He returned to day-to-day operation of PlūsUltré, after serving the School District of Philadelphia as Special Advisor to the School Reform Commission, Acting Superintendent and CEO, and Deputy Superintendent and CEO.
Prior to forming PlūsUltré, from June 2005 – August 2007 he was President of School Management for Edison Schools, Inc. From March 1999 to June 2005, Dr. Nunery II was Vice President, Business Services for the University of Pennsylvania, responsible for oversight of the institution’s major auxiliary enterprises with revenues of $160 million and over 800 employees. His professional experience includes 16 years in various roles in corporate banking and capital markets, and 4 years with the National Basketball Association as Vice President, Human and Information Resources and Vice President, Business Development. His foundational business experience came from Leroy Nunery & Sons, Inc., an electrical contracting firm started in 1969.
Dr. Nunery is an Adjunct Instructor for the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served on many boards for non-profit organizations and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for Exalt Education, and a member of the Advisory Board for Howard University’s Executive MBA Program. He has also been a member of the Brand Enhancement Committee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Inc., a member of the board of directors for Pitney Bowes, Inc., and was a Trustee of Lafayette College (1988-1998). He is a Lifetime Member of the National Black MBA Association, Inc., and served in several local and national capacities including Past National President (1983 – 1987).
Among other recognitions and awards, he was recently awarded the Wallace L. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award by the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (http://www.cgsm.org) and Lafayette College created the Leroy D. Nunery Award for Intellectual Citizenship, given to a student of color for leadership and academic excellence. In September 2015, Dr. Nunery received the inaugural Achievement and Community Engagement Award from Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (http://gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/).
Dr. Nunery is a graduate of Lafayette College (B.A., 1977), Washington University (M.B.A., 1979), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ed.D 2003).