The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) Distinguished Graduates Organization (DGO) added two new members during its 33rd Induction Ceremony on May 11. Mark Bill and Da’Rel Scott were honored at the event.
Mark S. Bill
Mr. Bill graduated from PWHS in 1976 and was celebrated for his business contributions, specifically in the areas of asset assessment and risk management. For the past 11 years he has served as the founder and president of The Bill Consulting Group, which specializes in assessing and setting up best in class enterprise risk management and vendor management frameworks, including regulatory compliance assurance systems, risk control self-assessment, key risk indicator, fraud prevention and detection, quality control and quality assurance, risk governance and transparency. Among the group’s clients are Countrywide; Morgan Stanley/Saxon Mortgage; Peterson, Howell and Heather (PHH) Mortgage; Loan Depot; Bank of America and Key Bank.
During his 38-year career, Mr. Bill has held leadership and executive management positions with all of the companies he now consults for in addition to Citicorp, First Fidelity, GMAC and GE Capital. In 1997 he was one of five employees recognized with the Controllership Award by GE Capital. Throughout his career Mr. Bill’s auditing, analysis, and suggestions for strategic improvements in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk management, governance and operations have saved companies more than $100 million.
Mr. Bill is the co-holder of a United States Patent for a computer-assisted system and method for auditing loan portfolios and loan servicing portfolios. He is also co-author of the book Enterprise Risk Management for Everyone. He also serves on the executive board of the Dunmore Corporation. Mr. Bill also volunteers his expertise as president of the Colonial School District Education Foundation and treasurer of the Veterans Community Network.
Mr. Bill holds an Executive MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and a B.A. from Villanova University. He is married with two children and lives in Valley Forge.
Mr. Scott, a 2006 PWHS graduate was recognized for his athletic accomplishments. He enjoyed a record-setting football career at the University of Maryland before playing three seasons for the National Football League’s New York Giants, including being a member of the winning 2011 Super Bowl team.
As a redshirt sophomore running back at Maryland in 2008, Mr. Scott was named 1st Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) after finishing second in the ACC in rushing. That season he rushed for 1,133 yards and scored eight touchdowns for the Terrapins. He capped that season by leading Maryland to a 42-25 win over the University of Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl when he rushed for a school bowl-record 147 yards. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game.
Mr. Scott capped his collegiate career by being named MVP and breaking his own record with 200 yards rushing in a 51-20 win over East Carolina in the 2010 Military Bowl. He scored two touchdowns in the game, including a career-long rush of 91 yards.
At Maryland, Mr. Scott started 29 of 41 games, including all 13 his senior season. He rushed for 2,401 yards and 17 touchdowns and had 509 yards and two scores receiving. Mr. Scott also completed two of three passes, both for touchdowns.
Mr. Scott was a late round draft pick of the Giants in 2011. He made the team as a reserve running back after an electrifying pre-season in which he scored on a 97-yard run against the Chicago Bears and a 65-yard fake punt against the New England Patriots. The Giants would complete the season with a 21-17 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
Mr. Scott played three-injury-plagued seasons with the Giants. He made his first career start in week four of the 2013 season. He appeared in 20 games for the Giants and scored his only professional touchdown on a 23-yard pass from Eli Manning against the Denver Broncos.
Mr. Scott holds a B.S. from Maryland. He lives in East Norriton with his wife, Alana, and three children.
The purpose of the PWHS Distinguished Graduates Organization is to recognize distinguished graduates of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in the areas of Academics, Arts, Athletics, Business, Humanities and Public Service who serve as examples of excellence for undergraduate students.